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  1. ucr

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    See list of Uk Mercedes-Benz dealership names before the change over to Mercedes-Benz of ?

    My C36 AMG W202 came from MJ Warner

    Where did you car come from ?

    Mercedes A to Z dealer listings

    Cruickshank Motors LtdBRISTOL

    Tony Purslow Ltd Houndmills

    Arlington Motor Company Ltd BEDFORD

    Isaac Agnew Ltd Ireland

    Greenoaks Mercedes benz cars SLOUGH

    Rivervale Reading New &used READING

    Savernake mercedes benz NEWBURY

    Sunningdale Carriage Co LtdSUNNINGDALE

    Bells Of Coldstream LtdCOLDSTREAM

    Monarch Cars (Kings Norton)Kings NortonContinental BridgendHernston

    Pentagon Ltd AYLESBURY

    Hughes of Beaconsfield LtdBEACONSFIELD

    Vardy (Continental) Ltd CAMBRIDGE

    Jacksons (CI) Ltd

    Dodmanread Ltd STOCKPORT

    Macclesfield Garage Ltd MACCLESFIELD

    The Newgate Motor Co Ltd CHESTER

    Rycroft Mercedes-benzStockton-On-Tees

    Cathedral Motor CompanyTruroPrentice Ltd

    Mercedes-benzPortadownDavid Prentice Ltd

    Mercedes-benz OMAGHGerard Mann Mercedes-benz

    WhitleyPatons Of Carlisle LtdCARLISLECiceley Cumbria Vehicles LtdULVERSTON

    Mertrux LtdChequers Road

    Speeds of Chesterfield Ltd CHESTERFIELD

    Carrs of ExeterExeterTC Rolt Ltd PLYMOUTH

    Coverdale Motor Company Ltd PAIGNTON

    Jacksons Bournemouth LtdPOOLE

    Caffyns PlcDorchester

    Isaac Agne Mercedes-benz

    Rossetts (Eastbourne) LtdWestham Nr Pevensey

    Westway Garage LtdHESSLE

    Waterhouse LtdCHELMSFORD

    Lancaster Lakeside LtdWEST THURROCK

    london road garageMercedes-benz ROMFORD

    SMAC Continental LtdLEIGH ON SEA
    MJ Warner Ltd

    Mercedes-benzCounty Garage CHELTENHAM

    John R Weir (Aberdeen) Ltd ABERDEEN

    Jacksons AlexandraLaceby

    SG NewportNEWPORT

    Dingle Garages LtdLlandudno Junction

    Regent GarageCRICCIETH
    Pentagon Portsmouth LtdPORTSMOUTH

    Pentagon LtdEASTLEIGHEuro Car & Comm

    Lancaster Hertford LtdJohn Tate Road

    Pinneys of Harpenden LtdHARPENDEN

    Spellbrook LtdBISHOPS STORTFORD

    John R Weir Inverness

    Whitestone Garage LtdBallasalla

    Esplanade LtdNEWPORT

    Vikings CanterburyCANTERBURYMedwayGILLINGHAM

    Drake & Fletcher LtdMAIDSTONE

    Rawsons TMS Ltd TONBRIDGEC

    Clearwater DARTFORD

    Malaya BromleyBROMLEYDerwent Vehicles Ltd

    BELLSHILL
    Speeds of Blackpool LtdBLACKPOOL

    Westwood garage LtdGREAT HARWOOD

    Ciceley Continental Ltd PRESTON
    H L Gorner Ltd WIGAN
    Evans of Leicester LtdFalcon of Loughborough Ltd

    Falcon of BostonBOSTON
    Falcon of LincolnLINCOLN

    Road RangePier Head

    Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) tdChelsea

    Reliance (Chingford) LtdCHINGFORD

    Lancaster BowBOW

    Alan Day LtdHampstead

    MBCTCColindale

    Normand City Ltd72 Upper Thames StreetNormand West London LtdPark Roya

    Geyfords Plc

    SG Smith Motors

    Normand Mayfair Ltd

    Western Automobile Co Ltd EDINBURGH

    Rycroft Vehicles Ltd Off Ashton New Road

    Whitefield LtdWhitefieldPortman

    MB Gt West RoadBRENTFORD

    MB PortwayPortway

    North Riding Garages LtdPICKERING

    Jim RussellDOWNHAM MARKET

    Robinsons Autostar Garage LtdNORWICH

    John Tallis (Bath) LtdBATHCragside LtdHARROGATE

    H L Gorner Ltd

    Peter Harris KETTERING

    Arlington of Northampton NORTHAMPTON

    B&K Thomas Ltd NOTTINGHAM

    Rycroft Cars LtdSHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL

    Country Services (West Wales) LtdHAVERFORDWEST

    Dickson Motors (Perth) Ltd

    InveralmondLindmere mercedes benz cars Werrington

    Hills of Shrewsbury PlcSHREWSBURYCross Keys
    (Taunton) LtdTAUNTON
    Continental Cars (Cardiff) LtdCARDIFF

    Lancaster Europa LtdSHEFFIELD

    Charles Sidney DoncasterDONCASTER

    Drayton of Stoke LtdSTOKE-ON-TRENT

    Monarch Cars (Tamworth) LtdTAMWORTH

    John R Weir mercedes benz carsFALKIRK

    Ian Philp (Glasgow) LtdGLASGOW

    Glen HendersonAYRVardy Continental LtdGLASGOW

    Lancaster IpswichIPSWICH

    Lark Valley Carriage Co LtdBURY ST EDMUNDS

    Anderson mercedes benz carsWessington Way

    Woking Motors LtdWALTON ON THAMES

    Rose & YoungREDHILL

    Tony Purslow mercedes benz carsEPSOM

    Brunswick Croydon LtdSOUTH CROYDON

    Puttocks mercedes benz carsGUILDFORD

    Rivervale of Brighton LtdBRIGHTON

    Portfield Garage (Chichester) LtdCHICHESTERContinental SwanseaGORSEINON

    John R Weir LtdDUNDEE

    Cragside mercedes benz carsNEWCASTLE-UPON- TYNE
    Speeds of StratfordSTRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    JR Tagger mercedes benz carsBushey

    Gerard MannBIRMINGHAM

    Patrick Solihull LtdSOLIHULL

    Carols of WolverhamptonWOLVERHAMPTO

    Drayton of StourbridgeSTOURBRIDGE

    Malaya Gatwick mercedes benz CRAWLEY

    Derwent Vehicles LtdLEEDS

    Charles Sidney BRADFORD

    Huddersfield Garage HUDDERSFIELD

    Cruickshank Motors Ltd**** Lovett (Swindon) LtdSWINDON

    Caffyns mercedes benz carsSalisbury

    Stirling of Worcester Ltd
     
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  2. goldenii68

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    Reliance in Chingford is now an Audi dealership, Lancaster in Bow is now an office complex.
     
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    Everyone still calls my usual dealership Hughes of Beaconsfield - they've been there since 1955 and old habits die hard.

    However, my current car came from Mercedes-Benz of Mayfair (now Fiat Marylebone), which was an outpost (or should that be inpost?) of MB Chelsea (Bradshaw and Webb) and nothing to do with the previous Normand showrooms in Park Lane and Piccadilly.
     
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    Rose & Young were originally in Caterham, moved to Redhill which became Lookers Plc.

    The building in Caterham is still derelict some 10 years plus later.
     
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    s350cdi - Redhill lookers - they have alot of branches in east and south london, service and quotes are good from these guys if anyone is looking.. looky looky lol
    fathers old w124 estate (1986) - normand mayfair
    mums old 190e - jr tagger watford
    old e350 - milton keynes
    old s280 - milton keynes

    shop around for the best price.. the only good thing that google has ever brought to my life lol
     
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    The list does not seem to be in any order , not A-Z by either location or dealer name .

    The list also reflects many changes after the original dealers changed hands - in some cases more than once - during bouts of 'empire building ' .

    For example - the Glasgow dealers were always Callanders Engineering .

    Perth was Dickson's of Perth

    Dundee was Camperdown motor company

    Aberdeen was either Callanders or Dickson's

    Inverness was Dickson's

    Glen Henderson in Ayr is now an approved service centre

    There was another service centre in Airth

    and a satellite of one of the dealers in Cupar

    I should have a list somewhere of the original UK dealers - will scan and post it up .
     
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  8. The Boss

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    daewoo in bham is mb direct birmingham since around 2000
     
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    Road Range Pier Head closed down a number of years ago to make way for a new development. They moved to a newly purpose built building on Pall Mall. Which is bigger and better. This was then renamed MB Liverpool

    Road Range West Kirby (not mentioned) part of the same group closed down a number of years now and is still derelict.

    Two of the guys from Road Range West Kirby then decided to work together and opened an Indi garage not too far away in Hoylake. They call themselves MB Wirral. A good bunch of very knowledgeable guys.
     
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    My C43 supplying dealer was in Gibraltar, not sure of their name, but considering the size of Gibraltar there would only be one.
     
  11. MOCAŠ

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    Could it be: Gedime Motors
     
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    This brings back memories.... its all gone to pot now.

    My lot came from the following

    1993 C180 Classic - Callanders of glasgow
    1996 C220 Sport - Dicksons Of Perth
    1997 C180 Classic - Derwent Vehicles Bellshill
    1998 C240 Elegence- Ian Philp Giffnock
    1999 A160 Elegance - Ian Philp Giffnock
    2000 C220 CDI Elegance- Derwent Vehicles Bellshill

    And then Kaput :)

    Aberdeen was callendars , don't think Inverness was dicksons.
     
  13. MOCAŠ

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    I've had a go at sorting that (based on ucr's original list):

    ENGLAND

    North
    BLACKPOOL: Speeds of Blackpool Ltd
    BOSTON: Falcon of Boston
    BRADFORD: Charles Sidney Mercedes-Benz Cars new & used
    CARLISLE: Patons Of Carlisle Ltd
    CHESTER: The Newgate Motor Co Ltd
    CHESTERFIELD: Speeds of Chesterfield Ltd
    CLAPHAM: H L Gorner Ltd, Clapham
    DERBY: Mertrux Ltd, Chequers Road
    DONCASTER: Charles Sidney Doncaster
    GREAT HARWOOD: Westwood Garage Ltd
    HARROGATE: Cragside Ltd
    HESSLE: Westway Garage Ltd
    HUDDERSFIELD: Huddersfield Garage
    LACEBY: Jacksons Alexandra
    LEEDS: Derwent Vehicles Ltd
    LEICESTER: Evans of Leicester Ltd
    LINCOLN: Falcon of Lincoln
    LIVERPOOL: Road Range, Pier Head
    LOUGHBOROUGH: Falcon of Loughborough Ltd
    MACCLESFIELD: Macclesfield Garage Ltd New & used
    MANCHESTER: Rycroft Vehicles Ltd, Off Ashton New Road
    MANCHESTER: Whitefield Ltd, Whitefield
    NEWCASTLE-UPON- TYNE: Cragside Mercedes-Benz Cars
    PRESTON: Ciceley Continental Ltd
    SHEFFIELD: Lancaster Europa Ltd
    STOCKPORT: Dodmanread Ltd New & used
    STOCKTON-ON-TEES: Rycroft Mercedes-Benz
    STOKE-ON-TRENT: Drayton of Stoke Ltd
    SUNDERLAND: Anderson Mercedes-Benz Cars, Wessington Way
    ULVERSTON: Ciceley Cumbria Vehicles Ltd
    WERRINGTON: Lindmere Mercedes-Benz Cars
    WHITLEY: Gerard Mann Mercedes-Benz
    WIGAN: H L Gorner Ltd

    Midlands
    BIRMINGHAM: Gerard Mann
    BLACKPOLE: Stirling of Worcester Ltd
    BURY ST EDMUNDS: Lark Valley Carriage Co Ltd
    COLDSTREAM: Bells Of Coldstream Ltd
    DOWNHAM MARKET: Jim Russell
    IPSWICH: Lancaster Ipswich
    KETTERING: Peter Harris
    KINGS NORTON: Monarch Cars (Kings Norton)
    NORTHAMPTON: Arlington of Northampton
    NORWICH: Robinsons Autostar Garage Ltd
    NOTTINGHAM: B&K Thomas Ltd
    PICKERING: North Riding Garages Ltd
    SHREWSBURY: Hills of Shrewsbury Plc
    SOLIHULL: Patrick Solihull Ltd
    STOURBRIDGE: Drayton of Stourbridge
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Speeds of Stratford
    TAMWORTH: Monarch Cars (Tamworth) Ltd
    WOLVERHAMPTON: Carols of Wolverhampton

    South East
    AYLESBURY: Pentagon Ltd Mercedes-Benz
    BASINGSTOKE: Tony Purslow Ltd New & used, Houndmills
    BEACONSFIELD: Hughes of Beaconsfield Ltd
    BEDFORD: Arlington Motor Company Ltd
    BISHOPS STORTFORD: Spellbrook Ltd
    BRIGHTON: Rivervale of Brighton Ltd
    BROMLEY: Malaya Bromley
    BUSHEY: JR Tagger Mercedes-Benz Cars
    CAMBRIDGE: Vardy (Continental) Ltd
    CANTERBURY: Vikings Canterbury
    CHELMSFORD: Waterhouse Ltd
    CHELTENHAM: MJ Warner Ltd Mercedes-Benz, County Garage
    CHICHESTER: Portfield Garage (Chichester) Ltd
    CRAWLEY: Malaya Gatwick Mercedes-Benz
    DARTFORD: Clearwater
    EASTLEIGH: Pentagon Ltd
    EPSOM: Tony Purslow Mercedes-Benz Cars
    GILLINGHAM: Medway
    GUILDFORD: Puttocks Mercedes-Benz Cars
    HARPENDEN: Pinneys of Harpenden Ltd
    HERTFORD: Lancaster Hertford Ltd, John Tate Road
    LEIGH ON SEA: SMAC Continental Ltd
    LONDON:
    Alan Day Ltd, Hampstead/Finchley
    Bradshaw Webb (Chelsea) Ltd, Chelsea
    Lancaster Bow, Bow
    MBCTC Colindale
    Normand City Ltd, 72 Upper Thames Street
    Normand Mayfair Ltd, Park Lane/Piccadilly
    Normand West London Ltd, Park Royal
    Portman MB, Gt West Road, Brentford
    Reliance (Chingford) Ltd, Chingford
    SG Smith Motors, Sydenham
    MAIDSTONE: Drake & Fletcher Ltd
    NEWBURY: Savernake Mercedes-Benz Cars new & used
    NEWPORT: Esplanade Ltd, Isle of Wight
    PORTSMOUTH: Pentagon Portsmouth Ltd
    PORTWAY: MB Portway
    READING: Rivervale Reading New & used
    REDHILL: Rose & Young
    ROMFORD: London Road Garage Mercedes-Benz
    SALISBURY: Caffyns Mercedes-Benz cars
    SHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL: Rycroft Cars Ltd
    SLOUGH: Greenoaks Mercedes-Benz cars
    SOUTH CROYDON: Brunswick Croydon Ltd
    SUNNINGDALE: Sunningdale Carriage Co Ltd
    SWINDON: Lovett (Swindon) Ltd
    TONBRIDGE: Rawsons TMS Ltd
    WALLINGTON: Geyfords Plc
    WALTON ON THAMES: Woking Motors Ltd
    WEST THURROCK: Lancaster Lakeside Ltd
    WESTHAM: Rossetts (Eastbourne) Ltd, Westham Nr Pevensey

    South West
    BATH: John Tallis (Bath) Ltd
    BRISTOL: Cruickshank Motors Ltd
    CLIFTON: Leadley Mercedes-Benz Cars New & used
    DORCHESTER: Caffyns Plc
    EXETER: Carrs of Exeter
    PAIGNTON: Coverdale Motor Company Ltd
    PLYMOUTH: TC Rolt Ltd
    POOLE: Jacksons Bournemouth Ltd
    TAUNTON: Cross Keys (Taunton) Ltd
    TRURO: Cathedral Motor Company

    SCOTLAND

    ABERDEEN: John R Weir (Aberdeen) Ltd
    AYR: Glen Henderson
    BELLSHILL: Derwent Vehicles Ltd
    DUNDEE: John R Weir Ltd
    EDINBURGH: Western Automobile Co Ltd
    FALKIRK: John R Weir Mercedes-Benz Cars
    GLASGOW: Ian Philp (Glasgow) Ltd
    GLASGOW: Vardy Continental Ltd
    INVERNESS: John R Weir
    PERTH: Dickson Motors (Perth) Ltd, Inveralmond

    WALES

    CARDIFF: Continental Cars (Cardiff) Ltd
    CRICCIETH: Regent Garage
    GORSEINON: Continental Swansea
    HAVERFORDWEST: Country Services (West Wales) Ltd
    HERNSTONE: Continental Bridgend
    LLANDUDNO JUNCTION: Dingle Garages Ltd
    NEWPORT: SG Newport

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    BELFAST: Isaac Agnew Mercedes-Benz
    OMAGH: David Prentice Ltd Mercedes-Benz
    PORTADOWN: Prentice Ltd Mercedes-Benz

    OFFSHORE

    ISLE OF MAN: Whitestone Garage Ltd, Ballasalla
    JERSEY: Jacksons (CI) Ltd New & used
    GUERNSEY: Jacksons (CI) Ltd New & used
     
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  14. Niks

    Niks MB Enthusiast

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    My W124 was supplied by Mercedes Benz Car and Truck Centre on Edgware Road (Colindale). It was then regularly serviced by Malaya Epsom Mercedes Benz, which I think then became Tony Purslow as the postcode is the same on all invoices. After that, services were carried out by Normand Mayfair Ltd. The car was then aquired by Charles Ironside, followed by me :)
     
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    Mocas, you seem to have dropped Stirling of Worcester and I would put Derby, Loughborough and Leicester into the Midlands.

    EDIT:
    Just seen Blackpole, Stirling of Worcester.
     
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    Im sure derwent ( i was there ) also had a dealership in manchester thats missing off there.
     
  17. MOCAŠ

    MOCAŠ MB Enthusiast

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    Geography was never my strong point. I was originally just going to have "London" and "Not London". :)

    Agreed, the revisions you've suggested would have made sense.
     
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  18. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    OK , I have dug out and scanned a couple of my Service booklets which were supplied with various cars - a 1969 edition and a 1987 edition . I think I have an older one somewhere and will add that if and when I find it .

    It is interesting to note that many of the smaller service stations listed in the earlier book had disappeared by 1987 , and that many of the older independent dealerships had by then been absorbed into some of the larger groups .

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    Edit - in trying to save bandwidth , I kept the resolution down to a minimum - although my pre-upload scans are legible , there seems to have been a loss in quality going through Photobucket .

    If anyone wants better copies of the above , PM me an email address and I will send them .
     
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    My friend owned a mercedes-benz dealership in worcester from 1989-2002 called Stirling Of Worcester Ltd his first showroom was in the city and then he built his very own dealership on the outskirts of the town in 1997 which he owned until 2002 when Mercedes bought them out. very good dealership!
    Before 1989 he worked for the dealership which was then Howells Of Worcester Ltd
     
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    Any body ever bought a car from Stirling of Worcester Ltd ???
     

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