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Over 50 years ago, I was tasked to go an pick up my dads's new company car, an Audi 100GL TWA 634L from a dealer somewhere on Ecclesall Rd South ? just below Ecclesall Church. 

 

Back then Audi was not the well known marque it is now and this tiny dealership reflected that. I hazily remember it being in a converted corner shop maybe on the corner of Banner Cross Road or Dunkeld Rd.

 

Does anyone know what the dealer's name was and where it was exactly ?

 

Jon 

 

Isle of Man

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Wouldn’t be surprised if it was gilders …

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It was Gilders , They had  the VW and Audi franchise but I think VW  made them split 

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But weren't Gilders on the corner of Psalter Lane/Eccy Rd? Now replaced with a new building. A friend worked for them, I had my car MOT'd there.

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Gilders. Now Taylor & Emmett - solicitors.

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11 hours ago, carosio said:

But weren't Gilders on the corner of Psalter Lane/Eccy Rd? Now replaced with a new building. A friend worked for them, I had my car MOT'd there.

Did Gilder's have another showroom, like near the city centre?

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1 hour ago, St Petre said:

Did Gilder's have another showroom, like near the city centre?

They used to have a showroom on Cambridge Street  at the back of what was Cole brothers/John Lewis. Their workshop was on John Street  just off Bramhall Lane. 

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12 hours ago, Meltman said:

They used to have a showroom on Cambridge Street  at the back of what was Cole brothers/John Lewis. Their workshop was on John Street  just off Bramhall Lane. 

Thanks, now I remember, there was a billiard hall above it-Faulkner's I think.

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Back then Audi was not the well known marque it is now and this tiny dealership reflected that. I hazily remember it being in a converted corner shop maybe on the corner of Banner Cross Road or Dunkeld Ruhuik  

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On 20/11/2023 at 08:47, carosio said:

But weren't Gilders on the corner of Psalter Lane/Eccy Rd? Now replaced with a new building. A friend worked for them, I had my car MOT'd there.

Wasn't that Gelders  who sold upmarket 2nd hand cars

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Gilders was definitely on the corner of Psalter Lane and Ecclesall Road. 

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I remember the big VW sign.

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