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« on: May 08, 2014, 05:32:01 PM »

I thought since many of you are now paying the $50 to find out what dealer originally sold your Camaro, you may be looking for original dealer license frames, key chains or memorabilia from the original dealer that sold your car. I have been on the lookout for the original dealer license frames that sold my car "Jim Edelbrock Chevrolet"from plymouth Michigan, but I have had no luck. BUT I have helped a handful of guys locate original dealer license frames and key fobs along the way. So while I am trying to locate original frames for mine, I thought as you guys are learning who was the original dealer and if you would like to locate some original license frames, just post up who your original dealer was, as I run across them I will help as many guys as I can locate them. (if anybody else wants to help out, great!)

There are a few guys like Gary who got the original frame with their car, and I think it just looks cool to have another piece of originality to our cars if possible.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 05:52:31 PM »

I got very lucky last year. I punched in a search on Ebay for the dealership name where my 66 Chevelle SS original black plate CA car was purchased from new, and low and behold an excellent condition, original old dealership license plate frame came up. I grabbed it. I still check from time to time on Ebay for that dealer and for my 07A X77 car dealership in case something new pops up.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 05:55:39 PM »

which dealer(s) are they for your Chevelle and Camaro?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 06:01:00 PM »

The dealer on my shipping report ( Clark Hatch Chevrolet) was in business from 1955 and sold it in 1972. I might have a hard time finding anything from them but you never know.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 06:12:13 PM »

My 66 Chevelle dealership (Gustafson Chevrolet, Eureka Ca.) and was in business from 1964 to 2000.
My 69 Z was purchased new from Wilkins Chevrolet in Norfolk Va. They are now called Bay Chevrolet but are still owned by the same family.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 06:13:14 PM »

The dealer on my shipping report ( Clark Hatch Chevrolet) was in business from 1955 and sold it in 1972. I might have a hard time finding anything from them but you never know.

What city was that?
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 06:47:11 PM »

Roger Dean Chevrolet in Charleston WV is where our 68Z came from. Have BOS and other docs that original owner gave me. They sold out in the early 70's but have dealership/s in FL.
Ammon R Smith in York, PA is where we purchased our 69 L78 Nova. I'm always looking for their stuff. Smiley
Goodwin Chevrolet Corporation in Salem, Va is where our 69 L34 Nova came from. Just know they are out of business! Need to check them out more! Address was 1337 W. Main Street.
Submitted request for our 69Z to obtain info so we will see.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 06:48:01 PM »

The dealer on my shipping report ( Clark Hatch Chevrolet) was in business from 1955 and sold it in 1972. I might have a hard time finding anything from them but you never know.

What city was that?
El Cajon, Ca.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 06:51:26 PM »

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There are a few guys like Gary who got the original frame with their car, and I think it just looks cool to have another piece of originality to our cars if possible.

My car also has the metal plate affixed to the rear panel with the dealership name...  I used to want to remove those things, and even made it a condition of new car orders, that they not be affixed..  but I think I'm going to just remove, clean, and reinstall this one.. and the tag bracket/frame as well...
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 07:26:01 PM »

Gar, I, too, in the day, would have removed or stipulated that no insignias/placards be placed on my car(s). In the case of my old cars, with the desire to preserve and add a little nostalgia these days, my mind has me leaving or even adding some of the dealer embellishments to give the car some uniquness and a look of an untouched "time capsule". So, count me in on these small added feautures like a decal, placard or license frame. Some close friends gave me a license frame and a placard for the closed down dealer that was in our small town where I live now. I know or am real sure my car did not come from this dealer, but since I don't know and may never know, this will have to do.
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 09:15:21 PM »

Dealer on my Z was Jack Lempke in Youngstown Ohio. They are closed or sold. Only thing I found on Google was a break in around 68. Owner paid $3500 cash and remember the street name. Also mentioned a lot of legal and not legal racing running a best of 12.98. I assume it was with headers 4.88 gears and 140 cam.
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 09:40:56 PM »

Eaton Chevrolet in Washington D.C.
Haven't seen anything for them anywhere. Closed in the 70s I believe but the building is still there.
Don't know where the 68 came from, still have not submitted my info to NCRS.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 02:23:37 AM »

Chick I assume you already have one of these:
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2014, 06:17:16 AM »

Chick I assume you already have one of these:
Yep, and note yours is one of the originals. Thanks for asking as one never knows.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 08:54:22 AM »

That one isn't owned by me, just an auction. I have seen a handful of them on ebay. Do you have it on your car, or just as a display piece?
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2014, 09:45:37 AM »

Its fun to collect the old dealer stuff

my 67 Camaro was from Burt Chevrolet in Englewood CO

found these items on ebay all less then $10

you need patience as it takes years for the stuff to pop up
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2014, 09:55:43 AM »

Cool items. You are correct  it takes patience waiting for them to be found or be listed for sale. It also depends on the dealer, and how much they advertised.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2014, 10:52:36 AM »

After finding out yesterday that my car was from Smith Motor Sales in San Antonio and seeing this thread made me curious so I got on ebay and found a dealership postcard picture and a matchbook.  Got them both for less than $20 total.  With a huge amount of luck, there might be a gold '67 in the dealer window of the postcard pic Grin
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 10:55:15 AM »

WTG, thats what its all about. When you do your search on ebay, *hit the option to save the search. This way ebay will email you if anything pops up, and you don't need to do a search everyday.  Cool
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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2014, 03:57:37 PM »

Even though I am very appreciative of what Roy and the NCRS are doing, it would have been cool if this could have been done a few short years ago before the big GM bankruptcy and forced dealership closings. There might have been a better chance of some old paperwork still being available. I'm sure now that the NCRS information is out that a lot of the dealers that are either still in business or have changed ownership will be getting a lot of calls. Some of them will be polite and helpful but most will not be very friendly and feel like their time is being wasted.
When I purchased my 66 SS Chevelle with the POP many years ago I researched the dealership and called them. They informed me that it had changed ownership a few years earlier and they had no information to offer and were not very helpful. They made me feel like I was bothering them. I guess in reality I was Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 04:17:30 PM »

I knew the dealer that originally sold my car (due to the plaque affixed, and the tag frame).   Sometime after I purchased the car in '76 (it might have been as late as 1980 or so), I went by the dealership and asked if anyone had worked there in '69..  There were a couple of salemen, etc who had been there when the dealership opened in '68.   When I explained and described my car (I was not driving it - although that might have triggered some memories and maybe got some help), they told me the old records had been stored and then destroyed... Sad

Forward 30 yrs...   Last weekend we had a large car show in an adjacent town, and I ran into an old friend who had been in the Chevrolet parts business for many years since the late '70's or early 80's..   He now works at that dealership (Joe V Clayton Chevrolet in Arab, AL).   After the car show, I gave his daughter a ride in my ZR1 and he and his wife followed me home in their truck (48 Chevy rat rod but nice)..   When he saw my Camaro, his wife commented..   look it was sold at Joe V...  and he said.   I wish I'd known you had that car a couple of years ago, before they tossed all the old records (He told me they had those records in the attic, but they only tossed them 2 or 3 years ago!~)..

Basically this story is intended just to point out that even if they have the records, they don't want to spend the time/effort to go thru them to find YOUR sales paperwork..  (I had even offered to pay them for the time way back when..  and offered to come and help..  but no dice!..)

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 04:25:36 PM »

You guys could offer up a shot of your car in front of the dealership--little promo stuff.
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 06:46:00 PM »

That one isn't owned by me, just an auction. I have seen a handful of them on ebay. Do you have it on your car, or just as a display piece?
Currently a display piece that can be placed on the car anytime. Current one on car is a repro!
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 07:36:09 PM »

That is based off a real one I am told though. Looks good. Cool
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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 07:38:32 PM »

Picked these patches up last year.


Maybe we should start a thread of dealership info and advertisement material used.
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 07:41:13 PM »

might be cool, this thread for guys looking, another thread for items found.
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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2014, 08:01:28 PM »

Chick are the bumper guards rare, I've never seen them on that year Nova? If that car was in black and white would look like back in the day.
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2014, 10:40:25 PM »

"might be cool, this thread for guys looking, another thread for items found."

Good idea Bullitt, I vote since you started this thread that you start the new one. Smiley

Here is the license plate frame that I found on ebay for my 66 Ca. Chevelle. I also have the original black Ca. plates so was very excited to find this. I missed a Gustafson hat by a hair right before I found this.
I also am in contact with the dealer that sold my 69 Z and hopeful they might come up with some original paper work and or memorabilia.
I enjoy the hunt!
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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2014, 10:47:12 PM »

That license frame is cherry!

 I would take the original license frame over a hat any day. (but I know you would have liked to have both)

I was hoping if I started this thread that would have been enough karma for me to find the Edelbrock Chevrolet license frame I am after....
I think its going to take a lot more good will on my part... Cheesy

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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2014, 06:31:48 AM »

Chick are the bumper guards rare, I've never seen them on that year Nova? If that car was in black and white would look like back in the day.

To be honest Vince, those were not on when I ordered and purchased the car. They were added in the later 80's! Here is a picture of me at YorkUS30 in the later 1970's and you can note no bumper guards.
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2014, 06:54:51 AM »

Great photo Chick!
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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2014, 08:58:02 AM »

Very cool picture Chick!!
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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2014, 09:21:58 AM »

under 12 sec, and almost 116 mph..  That was/is a quick car.. Smiley    Is that an L78?
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« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2014, 02:39:45 PM »

Here's one from the delivering dealer of my Camaro.  Ewing delivered 10 1969 COPO Camaros.
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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2014, 02:58:00 PM »

under 12 sec, and almost 116 mph..  That was/is a quick car.. Smiley    Is that an L78?
Yes!
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« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2014, 09:01:12 PM »

under 12 sec, and almost 116 mph..  That was/is a quick car.. Smiley    Is that an L78?
Yes!

I was in the USAF during the '68-72 period stationed at Keesler AFB on the MIssissippi gulf coast, a fella who worked at Paul Vanderley's Speed Shop (right out gate 7) had one of those.. with big gears and slicks, a Tarantula TM-2 manifold and a big Holley (all of it prepped by him)..   it was the fastest car along the coast on the street..  He had a standing $100 bet against anyone .. and I don't recall him ever losing... Smiley   .. and the car was beautiful too.. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2014, 12:49:03 PM »

I'm looking for Piedmont Chevrolet-Oldsmobile (Culpeper, VA) stuff if you ever run across anything.
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« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2014, 01:45:18 PM »

Looking for anything regarding Gene Jantzen Chevrolet in St. Louis, MO

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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2014, 01:55:04 PM »

I have seen items for Piedmont Chevrolet, let me see if I can find them.
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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2014, 02:03:13 PM »

Thanks, '67 in particular.
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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2014, 12:40:16 PM »

My car was delivered to George Olsen Chevrolet in San Francisco. Would be interested in a set of license plate frames. Martin
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« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2014, 01:12:42 PM »

I found a license frame, but it looks like they sold oldsmobiles as well:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-License-Frame-George-Olsen-Oldsmobile-San-Francisco-/151243718642
If I see more I will post it
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« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2014, 01:32:14 PM »

Question re original tag frames:

I have the (an?) original tag frame that was on my car since before 1976 that I assume is original, BUT it's fairly pitted.   The tag frame was a cheap chrome it appeared, and then had a background color (black), and a 'name' color (white) painted on it.   It doesn't look bad, but it would look much nicer if it was rechromed and repainted.. Smiley

My question is... Should I restore the tag frame? or leave it as is??
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« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2014, 01:39:37 PM »

and here is a company that makes new license plate frames, that would/could probably make you whatever you wanted...   even the dealership name (as long as it's defunct)? or if you have permission from the dealership??

http://www.cafepress.com/+license-plate-frames?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=msn&utm_campaign=product%20only%20-%20us&utm_content=search-ad&utm_term=license%20plate%20frames
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« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2014, 06:33:26 PM »

Thanks BULLITT65, George Olsen Oldsmobile was a name change in the 1970's so wouldn't be correct for 1968.
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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2014, 11:23:33 PM »

mine still has the dealer emblem from day 1
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« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2014, 09:20:47 PM »

I've been collecting Roger Dean , Charleston WV, stuff for close to 30 years! Heres some of it:


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« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2014, 09:24:16 PM »

Badge & frame:

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« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2014, 10:04:13 PM »

Sry, better pic!
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« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2014, 10:26:23 PM »

68L30...You just wanted to show off your cool car's resting spot. And I'll add, it's worth showing off,real cool!
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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2014, 05:48:24 AM »

Thx...It's what you get behind door number three.. Smiley


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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2014, 11:44:01 AM »

Question re original tag frames:

I have the (an?) original tag frame that was on my car since before 1976 that I assume is original, BUT it's fairly pitted.   The tag frame was a cheap chrome it appeared, and then had a background color (black), and a 'name' color (white) painted on it.   It doesn't look bad, but it would look much nicer if it was rechromed and repainted.. Smiley

My question is... Should I restore the tag frame? or leave it as is??

Well if you are presenting your car as original mostly unrestored, why would you restore the frame??
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« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2014, 10:52:40 AM »

The tag frame didn't come from Chevrolet....   dealer 'add on'.... doesn't count.. Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2014, 11:08:08 AM »

it has perfect patina just the way it is. I would just use some 0000 fine steel wool on the chrome, and run it as is.  Cool
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« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2014, 11:37:56 AM »

Question re original tag frames:

I have the (an?) original tag frame that was on my car since before 1976 that I assume is original, BUT it's fairly pitted.   The tag frame was a cheap chrome it appeared, and then had a background color (black), and a 'name' color (white) painted on it.   It doesn't look bad, but it would look much nicer if it was rechromed and repainted.. Smiley

My question is... Should I restore the tag frame? or leave it as is??

Well if you are presenting your car as original mostly unrestored, why would you restore the frame??
The tag frame didn't come from Chevrolet....   dealer 'add on'.... doesn't count.. Smiley
it has perfect patina just the way it is. I would just use some 0000 fine steel wool on the chrome, and run it as is.  Cool

All depends on who is looking at it and the standards they go by...

So do Yenko decals count? Dealer add on?

Steve, I think it looks great! The car and the garage!  Nice car! Takes me back....

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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2014, 11:47:31 PM »

 Shocked
I could not believe it, I had a frame hanging on the wall,,,matched the reported dealer! My state records search ended in a dead end in 1975.
Bothell Brothers Chevrolet-Cadillac INC. of Auburn Washington, Dealer Code # 47 Zone # 42.
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Dealer History: Bothell was born in Seattle on March 28, 1930, to the late Howard Sr. and Dorothy Bothell, founders of the Bothell Chevrolet Company in Auburn that later became Bothell Brother’s Chevrolet. Bothell and his brother, Howard Bothell Jr., took over the family business, eventually changing the name to Auburn Chevrolet. The brothers sold the family business in 2001. The dealer is still open as Auburn Chevy.
 
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« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2014, 08:26:15 AM »

very nice, I like the frame.
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« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2014, 12:35:39 PM »

HELP!
Hi guys,
Now I really need your help here!
I finally got my SDR today and it says as follows:

Dealer code 784 in zone 3.
Dealer name and location was:

Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet , Inc
Sparta, Illinois

Does anybody have anything like license frames or other merchandise from this dealer?
Searching the net resulted in just the fact that the dealer still exist, just slightly changed the name to Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC!
...otherwise it's rather empty on the net! Sad

Is there someone living in Sparta, Illinois that could belt a fellow Camaro-owner ....? Wink
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« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2014, 08:15:55 AM »

HELP!
Hi guys,
Now I really need your help here!
I finally got my SDR today and it says as follows:

Dealer code 784 in zone 3.
Dealer name and location was:

Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet , Inc
Sparta, Illinois

Does anybody have anything like license frames or other merchandise from this dealer?
Searching the net resulted in just the fact that the dealer still exist, just slightly changed the name to Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC!
...otherwise it's rather empty on the net! Sad

Is there someone living in Sparta, Illinois that could belt a fellow Camaro-owner ....? Wink
Nobody?
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« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2014, 09:27:57 AM »

I don't live in Sparta, but what does " belt fellow Camaro owner" mean?
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« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2014, 12:44:16 PM »

Most likely "help a fellow Camaro owner"
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« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2014, 01:57:40 PM »

Most likely "help a fellow Camaro owner"
Yup, is that freakin iPad that spell like a nut case.....
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« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2014, 02:10:21 PM »

Austin that's Swedish for, can a guy get a little(belt) help..... Wink
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« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2014, 02:28:30 PM »

Over here if a guy refers to getting the belt, it means getting disciplined by his father... Cheesy
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« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2014, 02:43:07 AM »

Over here if a guy refers to getting the belt, it means getting disciplined by his father... Cheesy
.....if you don't  help me that's  probably what's gonna happen......!  Sad
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« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2014, 02:47:50 AM »

Well tell your dad to take it easy on you .....maybe he'll just use his hand, or let our mom dish it out with a wooden spoon!
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« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2014, 09:42:39 AM »

Well tell your dad to take it easy on you .....maybe he'll just use his hand, or let our mom dish it out with a wooden spoon!
....or worst case scenario...he forces me to listen to Justin Bieber! 
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« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2014, 01:37:21 AM »

HELP!
Hi guys,
Now I really need your help here!
I finally got my SDR today and it says as follows:

Dealer code 784 in zone 3.
Dealer name and location was:

Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet , Inc
Sparta, Illinois

Does anybody have anything like license frames or other merchandise from this dealer?
Searching the net resulted in just the fact that the dealer still exist, just slightly changed the name to Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC!
...otherwise it's rather empty on the net! Sad

Is there someone living in Sparta, Illinois that could help a fellow Camaro-owner ....? Wink
Nobody in the Illinois area that have any interesting stuff regarding this? Sad
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« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2014, 04:39:13 PM »

Did you try NCRS  site under Dealer Zones and Numbers?
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« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2014, 01:37:35 AM »

Did you try NCRS  site under Dealer Zones and Numbers?
Hi, Vince,
No I haven't! Wink
...how does it work? I've just added my dealer code there! Svanda still excist as a Chevrolet and GMC dealer and I asked about old stuff but nothing is left! Sad
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« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2014, 10:23:56 AM »

All that site can do is confirm/identify the zone number, dealer number, and dealership name, and address for you...  Just put in your zone and dealer number and enter..  if the dealership is *known*, it will be identified.
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« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2014, 01:38:04 PM »

Some cool stuff here... I've been looking for anything from Broncho Chevrolet Co., Odessa, TX
[Dealer Code 19, Zone 39]
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« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2014, 02:40:21 PM »

Check out the NCRS Dealer Zones and Numbers, there is some information on zone 39 Dealer 19. You might check out old news paper ads from the 60's. Also check E bay for dealer plates etc..
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