- Nov 12, 2014
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- San Luis Obispo, CA
As I reported last December, the elderly previous owner passed away on Feb. 19, 2021 -- before I had a chance to meet him. His daughter-in-law, however, put me in touch with the person from whom the car was acquired. Here is the first page of the parts records that he kept for the car, showing that he had acquired this New Yorker Brougham from NJ in August 1999:
Weather permitting, I will be meeting him later this month. Meanwhile, here is a 2009 sticker of the Tri State Car Club of Middletown, NY that I found in the glove box. The Club closed its doors in 2016.
That's awesome that you're in contact with the car's previous owners/family members. I believe that it is important to know the history of the car when possible, because without the people, there would be no car.
I was successful in tracing the lineage of my previous '73 NY back to the original family that owned it, but hit a brick wall because there was some sour grapes over how it was sold after the owner passed away.