The Obi's Story


Our company started out of a small service station & repair garage in Jacksonville, Florida on March 1, 1954. Edward L. Obi, Sr. founded Obi's Auto Parts and Repairs specializing in both major and minor auto repairs. Obi's also had a small remanufacturing room to rebuild its own brand of rebuilt auto parts: carburetors, starters, alternators, generators, fuel pumps, master cylinders, water pumps, and more.

In 1968 Obi's became the second Datsun (now known as Nissan) dealer in America and was the first Subaru dealer in the US in 1971 so that is how my love for cars and the parts business was born.

Our brand was boxed and sold in our auto parts stores in the 50's, 60's and 70's as Obi Remanufactured Products. Today we are known as National Carburetors and the core of or business is remanufacturing carburetors. We have the largest core bank in the US. We ship under many brand names per our wholesale customers request. If you have bought a carburetor from your local parts store, then it probably can from us.

Over sixty years later, Edward L. Obi Jr. still has interest the company, and has built the business into one of the largest rebuilding factories in world producing hundreds of units every day for most of the top auto parts chains in your town as well as having distributors in over seven countries worldwide.

Today we still remanufacture a full line of Domestic, Foreign, Marine, Industrial, Antique, and PWC Carburetors of any year, make, or model engine. This wide range of carburetors we produce is why we are the leader in the business.

In 2005 Eddie, Jr. started Obi Motorsports. We mainly sell Hot rods, Classics, and Exotic cars. We realized we needed a large indoor car storage space to sell these cars, so when we decided to move the carburetor factory, the dream of having a large showroom car storage space came into view. Then the boss (aka my wife) said the 21,000 square foot space was too big to just sell cars, and that you should offer some of the storage space to your other car crazy friends to help cover the rent. Thus, Obi's Garage 54 was born.

Obis Garage 54 car storage facility in Jacksonville, FL, will offer up to 70 spaces for rent on a month to month basis for our "car crazy" friends. We will also offer a Car Club membership so members can stop by check on their car and enjoy our VIP lounge, receive discounts on Jacksonville car storage, discounts on performance parts from our full line speed shop that is within the same building and much more.


Obi's Garage 54

Obi's Garage 54
6500 Bowden Road Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32216

(904) 731-8811 - Main
Mon: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: By Appointment
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