Vehicle history, VIN trace

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by DrPepper, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Veteran Member

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    This isn't a Chevy, but I want to 'try' to trace the ownership history of my latest project.
    I just purchased a 1952 Henry J Corsair. Yep, it's a Henry J. And solid as a rock. All steel w/ very little rust.
    I have the VIN and the cowl tag has lots of numbers to decode. And I know this topic has been covered before about Chevy's. But this is a different bird. I found a Henry J web site, but there is very little activity.
    But can anyone suggest where to start to trace the vehicle's history?
     
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    Put up some pic's. Some one is likely to know.
     
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    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've been trying to find ownership history for my L78 for 5 years. Unfortunately privacy is the issue anymore. No DMVs will give you anything about history of a vin. There are NICB checks .(National insurance beureu check) But it will require law enforcement to get involved. Also a car that old may have been purged from most DMVs since its so old. I hope maybe someone else here can help further. Good luck with your search.
     
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    I went that route a few years ago. Even with LEO and The Insurance bureau along with the Fl DMV. The internal share of info is a thing of the past since 911. They tried but had to drop the ball. You probably can't even make a direct call to out of state DMV people. You get on a message loop that never ends and your call gets dropped.
     

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