...Whenever I'm asked, I approximate by simply saying "less than half of the 4118" still exist".
In our travels locally, Renee and I plus other friends have spotted numerous '68s that are neither members or registered. Although cordial and enthusiastic, most of those folks weren't interested in the net or the registry (or they accept our invitation but never get around to joining up...)
At the same time, thanks to Mike, Bob and Arlie, the registry continues to grow and grow! Cars on Ebay and CL are still being noted and logged regularly.
As for polling members. Many here just aren't that active anymore, or they come & go, so a "headcount" would take months and only duplicate a small percentage of the current registry.
I think the best hope we'll always have is to engage people, get VINs where possible and get the info to Mike. I wouldn't be surprised to see the number reach the 2000 mark with time....>
That said; my six
are roadworthy and there are at least three
more besides Mike's two
and Renee's one
nearby as well. There are also another two
that are awaiting restoration. 12+2=14
in my small area