Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

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. (minguotupian.com)

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.

Tags: 1920s, 1940s, auto industry, bills motors, french concession, shanghai, then and now

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