Between Friday night and Saturday morning last weekend, thieves broke into the place and left with a considerable haul. It included Armstrong’s 1962 white Chevrolet II Nova, two electric guitars, and one amp, the Costa Mesa Police says in a statement. They’re asking for tips from the public, as well.
“This car is near and dear to all our hearts and has been in the GD family for over 30 years,” Armstrong says in a post on his social media. In a later update, which you will also find at the bottom of the page, he says that the car is in impeccable condition because it’s been restored. He’s had it since 1993 when it was passed to him by a friend, who’d gotten it from Armstrong’s brother. The car has been within his circle of friends and family for much longer.
The engine on it is not a matching number, though everything else is mostly original, the rocker says. The Nova has had several engine changes, and he even crashed it once, he explains. This is a car with history, and he wants it back, so he’s asking the fans for help by tipping the police if they spot it around California. Since he doesn’t want anyone going to jail, he even suggests to the thieves they could simply “drop it off” somewhere because all he wants is the car to be returned to him.
Should the thieves get caught, Armstrong promises he will bail them out. Assuming, of course, the Nova is in the same condition as it was when they took it.
My car was STOLEN 1962 Chevy II. This car is near and dear to all our hearts and has been in the GD family for over 30 years. Please send any sighting, tips or info to the Costa Mesa police. Incident # 2015,2016. Please call 714-754-5280 please re-post, & find this car!! pic.twitter.com/BkcaBcxaDg— Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoe) February 5, 2022