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Who were the Manhattan BMW dealer (s) in 1976?

 

I think I remember "Trans Atlantic Motors" on the west side.

Then there was Manhattan BMW  on Park...

 

Either of those sound right... Were there others?

 

Bought my '02..... but can't remember who.

 

I know it wasn't Hoffman.  ( Great discussion ...btw).

 

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My ‘76 (VIN 2742541, manufactured April 23, 1976) came with a version of the BMW Service booklet dated March 30, 1975 (“30. III. 75”).

 

According to that version of the listing, there were two BMW car dealerships in Manhattan:

 

1. Trans Atlantic Motor Car Ltd.

    605 6th Avenue

 

2. Martin Motor Sales Inc.

    1274 2nd Avenue

 

Jara Motors, 225 West 61st Street, was authorized for service.

 

In Brooklyn, Life Quality Motor Inc,, 940 Remsen Avenue, was the only BMW car dealership. And on Staten Island, Bel-Aire Motors Inc., 421 Richmond Avenue, was the only BMW car dealership.

 

So that sounds like 4 car dealerships in NYC as of March 1975 — if the listing is complete and correct!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Was Bavarian Motors on Northern Blvd in Queens still in business by '76?  That's where I bought my '69--May delivery of a Feb production car.

 

mike

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4 hours ago, mike said:

Was Bavarian Motors on Northern Blvd in Queens still in business by '76?  That's where I bought my '69--May delivery of a Feb production car.

 

mike

 

I didn’t see any entries with Queens or Bronx labels, Mike, but I’ll double check for Bavarian Motors.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Thanks a Million.......Seems like no need for early treatment of memory loss !

 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 2:52 PM, bluehills2002 said:

I recently picked up some old BMW manuals, and this list was included.  I wonder how many are still in existence?

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I have a list from '71, similar to Steve's but it appears there was a dealer in Queens as well (the NY list is at the very bottom of the post).

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10 hours ago, Conserv said:

 

I didn’t see any entries with Queens or Bronx labels, Mike, but I’ll double check for Bavarian Motors.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

Mike,

 

I’m glad you asked the question. I did a crappy job of reporting ca. 1975 NYC dealerships last night! 🤫

 

I largely failed to recognize that not every dealership is listed under their borough name; some are listed under their neighborhood name. And... I completely missed a Bronx dealership as well as a second, Bronx, location for Martin Motor Sales.

 

Here’s a second attempt:

 

Bronx

1.  F & S Motors Inc

3734 Boston Road

2a. Martin Motors

1965 Jerome Avenue

 

Brooklyn

3.  Life Quality Motor Inc.

940 Reman Avenue

 

Manhattan

2b. Martin Motor Sales Inc.

1274 2nd Avenue

4.  Trans Atlantic Motor Car Ltd.

605 6th Avenue

 

Queens

5.  E. Koeppel Inc.

162-19 Hillside Avenue (Jamaica)

6.  Bavarian Auto Sales Inc.

51-17 Queens Boulevard (Woodside)

 

Staten Island

7. Bel-Aire Motors Inc

421 Richmond Avenue

 

So... 7 NYC dealers are listed!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I still have the May (I think) 1969 dealer listing that came with my '69, and the mid-year 1973 copy that came with my '73.  

 

mike

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Foreign Car Clinic in Dobbs Ferry was my go to when I lived in Westchester.

Bought a sweet '75 2002 from Justin the parts manager that was built with all Korman suspension bits.

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