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January 2017

Hammy New Year Everyone!

No items were claimed in December.

Our first IOTM for 2017 is a broadcast sheet for a 1970 Challenger T/A, the VIN is JH23J0B311164 - This car is one of the scarcer colors on a T/A, EB7 - Dark Blue Metallic. EB7 is the second scarcest paint color known of the 1,495 T/As recorded so far.

This sheet also has a printer error, a skip made some of the data print too far to the right.

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

There is also a brand new page on Facebook called The 1970 AAR Cuda & Challenger T/A Facts & History Page. You can find it at The 1970 AAR Cuda & Challenger T/A Facts & History Page if you would like to join into the discussions.

Barry Washington


February 2017

Two more items were claimed in January!

With our second IOTM for 2017, I would like to mention some details about Y09 cars. They are commonly referred to as 'export' cars, but technically it is more accurate to say they are cars 'ordered from overseas'.

What is the difference?

Well, some Y09 cars were actually exported while a fair number of them were not. Chrysler had a Military Sales Program for active duty personnel stationed overseas who wanted to order a new car. So, if a serviceman stationed in Germany or Vietnam (as two examples) ordered a new car though this program, it would have been shipped to a dealership of his choice for pick up on his return to the states.

This is one reason that Y09 cars exist with N95 - Evaporative Emissions Control which was required for sale of new cars in California. If ordered from a Pacific duty station & the serviceman was returning via a base in San Francisco or San Diego & he wanted to pick up his new car close by, N95 would have been required.

If you have a 1970 Y09 car & would like to know if it was ordered by a US serviceman from overseas, check your broadcast sheet Y codes for Y09 Y11 & Y14. Y11 indicates 'Domestic Publications' which would have included an invoice from the factory to the destination dealership as well as a US dealer (domestic) on the window sticker. Y14 indicates that a deposit was placed at time of order. Here is an example of the Y09 Y11 Y14 combination on a broadcast sheet;

So for our current item of the month, we have a Y09 Y11 Y14 car ordered from overseas via the Military Sales Program for a 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe with a 318, the VIN is BP23G0B234498 - Thanks for sending it in Earl!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


March 2017

No items were claimed in February.

For our March Item of the Month, we have a broadcast sheet for a Lime Light 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe with the 383-2-barrel engine.

Ed B. pulled all the seats out of a Lemon Twist Gran Coupe in a salvage yard years ago, & he let me search them for sheets today. This was the only sheet found, but it is always fun to look!

The VIN is BP23L0B103717 - Thanks Ed!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


April 2017

No items were claimed in March.

For our April Item Of The Month, we have a broadcast sheet & other history for a 1970 Challenger T/A in Panther Pink.

By 1983 this car had been repainted orange & was in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The VIN is JH23J0B287897 - This sheet was handed over in person at Carlisle, thanks Rick!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

If anyone has any record at all of a 1970 Valiant 4-door in FM3 I would love to hear from you!

The next FM3 Reunion will be at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals next July, Nick Taylor & Ed Buczeskie are working on the details. If you would like to attend and / or display your original FM3 car there you can find more information at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

Barry Washington


May 2017

No items were claimed in April, but with help from our grass roots contacts the owner of a Challenger T/A was put in contact with the person that had his engine! They were able to work out a deal, so the engine is now back where with the car it came from. :-)

For our May Item Of The Month, we have a broadcast sheet for a 1970 Challenger R/T convertible with the 440-6 engine. This sheet was found in the bucket seat of another car as so often happens. When it was first listed here in the 'found' section years ago, 10 different people tried to claim it in the first two weeks it was listed! I told them all the same thing, proof of legal ownership in your name is required to claim it. Oddly enough, none of them ever got back to me, I wonder why? ;-)

The VIN is JS27V0B339536 & it has what many would consider some very desirable options. Hopefully the real owner of the car will come forward if the car still exists.

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


June 2017

No items were claimed in May, but with continued help from more of our grass roots contacts the owner of an AAR Cuda was put in contact with the person that had her engine! It has been a good year for engine & transmission match ups so far.

So to continue on the AAR theme, our June Item Of The Month is a broadcast sheet for a 1970 AAR Cuda. This sheet was found in the bucket seat of another car as so often happens.

The VIN is BS23J0B297301

This sheet was handed over in person at the Carlisle show in 2015, thanks D.J.!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


July 2017

No items were claimed in June, but thanks to one or our Registry members, approximately 600 more items will be added to the FOUND section after I take the time to sort these all out!

Mitch sent in an invoice book from Risko Chrysler Plymouth in Connecticut, this book includes over 800 invoices for new & used cars they sold between October of 1968 & February of 1970.

Al least one car so far has three invoices, it was bought new, traded in later & then sold again!

We are featuring two items of the month this time, Blair traded in his 1967 Hemi GTX on a new 1970 Duster with a 225 & manual three speed, so these cars are linked. The GTX was sold as a used car about 5 months after it was traded in. I love A-body 3-speed stick cars, so this was cool to see! The VINs are RS23J77158577 & VL29C0B130883

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim either of these items, thanks for sending them in Mitch!

I'll do my best to get the rest of the VINs from this book listed in the found section as soon as possible.

If anyone coming to the Carlisle show has records that they would like to donate to the cause in person from one to many, please email me so we can meet at the show.

Barry Washington


August 2017

Another item was claimed last month! On Friday while at the Carlisle show I was checking out two Panther Pink T/As parked side by side. One of the the owners had been put in touch with the person that found a broadcast sheet for his car back in 2015. As I looked at the fender tag on the other pink T/A, I recognized the VIN & knew that I had some records for it here. So I pulled the file that night & gave what I had to Mike the next day. Mike did not get a broadcast sheet with the car when he bought it, but the prior owner had sent in a copy to the original Challenger T/A Registry that was started by Jeffery Coe.

So Bob now has a photocopy of his original sheet as well as the registration form for the car from when the prior owner had it. Hopefully the original sheet surfaces someday & makes its way back to the car also!

This was the 413th time that car records have been claimed since I started doing this & the very first one ever claimed in person. Hopefully there will be many more!

A big thank you to Jeffery Coe for keeping the Registry alive as long as he could & for turning his records over to me years ago.

Thanks also to Bob Kovaleski for the photo.

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T/A Reunion 2017

Three of the 91 currently known (so far) Panther Pink T/As were at the show this year.

Our IOTM for August is a broadcast sheet for a 1970 Charger with a 383 4-speed that was found by Russ & sent to the show for us via his pal Donald, the VIN is XP23N0G166670.

Thanks guys!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington


September 2017

Another item was claimed in August! Our IOTM for September is a broadcast sheet for a 1970 Challenger 340 convertible, the VIN is JH27H0B300652.

This broadcast sheet was found inside a bucket seat in a Challenger T/A, thanks for sending it in William!

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Barry Washington

 
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