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Corvette's Manual Transmission Outsmarts Two Car Thieves in California

A writer on Corvette Forum played an April Fool’s prank on his readers last week when he jokingly said that Chevy was doing away with manual transmissions starting in 2017.

Two would-be thieves in California probably wish that hoax was true.

Apparently the bumbling criminals tried to steal a Corvette convertible on Wednesday, but the guy behind the wheel didn’t know how to drive a stick and ended up backing the sports car into a set of mailboxes.

Thieves Steal a 2003 Yellow Corvette in Virginia
File photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

There probably isn’t a much sicker feeling for a Corvette owner than the one a Hampton, Va., man suffered Monday night.

Larry Phlegar had celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Corvette by buying a collector’s edition 2003 model, a yellow coupe that he had driven just 9,723 miles over the past decade.

Police Seeking Clues After Thieves Strip Parts from a 1971 Corvette
File photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

Police in Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada are searching for a thief who knows his round around an automobile restoration shop.

Instead of stealing the whole 1971 Corvette stored in a house garage on Grey Road 40 in Grey County, Ontario, a thief just picked and chose what he wanted from the car: some $10,000 worth of parts that included a head valve, carburetor, ignition system, water pump, transmission, and drive shaft.

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