Twice in the early 1980s, thieves stole Skip Wilson's prized 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, one of the most coveted cars among collectors.
Monday, after 30 years and four other owners, it came home to Northern California — fully restored since it last vanished, in 1984.
"Somebody put a whole lot of work and money into that car," the 65-year-old auto mechanic from Clearlake Oaks told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "It was all disassembled and put back."
The California Highway Patrol notified Wilson three weeks ago that U.S. Customs inspectors found his hot wheels at the Port of Los Angeles inside a shipping container full of cars bound for Australia.
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