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Corvette Thieves Stymied by 6-Speed Manual Transmission

by Mitch Talley on January 30, 2013

Corvette Thieves Stymied by 6-Speed Manual Transmission
File photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

Here’s another reason for automakers to keep manufacturing cars with manual transmissions: They can keep your pride and joy from being stolen.

At least when the would-be carjackers don’t even know how to drive a six-speed!

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[VIDEO] Stolen 1989 Corvette Stored for 23 Years Sold on eBay

Back in the fall of 1988, I bought a shiny new red 1989 Corvette coupe from a dealership in Calhoun, Ga.

It was my pride and joy for a couple of years before other priorities led to selling it with about 15,000 miles on the odometer.

Not surprisingly, it was literally a trip back in time when this story appeared recently in the LA Times about a 1989 red Corvette convertible that has just been found after being stolen from a new car lot in 1989 – and hidden ever since.

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Kansas Man Tackles Suspected Corvette Thief

by Mitch Talley on November 8, 2012

Kansas Man Tackles Suspected Corvette Thief

Who says people are afraid to get involved these days?

Even though he didn’t have a horse in the race, Michael Legg of Haysville, Kansas didn’t think twice about chasing a suspected car thief Monday.

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Oregon Man’s 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2012

Oregon Man's 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours
file photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

An Oregon resident has one hot 1985 Corvette.

That’s according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who recovered the early C4 Corvette after it was stolen the second time in 24 hours.

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A 1968 Corvette Stolen a Decade Ago Found in Aussie Shipping Container

Kids figured out long ago that you just never know what might be waiting in that big box when you open it on your birthday.

Well, that philosophy recently took an unusual turn down under.

Wharf inspectors in Brisbane, Australia finally opened a shipping container which had been sitting undisturbed on the docks for a decade and lo and behold discovered a stolen 1968 Corvette resting inside. The owner had reported the white convertible with a black top stolen 10 years ago and apparently went on his merry way after receiving an insurance payout.

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1965 Corvette and a 1970 Chevelle SS Stolen from Northwest Washington State

If you live up in Northwest Washington State, be on the lookout for a Nassau Blue 1965 Corvette Coupe and an all-original 1970 Chevelle SS that were stolen from a warehouse in Puyallup, south of Seattle. The two classic cars were owned by Gary Tucci and were stolen sometime last Wednesday night.

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Classic Corvette Dealer Investigated over Double VINs

Investigators with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Vehicle Theft Unit served a search warrant on Mershon’s World of Cars last week as part of an ongoing investigation that was triggered when one Vehicle Identification Number was linked to two separate 1967 Corvettes.

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Insurance Industry Group Names The Top 10 Most Stolen Corvettes

So here’s a fact for Corvette trivia fans: In the last 30 years, which model year of Corvette has been reported stolen more than any other? If you answered the 1984 Corvette, then give yourself a hand.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has looked a thefts of Corvettes from 1981-2011 and issued their report to the insurance industry. Over the last 30 years, 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico with the 1984 model year leading the way with 8,554 thefts.

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Dead Battery Traps Would-Be Thief Inside Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 26, 2011

Dead Battery Traps Would-Be Thief Inside Corvette

We’ve documented several times here and here the hilarity that ensues when an unsuspecting person gets trapped in a Corvette due to the battery being dead. Unless you’re familiar with the manual release lever on the floor, you’re stuck in a fiberglass box, or a holding cell as one would-be auto thief in Canada found out the hard way.

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Thieves Steal a Blue 1975 Corvette in Florida Heist

by Keith Cornett on July 14, 2011

 Thieves Steal a Blue 1975 Corvette in Florida Heist

Last week thieves broke into a house in the small community of Wimauma which is Southeast of Tampa. After ransacking the house and taking furniture, electronics and appliances, two antique cars, a 1975 blue Convertible Corvette and a purple custom 1929 two-door Ford street rod were stolen from the garage.

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