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Post by wizzard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:28 pm

Sometimes I wonder what happens to all these fantastic old bikes and cars I've owned / restored/ customised then sold, then never see again. Well today I was put in touch with the latest owner of my old 1957 Chevy which I imported, rebuilt, kept for many years, then reluctantly sold to a buyer in London. The only car I ever regretted selling. Twenty years later, it looks just the same, and the new owner is planning ways to keep improving it - thats the way it should be.
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Any bike with three cylinders has one too many.....................

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Post by Glynmo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:49 pm

And in response to your Signature.... Any car with less than 8 cylinders has too few!
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Post by wizzard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:56 pm

Funny thing Glyn, not long ago I had an article published in Riders Digest about rare or unique cars which I've sold and never heard of again. When you know every nut and bolt on a vehicle, and have lovingly worked on every part of it, its heartbreaking to not know its being looked after by the new owner/s.
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Post by Glynmo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 pm

wizzard wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:56 pm
Funny thing Glyn, not long ago I had an article published in Riders Digest about rare or unique cars which I've sold and never heard of again. When you know every nut and bolt on a vehicle, and have lovingly worked on every part of it, its heartbreaking to not know its being looked after by the new owner/s.
I can believe it. Oddly, I contacted someone this morning who bought a car off me many years ago, I know he hasn't still got it but I'm interested to know if it still lives. I'm also in the closing stages of breathing new life in to a '66 Mustang convertible and, whilst I'm not doing all of the work myself (I've never really welded in my life so a specialist is rebuilding the floor pan for me), I would think twice about selling it, and to whom. Funny how these things get under your skin (and finger nails!).
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Post by wizzard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:17 pm

There is a new Facebook group set up with the purpose of tracking down your old rod or yank. I got a result in a couple of hours.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW. UK Hot Rods, Customs, Yanks.

They might just know where your old car is now.
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Post by Glynmo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Don't think that group would be relevant, it was an early TVR Griffith 4 litre rather than a rod or yank. Interesting group though.
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