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Old August 12th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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My son and I were ripping out the seats from the 67 F85 he bought last spring from 66400 in Austin. We got the seats out and had pulled the rear quarter interior covers out when my son asked me about something he saw inside the panel. I looked in and there was a big bundle wrapped in a black plastic trash bag. I pulled it out and unwrapped it. There was a bag that had a bank name on it and a bunch of papers inside. We opened it hoping there was a bundle of cash in it but it was only a stash of receipts where the car had been serviced all the way back to 1972. Still don't know why someone would wrap those up and go to the trouble to put them inside the panel before selling the car. It had been owned by a Blanch Crenshaw in Modesto, Ca. Has the old Ca license plate number on most of them. Maybe someday he will try to get some history on the car. That bundle could have been anything, money, dope, etc.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Wow - great find! But why to stash them in the quarter is beyond me. Should have been in the glove box or just kept separate all together. Strange...
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Old August 12th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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And if it was a bundle of money, would you still have told us??
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And if it was a bundle of money, would you still have told us??
exactly!
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Old August 12th, 2012, 04:31 PM
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At least it wasn't a body...
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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At least it wasn't a body...
Or dope...but maybe he would have liked that, who knows? lol!
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...or human body parts! At least you have some history.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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My past experience when I bought my used 67 Cutlass Supreme so many years ago was that the dealers took all of that stuff out and trashed it. Hiding it was the only way to possibly keep the receipts available to the new owner. The first guy that had my Cutlass stuffed them under the spare tire. When I found them and called him, that was the story he told.sdcarguy
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sdcarguy View Post
My past experience when I bought my used 67 Cutlass Supreme so many years ago was that the dealers took all of that stuff out and trashed it. Hiding it was the only way to possibly keep the receipts available to the new owner. The first guy that had my Cutlass stuffed them under the spare tire. When I found them and called him, that was the story he told.sdcarguy
Very logical reasoning here.
And he may have known that a restorer will take those panels off eventually, so he actually did a good deed here!
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But just think of how interesting the story could have gotten of it had been several pounds of Bolivian marching powder...

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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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But just think of how interesting the story could have gotten of it had been several pounds of Bolivian marching powder...
That would have been kept a secret, therefore no story would have spawned...
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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady72nRob71 View Post
That would have been kept a secret, therefore no story would have spawned...
Well, it would have been kept a secret on CO but I'm sure it would have gotten out somewhere. I mean, a fella's gotta make money
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" It had been owned by a Blanch Crenshaw in Modesto,CA"

Thats interesting. Thats the town I live in.
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my uncle bought an old truck and when he drove out the driveway the two sons ran up to him and reached up under the dash for a large bag of something good
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Old August 12th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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my uncle bought an old truck and when he drove out the driveway the two sons ran up to him and reached up under the dash for a large bag of something good
Oh heck no! I'd have told them it came with the truck! Or I would have made them buy it back lmao!
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Oh heck no! I'd have told them it came with the truck! Or I would have made them buy it back lmao!
Possession is 9/10's of the law, so therefore they don't own it anymore since they sold the truck already with it in there. Smmmmooooookkkkkkke n a cruise anyone???? lol But seriously just the other day I was cleaning out a minivan I had bought at an auction and found a few decent size trees under the back seat where the seat connects to the car. It's amazing what you will find in your car if you look hard enough
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said if he knew what was going on he woulda floored it. the boys were always trouble anyway
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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" It had been owned by a Blanch Crenshaw in Modesto,CA"

Thats interesting. Thats the town I live in.
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By chance is there any way to get any history from Cal DMV as to other owners?
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By chance is there any way to get any history from Cal DMV as to other owners?
The prior owner moved to Austin from Cal, car was one family owned. Last Cal license plate was UNNVITED. I have a stack of later receipts from 97?-04? if you want them. Think I can find phone # for last owner id you want it. Henry
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The prior owner moved to Austin from Cal, car was one family owned. Last Cal license plate was UNNVITED. I have a stack of later receipts from 97?-04? if you want them. Think I can find phone # for last owner id you want it. Henry
That isn't necessary. I don't think my son would be interested in contacting them anyway. When we finish the car, it won't resemble what we bought from you.

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That isn't necessary. I don't think my son would be interested in contacting them anyway. When we finish the car, it won't resemble what we bought from you.

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Lol...so yall have gotten started on it, eh?
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When I got my black on black 68 Cutlass I found an audio cassette in the glove: 'Back in Black' by AC/DC. With it was a little leather bag with an empty vial and a little spoon.
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Creepy. Found a small gold wedding ring under the back seat of a 53 Hudson once, nothing special except a matching finger was still attached! I didn't look for the PO as I didn't think she would still want it. In fact I didn't want it ether but I did sell it as scrap minus the finger a few years later.Car was not in a wreck so I didn't know any of the story....Tedd
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I wonder if Trent Reznor knew that woman.
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