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Auto-Lite Spark Plug Counter Display

August 23rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

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Spark Plug Display

Auto-Lite Spark Plug Automotive Parts Store Counter Display

This was a great little Auto-Lite spark plug counter display we restored. It looked a little rough on the outside, but inside the case was pretty clean. Most importantly, it had all the original spark plugs and the curved glass was not broken.

Spark Plug Display

It was a pretty basic restoration: take apart, sandblast, bodywork, prime, sand, paint, reassemble, apply decals and it was done.

Spark Plug Unrestored

I think it is safe to say they don’t make displays like this anymore, and I am happy to say I have this piece in my collection.

Spark Plug Unrestored Side View

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby.

Spark Plug Display

Tags: Antique Advertising · Other Vending Machines · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles Peck // Oct 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I have a display almost identical to this that a friend had asked me to sell for him. It’s in good condition for it’s age. It does not have the “guts” as there are 2 shelves. It looks more like a shelf display/merchandiser, The shelves go all the way through. The glass is still intact as are the doors.
    Do you have any idea what it might be worth?

  • 2 Ron // Sep 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I have one identical to this. In the back are some NOS Firestone and Surehit sparkplugs, in the boxes. Whats it worth?

  • 3 vintagevending // Sep 8, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Ron,
    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of an item. If you keep an eye on Ebay or Craig’s List, your item is sure to be listed at some point. That may give you a rough idea of it’s value but keep in mind prices vary greatly depending on condition. If anyone can help with a value of this item please comment.

  • 4 Benny Vavra // Dec 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    would you be willing to restore one for me? thanks benny

  • 5 vintagevending // Dec 21, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Benny,

    Sorry, but we are no longer in the restoration business.

  • 6 KEN // Jan 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Nice job, do you know offhand where i might find decals for this piece, or where did you find yours ? thanks

  • 7 Jim Zautner // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Did the face/ front that attach the plugs, was that originally chrome? The one I have is chrome on the front where the plugs are attached to.
    Thank you, Jim Zautner

  • 8 Jim Zautner // Dec 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I should have mentioned that I only have the inside component. To complete the unit, I would need the outside cabinet. Also I have seen two different styles of cabinets.
    Thank you, Jim Zautner

  • 9 L // Dec 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Does anyone know the history on this display? Years that it was produced? etc?

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