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15 Acres of Choices + Award Winning Sales and Service at Sparta Chevrolet
dealership they’d owned since the mid-70’s. Davey recalls, “The original building and lot were cramped ¬with Pontiac, Buick, and Chevrolet all sharing a small facility. I don’t think they sold 250 vehicles, new and used combined, the year before we bought
the store.”
The Vanderhydes moved the now Chevy
exclusive dealership to its current location
in 2004. In 2016 Sparta Chevrolet sold 1,089 vehicles and 157 trailers.
Three generations of the Vanderhyde family are involved in the Chevrolet dealership, which occupies the south end of the 14-acre facility while the northern portion is home to a newly built trailer sales and service dealership.
“We’ve got a great thing going on here,” said Davey. “A 14-acre lot gives us the ability to stock a huge selection of inventory. One of our biggest challenges is getting people to realize how close Sparta is to wherever they might be.”
Sparta Chevrolet
8955 Sparta Avenue • (616) 887-1791 Hours; 8-8 (M-TH), 8-6 (Fri), 8-3 (Sat)
Sparta Trailers
Cimarron, Sundowner, Lakota, Trails West Horse & Stock Trailers, Snowmobile & Toy Haulers
“We’re not a smoke and mirrors dealer. Our promises don’t require a bunch of  ne print,” is the answer you’ll likely get from Davey Vanderhyde if you ask him how Sparta Chev- rolet has grown into one of the top perform- ing Chevrolet dealerships in Michigan.
Conveniently located on M-37 just north of 10 Mile Road, Sparta Chevrolet has consistently earned a “Superior - Top 15% in the State “ ranking by Chevrolet.
The Vanderhydes bought the Chevrolet dealership in 2001 after selling a nearby Ford
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