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    Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Haven't been to this spot in a good number of years, but a friend was down that way and took these two photos of this Triumph dealer sign that I know has been there since at least 1967 (at least I think that was my first time stopping there). The building is still there too. It had to be one of the smallest Triumph dealers in the country. Sign still looks in remarkably good condition. It's located in Rossville, Pa at the intersection of PA routes 74 and 177. Thought some here would find it an interesting sight.




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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    I’d love to have it

    Cheers
    Tush
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Pied_Lourd View Post
    I’d love to have it

    Cheers
    Tush
    Me too, Tush. What do you think it's worth? Seems a shame it's sitting there on an apparently lot.
    Small dealerships were not uncommon 50 or more years ago. There was a guy in my hometown, Concord, NH who had the MG dealership on his front lawn. He carried several other marques over the years, all foreign.
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    It’s about 40 miles from my house.
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Quote Originally Posted by TomMull View Post
    Me too, Tush. What do you think it's worth? Seems a shame it's sitting there on an apparently lot. vacant lot.
    Small dealerships were not uncommon 50 or more years ago. There was a guy in my hometown, Concord, NH who had the MG dealership on his front lawn. He carried several other marques over the years, all foreign.
    Tom
    Just a guess, but I’d say it would be worth around $5000 bucks (2500 per sign). I’ve seen single panel signs (incomplete) go for about $1000-1200. Who knows. I guess it’s worth what someone would be willing to pay for it

    What’s your guess Tom?

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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Surprised it hasn't been scooped up by those guys from American Pickers.
    Rick

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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Pied_Lourd View Post
    Just a guess, but I’d say it would be worth around $5000 bucks (2500 per sign). I’ve seen single panel signs (incomplete) go for about $1000-1200. Who knows. I guess it’s worth what someone would be willing to pay for it

    What’s your guess Tom?

    Cheers
    Tush
    I don't know but probably quite rare and if one of the big time car collectors decided it would look good in his Triumph room, the sky is the limit. An ordinary hobbyist like me could by a lot of Triumph parts for 5k. I guess I'd also be afraid to tack it on my garage at that price. Actually I'm quite surprised it's lased this long and it wold be good if somebody did purchase it while it's still there.
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    I am familiar with that property. The owner knows what he has....it's not for sale.
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Also surprised it hasn't been riddled with rocks over the years.
    Rick

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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    What appears to be a hornets nest hanging off the left side looks inviting!
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    Re: Triumph Dealer Sign Nostalgia

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Surprised it hasn't been scooped up by those guys from American Pickers.
    Or midnight pickers.
    Richard
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