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2/20/14 1:21am - Original Message: 'HELP'
HALSVETTE
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GENOA, IL - USA

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1968 1973 1974

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CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO FIND THE HISTORY OF MY CAR? IT IS A 74 THAT I BOUGHT IN 75. LIKE THE LAST OWNER. I BOUGHT IT FROM A DEALERSHIP THAT IS NO LONGER AROUND, AND OVER THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN WONDERING ABOUT SOMETHINGS ABOUT IT.
   ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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2/20/14 12:49pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
F4Gary Gold Member
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Sounds like you and the previous owner are basically the historians of that car.  That and the tank sticker.

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2/20/14 12:58pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

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Patrick, you can use some of the features in the Research section above such as the VIN Decoder and Build Dates to find out some of the information.  Good luck.
 
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2/20/14 1:03pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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A '74 that you bought in '75? How many previous owners could it have had? Shocked
What kind of info are you looking for? Some states still allow title searches....that's what I did on my '74 years ago, and got the full ownership history of the car, including title transfers, etc.
Other info not pertaining to past owners can be readily available....just depends on what you are looking for. Thumbs Up


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2/20/14 9:44pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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GENOA, IL - USA

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Thanks for the info. the reason i want the info. is cause the car had about ten layers of paint on it, something strange about that, the car had 1,500 miles on it when i bought it,and i was 19 at the time, now that i have had it for forty some years and have done a lot over the years,i am getting to wonder about this cars history, i know there can't be to much!


                                                               thanks again
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2/21/14 12:30pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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 Unless you can talk to the previous owner, and get the info, yer pretty much screwed. Ouch
I'd be curious about the paint, too, if I bought a basically brand new car, and it had been completely painted...period. It's a fact that a LOT of Corvettes got damaged in shipment, and had to be retouched at the dealer, but that' usually(never) included the whole car.
I wonder if it was a movie car? Or a Joey Chitwood car? I can't think of any reason why one would have been painted so much, being new....
What are the last 5 numbers of the VIN?
What is the build date, and the color codes on the trim tag? Some were shipped with primer ONLY from the factory...


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2/24/14 10:51am - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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GENOA, IL - USA

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1968 1973 1974

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well, i called the sos and they said that they only go back 10 years, the last # on the car are  19934 and it say's corrected on the title ( why ) the trim tag is h06  trim416  paint 10L 
 when i took the body off the frame i got the tank slip but it was so bad you can't read anything on it. any help!!!!!!!!
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2/24/14 1:52pm - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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You may find another build sheet hidden somewhere else in the car.  Frame pocket, under the carpet, etc.

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2/25/14 8:10am - Reply: 'Re: HELP'
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Canonsburg, PA - USA

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1972 Corvette Convertible V.I.N. 1Z67K2S511495 Paint / (946) Elkhart Green …with white convertible top Trim / (417) Dark Saddle - Standard Comfort Weave Vinyl

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For what it's worth, the NCRS can confirm the actual production date and the original "ship to" dealer.  That may or may not be the dealer you were told. Of course the VIN will tell you what engine was originally installed. Check the stampings on the engine and transmission. You can also see how the production date stacks up with the trim tag; remember, it does not have to be exactly the same. Depending if the car was on the line at the end of a shift, it should generally be within 1 to 3 days afterward. I say generally because for some unusual reason it could  a lot later. The thing that is most disturbing is the "corrected" notation. I've spent my whole life around the automobile business...wholesale and retail; several times each. I've been a new car dealer myself, worked directly for General Motors for 30 years, and for them as an outside contractor for another 12 years. "Corrected", depending on the laws in your state at that time, could mean anything, including "Salvaged" or "reconstructed'. I worked for Pontiac Division. Cars that were damaged in transit were repaired, driven as company cars, then sold as such, at a "brass hat" discount to the dealers. There was no law requiring disclosure at that time. I remember one '70 Catalina that had the whole top, firewall up, torn off by a low underpass. We repaired the car and I drove it as my company car. I was picking bits of glass out of my backside for a month. On the other hand, at the end of my time with Pontiac; cars that had the slightest structural damage were sent to the crusher.

Good luck,

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