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'59 Registry Reunites Another

CHEV66JB

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A Place For Everything, And Everything In Its Place...

In October of 2005, the '59 Registry made the owner of car #1390, Mike Hamilton, a very happy man. With the help of another member of the '59 Registry, it was discovered that his car's window sticker was located in the October 1959 issue of Motor Trend magazine. Mike had some background on his car beforehand, but nothing as significant as that- As you can imagine, Mike was pretty happy to learn this news. More on this discovery here.

As of today, a similar reunion of car and history have taken place, this time with car #8878. A member here at CAC, Tom Bryant, advised me that he knew of the current owner of this car, and provided me with the details to update the listing at the '59 Registry- When I went to the existing details for that car that I had, I recalled that I'd highlighted from a 1995 Driveline magazine issue, that a man named Ralph Spears happened to have the original bill of sale and some other docs for this car. His goal of the ad was simply to get the docs to the current owner of the car, to help provide a flashback of where the car had been in its life (a dream virtually any classic car owner hopes for when they buy a classic). I provided the ad details to the current owner of the car, and he and I both reached out to the phone number on the 11-year-old ad, hoping the contact info was still accurate. Surprisingly, it was, and tonight the current owner of the car, and the current holder of those documents, had one helluva phone call. I don't want to give away all of the specific details just yet, because the 2 have decided to join forces and tell their stories together in a unified form, which I will present when the time comes. However, this was too big to keep under wraps until then.

I had to post this update here, as I knew the above examples would provide continued hope to those of you, who are currently undergoing the same quest. It only goes to show that patience will be worth its weight when you finally find that small lead.. the one that points you to the history of your Classic. Until then, keep hunting!

Best Regards,

Jim
 
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Amazing results. Great work, Jim. :upthumbs
 

Tom Bryant

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1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
Dave is a very nice guy and it was a pleasure to meet him and see his cars at the regional. I don't know if he will remember me but I OJ'd with Dennis Sagamang on the chassis judging of his '59. Here's a picture of the car.
 

Tom Bryant

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It is a beautiful car and the optional blue top really sets it off. I just posted some more pics in the Registry forums also.

Tom
 

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