Welcome to Dino's Corvette Salvage & Sales - The World's Largest Corvette Only Salvage Facility!

Edmunds.com Article February 2013

The Corvette Lives On 
published by John Pearly Huffman

Picayune, Mississippi, is a small town that serves as a bedroom community for nearby New Orleans. It's also home to Dino's Corvette Salvage and Sales, the self-proclaimed "world's largest Corvette-only salvage facility."

"We have several thousand on the lot," says owner Dino Behler, 46, with his New Orleans drawl as he looks out over four acres of C3, C4, C5 and a few C6 Corvettes. "We're a few years behind the curve. The C7 will make the C6 easier to find. There's more of a finite market for C1s and C2s, so we don't really deal in those."

Behler opened his business back in 1998 when he began brokering Corvette parts on eBay. A few years after that he began buying wrecked Corvettes and parting them out in the parking lot of his New Orleans apartment building. By the time he moved everything to Picayune, he was buying three or four wrecked Corvettes a week. Now the business is robust enough that he owns the land and building it occupies debt-free, has six employees and the $250,000 a year the company makes on eBay alone is enough to cover expenses. "Unlike other cars, every part of a Corvette is worth something," he explains. "We can pull the bolts out of a car's interior, bag them up, and sell that to people who need original bolts."

Behler's company has been so successful that he's split it into two: one to handle complete car sales and the other parts. "If we went over a million in sales, that would bring a lot of hassle," he says. "But I've never increased my own salary and most of our money is in inventory."

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