QUINCY AUTO ARSENAL, Ohio (AP) When it was still a gas station and an auto dealership, the garage was filled with the sounds of kids playing soccer, and the garage door was cracked open to let in the neighbors’ cars.
But the garage of a small family-owned business that sold auto parts in the 1980s is now the site of an auction house for a new auto-repair business that plans to be the largest seller in Ohio.
And the family behind Quincy Automotive is offering its services at low prices.
The company has an inventory of more than 4,000 vehicles and plans to sell them for as much as $300,000 each at the auction.
The business began in 1974 as a way to help kids with their cars get their fix of parts, including new tires, brakes, air bags, suspension, air conditioning and brakes.
It was also a way for family members to shop at auto dealerships for parts, parts for children, and parts for cars.
But Quincy’s current sales include parts for a number of brands, including Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota.
For now, the company plans to have about 2,000 units in stock by the end of the year, said Lisa J. McNeil, president of Quincy and CEO of Quincys Automotive.
Quincy is the only auto repair business in the region.
The family’s sales have helped the family through the tough economic times and the housing crisis that swept through the area in 2008.
But it’s not the only business with a big name.
The business of Quinciys is also part of the family’s retirement savings plan.
In addition to being a business, the business is a family and the family is a company, McNeil said.
And Quincy has a history of success.
The company’s first vehicle, a 1976 Chevy Corvette, sold for $1,100 in 2014.
The second Corvette sold in 2015 for $2,700.
McNeil said Quincios sales are on track to top $2 million in 2018.
The family is planning to sell more than 20,000 of the vehicles in 2019, she said.
The new Quincy auto dealership is a project of Quincus family, who own the business for more than 60 years.
The car dealership is the latest in a series of auto-related ventures in the area, including a Quincy-owned dealership that will have auto-parts-for-children parts for kids.
The auto-insurance company Quinciuses is buying the business to take over the Quincy dealership in the future.
Quincioses president is Gary M. Sorensen, a former local prosecutor who also serves as treasurer for the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The new company is taking over a Quinces business for a year and will operate it on the same terms as Quincians.