http://166autoauction.com 2944 West Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65807
We at 166 Auto Auction are proud of our 67 Year history in the Mid-West Region.
Founded sometime in the late 1940′s by a man whose name has slipped into obscurity, 166 Auto Auction got its name from the original highway on which it was located – Highway 166, built to take the traffic load of the well worn Route 66. The first facility was an old boat works company just outside of the Springfield, Missouri city limits. The floors were dirt, there was no running water and the building was just a shell.
Melvin Reid, a used car dealer in Carthage, Missouri acquired the auction around 1950 when the first owner, who owed Reid $2,000, offered him half interest in the auction to settle the debt. Reid took the deal only to find out that he had also acquired a manager who had accepted the same deal.
Reid operated the auction for several years with dirt floors and no indoor plumbing and, still in the used car business; he was his own best customer. With sale fees of $5 and $10, there was little return on his investment, but the overhead was low. Rent on the building was $55 a month, auctioneers got $10 a sale, and the “help” were paid $2 a night. Read More
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|7 & 14-Day Post Sale Inspections||Title Services|
|Pre-Sale Inspections||Online Services|
|Reconditioning & Mechanical Services||Dealer Financing|
|Specialty Vehicle Sales||GSA Events|
|RV's & Campers||All Vehicle Types|
Hours of Operation
|OFFICE HOURS||GATE HOURS|
|MON-WED: 9:00AM-5:00PM||MON-WED: 7:30AM-10:00PM|
|THURSDAY: 7:30AM-5:00PM||THURSDAY: 6:00AM-10:00PM|
|FRIDAY: 8:00AM-2:00PM||FRIDAY: 7:30AM-10:00PM|