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A classic business yields a rural landmark

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

Country Auto Sales, through which owner Jack Eisaman sells mostly classic cars from his home, has spawned a minor rural landmark near Bluffton: an arc of old cars on a berm beside a pond on his property.

A few years ago, after he switched from selling used diesel trucks to selling classic cars, he found himself with more cars than he had room for, and he parked the "project cars" on the berm south of his home.

Eisaman, 46, has made a living buying, selling, repairing or maintaining vehicles all his adult life, he said. He said he aims to sell about about 100 vehicles a year. Since he’s traded more in classic cars in recent years, he’s been able to maintain his business selling fewer vehicles.

He sells cars in all states of preservation, from completely restored to deeply weathered.