Got my SDR today:
Dealer code 784 in zone 3.
Dealer name and location was:
Still exist but I need some nice merchandise from them, anybody?
Nobody heard of that dealer??
It seems that my dealer is unknown for most of you guys from the US & A.....
They're still in business and I gave them a call yesterday.....but they didn't have any old stuff what so ever left....long gone...and no feeling for the past at all either, sad for me!
I can't find any interesting on the net either so I guess this wasn't the largest dealer in Illinois but the fact that they still are in business would be a good sign..?!
This is what I know so far:
The dealership dates back to 1925 when it was known as the Sparta Motor Co. J.D. Lyle, Jr., and J.M. Lyle sold the dealership to Otto and Norman Svend and Ralph Meyer in 1959. Chevrolet moved to its current location in 1965. Meyer sold his share in 1971 when the dealership became Svend Chevrolet.
Otto Svend sold his shares to Norman Svend in 1981. Gary Svend became president of the dealership upon Norman's retirement in 1986, with John Menthol, who started with the dealership in 1969, becoming a partner. Menthol bought the full dealership in 1990.
I really would like to get some merchandise like frames for the license plate, old pics, key tags or similar.....