Tracing Car History

For those who obsess about exactly how their 356 left the factory!
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Dennis Vogel
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Re: Tracing Car History

#16 Post by Dennis Vogel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 am

Edwin Ek wrote:The California DMV has a form called INF-70. For a very small fee, it will trace a car's registration and ownership history. The form asks for a reason for the search. I have always used the line: I have information about the car which would be of interest to previous owners. I get the sense that the DMV doesn't really care what you give for a reason.
Thanks for that suggestion. I was not aware of that form. Would I be correct in assuming it will only return registration information from California? Not from a national registry including other states.
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Re: Tracing Car History

#17 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm

Were there cloth sunroofs on T-5 cars?

As far as I know, the INF-70 request is limited to searching California DMV data.

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Re: Tracing Car History

#18 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:06 am

Edwin Ek wrote:Were there cloth sunroofs on T-5 cars?
I am not aware of any, however there is a 1963 T6 with, what the seller claimed, was a Kardex that noted the fitment of a Webasto cloth sunroof from new. See the cloth sunroof thread, page 1 for details.

So... is it possible that Dennis’ car has a factory (Golde or Webasto) sunroof - yes most definitely. Once Dennis posts pictures with the headliner removed we’ll be able to learn more.
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