January 22, 2003

Canadian web-site offers free registration for classic vehicles

Winnipeg, Manitoba – AutoFacts, a Canadian company that specializes in used vehicle research, is offering a free classic car and vintage car registry online. It allows owners to register their vehicles to allow future registrants, owners, buyers and collectors to get a report back of all the registry data on their vehicle.

At a recent Barrett Jackson classic car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, unprecedented records were set for everything from Mustangs to Challengers to 3 window high boys. A 1970 Plymouth Cuda Hemi-clone belonging to Don Johnson went for $137,500 and a 1967 Shelby GT500E “Eleanor” look-alike got a high bid of $180,000.

“The more documentation that’s available the better,” says Brock Yates of Car and Driver. “You have to be sure that what you are buying is really what it is. Is it original or a restoration? How many times has it been refreshed? Does it have the original block? Do all the numbers match?”

“Having registry data readily available can help prospective buyers verify any physical documentation on your vehicle.” says Denis Jolicoeur of Auto Facts. “The registration provides independent identification and preservation of the history of your collector vehicle by other enthusiasts, which will help retain and, potentially, increase its value. The data will be recorded and kept in the database indefinitely, for decades to come. This encourages the preservation of the vehicles as new generations see the rich history behind each one.”

The free Classic Car & Vintage Automobile Registry can be found at www.autofacts.ca/classics/

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