One of the people who supplied me data and pictures was Peter McKercher of the Singer Club. Fergus did sell more than the odd number of Singer cars as well.
Fergus sold Morgans like hot cakes in the 1950s, but during the 1960s sales dwindled slowly. By 1968 the end of the firm was there.
John H. Sheally II
kindly supplied me with pictures of both a Fergus plaque, with stock number engraved, as well as one of a Fergus script badge, fitted to the rear panel. These are shown below.
There still must be many "untraced" Fergus sold cars about, so if you happen to own one, or know about one, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. I am most curious to know about them and about the accompanying "stock number".
If the plaque no longer is there, the number may come forward on sales bills that have survived. Any piece of Fergus history is most welcome.
Please join also the Facebook
page "Fergus Motors sold cars", https://www.facebook.com/groups/306769969372699/
which is made especially for all people owning a car sold by Fergus, or who's interested in the background about this garage.
Over here follow a few pictures of early post world war II Jaguars sold by Fergus. The one on the left, of which the Fergus plaque appears above, is a very low mileage 1947 3 1/2 litre Saloon.
This is now in Holland, in the area where the tulips grow.
Another surviving Jaguar sold through Fergus is a very similar model, a 1948 1 1/2 Litre Saloon. Also this is in original condition, although it comes complete with patina!
Very close to Fergus (1741 vs 1717 Broadway) was another garage involved in selling Singer and -so they claimed- also Morgan and other cars: Vaughan Motors. Of the Morgan cars I haven't been able to find any evidence.
On the left appears a scan of a small promotional folder they used in the early 1950s. After this card was published, Vaughan was absorbed by Fergus.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FERGUS HISTORY
Many Morgan owners -but also of other makes sold through Fergus- know part of the history of their car. Yet even the most essential proof of the sale of the car through this New York garage, the plaque showing the Fergus stock number, is missing, or better went missing over the years.
There is hope for the owners of Fergus cars without a plaque! An American Morgan-owner, whose plaque was missing too, has taken the initiative to produce reproduction plaques.
These plaques can be used in the following cases:
- to replace an existing plaque which got damaged over time and became difficult to read. This will be provided with the original number engraved.
- to offer owners of Fergus supplied cars an opportunity to have at least a plaque in their, which reminds of the garage that sold it. This will come without number. If at a later stage it is discovered though historic research which number belonged to the car, it can still be engraved.
- to offer any people with an interest in cars sold through Fergus the possibility to purchase a plaque, for their collection.
Numbers will not be engraved in the plaque until there is at least 99.99% certainty about the correctness of the number.
This is the plaque which has become available now.
If you are interested in getting such a plaque, they are NOW AVAILABLE!
The cost per plaque is USD 60,
postage per plaque is USD 3, world wide
If paid per PayPal an extra USD 2 will be charged
To order a copy, or ask for information, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org