Have you ever wondered what happened to your old, faithful classic car that you owned and lovingly restored over a period of years but, for whatever reason, decided to sell it at a classic car auction some time ago?

The Ferrari 250 GTO is a valuable classic car

A Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $52 million

If the answer is yes then you may wish to try to track it down but be prepared as, when you do eventually find it, you may be upset for one of many reasons. For instance, if you had been the proud owner of a Ferrari 250 GTO and had sold it for £50,000 many years ago, you may now be regretting that decision bearing in mind that a 1963 model sold for a world record $52 million earlier this year.

There are a lot of people that have auctioned their classic car believing that it has gone to a good home only to find when searching the Internet some time in the future for a similar vehicle that they come across their previous one but it is in a sorry state of affairs as it has not been maintained to the same high standard that you had kept it in. They may even find that it has been sold for spare parts perhaps as a result of being in an accident.

Equally, there are many people who like to check up on previous classic cars that they have owned that find they have been extremely well maintained. That must provide a great deal of satisfaction.

One of the ways of tracking down a previous classic car that you have sold if you have lost the contact details of the new owner is to do an image search on Google by putting in the photograph of your old classic car or even just typing in the car registration number.

We welcome your stories about your previously owned classic cars that have re-appeared many years later.