Past history of your car

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  1. earlysecond

    earlysecond Veteran Member

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    I found receipts in the dropoff extentions of my trunk for body shop type supplies purchased in the late 70's from both Arizona and South Carolina addresses. Funny thing is I purchased the car in MN!

    Seems these things can get around a bit!

    Brent
     
  2. oledave60

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    I' am pretty sure the previous owner was a very larrge rat due to squaters rights . It was running around as the car was loaded and I hoped it didn't make the trip. But it did about a month later it was found dead in a rocker panel. It's favorite snack was plastic , mainly the steering wheel. [​IMG]
     
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    volsfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm pretty sure mine was bought new in 1979 by someone who drove it down to the beach and left it there for 30 years waiting on me to come along and buy it...and replace almost every bit of sheetmetal due to rust :mad:
     
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    I'm the fourth owner of mine.

    It was sold new at Keller Chevrolet Inc in Cheektowaga NY 7-2-70 to the first owner, who put a lot of the original mileage on the car a 1/4 mile at a time.

    Then, the first owner let the block freeze, and replaced it with a GM warranty CE block in '75.

    Sold it to the second owner who did a resto on it and used it as a show car. He built show car's for a living back then.

    Second owner sold it instead of losing it in a divorce.

    Third owner, also from NY, only had it two year's and used it as a summer cruiser, then I ended up with it.

    First three owner's all knew each other, and at least #2 and #3 still keep in touch. #3 lives about 5 minutes from me. :cool:

    Have the original warranty card and protect-o-plate, as well as NY registration's which show the mileage, from the first and second owner's, but have never tried to contact them.

    I've owned it almost 12 years.

    49,000 miles on it now.

    Interesting how the value has changed since I bought it. :D :bowtie:
     
  5. QUAKE_WARS

    QUAKE_WARS Veteran Member

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    I found out mine used to be a road WHORE.. I have her tamed now.
    she stay homes all the time unless im in her :)

    You should see her new hood!! she has lots of make overs..
    When im done with her, she's gonna be nice and tight again. :cool:
     
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    I hope that rope doesn't scratch the hood lol..........;)
     
  7. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My Dad wouldn't co-sign for me in 1970, so I had to wait a year and a half to buy mine. I bought it in December, 1971, two weeks before I enlisted in the USAF. It had 14,000 miles on it; I paid $1900 for it. The first owner was a 69 year old ex-optician firm owner. He said his wife didn't like it not having A/C.

    It is a March, 1970 Norwood Z-28. When I bought the car, it had headers on it. It also had cracked transmission bolt holes and a disconnected smog pump. It was white with black stripes.

    It was beautiful.

    I never blew up the engine, although I've bent the pushrods two times. Today it has the original motor sans the engine number pad, the original 4 speed hurst/muncie transmission, 3.73 axle, and some of the original sheet metal. It has about 100,000 miles on it; none since the engine was rebuilt in 1995.

    At least I can say I kept my teenage hotrod! :)
     
  8. eightyZ28

    eightyZ28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Glad to see my old car has a good home.....I'll send you that build sheet tomorrow...nice talking to ya!
     
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    Carol, thank you again. :) And let me edit the above statement: "Used to belong to a Gal on this board." :D
     
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    back in 78/79 l88 and cragars, check out the pinstriping!
     

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