Last week a Hemmings blog reader alerted the site when his father’s prized possessions, a sunfire yellow 1966 Corvette convertible and a 1969 Camaro SS Clone were stolen from a storage facility in Northwest Arkansas. The good news is both cars were recovered. The Corvette was found hidden in a remote location in the woods while the Camaro was located at a residence.
As you can from the pictures, the Corvette appears to be mostly intact although the position of the headlight buckets makes me wonder if there is more than meets the eye from the photo. It was located at a remote location in the woods with the only access to the area is through a farm gate and across a hay field.
Unfortunately, the damage to the Camaro was much more significant. That car was located at a residence in Northwest Arkansas. The thieves attempted to disguise the Camaro by applying their own custom paint and removing the trim. The owner reports there was other damage as well:
While we don’t have many details at this time, the Corvette was located at a remote location in the woods with the only access through a farm gate and through a hay field.
Ken has not been able to inspect the Corvette in detail, as the police have not processed the car. On first impression there appears to be limited damage. The Camaro is another story….. The Camaro was recovered at a residence in Northwest Arkansas, not far from Simple Pleasures. A man thought to be about 18-22 years old was taken into custody. Police are investigating to determine if there were accomplices.
The thief(s) tried to disguise the car by doing their own “paint.” They took off most of the trim, removed the trunk and tried to removed the dash. There is other body damage as well. Once the police process the crime scene we can check for other damage.