For Sale ......
20 Acres zoned Industrial with Turn Key Business ......
business opportunity; 'cadillacville.com'.
After 47 years in business,
dbaer says it is time to pass the torch to another Cadillac enthusiast.
See pictures of
real estate below.
What are you buying?
- 20 Acres zoned industrial.
Why 20 Acres? In 2002 when Lewis County was required
to be in compliance with State Growth Management Act,
it was determined that the area on this side of I-5 is minimum 20 Acres.
We are kitty-corner
across I-5 from the large (approx. 600 Acre) proposed Winlock Warehouse Park.
The reason this property is zoned industrial is because
it has been a legally licensed wrecking yard since 1990, but
our practices here haven't been anything like a typical wrecking yard.
We have maintained a very "clean" facility.
It has been
basically my "collection" of Cadillacs for parts people around the world have
needed to complete their
Plenty of electricity including 3-phase is available to the parcel.
Water could be accessed from the barn area or a well
can be drilled.
Excellent security with the help of
The 20 acres is an excellent piece of ground, mostly
level with adequate drainage.
- Inventory. Inventory.
An 'impossible to replace or duplicate' inventory.
Inventory that has been accumulating for about 35 years.
As the inventory of cars has been whittled down over the last 10 years, the
remaining ones are primarily in the
'60's. Also, a
good sampling of years from '49-'85.
off the 20 acres, the
barn, shop building, various semi and mobile home trailers are full of
The remaining 500 Cadillacs still have lots of
valuable parts on them.
- A giant, very
productive, well-like website
available for Cadillac owners and enthusiasts alike world-wide.
Inquiries come in daily.
Email and phone number also included in sale.
An ongoing project since 1998 that keeps growing and growing.
Designed to be easily updated and expanded.
- dbaer's cadillacville has
specialized in original, unique, hard to find, 1949 to 1985 parts.
Parts not available in reproduction.
main source of which came from the more than 1,400 Cadillacs that had been accumulated for
- An established, reputable
Cadillacville is well known among Cadillac aficionados.
ongoing business that is taking and filling orders daily.
The first day you
take over you will be conducting business.
our reputation, other Cadillac parts suppliers often refer customers due to
our specializing in original and
Is there room for growth?....... Yes!
- Expand 'Years' of Cadillacs into the
1990's and beyond. An example: I think the 1992-2002 Eldorado's and
Seville's will become highly sought after.
- Expand into other car makes. Chevy, Mopar, Mustangs,
Hondas, Toyotas, Construction Equipment, etc.
- Restoration, Rebuilt, and Reproduction parts.
- Expand into restoration and sales of
cars. Any type of business building such as a large shop
building or factory could be
housed on this industrial property.
Why I like this business.
- From my 47 years experience in
business, gross profit is most important. Having the original sought after
parts, as opposed to reproduction, allows for high gross profit.
- I like finding the
right car for a couple hundred dollars, then 'prospecting' for the choice
pieces that are worth several hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Meanwhile I still
have the whole rest of the car that will someday have scrap value which in
2008 was worth $600 per hulk!
"Buy low, sell high", I like that line of thinking.
- I get to talk to a lot of very
interesting people from all over the US and many foreign countries.
- There isn't the problem of inventory obsolescence.
If it sits a few years, it usually increases in value, sometimes quite a
- Location is near I-5 between Seattle,
WA and Portland, OR. Just off I-5 but yet in a rural, low cost area.
This 20 acres has an established zone designation.
No other properties in the greater area could now get that designation.
As a side note: Our entire 46 acres, including the home on it's 5 acres, is
I like mail order only.
- Good marketing takes the
product directly from the producer to where there is the best price demand,
anywhere in the world. This way the transaction isn't limited by location of
seller or buyer. Whereas drop-in traffic is not going to be
willing to pay high premium prices.
- Expenses such as
insurance, location cost, utilities, etc remain lower.
Lack of onsite retail activity, including lookers
out around the cars, keep insurance costs lower.
- Security at it's best
by not having foot traffic. Security is really of the upmost importance.
If 'strangers' (customers and others) don't have a chance to see where
specific items are at, it makes it a lot harder for them to even think about
attempting future theft.
Prices and terms.
Total Package - $589,000
Subject to change upon pending appraisal.
Includes the following:
|20 industrial acres @ $19,000
|Parts, on and off cars
|500 Cadillacs is 1000 Tons @ $150/Ton
|Timber that could be sold
Inquiries backed with cash
only please. dbaer is not a lending institution.
Enthusiasm is fine but
refrain from calling if that requirement can't be met.
This is not an open house, we'll talk on
the phone first!
Call at 360-785-4133
We are located between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.
County zoning map showing Rural Area Industrial for entire 46 acres.
The 5 acres with house is a separate legal lot, but still zoned RAI.