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Post by MichiganMuscle77 Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:47 pm

Hi everyone, I haven't logged into this site in 12 years and at this moment, I'm throwing a hail-mary.

I had a 77 Olds Cutlass Supreme that I stupidly sold in 2011. I'm desperate to find it again, if it's still out there somewhere.

I last had contact with the guy who bought it from the guy I sold it to in 2014. I've just emailed him and am waiting to hear back, hopefully that lead will pan out.

But here's my biggest problem - I don't have the VIN. I cannot find ANY paperwork regarding that car, I know I didn't dispose of old registration or anything but I just cannot find it.

I added the car to a registry and this is the only bit of the VIN I can recover: 3M57R7GXXXXXX.
I entered the entire VIN to the registry, and it was decoded with these options:
A31 - Windows - Power Side
AM6 - Seat - 40/60 with Center Arm Rest
AU3 - Door Locks - Power
B96 - Wheel Opening Molding
C41 - Heater - Standard
C49 - Rear Window Defogger
C60 - Air Conditioning - Standard
D34 - Visor Vanity Mirror
D41 - Rear Quarter Ash Tray
JL2 - Front Disc Brakes - Power
K30 - Cruise Control
L34 - Engine - 350 CID V8 - 4-Barrel
M38 - Transmission - Automatic TH-350
U27 - Glove Box Lamp
U58 - Radio - AM-FM Stereo
U76 - Windshield Antenna
U80 - Rear Speaker
UE8 - Clock, Digital
V1V - Front Licence Plate Bracket - Delete

I don't know it's possible to reverse-engineer the VIN by looking at these options, but there they are.

The Cutlass had a Chevy 350 with a mild cam, flowmasters, had been repainted at some point with some body filler and black undercoating. I owned it from 2007 to 2011 in Lansing, MI and sold it to a guy out of Detroit, and the next owner was in Jackson, MI. Lost track of the car from there.

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If anyone can offer me ANY advice, I'd greatly appreciate it. It may not have been in the best condition, and I know people have their issues with the chevy motor (I didn't do it!!), but it will stand as a lifelong regret that I sold it. I feel like I need to exhaust every possible effort to find it again before I can let it go... unless I'm lucky enough to buy it back.

Thank you in advance.

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Post by 77camino Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:04 pm

I can feel your pain. I sold my first El Camino in 1987 and regretted it ever since. I was lucky enough to find an exact duplicate in 2000. If you still have the same insurance agent, I would call them to see if their records go back that far and get the vin number. Best of luck finding it.
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Post by Limey SE Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:11 pm

Man I remember that Cutlass Buddy good to see ya come Back

1977 Chevelle SE x2
One Mild original
one Wild NON original
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