Re: Protecto-plate value
Gordon, I think that IS what everyone is telling the poster. What THEY would do. No one is telling him what to do. Obviously, if the guy just bought the car and was gonna fix it up and flip it, it would be a different story. The guy has owned the car for thirty years, it is hardly a flip! I bought my 67 RS/SS from the original owner in 1984. Twenty years later, during my frame off resto on the car, I looked up the orig owner who was thrilled that I still had his baby. I invited him to view my progress. He showed up with his wife and two kids and spent three hours viewing the restoration, talking about family trips, street racing, having his kids etc. he told me how happy he was that I was restoring the car as original, and told me that he was glad I called when I did, because he was moving from Long Island to Arizona. Six months later, I get a call from an Arizona area code. It is Bob, the original owner calling from his cell phone. He is in New York for a wedding and wants to come by to see me. An hour later he is walking up my driveway with a big **** eating grin on his face. I asked him what was up, that I hadn't gotten much done on the car. He said "I got something for you". He pulls out the original bill of sale for the car. I almost fainted. Bought new at Village Chevrolet in queens village New York. He said when he got to Arizona he was going through some old paperwork and came across it. He knew I would want it. I offered him money, my first born male child, dinner, a time share. He wouldn't have it. Wouldn't take anything, no matter how much I insisted. He was a car guy, and he knew I took good care of his car!