May 19, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Ed Bozarth is selling his Topeka auto dealership

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Ed Bozarth’s 55-plus years of selling cars in Topeka appear to be coming to a close.

Bozarth’s dealership — Bozarth Chevrolet #1 Buick GMC Cadillac, at 3731 S.W. Topeka Blvd. — is “under contract to sell,” he told The Capital-Journal on Friday.

The buyer’s identity wasn’t being made public.

Bozarth, 78, said it was his understanding that all employees of the business would be able to continue working there.

“I kind of handpicked the buyer hoping that he would maintain the pride that I’ve had in running the business,” he said. “There’s really wonderful people there. A lot of them have been with me 30 or 40 years.”

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Bozarth is in the process of making moves that would reduce the number of dealerships he owns to one, in Grand Junction, Colo., he said.