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Old 03-15-2017, 10:27 PM
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So there's this other thread running right now - with a guy trying to track down his new, used car's prior owner - & it got me thinking.
Wouldn't it be nice to know where some of my earlier Vettes were today - & how well they've fared over the years...
If only my past cars had an owner plaque - where I could have written in contact info - & in today's high tech cars - enter into the computer.
Something more permanent than just leaving a letter in the glovebox - that some car jockey cleanup kid will toss the minute you've driven off the lot with your new ride.
Keep in mind I'm only talking about your current baby - not your beater.
The new owner would be enticed to contact you to not only learn about repair & maintenance - but to hear tales of the car's early history - epic road trips - places visited - photos to share - etc.
Just think - the car you own today will most likey still be on the road long after you are dead & forgotten - & this might prove to give you a bit of immortality...?
So am I crazy - drunk - or maybe really onto something?

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Old 03-15-2017, 10:31 PM
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Maybe we should all put laminated 'tank stickers' on them with our info when sold. They would be found sooner or later.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:03 PM
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Agreed! I would like to know where my '72 Bryar Blue, Base T-Top w/TH400 and black leather Custom Interior is! Midwest somewhere, me thinks.That was my first car, in '77!
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:52 PM
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And sometimes you are better off not knowing.

A few years ago, I tracked down my '97 Camaro Z28 Convertible to see if I can buy it back.

Bought new in '97 for my 30th birthday. I took care of the car. It was never abused or crashed. This was taken about a month before I traded it in for my '03 C5 in '07.


To what I found. This was less than a year after that owner bought it. It was a write off and subsequently scrapped. To this day, one of my biggest regrets was letting it go. But finding it is a close second.

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Old 06-16-2019, 02:06 PM
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Ouch! Sorry, dude! It could be brought back though. But, it would definitely be a keeper after that expense!
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Ouch! Sorry, dude! It could be brought back though. But, it would definitely be a keeper after that expense!
Believe me, if given the opportunity, I would have done just that. But I found it too late.
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Time for a tribute build/replacement?
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Time for a tribute build/replacement?
I have been looking at AutoTrader and Kijiji for another 3rd gen Camaro so you never know.
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Wife know? LOL!
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