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Dealer Problems in the Present Emergency

After the United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941, as automobile factories were converted to wartime production, it was not easy to remain successful as a Buick or GM dealer.  This 24-page, 7-1/4" x 7-1/2" booklet is dated March 30, 1943, and was sent by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., the Chairman of General Motors Corporation, to assist all GM dealers. The subject of this pamphlet is "Dealer Problems in the Present Emergency." Discusses how GM dealers could deal with the sudden impact of a wartime economy, conditions resulting from suspension of automotive production, and the rationing of cars and trucks then in the hands of GM dealers. Includes a high-quality reproduction of a cover letter written and signed by H.F. Hufstader, General Sales Manager of Buick, dated April 19, 1943, and a memo written and signed by H.F. Hufstader dated April 21, 1943 addressed to all Buick dealers. You will receive the pamphlet, the cover letter and the memo written by H.F. Hufstader. All three of these documents provide excellent insight into the times.

Item Number: 00817
Author: Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
Type: World War II
Donor or Source: David M. Landow
Cost of Reproduction: $25.00
Cost of Original Document: There are no originals of this item available.

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