“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Buying a Used Car in Old Shanghai

Posted: July 7th, 2021 | No Comments »

Imagine how many crooks, tricksters, conmen and generally dodgy types were around in old Shanghai? Now remmeber that the used car business is a natural home to crooks, tricksters, conmen and generally dodgy types. And so imagine what a potential nest of vipers a Shanghai used car showroom must have been. Of course, Albert Motors might have been totally legit….

This ad for the company is from 1947 and so uses the dual road names then common – the old Settlement?French Concession names mixed with this introduced by either Wang Jing-wei during the war or the Nationalists just after. So Roi Albert was also now Shensi Road South and is now Shaanxi Road South.

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