“Good ole days” Car ads were popular in Troy, Alabama on May 15, 1918

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I imagine the $752 price was quite expensive in 1918 dollars but it sounds great today. I wonder what happened to these car dealerships. These ads are from the Troy Messenger, Troy Alabama May 15, 1918.

Ford Model T ca. 1918 also call the Universal Ford (Getty Images – Library of Congress)


Oakland car ca. 1920 (Library of Congress)

Oakland Motor Car Co. Pontiac Michigan (Detroit Publishing co.,  ca. 1918, Library of Congress)

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  1. Susan Taylor

    Another ad for your pay to use site. Are you shutting this page down or just flooding it with constant ads for your pay site? This is the third one this afternoon.

  2. Michael D. Snell

    In 2018 dollars, the sales price ($752) would be $15,980.

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