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    Tony Jones & Co.

    I have a 911 with this plate on it, can anyone add any information?


    https://www.typ901.org/forum/forum/t...oration-thread

    #2
    Would be guessing (probably the same as you are ) but maybe a secondhand car dealer?
    Craig Sedgman
    1973 914
    1967 Outlaw Project

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      #3
      What have you got Chris
      Clyde Boyer
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      72 2.5ST LHD US (getting motor)

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        #4
        A gentleman of that name was sales manager at Hamiltonís in the mid 70s.
        https://www.typ901.org/forum/forum/t...oration-thread

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          #5
          And he was a gentleman? He has a trophy named after him http://www.pcv.com.au/PorscheClubs/p...2570F4004AF7B5
          Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
          Porsche 356B T6 (1 of 40 Australian delivered)
          Porsche Boxster S 2010
          Porsche 997 Cab (Sold)

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            #6
            Feel a tad ancient writing this! Tony Jones had a long association with Norman Hamilton and Company South Yarra. He was their sales manager for much of the 1970s when Hamiltons also sold Volvo product. His time with Porsche goes back to about 1968 when he shared a 911 with Alan Hamilton in a three hour event at Sandown Park. He was also very supportive of the newly formed Porsche Club in Victoria from the mid 1970s. Tony left the employ of Hamiltons in about 1978 and was replaced by a mad (He really was!!) Hungarian named Henry Kuba. That's a story in itself and would make an amusing tale over a glass of wine one evening.

            Tony went out on his own to start his car dealership in the Eastern suburbs which specialised in used vehicles, specifically Porsche. No doubt fueled by the large customer base he had built whilst in South Yarra. This business ran until about 1980 or so when he passed away, the reason for which I have forgotten. I think he was only in his early 40s or so. It's a nice piece of history you have there on your sill from back in the days when seeing a Porsche on the road was really something.

            I'm reminded it would be good to get some of these stories down along with any pertinent images from these dealerships from a bygone era. All of my friends from this period are either dead or demented.
            Last edited by carl888; 10-04-18, 01:01 PM.

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              #7
              A quick Google search found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Datsun_3_Hour_Trophy

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                #8
                What a classic, race categories based on PRICE!! PS: and I did go to Sandown in those days starting with the first meeting there (Southern Sixties?) main race won by Alan Moffat in his brand new Karcraft Boss Mustang - paint almost still wet from the Coca Cola advertising. PPS: just as well I'm not a close friend of yours Carl or I might fit into the dead or demented category - Ha Ha
                Paul M

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                  #9
                  C'mon Chris we are all dying to know what it is attached to! And don't say the sill panel!
                  Nev
                  Neville Bewsell
                  1972 911T Coupe ex UK 1977
                  1979 930 3.3 Turbo Aust Del
                  1979 911 SC Coupe Aust Del
                  1956 Sunbeam S7
                  1952 Austin J40 - Pedal Car

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by carl888 View Post
                    Feel a tad ancient writing this!

                    I'm reminded it would be good to get some of these stories down along with any pertinent images from these dealerships from a bygone era. All of my friends from this period are either dead or demented.
                    Thank you Carl, that is great and I agree that it would be so nice to hear about some of the characters that have supported and made this scene what it remains today.
                    Tom Laube
                    Instagram - #first_corner_fever

                    Porsche - 1973 LHD 911T, 1972 RHD 911T
                    VW - '61 T1 Karmann Ghia, '60 Type1 Factory Sunroof , '58 Type1 Street racer

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Oldskl60 View Post

                      Thank you Carl, that is great and I agree that it would be so nice to hear about some of the characters that have supported and made this scene what it remains today.
                      Yes, I agree Tom. Itís the reason why having this forum or any other forum for that matter is a great tool.
                      It connects us all into one place and letís encourage random stories of motor vehicle related randomness.

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                        #12
                        The Age, Tues July 18, 1978.

                        Tony Jones & Co will show you 'how to buy a better Porsche'.

                        No doubt I also slept better that night knowing that the Bacon Chief was charged.

                        And finally I'm sure the page 22 piece on "Computers and you in the future' would not have foresaw bots, phishing and free naughty movies...

                        Tony Jones.jpg
                        Scotty

                        1974 911 Carrera 2.7 targa
                        1977 911 coupť

                        Instagram - @aircooledlist

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                          #13
                          About time you brought home the bacon with a few photos.
                          https://www.typ901.org/forum/forum/t...oration-thread

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                            #14
                            Soon mate, soon....
                            Scotty

                            1974 911 Carrera 2.7 targa
                            1977 911 coupť

                            Instagram - @aircooledlist

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