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Got a story of a car you "loved & lost" or sold? And found...years later? Share it

I am new to the forum but I am blown away by all of the info on here. I thought I'd share in case anyone out there has a story worth telling...

#96 on my bucket list is to write a book. But, when I first put it on there, I had no idea where the content would come from. But business has been good and I have a little more time on my hands, so I am moving forward with it now.

I grew up in WV when coal mining was taking a dive. So, needless to say, we saw some tough economic times.

My dad was a car guy and he was always hauling home some rusty worn out car to restore. As I grew up I learned a lot about car restoration and I saw many beautiful transformations in our driveway. However, it never failed, every couple of years, my dads company would close, or lay off. And the dreaded "For Sale" sign would come out in an effort to pay for a trip to the Beach, or Christmas toys.

Unfortunately for my dad, we have no clue as to the fate of his restored masterpieces. They have disappeared into our memories and the only remaining artifact is a few Polaroid photos.

So... does anyone have a success story of a car that you have located after many years apart? Share them with us! I have an ISBN with a publisher to author a book titled "The Ones That Got Away". The project draft is already registered and my first draft is due very soon (I've already got an extension.)

The book will be a compilation of stories from folks who had classic cars trucks, or motorcycles that "got away" and they were able to locate them years later. I am looking for unique twists. So, even if it isn't a Mercedes... go ahead and let me know about it.

OR... if you are searching, I may be able to help. So far, I've helped 2 people locate their cars, and I even helped a current owner find the original owner (kind of plan, in reverse) Since I started this project 2 years ago, I have processed hundreds of leads, so I have read through some unique ideas in finding a car that could help others who are looking. Just let me know what info you have, and I may be able to lend some advice.

Share them with me here on the forum on our website or at Please send me a description of the story and give as much detail as possible. I will be especially interested in stories with unique twists, or searches to uncover the mystery of "where it is now"

And if you know someone with a good story, feel free to refer this to them to follow up.

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