| November/December 1970

Haston L. St. Clair, R. R. 1, Box 140A, Holden, Missouri 64040 with the kind permission of the Kansas City Star newspaper. (It may be interesting to quite a few of you folks and we thank Haston and the newspaper for allowing us to reprint it. Anna Mae A Member of The Star's Financial Staff)

His most serene royal highness, Sultan of Trengganu, West Malaysia, needs a gasket for his 1956 Packard. Winthrop Rockefeller needs a part for his 1933 Chrysler Imperial and a Pennsylvania automobile dealer needs a valve for his 1928 International truck. Dayton Auto Parts company, 3111 Holmes, has them all.

The company, more than 50 years old, is unique among automobile supply dealers here. The store stocks new parts for old and antique cars. And orders for those parts come in from around the world.

Besides the sultan, customer demands last year included parts for a 1928 Buick (from Ontario), gaskets for a 1933 Flying Cloud (from Quebec) and a 1926 Hudson (from Illinois), and valves for a 1929 Nash (from Saskatchewan) and a 1931 Durant.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Petrus are the owners, salesmen, stock boys and what-have-you for the firm. They employ no salesmen and make no local deliveries. Their customers come to them and not vice versa.

Some of their orders come from automobile dealers, some are antique automobile buffs and others just people trying to keep their old cars and trucks running. (Like the sultan).


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