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Stolen and Quickly Recovered 1967 Chevy Corvette Shows the Power of the Internet

The final year for the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette, 1967 proved to churn out some highly desirable red and black examples. No wonder they are popping out left and right at auction or become spectacular attempts at grand theft auto during Christmas time.
Stolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible 6 photos
Stolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ConvertibleStolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ConvertibleStolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ConvertibleStolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ConvertibleStolen and recovered 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
We have seen that red is a much-beloved color for ‘Vette fans even when it comes to the model's latest (C8) installment. And in red and black attire, the 1967 Convertible is causing a stir at auctions all around – as well as some déjà vu for us when doing our own research.

For one particular owner, though, his 1967 red and black Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible initially turned into a horrifying discovery and then became a genuine Christmas miracle over the span of just a few (very tumultuous) days.

The 1967 example was part of an ongoing auction (set to end January 6th, so there’s still time to bid for this interesting ‘Vette) when it was stolen just prior to Christmas. Probably desperate and grief-struck, the owner (who mentioned it was his dad’s Corvette) decided to appeal to the Chevy fan community for a chance at good news.

And, keeping up with the joyful theme of the holidays, a few days later the car was recovered by the police. It was all thanks to a phone tip, and authorities recovered the lovely ‘Vette from an empty field. It even had the keys in it!

Interestingly, the story seems to have shown the great power of the Internet and social media – and the fact that people really strive to do good, even if it’s just resharing the news that someone needs help to locate the missing classic car. According to a post on corvetteforum.com, it was precisely social media assistance that led to the phone tip on the Corvette’s whereabouts.

The owner even muses that perhaps the thief/thieves got cold feet after seeing the publicity around the stolen property. All in all, in the gallery above, one can easily see the reunion was quite sentimental, and we’re glad the ordeal came to a brisk and successful conclusion.




 
 
 
 
 

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