Mystery ‘Vette stolen nearly 40 years ago turns up abandoned in a Detroit suburb
Police in Michigan find the C3 car in weirdly decent shape, with low miles
Abandoned with no keys in the ignition in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, behold Michigan’s Mystery ‘Vette.
According to Fox 2 Detroit News, local police recently found the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette and started investigating when they realized the VIN plate was a fake. They found the car’s secondary VIN and discovered it had been stolen from the nearby city of Pontiac 38 years ago.
“It’s been under the radar for a while,” Detective Anthony Hall of the Livonia Police Department told Fox 2 Detroit in the understatement of the day.
While police are trying to track down the original owner, they noted that if he or she filed an insurance claim back in the day, the car would actually belong to the insurance company.
The blue C3 Corvette has only 11,000 miles on it and looks to be in fairly decent shape cosmetically.
So what’s the deal here? Did someone have this hidden away for decades, only to get cold feet at this late date? Or did they accidentally buy a stolen ‘Vette, realize it and then dump it? We’ll keep you posted as we find out more.