The Glen Wall Photo Collection
In 1955 Glen Wall formed Wall Custom Cars with his brother Forey. Located at 3900 Firestone Blvd. in South Gate, the dealership specialized in selling and buying custom cars. Forey started buying and selling cars in 1945 through is own business Forey Wall Used Cars at 10729 Long Beach Blvd,in Lynwood. By 1959 Forey and Glen marketed their business as the "World's Largest Custom Car Dealer", paying top prices for custom cars. As pinstriping became an attraction in every used-car dealership on Firestone Boulevard, Glen and Forey began offering pinstriping as a regular option. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was one of the pinstripes that used to stripe at Wall Custom Cars.
In 1966 the brothers lost their lease on Firestone Blvd., and they moved their business to the Bellflower on Alondra Blvd. In 2016 Glen moved to Downey, California to live with his brother Forey. At the time Glen was 99 years old, and Forey was 102. When Glen moved to Downey he brought his old photos along, and Forey's son-in-law has been scanning them for us all to enjoy.
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