General Motors sometimes combined their Data Books
and Color Upholstery Albums into one publication, known as a Dealer
Album. If you have a Chrysler or Ford product, you should look for a
separate Data Book and Color Upholstery Album. In some model years,
General Motors, like Chrysler and Ford, published its Data Books and
Color Upholstery Albums separately. If you are interested in a
Dealer Album, you should also check out the Data Book and Color
Upholstery pages on this site.
Dealer Albums, like Data Books and Color Upholstery
Albums, are special books which are difficult to find because the
car and truck manufacturers usually sold only one Album to a
dealership, never distributed them to the general public, and many
dealerships failed to preserve them. They are now interesting and
unusual collectors items.
Dealer Albums, like Data Books, usually have
illustrations of the various exterior options available in that
model year (as in the illustrations above). These are helpful for
restoration details or, in the case of a question, as an
authoritative source. Like Color/Upholstery albums, they also have a
section with actual factory swatches of upholstery and trim fabrics,
paint chip samples and pictures of interior upholstery.
We have attempted to
put our Dealer Albums for the most requested makes of cars and
trucks in our on-line store. However, we have hundreds of other
Dealer Albums in our warehouse. If you do not find what you are
looking for in our on-line store, you can use our Inquiry Form or e
mail or telephone us with your specific inquiry.