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I am trying to locate a car that I shipped from the United States to Europe in 2004. I was the 2nd owner of the car when I lived in Michigan . I left the car with a dealer in Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol (South of Spain) to sell on my behalf and it was sold in 2005 after I returned to the USA. The car then went through full registration and new plates.
I am really curious to know if the car is still on the road today and what country it may be registered in. I tried to run a carfax EU report but it fails to provide any history of the car after I shipped it to Liverpool, England in 2004.

The car was a silver 2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

VIN: 1FAFP45XX1F191353
Attached is a photo of the car. It's likely registered in Spain but unable to find any current information on it. Any help from fellow Mustang owners in Europe is greatly appreciated
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are those cows in the background? cool.
Yes ! That’s our family farm in Galway, Ireland. Photo was taken in April 2004..some days later I took the car on a ferry to France and drove to south of Spain where the car was sold ...no idea where it is now
 

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Yes ! That’s our family farm in Galway, Ireland. Photo was taken in April 2004..some days later I took the car on a ferry to France and drove to south of Spain where the car was sold ...no idea where it is now
why are you looking for it? do they owe you money?
 

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why are you looking for it? do they owe you money?
Good question..I was only 28 when I sold it and needed the money at the time and it wasn’t feasible bringing it back to the US again. I also used this car for my sister’s wedding in Ireland and I drove it through 5 different countries so lots of great memories . Honestly, I’m trying to see if the current owner would have any interest in selling it as I’d like to explore the possibility of purchasing the vehicle back
 

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Good question..I was only 28 when I sold it and needed the money at the time and it wasn’t feasible bringing it back to the US again. I also used this car for my sister’s wedding in Ireland and I drove it through 5 different countries so lots of great memories . Honestly, I’m trying to see if the current owner would have any interest in selling it as I’d like to explore the possibility of purchasing the vehicle back
i hear you. i recently sold my 2002 mustang. it was my first car and lots of memories attached to it. luckily i know the owner and can visit it anytime i want. i sold it to buy parts for my 67. good luck in finding it. im sure tracking down cars and registrations in different countries can be tough.
 

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i hear you. i recently sold my 2002 mustang. it was my first car and lots of memories attached to it. luckily i know the owner and can visit it anytime i want. i sold it to buy parts for my 67. good luck in finding it. im sure tracking down cars and registrations in different countries can be tough.
Thank you ! That’s great you sold your Mustang to someone you know and you know it’s whereabouts. It’s often years later you start to appreciate these cars more as they represent significant times in our lives which a lot of non-car people just don’t understand ! In Europe cars are issued license plates and they stay with the vehicle unlike the USA where the owner of the car owns the actual plates. Most auto history check websites in Europe require the license plate number , but I have no idea what that is as the car has a new identity and plate number...hopefully I’ll track it down somewhere !
 

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Thank you ! That’s great you sold your Mustang to someone you know and you know it’s whereabouts. It’s often years later you start to appreciate these cars more as they represent significant times in our lives which a lot of non-car people just don’t understand ! In Europe cars are issued license plates and they stay with the vehicle unlike the USA where the owner of the car owns the actual plates. Most auto history check websites in Europe require the license plate number , but I have no idea what that is as the car has a new identity and plate number...hopefully I’ll track it down somewhere !
its a love not many people understand. my friends dad had a 77 firebird that he refused to sell. its still in his backyard rotting to the ground.
 

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its a love not many people understand. my friends dad had a 77 firebird that he refused to sell. its still in his backyard rotting to the ground.
That is for sure..it’s great to see older cars being maintained and cared for as they are a part of history. Sad to see that 77 Firebird just left there to rot...in a situation like that, just sell it to someone who is going to care for it
 
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