Find that old car you used to own!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams
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Ever wonder what ever happened to you first car? The one that you first drove and maybe even dated in? Now there's a site to help you find the car. It's called Lost Car Registry and here is the website:

http://lost-car-registry.tripod.com/ 

If you want to see the full story from Good Morning America, click here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4232618

Have some fun with this...it should bring back a memory or two!

Have a great day.. 

 

 

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vinny

looking for my 1965 nova ss white with red interior. Sold in Baldwin NY around 1990 in pieces to a guy that was driving the same car. call vinny 631-379-4934
thank you

Oct 26, 2014 12:00 PM #40
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Bobby Barker

Looking for 1972 SS camaro sold from 728 garnet ames iowa. The car was black with a blown engine.

Nov 23, 2014 11:30 AM #41
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John

Do you know Sonny Sunbeam?

I know this is a long shot but I want to tell you my story anyway. I hope you make it to the end and, if nothing else, appreciate the impact a single vehicle can have on a life.

I have a photo of my Dad (Alfred Bishop Barrow) from circa 1960 sitting in his car on the streets of Manhattan in protest of Nikita Khrushchev's visit. My father was an fantastic artist and, true to his form, the side of his car reads, "This car is red.... but we're not!!!" He is originally from Cape Cod and moved to New York in 1958 after leaving the Navy. This is his red 1959 Sunbeam Alpine Series 1 so associated with him that his family and friends called him Sonny Sunbeam. He bought this car brand new in the first year it was available in the US at the NY Auto Show with the money he saved while in the Navy and picked it up from a dealer on Northern Boulevard in Long Island (Manhasset/Great Neck border). He is the original owner. Then, he met my mother.

They had their first date in this car. She recently recalled to me how it was March and cold. He picked her up in that bright red car with the top down and heater blasting. She loved it. She even remembers what she was wearing. A young man of modest means, he sold this car in 1961 to buy my mother an engagement ring unbeknownst to her or anyone, he was never asked to do so. To me (or any car guy for that matter), that is the ultimate expression of love I can imagine. The Barrow family was born out of this act.

While he spent a life raising a family, I don't think that car ever left him. In fact, I know it didn't. 1961 was the end of this beloved car in his life but not the end of his love of British sports cars. He spent his life trying to recapture his connection to this vehicle by owning many sports cars...Triumphs, Cortinas, MGs etc. In fact, I learned to drive in a Triumph TR6 at 14 years old by driving it up and down our block for hours on end until the gas tank ran empty. Later in life, I remember him purchasing a rotting shell of a Sunbeam Alpine during the late 70's that sat in our driveway for years, perhaps as a remembrance of things past, until we moved in the early 80's. I can still see the look on his face whenever he stood there and looked at this piece of his history, I believe it brought him back. He died from a massive heart attack 2 days before my 26th birthday at age 58 at our home and in front of my mother. As a registered nurse, she couldn't save him. I am turning 50 in March and I can say he passed this passion for cars on to me and my 2 brothers, all now middle-aged.

My mother (Sandra, now 74) was a victim of Superstorm Sandy (oh, the irony of a name) living in Massapequa, Long Island, in the house my father died in and the house my brothers and I grew up in as young men. In the aftermath, we had to purge almost every memory from the first floor of her home that was under feet of salt water, including most of my father's belongings that were still in place from his life there. He was everywhere and this period of time was quite traumatic. Mostly, it was tragic and devastating to my mother. Her story is on YouTube under:

The Barrow Family of Massapequa, NY Comes Together to Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy


Having been displaced for over a year, she is back in the family home now. I am reminded of what my father, the home and that Sunbeam meant to my mother over this past holiday when she gave the attached framed photo to my brothers and me at her home and we all recalled the story this car has played in our lives. It literally started the relationship that led to us, the Barrow family. This photo survived Superstorm Sandy and thus this vehicle, in the history of my family, has been reborn. I can't get it out of my head.

I am actually not even sure why I am writing but I didn't really know where to turn. I don't have a VIN or any documentation that survived the storm so I have no idea how to attempt to locate it. From the photo, I can see he had 1959 Massachusetts plates #N81-607 on it. I have a desire to find this vehicle or to learn if it even still exists. As I said, I know it is a long shot and I, like my father, am not a man of great means. I, however, have a love of my mother and brothers. I think it would be an incredible event to come full circle and have this car reborn into my family or, at the least, have my mother be able to sit in it once again.

Perhaps this story is compelling enough that you may want to help me fulfill the legacy of Sonny Sunbeam. Any advice or insight would be extremely appreciated as I know you understand a man's love for his Sunbeam.

Regards,
John Barrow

Jan 10, 2015 08:51 AM #42
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Dave Ritchie

Looking for my 1965 Ford Galixie 500 sold in1977 ,South Sioux City ,Nebr Vin#5G67Z200922 , green 2door was a kool car. thanks for any help or direction Dave

Mar 12, 2015 07:56 PM #43
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tommy

I don't have a vin number of a car I use to own how do I find it?

Apr 04, 2015 05:56 AM #44
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tommy

the car im looking for is a 1964 f85 olds don't know the vin how do I find the car?

Apr 04, 2015 05:58 AM #45
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Bill shouse

My dad had 2 old cars how can I find them

Jun 24, 2015 12:07 PM #46
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Krystal Dial

I am desperately looking for my 1983 CJ8 Jeep Scrambler my father and I built. My father passed away in 2010 and pretty much everything he had built with his hands was taken from me. I would love to relocate the Jeep that he and I built from nothing but a frame, he was awesome. The hard top for the Jeep he even made with fiberglass with his own two hands. This is one of the best memories I have spending with my dad and hope to be reunited with that. We built the black CJ8 Jeep Scrambler in 1995-1996, he ended up selling it somewhere in 1997 (I believe). It would have been bought from Gary Metcalfe in Tyler/Lindale Texas area. He owned his own business in Tyler Tx. Any help with locating this is very much appreciated!!

Jul 22, 2015 11:45 AM #47
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Tim L

I'm looking for a 1969 gold color chevelle. I sold it in Bloomington Indiana around 1972. I don't have any information other than it was a 396 with 4 speed in the floor.

Jul 27, 2015 10:31 AM #48
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Clark Wilson

I am looking for my 1972 Mustang Mach 1, it was Medium Bright Yellow, Black Deluxe Interior, 351 Cobra Jet, 4 Speed, magnum 500, A/C, PS, PB bought new at Bill Graham Ford in Bradenton Fl. sold it to a person in Tampa fl. Please help me

Jul 27, 2015 04:55 PM #49
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JAMES (JIMMY) DANIEL HAMBY

IM LOOKING FOR MY 1973 CAMARO RS CHAMOIS IN COLOR BLACK INTERIOR AUTO IN FLOOR FACTORY AC MOTOR PARTS POWDERCOATED SAME COLOR AS CAR CHROME RALLYE WHEELS WITH FLAT CENTERS FACTORY SPARE TIRE NEVER USED VIN. NUMBR IS 1Q87H3N188592 ****MY NAME IS ON THE BACK OF EACH CENTER ON WHEELS*****

Jul 29, 2015 04:53 PM #50
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Wendy Bee-Rod

I'm looking for my Dad's 1979 TRANS AM CONVERTIBLE. It aws silver w/a maroon top and was sold to a guy who supposedly owned a pizza shop in FT. LAUDERDALE,FL back around 1988. If anyone can help, thank you in advance!!!

Aug 04, 2015 11:26 AM #51
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joe niquette

i want to find my 1968 HEMI road runner last sold in aurora colorado it was yellow and white

Aug 09, 2015 02:02 AM #52
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Robert

My father recently passed away would like to locate and buy his 1968 gto

Aug 11, 2015 09:24 PM #53
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Stephen

Looking for my dads 1973 z28. silver body with two black stripes going down the middle. It was last seen in esparto but he usually drove it in SF. A man bought the car years ago and he was from Sacramento. We can only recover pictures of the cars front which doesn't have the license plate. I have been looking for this car for three years now and haven't found any luck.

Aug 29, 2015 07:59 AM #54
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Lee Collins

I'm looking for my 1968 Ford Thunderbird 2-door. Air shocks in the rear, red, beige interior with a 10-inch GT steering wheel. Last known license plate #2UKZ558, last known area was Sacramento, CA. I NEED THIS CAR BACK!!! Call Lee at (916) 477-8329!!!

Sep 19, 2015 08:44 PM #55
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Jim LaBreck

looking for a 1970 2 door Chevelle I traded in 1987 at Chevrolet 73 in Berlin, NJ, It was dark blue 6 cylinder automatic with Camaro rally wheels & white lettered tires, Interior was bright blue with Pontiac white bucket seats & rear seat. It had an SS grille emblem

Sep 29, 2015 10:27 AM #56
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Brandilyn

I'm trying to find my dads old Mustang. Its a 79 foxbody hatch VIN: 9F05F154199 We sold the car last in Ocean City, MD. We have been trying to find it for a while now. It was orange and black but not sure if still the same color. The guy we sold it to sold it and it got totaled but me and my mom aren't convinced it is. Someone said they seen it in Glen burnie, MD. Please let me know if you find it anywhere or have seen it.

Nov 02, 2015 06:16 AM #57
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Brandilyn

Forgot to add. It is orange and black stripe down the middle of the whole car

Nov 02, 2015 06:19 AM #58
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mike yelman

looking for my 1968 buick skylark, the vin# us 435788296589. i bought the car from william lehman buick in florida and traded it in in june 1973 at O'keefe chevy in hartfor CT. i have been trying to find it for over 20 years and will not give up. please email me at mrpixur@yahoo.com if anybody has an idea or suggestion. thanks

Jan 30, 2016 01:00 PM #59
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