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Jay’s Auto Parts

Some Classics Reside

Leroy Drittler - June 06, 2014 10:15 AM

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This red 1941 Chrysler, equipped with fluid drive, has a decent interior and is restorable.

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This 1978 red Mustang II hasn’t been off the road very long. It was last licensed in 2012.

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This 1965 Studebaker four-door is equipped with a standard transmission. Production had shifted to Canada and only 11,000 were exported to the United States.

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This 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix is parked where it would be easy to get it out and loaded up.

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A 1968 Ford LTD Formal Hardtop has a 390 engine with two-barrel carburetor and factory air conditioning.

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Just over 14,000 S-22 Comets were made in 1961. This one has an automatic transmission.

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This 1974 Valiant has rusty rear quarters, but there are other nice usable body parts.

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A 1956 Pontiac Star Chief four-door hardtop is parked on a level lot across the highway with several other old cars.

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Someone has started restoration on this 1952 Chevy sedan.

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A 1967 Buick Skylark convertible has some decent body panels.

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This 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe is restorable or would make a great parts car. 

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A 1978 AMC Concord with the luxurious D/L package is parked along a steep access road. It has the woodgrain side overlays, which could be deleted if they were not attractive to the new car buyer.

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This 1977 Monte Carlo has some real rust issues and would be a chore to remove as it is parked near the end of a really steep access road. It is strictly a parts car.

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This 1957 Chevrolet four-door hardtop is restorable.

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Even though it has rust issues, this 1962 Buick LeSabre would make a great parts car.

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A Kentucky Wildcat window flag comes with this blue 1965 Ford Fairlane sedan.

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Jay’s Auto Parts was founded by Jay Gregory’s dad in 1970 and is located in Girdler, an unincorporated community in the Appalachian Mountains of southeast Kentucky.

The topography consists of hollers, steep side slopes and sharp ridge tops, with flat ground being at a premium. The vehicles at Jay’s are packed in very close to the edges of steep access roads and on the lesser slopes. The few flat areas available have vehicles parked bumper to bumper.  Jay Gregory took over the business after his father’s death. The business includes selling cars, auto parts and a 24-hour wrecker service.

Most of the vehicles at Jay’s are from the 1980s and newer, but a few antique vehicles are mixed in with them, in no particular order. Some of the older vehicles have been on the premises for a long time with newer arrivals parked behind them.

Gregory says that he doesn’t want to remove parts from the older cars, so most of them are for sale as a unit. Most of the older vehicles have missing parts, but might serve as a parts car for a restorer. There are a few that are complete, very desirable, and restorable.

Gregory mentioned he also has several nicer vehicles stored in garages and sheds. A recent acquisition of a nice low-mileage Imperial two-door hardtop is also for sale. Callers and customers interested in the older vehicles should ask to speak to Jay.

 

About The Yard

The business is located on Kentucky State Highway 11 in downtown Girdler, Kentucky.  The mailing address is PO Box 132, Girdler, KY 40943.  Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is (606) 546-6915.


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