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Stolen Corvettes

[VIDEO] Stolen Corvette Found after 43 Years but Legal Roadblocks Prevent Reunion with Owner

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

A Georgia woman probably isn’t so sure about that old saying, especially after her heart may wind up being broken twice – but not by a man, but by a Corvette.

Our story begins in 1972 when a teenage Terry Dietrich of DeKalb County, Ga., bought a 1972 blue Corvette Stingray.

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[STOLEN] 1966 Corvette Stolen from Hotel Parking Lot in Moultrie, GA
File Photo via CorvetteImages.com

There could be no greater heartache that a Corvette owner experiences than to walk outside and find your vintage Corvette has been stolen.

That happened to a Tampa, FL area man who was staying at a hotel in Moultrie, GA. last weekend.

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[STOLEN] 2015 Corvette Z06 Has Wheels Stolen While Parked at an Apartment Complex
Photo Credit: Corvette7.com

Back a few years ago, I was restoring my dad’s 1970 Impala and had taken it to a friend’s house to have the motor rebuilt.

The paint was rusty and the interior was musty, but I had splurged for $1,819 worth of new tires and wheels just to spruce up the old girl.

While my car was there, though, in the dark of night, out in the country of North Georgia, somebody jacked up the car and stole my tires and wheels, leaving the first car I ever drove by myself (at age 16) sitting on top of concrete blocks.

I thought that was a depressing sight.

But then I saw this posting on Corvette7 and changed my mind.

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[STOLEN] 1999 Corvette and a Classic Mustang Stolen from Auto Shop in Melbourne, Australia
Photo Credit: vicpolicenews.com.au

If you happen to be in the Land Down Under, you might be on the lookout for a stolen 1999 Corvette.

The black convertible, along with a white 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, Land Down Underwere stolen from a “panel beating workshop” – as they apparently call a body shop down there – in Melbourne, Australia.

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Alabama Police Searching for a Stolen 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 19, 2015

Alabama Police Searching for Stolen 1973 Corvette

It looks as if the Grinch was running a little late this Christmas.

Police in Anniston, Ala., say a classic 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen between Dec. 26 and 27, and they are hoping the public can help them find the silver sports car that bears the license plate VDT 494.

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[STOLEN] 1969 Corvette Stolen in 1988 Recovered but Real Owner Remains a Mystery
Photo Credit: KOIN6

If your car is ever stolen, don’t give up hope of getting it back.

That’s the lesson to be learned from the recent discovery of five cars that were stolen many years ago, including a 1969 Corvette swiped in Portland 26 years ago.

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Crash of Stolen C4 Corvette Sends Two Car Thieves to the Hospital

Their injuries may be the least of their worries after two men in Hamtramck, Mich., wrecked a C4 Corvette they are accused of stealing last week.

Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino says the driver was driving irresponsibly and spinning the tires in the Corvette, prompting lawmen to give chase.

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[STOLEN] 1965 Corvette Stolen During the Woodward Dream Cruise

The 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise turned into a nightmare for a couple from Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Gordon and Arlene Ondrisek were enjoying the annual Dream Cruise with friends the way they have for years when they decided to take a break and get some grub at the Pita Café in downtown Birmingham, Michigan on Saturday.

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Police Recover Stolen 2003 Corvette Z06 after High Speed Pursuit Ends in Crash
Moses Lake police/courtesy photo

The good news is police found a red 2003 Corvette that was stolen in Moses Lake, Washington last Thursday morning.

The bad news is by that time, the alleged thief had crashed the car through a fence and into the back yard of a house in the 8800 block of Hillcrest Drive in Moses Lake.

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Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on July 25, 2014

Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette
Photo Credit: Stuart Gradon/Calgary Herald

Who says the news is always bad?

For a Corvette enthusiast in Calgary, Canada, what started as a sad story wound up having a very happy ending.

We asked you a few days ago to be on the lookout for a red on red 1962 Corvette convertible that was stolen July 13 from a parking lot near Kenneth Jelley’s apartment.

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