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Old 07-23-2005, 07:31 PM
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The name of the dealership sounds weird.

Mr. Ed's brother Bobby has a pin that he used to wear on his suit that said "Whats a Fencl Tufo?" I am doing my best at trying to pry it out of his hands!

The owners names were Dick Fencl & John Tufo
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Old 07-23-2005, 08:57 PM
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I'll take two Frank.
I can still see that mid 70's corney Fencl-Tufo Monster hand puppet Commercial with the tagline,"Your Monster Dealer!"
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:04 PM
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No Verne. The dealer did not become Fencl Tufo till I believe 1968.
Correction Verne. The dealership opened in 1967.


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Well, take a look at this auction. Bet noone noticed that dealer stamp, sold in Feb 68.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...;category=6161

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:12 PM
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Very cool Kurt. Actually that was a different dealership all together. Dick Fencl the owner ended up selling that dealership shortly after that car was sold. He bought interest in Fencl Tufo Chevrolet in 1967.
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:05 PM
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Dick Fencl the owner ended up selling that dealership shortly after that car was sold....

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...and Dick Fencl Chevrolet then became Brigance Chevrolet, correct??
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No, they were also two different dealers but close in proximity to each other. When Dick Fencl closed GM closed the point all together. The same situation with Brigance which closed I believe February 16th 1975. There has never been another Chevy dealership in Oak Park since which is suprising because the area is so affluent. The town has a population of 50,000+ people with a median income of 63,000 and an average home price of 275K.

Fencl Tufo closed in 1988-89 due to bad business practices. Rumor has it that John Tufo had a bad gambling problem. The dealership became Quality Chevrolet for a short time then is now called Sunrise Chevrolet.
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1984 at Fencl-Tufo Chevrolet.


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OK Mr. Fencl Tufo Historian... what can you tell me about this photo? (Other than you want it. )

Note the Jim Wangers Chevrolet billboard in the background...and the "302" lettering on the fender.
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Thanks for sharing Joe!
Really neat picture!
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Well for one........I want the photo!!!

What is the drivers name on the door? I know whos car it is. I found the original owner of Gene Englers Fencl Tufo Deuce and he told me all about the car. Could not remember the name that it was campaigned as but told me all about it.
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