It’s always interesting finding out the history of your cars. I’ve been lucky enough that all my classics of recent time have come with their original ownership papers. Where things were all… dun dun dun, HAND WRITTEN! between the owners.
The latest purchase, my 1974 Daihatsu Max, to my surprise has actually been around and about the country quite a bit, as you can see here on the papers;
Removed the owner’s details for privacy’s sake. As you can see those, started by being sold brand new in Henderson, then onto Glenfield, then Milford then Grey Lynn. All very Auckland up until the 5th owner at which point it starts moving further south. Sadly to Tauranga. However, owner 9 is a car sales from where it was sold to a family where it appears to have stayed within though through various owners until these ownership papers ran out of space. It was within that family that it made the move from Tauranga to Balclutha. Quite the distance from the top section of the North Island to near the bottom of the South. From there it’s made it’s way further south and now in my Ownership, it’s as close to the south of the south as you’d want it to be. Any further south and it’s likely to suffer salt damage from the sea breezes in the likes of Bluff or Riverton. All this leads to a genuine 88000kms on the car, pretty impressive for a two-smoke and you can understand why it needs sorted now.