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« on: June 21, 2022, 07:08:36 AM »
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At auction last Sunday , A lot sold that the auctioneer stated that was the original roof top neon sign from the Holden Building on Parramatta Road ..Sydney ..Not sure where that building was , any way he stated it was original 1950's and was 5 meters long ..Sold to a Sydney buyer for $38,250.00 ...
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 07:18:48 AM »
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Lots of Holden dealers on Parramatta Road over the years.

GMH had a rather large depot/warehouse near Hampstead Road in Auburn (the type of place with paper-copy parts books under the desk). You could still buy LX Torana steering column cotter pins there in the early 2000s. Closed down more than a decade ago.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 08:03:46 AM »
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At auction last Sunday , A lot sold that the auctioneer stated that was the original roof top neon sign from the Holden Building on Parramatta Road ..Sydney ..Not sure where that building was , any way he stated it was original 1950's and was 5 meters long ..Sold to a Sydney buyer for $38,250.00 ...

I think that sign was from the "Holden House" dealership building on Church St Parramatta (ex-Heartland / Boyded / Fair Deal Carsales).

It was built in 1952 & was demolished last year.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 08:05:24 AM »
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Lots of Holden dealers on Parramatta Road over the years.

GMH had a rather large depot/warehouse near Hampstead Road in Auburn (the type of place with paper-copy parts books under the desk). You could still buy LX Torana steering column cotter pins there in the early 2000s. Closed down more than a decade ago.

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Technicality I know, but the parts warehouse in Hampstead Rd was owned & run by Boyded, not GM-H.

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 08:58:19 AM »
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 Having just read the previous post, I am wondering what my Dealership Sign might be worth?   Kevin.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 04:46:55 PM »
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I think that sign was from the "Holden House" dealership building on Church St Parramatta (ex-Heartland / Boyded / Fair Deal Carsales).

It was built in 1952 & was demolished last year.

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The building still stands 9or part of it does), I drove past it on Friday.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 07:29:46 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 07:51:53 AM »
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Hi Alex / Terry ..That certainly looks it , same as the image posted as it was auctioned ..Now I recognise Fair Deal motors ....Vern .
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 01:55:12 PM »
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https://burnsandcoauctions.com.au/portfolio/superb-original-holden-house-neon-sign/
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 09:23:59 PM »
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I got my sign from a dealer along Parramatta Rd but I think it was closer to the Vauxhall inn end

It was back in late 80's or early 90's I was heading for work & saw this place being either demolished or re purposed

Anyway, I was able to park & walk in (no worksafe back then) laying on the ground a little worse from the years & the removal from the roof was this sign in enamelled letters
GENERAL MOTORS PARTS DIVISION

Asked the only worker around if I could have it? fully expecting a NO but after a little begging i got a YES, couldn't believe it, but then I had to wrestle it onto my wagon

It's been painted white over the enamel but recently re started cleaning them up







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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 09:56:45 PM »
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That's a cool score Gary.
When you mount it, just check your spelling first.  Wink Grin
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