Anybody have keepsakes from previous cars?

cbarge

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Call it as part of the Mopar hoarding dizzeeze..
When I said goodbye to my beloved 68 VIP 22 years ago, as a souvenier or keepsake I kept the script from the front grille.
I look at it everyday when I get dressed since it is in my closet.
Other cars I had or scrapped I kept spare keys, fender tags and broadcast sheets. I hung hubcaps or licence plates on the rafters, etc.
I no longer have the cars but always have a piece of them somewhere that reminds me where I was or what I was doing at that time in my life with cars..lol
Anyone else?

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My first car a 70 Dart Swinger, lemon twist yellow and the ice scraper had a yellow handle. I used the scraper this morning , parted ways with the car in 1980.
 

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In a parts car glove box I found a collection letter, a small picture of a dude (like passport or mug shot), a spoon and lighter. I kept the spoon.
 

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still got the keys and license plate off my first car from 71...and the door off my first race car (also from 71)
 

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I have the prior/original owner's registration from when I bought this car about 20 years ago (sold it in around 2003 or so), which helped me confirm it was my old car in this thread:
GT No 3#

When I had this 300, the 'THREE' emblem on the trunklid was getting loose, so I put it on my pegboard for safekeeping while I searched for new barrel clips.
Sold the car, moved to a new house, and still have hte emblem about 15 years later - just on a different pegboard in a different zipcode.

Bottom pic I stumbled across on the 'net one day - the missing emblem (and the off-color touchup on the paint nicks that are barely visible in the photo) told me it was my old car.

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I still have the 2 tickets from a suburban police officer gathered by my ‘68 Roadrunner. The first was “Failure To Use Due Care While Operating A Motor Vehicle”, after the RR did a smoking burnout right in front of him and the second was for “Fictitious Plates”. I reckon he was pi$$ed off. Memories from many moons ago. It wasn’t my fault. Oh and the 383 motor is still in my garage. It’s waiting to be Woke again. Evil little thing.
 

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Bought my 1st 71 NYer in 79. Crashed in 1980. Saved glovebox emblem, and glued it to dash trim of my 77 Cordoba purchased in 81. Still there today.
 

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I'm way too young to have bought these cars new or newish, but my Newport came with the original 1968 title, and actually just a few weeks ago I discovered in the glove box door (those two little compartments) that it had a bunch of old registration cards and a slip from a mechanic's shop from the 90s of an inspection. That made me feel a lot better about the condition of this car (not that I didn't know it was already solid). I slept very good that night.
 

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David -
Do you still have this car?
Was it brown like the Reg shows or was it Dark Burnt Cinammon (FK5?)?
I lost it in a divorce settlement in 1985. Kept tabs on it on till 1998, then it dropped out of sight. It was its original color the entire time I owned it. Sadly it was numbers matching original car under my ownership. Color was a light metallic brown.
 

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I lost it in a divorce settlement in 1985. Kept tabs on it on till 1998, then it dropped out of sight. It was its original color the entire time I owned it. Sadly it was numbers matching original car under my ownership. Color was a light metallic brown.
There is/was a dark cinammon GT on the southside of Indy, I first saw it for sale in 1993 or so, and was still around as of 2003 or so. It was pretty rough in 1993, so not the same car.
 

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I have parts off of several cars 'I've had over the years. I moved going on 28 years ago. I threw away all my furniture and brought a uhaul full of chrysler big blocks and motorcycles. I put motors and transmissions in my father inlaws storage building out of town. Went out there and looked through it all for the first time last year. Grabbed a 383 4 barrel intake that still had fresh looking paint from when I swapped it on to my factory 400 pickup when I was 20.

I accidentally kept the clear center backup light from a 73 fury sedan I had then ended up buying a 73 coupe a couple years ago and it was missing the lens. First timed I ever solved a problem years before having it.
 

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accidentally kept the clear center backup light from a 73 fury sedan I had then ended up buying a 73 coupe a couple years ago and it was missing the lens. First timed I ever solved a problem years before having it.
I kept the outside rear view mirror from my 68 VIP. No pitting and working condition. I installed it 17 years later on my 68 Newport replacing the smashed original mirror.
So when I look into the mirror,I also "look back" to when I had the VIP lol!!

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I have several pieces from cars that I have owned. A piece of bondo from my 65 Mustang, taillights and hubcaps from a 67 Tbird that I destroyed in a demolition derby, a Corvair emblem from a 65 Monza that I painted in 8th grade and my brother died in right up the street from our house in 1984. Several other parts from various less memorable vehicles.
 

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I have the upper and lower rod bearings, mashed together as one from my first /6 blow-up. Actually my first blown up engine ever.
Not the last:(
 

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hard to see a led zeppelin concert stub $7.00 found under the back seat of my 68 newport 4dr.

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