Townsend Pontiac-Cadillac 1962

It was happier times for GM and Pontiac in 1962 when these photos were taken at the Townsend Pontiac-Cadillac dealership in 1962, an era when Detroit steel was almost always completely new each Fall. It was always an event to see the new models and if you look closely you can see that even the Sheriff has stopped in for a look.  The stunning new Grand Prix can already has an interested customer. Not a bad choice at all.




6 Responses to “Townsend Pontiac-Cadillac 1962”

  1. george koessler says:

    i belive my uncle owned the dealership his name was jack townsend his sister name was phyllis and she was my mother ibelive he had a daughter and son he was a lieutenet in the canadian navy during ww 2 i have not met his kids but i was able to meet him ounce he also had another sister her maried name was marjori grant

  2. I love the nostalgic dealers back in the day. Everyone and everything looked very peaceful.

  3. matt benac says:


    I think I remember that dealership — in Gary/Merrillville IN? Correct?

    This dealership was in Easley, South Carolina. You are correct that there was a Townsend dealership in Gary, IN. You can see it and other Pontiac dealerships here: -Collector Car Ads

  4. Wing says:

    Is that dealership still there today?

  5. Thanks! I needed a chance to peak at the new cars on a 1962 showroom floor. Saginaw, MI had an identical building, I don’t remember what dealer was there then, but it sold OK used cars in addition to new cars. By 1972 it was an AMC dealer.

  6. Don Milne says:

    I once owned 62 catilina convertible, traded for a 69 Tempest, Should have kept the 62.Deal was at Townsend Pontiac Merrilleville, In.Ken Harder was the salesman

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