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« on: November 30, 2011, 11:04:30 PM »

Hello all....I'm new to the site......So please bear with me.....My question is....Back in the day 1971  And had my z/28    (302)  Daytona Yellow with the Black Stripes...I loved that car...But being that young age then,,And being full of it,,,I sold it...My brother had got the car New in 69,,,I got it from him in 70....The place where he got the Car is Long gone,,,,I cant remember who i sold it to either..
I was living in West Virgina then,,,The car in No where in the little town where i lived  I do know that.....I have NO Vin numbers or anything like that ,just one picture of it...I would love to find it,,dont know if its still going or in the junk yard........Where could i start...Is there any way to know how many of the Daytona yellow Z's  when to Wva,,,,I'm Lost...   Any help i would appreciate......
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 12:05:26 AM »

Without the VIN, how are you going to know when you've found the car? I don't think there is any place you can "start" without the VIN or knowing who you sold it to other than possibly jogging someones memory that bought the car from you. Possible, but I'd say you are probably out of luck. Don't mean to sound so negative. I guess the only place you could try was WVa. DMV and see if they've got records that old. A very long shot, but worth a try.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 07:43:34 AM »

Rocco, welcome to the site and agree without the Vin # it's going to be an up hill battle. Maybe try starting with the person you sold it to, or perhaps your brother going through some old insurance paperwork to find the Vin. Best of luck in your hunt for the old Z.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 01:28:40 PM »

Rocco, in 2001, I was able to get the vin of the Z/28 I owned in 1975 from the local tax office. CT assesses property tax on automobiles and they had the records.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 06:12:46 PM »

You may want to tell us your brother's name, the name of the dealership that sold it new and what town it was in. Maybe a protect-o-plate stayed with the car and that info could then help it be traced to you.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 09:17:27 AM »

Great Ideal Mello,,,,,This Car was got  from Dempsey Chevrolet in Princeton West Virginia  in 1969...which is long gone,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 09:22:26 AM »

I sold the car to a person in Peterstown West Virginia in around 1972,,He is no longer around......trying to check around there,but no remembers much.............
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 12:45:47 PM »

tmagda .................Thanks...Im heading to The Tax Office next week...I did call,but she said,on there PC. they just keep 2 years...But Down stairs They have the old Books,
So maybe with luck,,I may find out something..............Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2011, 12:41:25 AM »

A few other things you can do, look at your states DMV records process. If you can remember the plate, or your state logs your vehicles against your license number and you are still licensed in that state you might get lucky. Also look for old check registers, you might have placed the vin in the memo when registering it or paying taxes.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011, 01:50:07 PM »

Thanks 69pace...Im going to this little town Monday (peterstown Wv)...the court house and check this guys personnal Taxes on the car,,,and whatever else i can find....
Maybe get lucky on a few things,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 02:30:09 PM »

Well...Nothing good is happening yet....No Record of this guy at all....sent letter to Wva DMV,,,about car that my brother had,,and me buying from him..then me selling it
again,,,,,They just Stamped my letter   NO RECORD,,   Didn't tell me anything,,,I think,,they didn't even Check into it deep...May Have to go there myself and do the checking....Any more Ideals.............I did find the guys Parents i sold the car to,in 72,,,,His mom did remember the car,,,But didn't know what happen to it,,,After he Passed away.............
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 07:32:01 PM »

Don't give up.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 07:37:35 PM »

Maybe the guys parents can ask some family members if they remember who/where the car was sold to?? Sounds like you've gotten a warm lead...
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 08:30:33 AM »

Rocco don't give up, more often than not persistence does pay off. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 01:00:37 PM »

how did the guy you sold the car to pass away? may be bringing up bad memories for his parents.
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