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02-21-2014, 11:07 AM #1
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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Stolen '57 Chevy recovered 30 years later -- restored


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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.

More - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...d/5650155/
02-21-2014, 11:09 AM #2
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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They stole it and restored it for him then he gets it back in show car quality gaah.gif
02-21-2014, 12:55 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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damn it, i wanted that car.. 13.gif
02-21-2014, 01:00 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Sweet! cheers.gif
02-21-2014, 03:52 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I'll see your 30 years, raise you 10 and this one was headed for Finland!!! wtf2.gif

Quote:İmage
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A Volkswagen Beetle that was reported stolen from Tennessee in the 1970s has been found in Detroit.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers in Detroit found the 1965 Beetle during a document check on Jan. 30 as it was being shipped from Michigan to Finland.

Read more: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/stole...index.html

What a strange coincidence. 13.gif coffeetime.gif

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02-22-2014, 12:42 AM #6
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What a great ending!

The guy gets his car back and it is show room ready! Maybe better. Plus worth a whole lot more.

If the car hadn't been stolen, the original order might well have driven it to the point of it not being worth much and traded it in for another car.

So this story is especially cool!

EDIT: Oh it looks like he had purchased it used with the intent to restore it. Well, it got restored all right!

Pray for me. hug.gif
02-22-2014, 01:25 AM #7
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Wow!!!,,,four other owners???,,,somebody must have had Clear Title,,,

or they were all foolish,,,mechanics lean Title,,,still,,,guess that shows you,,,

if you are going to invest in something,,,better double check Title,,,that

is strange...

(:X
02-22-2014, 02:51 AM #8
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
Posts:4,764 Threads:1,046 Joined:Jun 2012
I wish somebody would steal the camaro I bought and restore it for me but some guys have all the luck gaah.gif



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