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Stolen Corvette Found 37 Years Later


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That is amazing. That guy has got to be pretty damn happy.

I had some dirt bag stalking my Z at the place where I store it at during winter and I cought onto his B.S. right away. Long story short I took care of the situation and the a$$hole hasn't been seen since.

Don't ever leave your Z unattended. Now days you can't trust anyone.

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This story broke just after I left the US. At the time I had a black corvette stingray convertible going into a container to be shipped back home, and was a little concerned until I was sure it wasn't mine. I bet that bloke would be amazed to get it back. The car has a big block bonnet, so I wonder if it was a big block car? Nice.

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That is amazing. That guy has got to be pretty damn happy.

I had some dirt bag stalking my Z at the place where I store it at during winter and I cought onto his B.S. right away. Long story short I took care of the situation and the a$$hole hasn't been seen since.

Don't ever leave your Z unattended. Now days you can't trust anyone.

I had some guy do that to my Z right outside of the restaraunt I used to work at. We parked in the back, and it got a little dark out there. I was outside washing mats and the asphault off, and I saw him walk up, peer in the window, through the louvers, and just check the car out, then run off when he saw me. I went in and told my coworkers, and me and the pizza cook went outside to look for him and to kick his arse. Come to find out, it was the husband of one of our hostesses, and he owned a 240Z he had since high school. She introduced us, and he brought his Z. Pretty sexy, all redone motor, painted white by him and a friend, sunroof (ewww...), and sidepipes, and the classic whaletail. Not bad, except for the sunroof.

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Similar story happend over here.

Somone had a unlicenced kingswood shell (might have been a monaro, I dont recall exactly) in their front yard. Dont think it had a motor even. Needed a complete restoration.

So somone decided to do a complete restoration, new paint, V8 engine, interior, etc. Problem was they stole the shell from the guys front yard and used the chassis to restore.

The cops got suspisious when the restored car was presented for inspection at the licencing center. Dont remember why exactly, I dont think the article said. Maybe the chassis number was covered over.

Anyway the cops did some detective work and found that it was the stolen shell, so the newly restored car was returned to the rightfull owner.

Not bad eh?

Leave a junker in your front yard, get a fully restored car back a year later.

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Then there was the guy who bought a Torana shell from a NZ racer. The racer had got the shell new from the factory, but never fitted it out and this guy bought it 25 or so years later and bought it back to Australia. Turned it into a nice car, but then had to explain to the Dept of Transport why he had a 30 year old car that had never been registered before and wasn't on their records anywhere.

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Well I didn't have to kick the guys a$$. Even though I wanted too :devious:

What happened to me was right after this christmas. I keep my Z in a nice dry storage garage when I'm not using it this time of year for obvious reasons. I'm in MN. :) anyways I went down to check up on it because I was missing it terribly. (Winter is too damn long :cry: ) so I stopped by and had my door up and I was in there puttering around and this guy rolls up by my garage in this piece of sh!t Hundai accent and just stares in my garage. He then backs up, gets out and starts talking to me "WOW that sure is an awesome ride you have there, mind if I take a look?" Thinking he may be just a nice person I said sure. He started asking all this B.S. like "How fast have you gotten it up too? How many miles do you have? How does it run? Are there any knocks in the motor? ect. Right away I thought this guy is strange. It's one thing to show interest in someones car and compliment it but I don't ask stupid a$$ questions like "does the motor haveany knocks" "How fast have you gotten it up to" Then here is the other joke- I ask him "Do you have classic car?" and then he goes on to tell me "Yeah, I have 3 60's Mustangs 1 being a parts car, then I have a 69 Hemi Charger in Arizona that I just bought but haven't picked up yet. HAHA and he's driving this Pile of crap. This guys stories were so far out in left field it was funny. So then he get back in his car, leaves and as he leaves I look out my garage and see him parked at the end of my row where my garage is and when he saw me poke my head out the garage, he takes off. I knew right away this guy was up to NO good. So I wait for him to leave and then I left. Later that night I thought i'm going back to double check on things which was about 2 hrs. later and guess who was back? I'm really getting concearned now. I then left again and came back again for the third time and he was there again just sitting in his car not doing a damn thing. So then I got on my cell phone and called up the owner of the facility and told everything that was going on. He called me back and said "Yeah, this does sound awefully weird. I'll go down there and ask him what the hell he is doing. He claims that his mother has a garage there and the reason he is sitting there is because he ran out of gas Which is B.S. because I saw Exhaust coming out of his tail pipe :rolleyes:

Anyway the owner called the cops and apparently they took care of him from what I was told and I haven't seen him since.

I got my Z in my garage a certain way so there is NO way in hell anyone could get it out. I'd go into detail how but it would just make this post even longer :)

I guess the moral of the story is DON'T TRUST ANYONE and always be on guard when you own a Classic car like our Z's.

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