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Covington Packard

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Historical Entry: (Added by: grant on 2010-04-14)

Attached two pics of Covington Packard in Bethesda, MD.  By 59/60, the dealer became an Edsel Dealer.  Sometime in the early 60's, they became a Buick Dealer.  They are still a Buick Dealer in Silver Springs, MD. 

Historical Entry: (Added by: BigKev on 2010-04-16)

Duplicate entires merged into a single dealership.

Historical Entry: (Added by: Bill M on 2016-04-12)

In the late 1970s I worked at Ralph Brown Buick, and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Art Covington. He said that when the new 1957 Packards were previewed for the dealers he realized there was a problem as a very successful Studebaker dealership was not far away, and he wasn't going to become a Studebaker dealer.

So he decided to end his association with an independent auto manufacturer [S-P] and go with one of the "big 3". He took on an Edsel franchise. 3 years later when Edsel tanked, he took on the Buick franchise with GM, that continued on as Ralph Brown Buick when Mr. Covington retired.

The location on the Google map is 7700 Wisconsin Avenue. The building is still there, but no longer a car dealership. You can find it by looking for the Google listing on the map: Kabob Bazaar [7710 Wisconsin Ave]. The building in the 2 Packard photos shown here was torn down when the Edsel franchise was established, and the building remained as it was when new in 1957, thru 1982 when Brown died.

Historical Entry: (Added by: Bill M on 2016-04-12)

This is the only known remaining photo of Covington motors

Historical Entry: (Added by: Bill M on 2016-04-12)

This is the only known remaining photo of Covington motors


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