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JoeC

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2014, 02:45:37 PM »
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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BULLITT65

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2014, 02:55:43 PM »
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.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2014, 03:52:36 PM »
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 ;D
Mike in Northern Illinois
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BULLITT65

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 03:55:15 PM »
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.  8)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2014, 08:57:37 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 :)
Len H.  Kansas
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1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 09:17:30 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... :(

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!..)

Gary
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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 09:25:36 PM »
You guys could offer up a shot of your car in front of the dealership--little promo stuff.

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 11:46:00 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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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2014, 12:36:09 AM »
That is based off a real one I am told though. Looks good. 8)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2014, 12:38:32 AM »
Picked these patches up last year.


Maybe we should start a thread of dealership info and advertisement material used.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

BULLITT65

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2014, 12:41:13 AM »
might be cool, this thread for guys looking, another thread for items found.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

VINCE Z28

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2014, 01:01:28 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.
" He who knows naught, knows not that he knows naught"  It's not you...  It's just the way my brain is wired.

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2014, 03:40:25 AM »
"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. :)

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!
Len H.  Kansas
1969 Z/28 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, born with drive train, complete 3 owner history.
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

BULLITT65

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2014, 03:47:12 AM »
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... :D

1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

68camaroz28

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Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car....
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2014, 11:31:48 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.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584