Hi guys probably a long shot reading a similar thread from Recips in 2019 but will give it a go.I am trying to track down the original owner of my Kar. VIN - 5R09K153391 , Black plate California Kar (PFF098) when sold to New Zealand by the second owners in 2007 , I will post pic of the plate as it has a blue sticker in one corner that reads
also have a copy of the California Title in the second owners name and also have a copy of an email from the second owners with some rather interesting History, the second owners are a well known Californian Drag Racing family, i wont post names, but they raced a Thames Van Gasser called "RADIATION" in the late sixties and finished their careers in Top Fuel in the Eighties, they purchased my Kar off a lady in the early eighties for their son who drove it to High School and College it then sat in their barn for 20+ years until being sold to a guy in NZ.
The second owners do not have the whereabouts or name of the lady they bought it off years ago, they say the lady and her husband were the first owners, he worked for Carroll Shelby ,the email says while at Shelbys the light panel between the deck lid and bumper was replaced with one with extra lights ???, the second owners put original lights and panel back in when they purchased the Kar, the kar was raced by the first owner and he blew the original engine at some stage , the kar ended up with a base 289 and that was how it was sold to the second owners.
So i am very interested in tracking down the first owner if possible, the Kar came to NZ as a rust free K Code project minus original engine, it has now been restored to as it left the factory or as near as possible. will post pics of Plate, Kar restored and Kar on trailer as it arrived in NZ 17 yrs ago