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|Thanks to Ed Pugh, we can show you this ad published on June 13, 1983, on page 18 of Automotive News and which read:
"A lot of people thought I'd lost my mind! Maybe some still do. You see, I bought the inventory and assets of Shay Motors
Corporation, formely Model A and Model T Inc., a company that cost a lot of dealers a lot of money and goodwill. I bought it
because I happen to believe that there's a large market for a quality replica car made by a reliable company. Because I intend to have
both, I have already spent a great deal of time selecting the right team to maintain the highest standards of excellence. We're at work
right now in our Marshall, Michigan, plant building Camelot Motors authentic replicas, the 1929 Model A Roadster and Pick-up, and
the 1955 and 1957 T-Bird. Our strenghts are engineering and production. What we need now are dealers who would like the
opportunity to make money selling these popular cars. We build the cars to order on a no-deposit basis, guarantee the quality, provide
a five-year or 50,000 mile warranty, deliver on schedule, provide advertizing support and give you a territory without a licensing fee.
In return, you display the cars, take the orders and provide service. If you feel as I do that there's a market for quality replicas,
pick-up the phone and call us, or write for more information. We'll send you our full color brochures and price list. We'll even tell you
about our special introductory price offer. Write or call today. Paul G. Housey, President."
|May 2002: If you wish to have much more historical details and insight into Shay Motors, please
go to Nathan Shay's page. Nathan is Harry Shay's grandson and he has most generously
allowed us to publish a very interesting research paper he has written on the subject.
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