OUR ARCHIVE FOLDERS
Ephemera for your Provenance
This folder collection began as the required storage of financial records. As the number of boxes kept increasing and the question became "Why start deleting now?". When the shop closed in 2019, there sat these many, many boxes.
Soon after, requests came in to see if there were documents related to a particular car. The owners of these cars were quite delighted to fill in some missing parts of the timeline for the provenance of their car. Thus, the decision was made that the these folders needed to be made known to the vintage and classic car world at large.
Many knowledgeable sources were sought out to discuss just what was here and what the fair market value would be to the current owners would be. The document folders vary from V-8 Ford Mustangs whose current market value range from $40,000 to $60,000 to very rare one-of-a-kind Vintage Classics with a current market value of $10+ Million . Many of these rarer Autos reside in Museums and Prominent Private Collections around the world.
The sales folders vary in content. Some will have the original purchase and sales contracts along with assorted receipts and other pertinent documents. Others will have a much larger assortment of documents related to the cars in addition to original sales contracts. These other documents could be import documents, original, signed letters verifying the history of the car to that point. Others have early pictures of the car and/or pictures of restorations in progress.
But, no matter the contents of the folders, they do have one very valuable common thread. They provide original documentation of the ownership time line for each car. Documented provenance of a car only adds to the value of the car.
Check out our Facebook page for the Ferrari list with year, model and last our digits of the VIN for each Ferrari folder. More marques lists will be added as completed.
When Forristall's G.T. Cars began in 1971, the cars of the sixties were old model "has-beens" and Vintage Racing was in it's early beginnings. After his time spent in SAAC racing, Steve soon realized there would always be those who would love the "need for speed", and would want that special car to fulfill that enthusiasm. And so the 48 year journey began.
This ad from 1986 is a snap shot of the inventory for the first 24 years. Note the "Telex" number. No internet! Many rare and now valuable automobiles went through Forristall's inventory during those years. Then in the early 90's came the Ferrari crash which effected the entire Vintage Racing market. That is when the focus moved to American Muscle cars, mainly Shelby's and Hi-Po production Mustangs.
This 48 year journey was such an adventure and one truly spent in the fast lane.
PAYMENT & SHIPPING
Begin by completing and submitting the inquiry form below.
If your inquiry is found among the folder archive, pictures of the folder and contents will be sent by email.
Once payment has been received by PayPal, Venmo, or Wire transfer, the folder and documents will be sent by Overnight Delivery only. Shipping costs are additional.
The tracking number will be sent once shipped. The package will be signature required. Please make arrangements for that.