September 16th, 2017


Another surviving car service on Avenue Foch

Usually Shanghai offers unpleasant surprises in terms of disappeared historic buildings, but this one is an exception. I did not expect Bills Motors dealership on Avenue Foch to survive to this day, but it has, and with a somewhat changed facade, continues to function in the same capacity. Paul French has a blog entry on Bills Motors and its personnel.

Ad from 1940.

Photos from 1949.

This promotional photo is also taken in front of Bills Motors. (

Source. The Wanderwell Around-The-World Expedition stopped in Shanghai at the end of March 1928.

Another surviving car service on Avenue Foch, across the road from Bills Motors, was found here.