Monday, March 03, 2008

Ted Green and Martin Chevrolet

This newspaper ad from 1968 shows a sketch Ted Green Chevrolet located on Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance. The building is still there, but is now Martin Chevrolet. This idealized drawing shows the dealership in a perfect light, with patrons walking around the grounds, but the best part of the picture is how beautiful the place looks. Mid Century architecture is my favorite, and the Ted Green Chevrolet building is a great example.

23505 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505

This shot is how the place looks today. The only drawback is how the large trees block the full view of the building. The sign is updated with the new dealership name, but the used cars signage on the back wall is still around. There was another dealership on Hawthorne Blvd next to the Penske Cadillac and Hummer that had a similar used cars sign, but that place is long gone.

A close up of the used car lot with the Martin Chevrolet sign.

And just the used cars lettering.

View more on Martin Chevrolet here and here.


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