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Old 08-25-2019, 08:23 AM
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I believe my car came from bokman chevy in los Altos ca. I looked up the one in buffallo and it looks like they are still in business. Anyone ever get in touch with anyone from there and see if they could find out anything? Curious about my 68 L89 corvette.

My zone number has a crease on my build sheet but I can clearly read 539 and it looks like its only one digit and curved on the bottom so 6 seems highly likely. Then the guy I got the car from bought it in the 70s when it was only a couple years old in San Francisco which is right by los Altos. But I do plan on ordering a shipping report from the ncrs eventually.
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My records show 06-539 as Service Chevrolet in Los Altos, where are you getting the Joe Bokman info for that zone and code?
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:25 PM
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Bokman was operating in Los Altos too as Plate frames posted previously, stepping stone to CA retirement?
Lots of hits Googling it including '72 business filing date w/ Los Altos address as below file pic.

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Old 08-26-2019, 09:37 PM
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My records show 06-539 as Service Chevrolet in Los Altos, where are you getting the Joe Bokman info for that zone and code?
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yea for some reason the NCRS shows it as Service Chevrolet if that's where your getting your records from. If you have the version with the address attached it shows service chevy to be located at 5172 el camino real in Los Altos. No information ever comes up for Service chevrolet so I started looking up the address and it showed Bokman Chevrolet. I think it possibly could have become Service Chevrolet after Mr. Bokman sold it in the 80s but from 1971 to 1982 it was Bokman Chevrolet. Unfortunately Joe Bokman passed away about 12 years ago but I was able to get in touch with his son today. His son was an extremely nice guy and seemed like he still has a passion for cars with how interested he was in my car even after he said he wouldn't have any information about it from the old dealership.

He said there was a 0% chance any of the old dealership stuff was left or any info for my car. Interestingly enough he said if my car was a 1968 then his dad didn't sell it. They didn't purchase the dealership until 1971. He did know who they purchased it from, Stub Hatch. I looked that guy up and man did he have an awesome story. His father owned a chevy dealership in the 1920-40s. He went to world war 2 and ended up a fighter pilot called Ace, won war medals for shooting down 5 enemy planes in one day, came home opened up his own Chevrolet dealership and wrote a book about his time as a fighter pilot. Im going to try and get ahold of any of his surviving relatives and see if they have any more information to go along with what I've got.
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Stub Hatch’s “Service Chevrolet” opened in July of 71’
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Stub Hatch’s “Service Chevrolet” opened in July of 71’
I believe it was just the chevy dreamland department that opened in 1971. If you read the find print under the grand opening dates it says they were approved to do TV conversions on vehicles and opened a new department.

According to mr. Stubb hatchs obituary he opened the los Altos dealership in 1955.
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