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72heavychevy 08-29-2019 06:17 PM

Tracking down my father's old AAR 'Cuda
 
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Hello all!

I've seen a few of these "searching for" threads on here with success so I figured I'd throw out a search for one of my father's old AAR's.

This car is not on the AAR 'Cuda registry. However after years of searching I finally ran an official VIN check and sure enough it came up that the car is currently registered (2019) in North Dakota. Before that it was in Missouri until 2016. My dad sold this car in the early 80's in Kansas City so it seems the car never went far from home until recently.

Car info-
VIN: BS23J0B287503
Lime light
Black Interior
4-speed
Urethane bumpers front and rear

My father owned this car for a handful of years and it was his daily driver during college. He rebuilt the engine and said he overall helped the car get back into a good driver.

Attached is a picture when he was rebuilding the engine. You can see the AAR, his '72 Chevelle, and his parents cars in the background. Next is the AAR Association membership he received back in the 70's. You can see this car's VIN as well as another one. He also had a red (Tor-red I believe?) AAR with a 426 hemi swapped in. The second VIN is incomplete and seems to be missing some digits, however it was a true AAR as seen by the "BS23JOB....." VIN.

resto4u 08-29-2019 11:32 PM

If you use a private detective, they can get you a name, address, and phone number for a fee. Give them the the Vin#

72heavychevy 08-30-2019 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by resto4u (Post 1461403)
If you use a private detective, they can get you a name, address, and phone number for a fee. Give them the the Vin#

Good idea. I was hoping someone would know someone who could run the VIN through the state registration but I might have to go that route.


Also for those interested, I found pictures of his 2nd AAR. It was repainted (prior to his ownership) with heavy metalflake, a unique AAR strobe style stripe, 6-pack hood scoop, and a 426 Hemi swapped in!

muscle_collector 08-30-2019 11:49 PM

where did he live at? that car looks familiar

72heavychevy 09-03-2019 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by muscle_collector (Post 1461498)
where did he live at? that car looks familiar

He was in Kansas City (Overland Park specifically) and so was the owner prior to him. He owned this car during the early 1980's and sold it around 1984/5.

He then bought a 1971 Chevelle SS454 4-speed to which I think he still has the build sheet and a few other docs. I'd like to eventually track down a handful of the cars he's owned but the AAR's seemed like a relatively easy place to start considering such limited production and them being heavily followed by collectors.

muscle_collector 09-04-2019 02:56 AM

that car looks really familiar. did he ever take it down towards Wichita area or maybe topeka area?

72heavychevy 09-05-2019 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by muscle_collector (Post 1462017)
that car looks really familiar. did he ever take it down towards Wichita area or maybe topeka area?

It's definitely possible. He went to K-State so he would have to drive through Topeka and I'm sure he visited sometimes. Not sure if he ever took this car down to Wichita.

He sold it locally too so it's possible you saw a different owner around Kansas somewhere.

muscle_collector 09-06-2019 01:09 AM

I may even have a polaroid of that car. I used to carry a polaroid camera with me and when I found a rare car I would take a picture and write the address on it. things sure were different back in the late 70's and early 80's

72heavychevy 09-06-2019 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by muscle_collector (Post 1462324)
I may even have a polaroid of that car. I used to carry a polaroid camera with me and when I found a rare car I would take a picture and write the address on it. things sure were different back in the late 70's and early 80's

That would be too cool! You'll definitely have to let me know if you find one.

He also told me there used to be a 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible not more than a few miles from him that sat in a front yard for years. It was a white plain jane car with no stripes, steel wheels, and an auto on the column. He was never interested at the time because of that but this is the car it turned out to be....Note the ad states copy of 1977 Kansas title!

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0116-22...a-convertible/

69hurstSC 09-06-2019 09:20 PM

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