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MANITOBA Dealerships (CANADA)

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Carter Motors Limited (Chev Olds), Winnipeg, MB (became Murray Chevrolet)

Community Chevrolet Oldsmobile (1963) Ltd, Winnipeg, MB (see Vickar)

Consolidated Motors, Winnipeg, MB
Dominion Motors, Winnipeg, MB (see story under BC/ VANCOUVER)
Gateway Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd, Winnipeg, MB

Jim Gauthier Chevrolet, Winnipeg, MB (204) 697-1400  (Formerly Jim Gauthier Chev Olds Cadillac)

Park Pontiac Buick Ltd, Winnipeg, MB

Steinbach Dodge Chrysler Ltd, Steinbach, MB 888-458-5094

Vickar Community Chevrolet, Winnipeg, MB (formerly Community Chev Olds)
Western Motors, Brandon, MB

Winnipeg Motor Products Ltd (Pontiac Buick) Winnipeg, MB

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CARTER MOTORS LTD (Chev Olds), Winnipeg, MB (became Murray Chevrolet)

Carter Motors Limited was a Chevrolet Oldsmonile dealership located in Winnipeg, Manitoba founded by Charles Carter. Charles Gregory Carter was born at Devizes, Willshire, England in 1887. Carter came to Winnipeg in 1914 and worked in the grocery business until 1921 when he switched to auto sales at Consolidated Motors. See the story about Consolidated further down this page.

In 1926 Charles opened Carter Motors Ltd on Fort Street near St. Mary's Avenue. In 1930 Carter Motors Ltd. moved to Portage Avenue & Maryland St. Carter's General Motors franchise remained a Carter family business until 1994 when it was bought by Murray Chevrolet. The family also ran Carter Toyota on McPhillips St.

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CONSOLIDATED MOTORS, Winnipeg.

Consolidated Motors was owned by former Premier Rodmond Roblin. A former salesman from this dealership, Charles Carter subsequently opened his own dealership called Carter Motors Ltd.

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DAN MURRAY CHEV OLDS LTD, Winnipeg, MB

Dan Murray Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd was located at 674 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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GATEWAY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE LTD, Winnipeg, MB (became Murray Chevrolet)

Gateway Chev Olds Ltd was located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For those of you who are interested in dealer codes, GM assigned zone 84 to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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JIM GAUTHIER CHEVROLET LTD, Winnipeg, MB (204) 697-1400

(Formerly Jim Gauthier Chev Olds Cadillac)

Jim Gauthier sold Transconda Dodge in 1980 and used the proceeds to buy out Ed Vicker Community Chev Olds located at 1290 Main St, Winnipeg Manitoba.. It was renamed Jim Gauthier Chev Olds Cadillac. In 1990 Gauthier moved to 1400 McPhillips. As GM killed off brands the name shortened to Jim Gauthier Chevrolet.

Jim Gauthier starting work at Russell Motors in the 1950s. In 1959 Jim and his father Woodrow Gauthier opened Kustom Auto Sales in Transcona as a sub-dealership to Boulton Motors. Boulton later became a Studebaker franchise. In 1967 Jim started in sales person at Transcona AMC qand soon becamer General Manager. In 1972 Jim bought Pan-Am Motors. He sold it in 1977 and acquired Transcona Dodge. He sold the Dodge franchise in 1980 to establish his GM dealership. Gauthier currently owns 3 other dealerships:  Gauthier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM (1998), Gauthier Cadillac Buick GMC (2001), and Jim Gauthier's Waverley Chrysler Dodge Jeep (2005).

In summer, 2015 Gauthier Chevrolet had 525 new vehicles in stock, 5 of which were new 2015 Camaro LS and LTs and 1 new 2015 Corvette Z06.

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PARK PONTIAC BUICK LTD, Winnipeg, MB

Park Pontiac Buick Ltd was located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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STEINBACK DODGE CHRYSLER, Steinbach MB 888-458-5094

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Steinbach Dodge Chrysler Ltd is located at 208 Main Street, Steinbach Manitoba.

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VICKAR COMMUNITY CHEVROLET, Winnipeg, MB/ 204-661-8391

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Formerly COMMUNITY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE (1963) LTD, Winnipeg, MB

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Ed Vicker Community Chev Olds was located at 1290 Main St, Winnipeg Manitoba. This location formerly housed home to Winnipeg Motor Products Ltd. This location was bought out and became Jim Gauthier Chev Olds Cadillac.

GM forced all dealerships to rename themselves after the principle dealer's last name, so Community Chevrolet Oldsmobile on 1149 Main Street, Winnipeg became Vickar Community Chevrolet Oldsmobile. With the death of Oldsmobile, the name was shortened. The dealership moved to 964 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg. The owner Larry Vickar has expanded the original dealership to include other makes.

Below is a 1965 Protect-O-Plate filled out by Community Chevrolet Oldsmobile. The dealer number was 4271.

dealer community chev winnipeg 65 F85 Protect o plate

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WESTERN MOTORS, Brandon, MB

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This 1967 Oldsmobile brochure has a giant "sold by WESTERN MOTORS" stamp on the top right corner.

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WINNIPEG MOTOR PRODUCTS LTD (Pontiac Buick) Winnipeg, MB

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Winnipeg Motor Products Ltd was a Pontiac Buick dealership located at 1290 Main St, Winnipeg Manitoba. This location later became home to Ed Vicker Community Chev Olds, which became Jim Gauthier Chev Olds Cadillac. Gauthier Chevrolet is still in business today at a new location.

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