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L78M22Rag 05-22-2014 03:28 PM

Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
I'm looking for information about the following dealer:

Zone 32 Dealer code 555
Dealer Name: Norwood Motor Co
Info off my NCRS Historic Document Services shipping records

According to my 1969 L89 Chevelle buildsheet, the address at the time was:
Norwood Motor Co
1338 Post Road
Warwick, RI

http://showmystreet.com/#oup9d_-16iygl_j

Today it shows the Norwood Auto Group at 1400 Post Rd.

I'm also looking for information relating to my car that stayed in the Massachusetts area until I bought the car in 2006.
Here are a few photos of the car circa 1984 in case it jogs anyone's memory...
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps5e1c537c.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps3beb1f19.jpg

firstgenaddict 06-13-2014 02:57 AM

Re: Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
Norwood is mentioned in the Tasca book in reference to racing. It was a large dealer in the area (Tasca was in Providence)

PeteLeathersac 06-13-2014 03:43 AM

Re: Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
Did they they sponsor an AWB '66 Chevelle 2 Dr. Post?
Check out the picture in this eBay ad...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORWOOD-MOTORS-C...O-/330985226761

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firstgenaddict 06-13-2014 04:03 AM

Re: Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
what area of Mass?
Our family owned the Chevrolet Olds dealer (est 1915) in Bristol (hr from Boston), New Hampshire from 1958-1972.
From 1978- 1986 we shippped hundreds of southern rust free camaros, chrysler B bodies, GM A bodies, and countless trucks to New England ultimately selling them out of the Jaffrey and Peterboro area.
My dads cousin currently lives in Peterboro NH owns an auto parts store and has had an Olympic Gold SS 396 since the early 80's. If the car was with=in an hour or two of the area I would think someone would have heard about it.

L78M22Rag 06-20-2014 03:25 PM

Re: Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
With the help of Gill427 and a few others, I've pieced together the following.

The salesman that originally sold my car would have been Mel Perry or Roger Booth. Supposedly Mel Perry lives in FL, but I haven't been able to track him down. Apparently Mel Perry had a Motion Performance franchise that he ran out of Norwood Chevrolet in RI.

The old service manager was Dave Kenahan (still around and live's in West Warwick RI). He worked in the high performance department and with the race team...so did Tony Padula, Tommy Ditmare, Nickey Manilla, Joe Vanny and Dick Pinto.

Dick Pinto was the high performance manager and also worked at Scuncio Chevrolet and is still in RI.

Sadly, back in 91 or 92 Jack the lot guy put all the old Norwood paperwork in the dumpster. Norwood sold a few COPO Camaro's and Chevelle's and Ralph Ridgeway had a 69 Z28 called the ridge runner that was sponsered by Norwood and Motion Performance and lives in Massachusetts. Mel Perry was the head of the race team. They also had a Z11 Impala, a few funny cars and some super stocks.

In 1982, the car was on the lot at Wayside Auto Service in Littleton, MA with just over 60k miles. It sold to a local guy and stayed in the area until 2000 when it moved to Shirley, MA. In 2004 it was sold to a fella in Wakefield, MA who had the car until I bought it in 2006 with 106k miles.


PeteLeathersac 06-20-2014 04:46 PM

Re: Norwood Motor Co - Warwick, RI
 
Cool update Helmut, do any of the old race team or dealer guys remember your L89?
Is the eBay '66 'Velle AWB Post as below pic one of their cars?
Other pics are of their Z11 car and team found on another site, cool it's a Post too!

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https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...woodmtrs_1.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...woodmtrs_3.jpg

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...woodmtrs_2.jpg

olredalert 03-12-2017 04:36 PM

----My electricity has been knocked out for 5 days. Just got it back last night. I bought my 70 LT1 Corvette at Norwood Chevy. They had 10 or so new Corvettes at the late release date of the 70 Corvettes. The dealership always had performance cars around, and I remember Mel Perry!!!......Bill S

PeteLeathersac 03-12-2017 04:45 PM

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PeteLeathersac 03-12-2017 04:46 PM

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PeteLeathersac 03-12-2017 04:51 PM

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Sorry but I just can't post more than one pic at a time anymore??
Congrats on finding your L89's Original Owner Helmut also welcome aboard Howard!
Glad to have you back too Bill!
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