Standridge Auto Parts
Like most salvage yards, Standridge Auto Parts has a good variety of late model vehicles and their newest vehicles can be found on their website. In a recent tour of their yard, I found they also have a great assortment of vehicles that are getting a bit more uncommon to find. Below is just a portion of less common vehicles in their inventory.
Mid-1980s Chevy Monte Carlos
No doubt these cars are getting harder to find and many have been turned into dirt track race cars in the Carolinas. Still, Standridges has 2 of them in the yard- an SS T-top and a mid-level CL that still has a good amount of parts.
When's the last time you have even seen one of these cars on the road? No doubt these cars have their following and parts suppliers are almost non-existant. Most yards don't even have one of these cars, but Standridges has four- yes four- of them. All with a lot of parts still to be picked from.
Three different Mercedes shown in the pictures are a few of what is on the yard. The white 1970s SEL has a nice hardtop ready for use. The red SL still has a lot of usable parts despite the left side damage. The black CLK appears to be a recent addition and has a near perfect body.
Porsche 924 and Boxsters
With a 924 and a pair of Boxsters, the Porsche crowd is represented with these entry level cars. All three have a good bit of trim left on them which by now is probably discontinued from the dealer. Check with Standridges to see if these have what you need.
The Dodge, The Nova, And The Celica
Three cars that are still pretty much complete from the 1970s. The Dodge has taken a heavy hit in the rear, yet has a nice front clip for another Dart or Duster. Imagine the Nova brought back to life as a sleeper with a built 350 and Camaro Z28 suspension. There is a trend going on with older Japanese cars being restored and the Celica is an excellent candidate. Contact the staff at Standridges to find out more about these cars.
Trucks! Trucks! Trucks!
Go back and take a closer look at the pictures above. One thing you'll see in most of them are trucks. From Rangers and S10s to full size Sierras, Silverados, Rams, and F-150s and yet even an ambulance and a few 1970s GMC 5500s. I'd say every model and level of trim for every American truck made since 1988 is in this yard! If this place does not have what you need for a truck, good luck finding it elsewhere. Not many yards are going to have the engine cover of a Vortech 8100 laying in the bed of the Sierra 2500 4-door truck. Chances are the engine is long gone, but the high end truck is still there with its side damage. If you have a base truck and want to add leather or change the trim, this is the place to start with.
Standridge Auto Parts has been at the same location for many years and to be honest, my recent trip here was the first in some 20+ years. Back then when Billy Standridge was alive, the staff always more than eager to help you locate a part- even if their competitor down the road had it. Still today, the staff at Standridges made me feel more than welcome with the same spirit as that last time years ago. Today, with most yards- even the Pull-a-parts- that is something you ever see anymore and I give a lot of praise to the companies that continue putting the customer first. For that reason alone, it makes more sense to contact Standridges first for the parts you need.