Virginia Car Dealerships

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former Adams Motor Company
Lynchburg, VA


The former Adams Motor Company has been here since at least 1932. In its last stint as a dealership, it sold Chrysler cars. When the top photo was taken in 2007, there were old cars on display while the building was up for sale. By 2011, the building housed a ColorTyme Rent to Own store. By 2014, the building was vacant again. It was still vacant in 2023. [map]

Rockingham Motor Company
Harrisonburg, VA
The former Rockingham Motor Company building has been converted into the Court Square Theater on one side and retail space on the other. Does anyone know when this building was constructed or more about it? [map]

former Woodson Pontiac
Roanoke, VA
Woodson Pontiac was founded in Salem, VA in 1934. This building was built in the early 1960s. In 2001, it was sold to Berglund Chevrolet. These photos are from 2003. The pylon sign has been removed but the canopy is still there. The building later housed the Berglund Credit Line used car lot. In 2023, the building was vacant. [map]

Richmond Christian Center
Richmond, VA
The Richmond Christian Center originally housed Martin Chevrolet. The building appears to be from the 1940s. It has housed the church since 1987. This photo is from 2009. Around 2012, the windows were covered up. By 2018, the building had been painted gray and it was housing the United Nations Church. The building is now painted black with lime green trim. [map]

former Al's Motors
Arlington, VA


The Al's Motors building was designed by J. Raymond Mims and constructed in 1948. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 2001, the building has been occupied by Gold's Gym. The terrazzo floors inside have been preserved. By 2010, the building had been faced with metal panels. For more, see this website. [map]

Bob Peck Chevrolet [gone]
Arlington, VA
Bob Peck Chevrolet has been here since 1943. This building, aka the "Chevy Wheel", was designed by Anthony Musolino and built in 1964. As part of the building contract, the architect received two new Corvettes. Bob Peck's used car lot features these signs. In 2006, the dealership's two-acre property was sold for $20 million. The building was demolished in 2006. The new building features a canopy that pays tribute to the Peck dealership. For more, see this website. [map]

Casey Auto Group
Newport News, VA
The Casey Auto Group was established in 1958 as Casey Chevrolet. This round building was constructed around 1963 for the company's used car lot. It has a car ramp to the elevated showroom floor but today there are only desks inside. [map]

Price Kia
Charlottesville, VA
Price Kia had an interesting dome on the roof. I'm told that this was once a steakhouse and also a bridal boutique. Does anyone know what was here originally? These photos are from 2010. Around 2018, the building was remodeled and the dome was removed. [map]

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