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The bug use to be my mothers before she pasted a way in 2002 from skin cancer. She drove it for several years and was her favorite car (I always remember her driving this car everywhere). Before I went to boot camp for the Navy my brother sold the car without telling me. Now that I'm out of the Navy and stable, I have been looking for the car for a couple years and just learned today the VIN# for the car. Like I said if you have or know where a Orange 1973 Super Beetle is with VIN:1332148995 PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! I don't care what time of day it is, just call/txt 254-679-1148


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Chris Watson
bought 4/16/1999
Sold 12/17/2003

James T. Worchester
Bought 01/24/2004

ATC Sales & Service
Bought 08/24/2005

Ida Margrethe
Bought 08/15/2006
Sold in 2008 (UNK Current owner)

Last seen in Watsonville, CA 1.5 years ago by PO mother



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you know, it's always in the last place you look.:laugh:

but seriously, what state/ region?

go to your local police station and have the numbers run. you'll get records of people who have regestered the car for leads. good luck man!:beer:
 

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you know, it's always in the last place you look.:laugh:

but seriously, what state/ region?

go to your local police station and have the numbers run. you'll get records of people who have regestered the car for leads. good luck man!:beer:
Car was sold (Dec 17, 2003) in Belton, TX 76513 (Central TX)

Already been there, tax office and the DMV, they will not release any information (Privacy Act) :banghead::banghead:
 

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Dayo watson :) ,


Assuming your bro no longer has the buy/sell package(I still:banghead::rolleyes::laugh: have mine from my original purchase of my 1956 bug back in 1975:eek::laugh: ) which showed the original buyer,who you might be able to contact to find who he/she sold it to or maybe access to a copy of maybe a bank check he received showing the buyer's name then I'd post this Q up in relavent south central/west aircooled forums like http://www.speedshots.net/tvwdra/forum/ from http://www.tvwdra.org/ from http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/smf/index.php?topic=4655.msg33703#msg33703 or http://www.thesamba.com/vw/clubs/ or as a genreral post in http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/chat/ ;) .
Another shot at it,but probably a longshot:( ,would be to have the VIN# run on http://www.carfax.com/ if you have a freind at a local VW(or any other make for that matter) dealership or other repair shop who is already a paying member(I'll see if I can have it run @ my work http://www.orangecountyvolkswagen.c...ommonwealth VW&cs:p=&cs:tv=223&cs:ki=48117376 tomorrow;) ) & http://superbeetle.websitetoolbox.com/ & http://www.superbeetlesonly.com/forum/index.php? ;) .

Given the 7-8 years since it's last been seen it most likey will not still be orange,so maybe state it as "was originally orange";) ,& it could pretty easily have ended up in a VW boneyard to be pecked apart:( .(Just being honest)

I hope you find it :):thumbup::beer::D
 

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Dayo watson :) ,


Assuming your bro no longer has the buy/sell package(I still:banghead::rolleyes::laugh: have mine from my original purchase of my 1956 bug back in 1975:eek::laugh: ) which showed the original buyer,who you might be able to contact to find who he/she sold it to or maybe access to a copy of maybe a bank check he received showing the buyer's name then I'd post this Q up in relavent south central/west aircooled forums like http://www.speedshots.net/tvwdra/forum/ from http://www.tvwdra.org/ from http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/smf/index.php?topic=4655.msg33703#msg33703 or http://www.thesamba.com/vw/clubs/ or as a genreral post in http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/chat/ ;) .
Another shot at it,but probably a longshot:( ,would be to have the VIN# run on http://www.carfax.com/ if you have a freind at a local VW(or any other make for that matter) dealership or other repair shop who is already a paying member(I'll see if I can have it run @ my work http://www.orangecountyvolkswagen.c...ommonwealth VW&cs:p=&cs:tv=223&cs:ki=48117376 tomorrow;) ) & http://superbeetle.websitetoolbox.com/ & http://www.superbeetlesonly.com/forum/index.php? ;) .

Given the 7-8 years since it's last been seen it most likey will not still be orange,so maybe state it as "was originally orange";) ,& it could pretty easily have ended up in a VW boneyard to be pecked apart:( .(Just being honest)

I hope you find it :):thumbup::beer::D
Yea my brother doesn't have any paperwork or anything. The whole search start with him saying it he sold it to a carlot in a general area. After months of looking, nothing found. Ended up calling a family resturant in that area and told me years ago there was a car lot across the street. After several phone calls I tracked the retired car lot owners down in VA and they luckly still had the information (VIN) and she remembered the color of the car before I told her... I think my heart drop when she told me. She tols me the date he sold it, the date they sold it and who they sold it to. I haven't been able to track that person down yet. I didn't think about the Carfax...Would it show if the car was totaled or scrapped? Honestly I hope it's in a bone yard picked away a little (As long as the main shell is there). My mom with skin cancer was slowly picked away, but there was nothing we could do. Finding the car like this would give me the joy of completely restoring her back to new!! Well thanks again man for you time and research.....It means more then the world to find this car.

EDIT: Just found out CARFAX doesn't do cars older then 1981 when the 17 digit VIN became standard.
 

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ask your brother what car lot. they will give you the info
justin, read carefully my friend....

"After several phone calls I tracked the retired car lot owners down in VA and they luckly still had the information (VIN) and she remembered the color of the car before I told her... I think my heart drop when she told me. She tols me the date he sold it, the date they sold it and who they sold it to. I haven't been able to track that person down yet."

too many :beer::beer:? or too much
? maybe a combo? hehehe

Good Luck OP!! I really hope this is found, make for a very cool story/build!
 

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nah, i "try" to stay away from that stuff:laugh: but i was in class i skimmed through it. if i were, however, you wouldent be able to read a word of my writing. :p
 

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Well hopefully I'll learn something new around Monday. I got a family member that works at a car dealership and can request information like this. Only thing is I hope that because it's older then a 81' (When the VIN became standard) she can still track it down. Another issue I have is the town the car is around is very close to Ft. Hood (Major Army base) and soldiers can drag car all over the US in a couple years. If I have to drive to Maine or Cally, it's not a big deal just a big road trip with truck and trailer.. Thanks again guys for your help and support!!
 

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Well hopefully I'll learn something new around Monday. I got a family member that works at a car dealership and can request information like this. Only thing is I hope that because it's older then a 81' (When the VIN became standard) she can still track it down. Another issue I have is the town the car is around is very close to Ft. Hood (Major Army base) and soldiers can drag car all over the US in a couple years. If I have to drive to Maine or Cally, it's not a big deal just a big road trip with truck and trailer.. Thanks again guys for your help and support!!
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Truly sorry for the Carfax VIN mixup:facepalm::eek: ,I didn't even know that since I've never used it personally,I think she's talking about access to the DMV info which licenced dealers have access to,but if the car is still on the street & someone else now owns it it is legally up to them to release custody/ownership of it;) .
Just posted this on your behalf watson :);) http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/smf/index.php?topic=7691.new#new ;) .
2 scenarios:) :
It's now just taking up space in the yard or garage = they'd most likely let you have it for a song or for free just to make space & clean up:cool:
It's now their DD = it's got a new good home & being cared for:cool:


nah, i "try" to stay away from that stuff:laugh: but i was in class i skimmed through it. if i were, however, you wouldent be able to read a word of my writing. :p
:p:banghead::laugh::laugh::facepalm:;)
FWIW;) ,I re-read every thread from start to finish before I post or repost in it so that I know that I've taken the time to fully understand the whole of the situation jg :);) .

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Truly sorry for the Carfax VIN mixup:facepalm::eek: ,I didn't even know that since I've never used it personally,I think she's talking about access to the DMV info which licenced dealers have access to,but if the car is still on the street & someone else now owns it it is legally up to them to release custody/ownership of it;) .
Just posted this on your behalf watson :);) http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/smf/index.php?topic=7691.new#new ;) .
2 scenarios:) :
It's now just taking up space in the yard or garage = they'd most likely let you have it for a song or for free just to make space & clean up:cool:
It's now their DD = it's got a new good home & being cared for:cool:



FWIW;) ,I re-read every thread from start to finish before I post or repost in it so that I know that I've taken the time to fully understand the whole of the situation jg :);) .

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1. I didn't know either just looked it up and it gave me a error everytime and the FAQ section told me that
2. Thanks for the post to chircoestore :thumbup:
3. I hope I can find it in a garage, but wouldn't matter if I found it in the yard rusting away
4. Finding it as a DD would be nice, for the motor would at least be running and most likely be in better shape. Only thing I fear is the scrap yard has it or someone has completly restored it and I wouldn't be about to afford it :banghead:
 

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I remember seeing a orange SB for sale in CL here a few months ago. Owner said it was left abandoned in his yard and he didn't have a title or know the year. It looked to be a 73 or 74. Not sure what happened to it or what the VIN was. I'm about 30 minutes from Norfolk. Might be worth doing a search around here.
 

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Also after some more research the car is Brillant Orange (light orange) and Not the Amber Orange (Dark Blood Orange). Thanks for the help!!!
 

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UPDATE::::: I have tracked the car down the town of Pflugerville, TX and the gentle mans name is Spanish (Can't even begin to say it or spell it out).........Praying to the VW GODS as we speak!!!! Again thanks for all the help, even if all you did was view this thread!!!
 

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UPDATE::::: I have tracked the car down the town of Pflugerville, TX and the gentle mans name is Spanish (Can't even begin to say it or spell it out).........Praying to the VW GODS as we speak!!!! Again thanks for all the help, even if all you did was view this thread!!!
so glad that I could view it, and that's awesome man, :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Well today I got a address for the bug. I took off work early and headed South :). When I got there the house was empty duplex. I went to the neighbor and ask for some info. He had lived there for 20 years and the couple had lived there for 7 years. He never recall seeing a VW bug, but he was pretty old. He also told me they just moved to California the day before Thanksgiving :banghead::banghead:. The good thing is that the guy is sure they havent had a bug for a couple years, so they must have sold it to someone in there area as a project car for it hasn't been registered again. So I left a message for the landlord to call me to get there phone number. Also while I was there I called the local junkyards and they ran the Texas wide VIN search and it hasn't been sent to the junkyard (thats good). Ida or Torring registered the car in 2008, so sometime beween 2008 and 2010 they had the car. I was pretty disapointed to drive all the way there and not find the car, but I have other ideas to track them down. I'm going to send them a letter, which I know will get forwarded to there new address or the post office will kick it back with there address on it, so then I can write them and get into contact with them. Here's there info if it helps....

Ida Margrethe
Torring Christia
1014 Disraeli Circle,
Windemere, TX (Close to Pflugerville)
 

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