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irvine:
hey everyone,
im wondering if its possible to find the previous history of my w116 in oz (NSW). I bought it without any documents so had no idea of history or numbers of owners.
I did buy it from a lad in Sydney who said he bought it from Newcastle.
I would love to be able to find the person that first bought the old girl and let them know its still alive and going strong.

thanks neil.

rumb:
My favorite thing to do when looking at a car is to rifle the glove box for documents. I once was looking at a Alfa GTA on a dealer car lot. It had a new horrible cheap Maaco paint job. In the glove box I found the previous owner reg, looked him up and called him to ask about the paint job and he said it was not on the car when he sold it -the dealer had done it. I ended up buy a different Alfa because the paint was so bad.

daantjie:

--- Quote from: rumb on 03 March 2019, 06:57 AM ---My favorite thing to do when looking at a car is to rifle the glove box for documents. I once was looking at a Alfa GTA on a dealer car lot. It had a new horrible cheap Maaco paint job. In the glove box I found the previous owner reg, looked him up and called him to ask about the paint job and he said it was not on the car when he sold it -the dealer had done it. I ended up buy a different Alfa because the paint was so bad.

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More importantly, why did you buy an Alfa :D? Not enough headaches..?

rumb:
At that time, @1985 I bought a Alfa Sprint Veloce, which to date is still my favorite driving car. perfectly balanced great sports car.  Was also the most expensive per mile car I owned. (technically the 6.9 is since I have only driven it a few hundred miles so far ;) )That darn high preasure clutch pedal would wear me out on 1h15m stop and go  commute home to/from work though.

nathan:
Irvine,
is it definitely an Aussie car to start?
if so, you often find dealer stamps (yorkstare, lane motors) on the car. in WA, our dealer would put a large sticker in the engine bay!
you could then approach the local dealer. alternative sometimes you can find info from pervious service centres if there is a sticker on a window, A pillar or window?

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