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    Hi everyone....I am the daughter of a wonderful Dad....he is now 86 years old. For years I have listened to stories about all of the old cars he owned. He owned a lot..and he has an excellent memory of them all. For years he's had us looking for an old 36 Ford, because that was his first car , to sit and 'piddle' with ....of course with the price of cars now, we could only manage to find him an old 41 Chevrolet. At his age he hasn't been able to do anything to it, although we did find him tires for it.
    Anyway, one of his stories was always about HIS Dad's first car a 1929 Model A Ford. He always wondered where it had ended up. Today, in helping them straighten up their garage, we found the actual sales receipt from where my Grandfather sold the car in 1940, and it comes with the license number and motor number.
    My dad said he would love to know where that car ended up. Is there a way for me to find this out ? Thank you.

  • #2
    The only thing I can think of to do is IF you know what state it was sold in, petition the DMV there and see if they would give you whatever info they have. The information we have available is spotty at best, and only references the time the car was built.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      Thank you . I would never even known to do that had I not come here.


      • #4
        Or you could post the information here and see if anyone recognizes the name and/or number


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