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Asia Pacific Importers / Dealers

These pages contain a small list of important Asia Pacific automobile importers and dealers during the era of the MGTD/TF.


Here are some dealer & lubrication advice plates. These were fitted to cars sold new in New South Wales.

From the collection of Mr Jeff Newey.

Barclay Motors Pty Ltd.

Comet Motors

Nuffield dealer in Perth, Australia.

Howards Pty Ltd.

Monaro Motors

An accessories dealer and repair facility located in Melbourne. Monaro Motors (named after the nearby Monaro Rd, where it had probably originated) was run by Jack Ould in Malvern Rd, Malvern, when in 1951/1952 a certain Peter Manton went to work for Jack. They were selling MGs and manufacturing various improvement parts, like alloy aero screens, side covers and rocker covers. With Peter's arrival Monaro Motors became what is recognised as the first Speed Shop in Australia (What would be called a Tuning Company in the UK) they were also agents for Wade Superchargers.

Motors Ltd.

P & R Williams PTY. LTD.

Matthew Magilton - Here is a TF plate from P&R Williams who were the MG importers for New South Wales and both sold cars themselves as well as supplying a network of New South Wales dealers.

Stillwell & George

Matthew Magilton - Here is one of the Victorian dealers plates for Stillwell and George of Melbourne, this one fitted to a TD.

Lane's Motors PTY. LTD.

Matthew Magilton - Here is the original Lane's Motors plate on my TF. Lane's in Melbourne were the second largest Australian importer of T types after P&R Williams of Sydney. The other Australian importers were: Motors Ltd of Adelaide, South Australia; Comet Motors of Perth, Western Australia and Howard's Pty Ltd of Brisbane, Queensland.



New Zealand


List of Asia Pacific Dealers

Dealer Address City State Country
P&R Williams, Pty., Ltd. 74-78 Wentworth Ave Sydney NSW AUS
P&R Williams, Pty., Ltd. 364 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW AUS
P&R Williams, Pty., Ltd. 268 Oxford Street Sydney NSW AUS
Peter Lloyd Ltd. 213-217 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW AUS
Barclay Motors, Pty., Ltd. 85 William Street Sydney NSW AUS
Comet Motors 918 Hay Street Perth WA AUS
Motors Ltd. Gilbert Street at Norman Adelaide SA AUS
Kingsway Ltd. 118 Franklin Adelaide SA AUS
Howard's Pty. Ltd. 317 Adelaide Street Brisbane QNS AUS
Arrow Motor Company 26 Flinders Street at Gawler Pl. Adelaide WA AUS
Lanes Motors Pty. Ltd. 89 Exhibition Street Melborne VIC AUS
Stillwell & George 12 Cotham Road Kew VIC AUS
The Meadows Garage 177 Bridge Street Benalla VIC AUS
Howard's Pty. Ltd.   Toowoomba QNS AUS
Blowes & Strachan 162-172 Peisley Street Orange NSW AUS
H.C. Heathorn & Co. Ltd. 53/63 Bathust Street Hobart TAS AUS
H.C. Heathorn & Co. Ltd. 49 Brisbane Street Launceston TAS AUS
Browns Central Motors 107 Victoria Road Drummoyne NSW AUS
Champion Motors Pty. Ltd. 377 Sydney Rd. Bagowlah NSW AUS
Ex-Serviceman's Car Laundry Harrington Lane Enmore NSW AUS
D. Lorimer Pty. Ltd. 924 Pacific Highway Gordon NSW AUS
J. Madsen     NSW AUS
Motoria Service Station Pty. Ltd. 20 Albert Rd. Strathfield NSW AUS
Purnell Brothers 444 Chapel Rd. Bankstown NSW AUS
Robert Dewley Pty. Ltd. 80-84 Parramatta Rd. Stanmore NSW AUS
J.F. Robinson        
W.E. Rowe 44 Parramatta Road Croydon NSW AUS
Salsbury Enterprises        
A. J. Wagg Pty. Ltd. 494 Pacific Highway Lindfield NSW AUS
J. Wilson        
R.S. Ward        
Baker Motors Prince's Highway @ Belmore Rd. Blakehurst NSW AUS
J. W. Rigden and Sons Pty. Ltd. 168 Parramatta Road Camperdown NSW AUS
Stewart Motors 292 Prince's Highway Carss Park NSW AUS
Cremorne Garage 341 Military Rd. Cremorne NSW AUS
John Crouch Motors Pty Ltd. 67 Flinders St. Darlinghurst NSW AUS
Vaughan & Lane Pty. Ltd. 47 Treacy St. Hurstville NSW AUS
Hollywood Motors 420 Hume Highway Liverpool NSW AUS
Mayfair Motors 301 Pacific Highway North Sydney NSW AUS
Horwood Motors Pty. Ltd. 280 Church St. Parramatta NSW AUS
Manning Motors 507 Old South Head Rd. Rose Bay NSW AUS
A.W. Tuckwell 191 Blaxland Rd. Ryde NSW AUS
Vaughan & Lane Pty. Ltd. 34 Parramatta Road Stanmore NSW AUS
Australian National Motors Pty. Ltd. 164 William St. Sydney NSW AUS
Monaro Motors 506 Spencer Street Melbourne VIC AUS

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