Stolen 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air returned to California owner after 30 years

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 20, 2014 - 2:15 PM

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man — in better shape than when he originally owned it.

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mgtwinsfan1987Feb. 20, 14 8:59 AM

Everything comes to he who waits.

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sharkysharkFeb. 20, 14 9:04 AM

There must be more to this story. It's hard to imagine that auto thefts are hot cases after 30 years.

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mnfishFeb. 20, 14 9:14 AM

I guess good things come to those who wait? Does he have to pay back the insurance claim from 30 years ago now? Cool story

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pokey2007Feb. 20, 14 9:21 AM

It would sure be interesting to hear "the rest of the story" a la Paul Harvey!

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chuckynarz1Feb. 20, 14 9:56 AM

He will probably have to buy it back from the insurance company. Once you file a claim on stolen property, it becomes property of the issurance company. Did for me anyway.

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StevenFeb. 20, 1410:33 AM

The insurance claim is VERY little if any. Like he said, "it was in pretty sorry shape" I bet he did not have theft insurance on it anyways. It's about time a victim comes out on top!!

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Dares1Feb. 20, 1410:58 AM

Excellent! That's awesome that he has a restored car. Hope he can keep the car after the insurance situation is worked out.

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PischnerFeb. 20, 1411:11 AM

The story sounds like it is to good to be true.

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jjbgollyFeb. 20, 14 2:02 PM

Any time a collectable of any sort is leaving country or being moved in any way it catches the eye. The fact that the authorities spotted at nice 57 Chevy and took a closer look it isn't really that out of the ordinary. Good for them that they did! I hope the thief really felt it in their pocketbook!

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imichelleFeb. 20, 14 2:35 PM

When it was stolen most likely there wouldn't have been data bases across state lines, and it just went under the radar until technology caught up at the same time it was going through customs. Otherwise they would have altered the VIN somehow.

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