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Gray-Dort 17

Model Year: 1921

Location of Manufacture: Chatham, Ontario

Advertisement for the Gray-Dort – published in MacLean’s Magazine, 1 November 1920

Advertisement for the Gray-Dort

MacLean’s Magazine
1 November 1920

This advertisement for Gray-Dort Motors shows the car in front of a comfortable middle-class home. Note that the cost of the car came with a war tax. This tax on consumer products was instituted to help Canada and Britain reduce the massive national debt which had accrued during World War I.

Gray-Dort Motors Ltd.
Canada Science and Technology Museum, de Bondt Collection

Advertisement for the Gray-Dort – published in the Montreal Gazette, 16 April 1921

Advertisement for the Gray-Dort

Montreal Gazette
16 April 1921

The Gray-Dort was available widely throughout Canada. Having developed a strong national customer base with his carriage sales, William Gray had a ready-made market for his motor cars. Note the long list of Gray-Dort dealers in the Montreal area alone!

Gray-Dort Motors Ltd.