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Chasing DaveK

One interesting feature of the Holy Grail Pontiac is that the original owner, DaveK, is still alive… or at least he had been recently.  He can’t be young.  But I know he’s likely still out there because BillW, the fellow I bought the car from, said so.  He told me he’d been in contact with him but he wasn’t really a car guy and hadn't been really interested in talking about the car.  I would still love to find out a few basic facts, like whether he factory-ordered the car or found it at the dealership.  How did it come to be so equipped?  Why the delay between the April production and August delivery dates?

I learned Mr. K’s name from what is known as a Proteco plate.  When you bought a car from GM in 1969 you received a little metal credit-card with your name and the car’s VIN and some other data embossed on it backward.   When you brought the car in for service, the counterman (remember, it's 1969) could run the card through a machine with your paperwork to “stamp” it with yo…
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