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Throwback: A place to buy a Comet, Meteor or Falcon in Ladner

The site in Ladner Village is now occupied by a bank
ferguson motors ladner bc 1965
The dealership had a new, functional design that introduced ‘modern methods for efficient sales and service’

Let’s head back to the June 1963 when Ferguson Motors Ltd. in Ladner opened its remodelled business and also celebrated being named the newest Mercury dealer

Located at 5045-48 Avenue, the Ford Motor Company of Canada granted a franchise for the complete line of Ford products.

“As one of the first dealers in Canada to be entrusted with this privilege, Ferguson Motors will be able to supply their customers with Mercury, Meteor, Comet, Falcon, Fairline, Thunderbird, British-built Ford products, Ford trucks, Ford tractors and equipment,” an article in the Optimist stated.

President Dick Ferguson said, “I have confidence in the future of Ladner, and I am showing this confidence in a positive way. The substantial capital investment we have made in modernizing our premises will not only benefit our own customers but will also add prestige to the entire Ladner business district.”

The business was opened by his father, H.D. Ferguson, in July 1946 and the entire family moved to Delta a couple of years later. They were active members of the community.

In the new and used car sales department, Dick Ferguson, Bill Papuc, Jack Miller and Doug Myers were said to be pleased with the bright customer area and waiting lounge, as well as the spacious vehicle display lot.

Run by Don Taylor, the service station had a new tire shop, while Jack Thompson ran the repair shop and Lloyd Morning was in charge of farm equipment.