WINDSOR - Spradley Barr has opened a location in downtown Windsor, at 901 Main St.

The building is leased to Spradley Barr by Brian Casson, who ran Casson Car Co. at that location until he retired.

There are two other car dealerships in Windsor, Peak Kia and Highway 34 Auto & Truck Sales, both located along Highway 34 just west of Highway 257.

Spradley Barr has locations across Northern Colorado, with dealerships in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley. The Windsor location held a grand opening on March 30.

There are also Spradley Barr operations along the Front Range as far south as Denver and in Wyoming.

Vehicle sales in Colorado have been on the upswing coming out of the recession. The latest annual data from the Colorado Automotive Dealers Association says that Colorado vehicle sales in 2012 increased by 21.9 percent over the previous year.

For 2012, Colorado outpaced the nation for increases in vehicle sales. The U.S. posted an increase of 13 percent for the year when compared to 2011.