Done Deals, New & Used: 12 (More) Abandoned Car Dealerships

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The historic (well, kind of) Leaning Tower of Niles serves as an elegant backdrop to this abandoned car dealership in Niles, Illinois. Sucks to be you, Frasier.

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Flickr user MA1216 captured this curious conjunction of architecture on September 19th, 2013, and used a modicum of photo-processing tricks & hacks to bring out the scenes’ essential beauty and timeless atmosphere.


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Photographed in 2009 by Carlos Spottorno of Cronica21, the above former Spanish car dealership has been abandoned “for a long time” along with several of its unsold mobile wares. No telling if one of them’s a Chevy NoVa.

Thanks, Obama

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Flickr user Joseph Hoehn captured this silent yet still shrill abandoned auto dealer in Laconia, New Hampshire on August 15th of 2010. Amazing how it took the Obama Administration a mere year & a half to drive this formerly thriving car dealership into the ground. Speed kills?

Circle Of Life

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The former Circle Bar-B-Q on Baltimore’s Dundalk Ave opened in 1947 and its signage featured a huge, rotating hamburger on a 30-ft tall pole. Sometime after the owner sold the place in the late 1990s it re-opened as an ice cream parlor and then, in 2008, became a used car and truck dealership. The depths of the Subprime Recession wasn’t an economically opportune era, however, and today the Circle Auto Center is toast.