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01/18/2006 02:43 AM ID: 52325 Permalink   

Stolen Corvette Recovered, 37 Years Later

 

Alan Poster bought himself a brand new 1968 Corvette after getting a divorce, and just a few months later his blue 'vette was stolen from a Manhattan garage. "(It was) probably the only car I've ever really loved," he said.

The 63-year-old Poster had given up all hope of ever seeing the car again. But then Custom officials discovered the classic car in California. A collector in Long Beach, Calif., was trying to sell it to a buyer in Sweden.

New York police did some cold-case detective work and traced the car to Poster--37 years later. He now has his car back. "It's not getting away from me again," Poster told The New York Post. "They're going to have to kill me to get this car."

 
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  heh  
 
wow... i wonder if that dude is throwing a party or something
 
  by: starlock   01/18/2006 03:35 AM     
  the statement  
 
He shouldn't have said "They're going to have to kill me to get this car."
especially in NY.
Very first thing they tell you, if you plan to work in a place like a gas station, is to give the attackers all the money they want, they tell you also we do not want dead heroes.This man can get his car back, even after 30 years, but, if he is hurt, he won't be able to get that back.
 
  by: iglooo101   01/18/2006 04:07 AM     
  Question  
 
wouldnt his insurnace have payed out for the thieft making them the owners of the car?
 
  by: JOCKSTEELUK   01/18/2006 04:52 AM     
  Shhhhhh jock  
 
don't give those bastards anything!
 
  by: Emp3r0r     01/18/2006 05:59 AM     
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I WONDER IF HE'D SELL IT TO ME FOR HALF A PITTANCE!
 
  by: banshee9898     01/18/2006 01:07 PM     
  please turn off your caps lock...  
 
.
 
  by: koultunami     01/18/2006 01:19 PM     
  Re Jock  
 
In the source it said, he didnt have
theft insurance. he couldnt afford it
at the time.
 
  by: Whiskers   01/19/2006 12:01 AM     
  What about the collector in California?  
 
I'm sure he paid for the car prior to attempting to sell it. Now he's out the car, the money he purchased it with and the sale....

He would have been better off not trying to sell it.
 
  by: rasputin502     01/19/2006 07:11 PM     
  rasputin502  
 
The VIN number must still have been on if they tracked it down.( sometimes it can be on 3 of 4 places of the car) A true collector does their research on their classic cars. You have seen it many times on classic car shows, the owner can tell you everyone (they have the past owners names) that owned the car or how people have owned the car. If this was real collector that had the car and tried to sell it, he knew it was hot and maybe that is why he tried to sell it to a buyer in Sweden. There was something similar when a Harley a man bought 20 years before turned out to be stolen, he wasn’t aware of it, the vin had been altered. But when he was having service done to the mechanic notice it and reported to the police, the owner was contacted and he said let the new owner keep it, he had been paid off years ago and forgotten about it.
 
  by: thedrewman   01/20/2006 05:47 AM     
 
 
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