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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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With all this knowledge swirlin' around...

Anyone know if there was any way to tell - or a code that might be available for cars that would have originally been 'fleet' or 'rental' vehicles?

Just curious.. i could swear my '63 was originally a Rental Car.. I don't know exactly what prompted me to think this.. but I just do.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 10:59 PM
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Nope nothing along that line, but the trim tag would indicate a taxi or police cruiser was intended in the cars future by the options selected (some options were police only such as a certified speedo).

A rental car was selected for it's resale value. Knowing it was going to hit the market as used it would generally have options like auto, AM/FM radio and A/C, but not be a top of the line model to keep the purchase price down (Biscayne instead of a Caprice). They were generally all four door sedans (little rental market for a two door sport coupe Caprice). Generally no maintenance was performed in the first year of ownership (oil costs money they changed it just before going up for resale.), if you find a protect-o-plate with a maintenace record.

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