The Woodward Garage

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    This may not be for this side of town, but does anyone here from Detroit know the exact address to Chryslers skunk works "Woodward Garage" and if the building is still in existence?
     
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      I know the exact address to the Woodward Garage - South.
      And the building is not there.....

      I'll see if I can find info for the North location...
      I worked in Highland Park in the 80s/early 90s.
       
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        I think the woodward garage was clark Pontiac dealership that was closed
         
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          I don't think the north side exists anymore either.
           
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              Unrelated and yet related, not the Woodward Garage, but the Silver Bullet's lair.
              What is the consensus thoughts about whether the original building in the Sunoco photo is the same existing building now as a Valvoline oil change center?
              I'm just keeping an eye on the distancing of depth from the fronts of both the original Sunoco station building and the building flanking it on the side in both period photographs. What are your conclusions?

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                Same place with a face lift, imo.
                 
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                • fullmetaljacket

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                  I'm just also suspect of the distance of the sidewalk from both buildings with more distance in the original photo to make way for the station pump island and filling ports. ????????
                  Unless, the side walk was moved and repaved over the years.????????
                   
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                    I'm with you... :thumbsup:

                    IMO the 2 photos are a little different distances away
                    makes them look a little different
                    color vs black & white, the tree in one & not the other
                    slightly different views/angles, much better photo,
                    all possibly can make it look different too

                    just no pumps & a remodel, different façade, different landscape,
                    no POLE signage now

                    & less grass in the forefront, another driveway in the old photo etc.

                    they've done work on the side street, if nothing else
                    added a retaining wall/barrier & a strip of lawn there too
                     
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                      Is that a 4 door Plymouth with a hood scoop?

                      Also, it is called Birmingham Quick Lube now.
                       
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                      No, two door sedan for sure.
                      That's gotta be a 1969-'70 photo with the Plymouth being 4-5 years old.
                       
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                        If I only new where to hang out back in the day.
                        Doug
                         
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                          I’d say same bldg, with an addition. New picture looks longer. Location on the property would seem to be dead on though. Great photos!
                           
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                            Now here is an old gem looking almost to the T. T-Bolt that is. Not related to Mopars specifically, but related to other nearby covert factory operations.
                            Here's the old Dearborn steel Tubing building where the limited production run of Thunderbolts were born.
                            I went on a pic trip last week and found it within minutes of what I thought would be ground zero. My factory bad boy antennas were on their mark.

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                              Wow. Super cool pics; super cool post! If you’re a fan of SuperStock Mopars, the you’re probably a fan of T-bolts as well!
                               
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                                Hearing from old timers the WWG was not even on WW!!
                                 
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                                  Yes, the Woodward garage was supposedly just off Woodward itself. I guess they (Chrysler) labeled it with the famous avenues moniker for general reference to an already hot bed belt of activity with cars. It can be argued that everybody tested on Woodward. Best centerstage in the country.
                                   
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                                    Yes I admire the T-bolts, AFX Comets, Mustangs (one that made it to the streets of New York) and the Swiss cheese cats, but of course our beloved lightweight and special one of none Mopars. I'm particular to the super rare (4 only) 2% AFX mopars that were constructed even before the famous 1965 altered wheel base cars over at Amblewagon.
                                    Not many people know this fact, but Pontiac constructed (6) total thin gauge metal lightweight '65 GTO's for special drag rep. These cars were all white except for one delivered in black and super strippo's. They were stamped out of special thin gauge for the main body and roofs, the doors, the fenders and the hoods plus a host of other goodies.
                                     
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                                      I think the gto's had special vin#. I think the woodward garage was off either 9 mile or 10 mile rd. that's addisons place for sure. if the road was dry jimmy would drive the bullet to work everyday.
                                       
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                                        Looks at the house in the back ground....thats the give away.....not the the same location. That red house looks way older then the 1960's photo....yet its not in that photo...
                                         
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