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Svigel's Going out of Business
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2016-05-17 3:19 PM (#511838)
Subject: Svigel's Going out of Business



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As Rick mentioned in another thread, Svigel's Auto Parts is going out of business.

The property is so valuable now, it was just a matter of time.

Their website is http://www.svigelsautoparts.net/

It appears the new parts are done.  Has anyone been out there recently?

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2017-10-16 12:24 PM (#550385 - in reply to #511838)
Subject: RE: Svigel's Going out of Business



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I went by Svigel's this weekend and the back lot is pretty much cleared out. No more forward looks, just a few (less than ten?) old hulks scattered around. The out buildings are gone as are most of the stacks near the main building. I saw Jimmy out front and there were several customer cars out there, but there is not much left.

bummer.
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hemidenis
Posted 2017-10-16 6:50 PM (#550413 - in reply to #511838)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2017-10-17 12:52 PM (#550470 - in reply to #550413)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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Yeah, as these types of places go out (and it seems the Denver area has had many treasures leave), the old car hobby gets weaker and more expensive.

I certainly am more reluctant to buy a part that needs to be re-chromed now that there are no local chrome shops.

When there are no more local parts yards, I guess we can turn to eBay, but man-o-man that gets expensive.

It is going to make restoring our old Chryslers and De Sotos cost prohibitive, let alone the Dodges and Plymouths.
God help you if you have a sedan.
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RICKYMOPAR
Posted 2017-10-20 8:48 AM (#550659 - in reply to #511838)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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This was my favorite yard and parts business. Years ago, the late 1960's through the late 1990's, I spent a small fortune there, almost all on Forward Look vehicles.
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hemidenis
Posted 2017-10-20 4:34 PM (#550696 - in reply to #511838)
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some have some pictures of the yard back then?
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-01-14 6:11 PM (#556240 - in reply to #550696)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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I went out to take a few last images yesterday and today. I was lucky enough to run into Wayne Svigel today!
He said there is about a month left. Everything is cleared out of the back lots.



(Svigel's empty lot 1 011418.JPG)



(Svigel's empty lot 2 011418.JPG)



(Wayne with my De Soto 1 reduced cropped.jpg)



(Wayne with my De Soto 2 reduced cropped.jpg)



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Attachments Svigel's empty lot 1 011418.JPG (243KB - 143 downloads)
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Attachments Wayne with my De Soto 1 reduced cropped.jpg (241KB - 154 downloads)
Attachments Wayne with my De Soto 2 reduced cropped.jpg (223KB - 143 downloads)
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RICKYMOPAR
Posted 2018-02-06 11:41 PM (#557631 - in reply to #511838)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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It's sad, we talked to them at the swap meet this weekend. Dividing the acreage and the rear segment is all that was wanted. All those cars gone.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-02-07 11:03 AM (#557640 - in reply to #557631)
Subject: Re: Svigel's Going out of Business



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Total bummer! Did Wayne say what was going to go back there? If the buyer is not going to take the front - I just don't know what would go back there except for more auto salvage!
Rick, I like the new avatar image!






I wonder what happened to all those cars? Crushed out, I guess.
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