Reunited My E9 with Original Owner After 26 Years!

Arde

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Great story! Looking at my own pictures since I own the car I can say that I am rusting faster than my car.
Give Karmann a break!
 

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I know all the owners of my car and have talked to all but one. I know where to find that one, but he's still upset he lost the car to a dealer whom he owed money to.
How did you find the past owners of your car? Were they all in California? I didn't think it was possible to search DMV records.
 

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Wow, love this!

Wished i knew more on my 71 E9. All I know is it was rebuilt in 90s by someone in S Cali with lots of parts from a 72 3.0csi donor car.
 

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How did you find the past owners of your car? Were they all in California? I didn't think it was possible to search DMV records.
So I had records of all the owners except the original. Turns out that the 2nd owner knew the name of the first. So I used online record searches to find them and I called a few numbers I could find. One happen to be their home line. Mystery solved.
 

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This is a great story, thanks for posting. I am intrigued in so many ways. First, how old were these guys when they bought your E9? She looks like she could be early twenties, him, maybe thirty? That was a very expensive car for such a young couple. They had great taste in cars, even the color combo. Based on the way they are dressed, you'd think they would be happy with a new Beetle. Look at them now, they look great! She's got to be close to seventy and he's might be 75ish. Plus, they are still together!! Again, just a great story
Sorry for the slow reply on this. I suspect they were in their late 20s/early 30s when they got the car. I dont know how old they are today, but they're in good shape. He was a doctor, so I suspect he was doing well. Here's the video of them reunited with the car
 

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Best thread of the month hands down!

Congrats, not only on the detective work, but also the commitment to drive it a thousand miles to reunite it with them! Simply awesome.

[Edit] Not only that, but remarkable photography to go along with it. This is clearly not your first imaging rodeo!
Ha, thanks. I like to think I'm a good photographer :) here's my site: www.dusig.com
 
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