Exploring Desert Valley
SO BIG IT NEEDS TWO YARDS
Story Randoll Reagan - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM
Desert Valley Auto Parts has gained worldwide attention with its massive inventory and commitment to quality parts.
With yards located in Phoenix and Casa Grande, Arizona, there are thousands of cars from the 1940s through the 1980s, giving restorers a good chance to find just what they are looking for.
The Arizona locations make rust not an issue, as you will find plenty of vehicles to be untouched by the element that can make a restoration project much more work. Rust, after all, is a four-letter word. The sheetmetal and trim on most of the cars has not been negatively affected by the elements. Much of the trim can be polished and used as-is. Desert Valley likes to cut out the middleman in any project by allowing customers to get it right from the source.
Most of the parts in the North Phoenix lot (23811 N. 7th Ave.) are 1959 and newer. The cars located at the Casa Grande location (900 W. Cottonwood) are from the 1920s through the 1980s, but most are 1940s to 1959.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon (Mountain time and there’s no daylight savings in Arizona). You may pay by credit card, cashier’s check, money order and personal check. Parts paid for with personal checks will be shipped when the check clears the buyer’s bank. Parts will be shipped via the buyer’s choice of conveyance.
Contact phone numbers are (800) 905-8084 (Phoenix) and (800) 798-2465 (Casa Grande). Their website is www.dvap.com.