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.
Yes, someone actually had the nerve to steal the tires and wheels off a shiny red 2015 Corvette Z06, jacking it up on a block of wood and then leaving it resting on the wood and its rear brakes.
But then I remembered what I told myself when the same thing happened to my Impala: It could have been worse! What if they had taken the whole car?
The owner of this beautiful Z06 posted the following on Feb. 5, asking for help finding his wheels:
“Heads up fellow owners, someone stole my wheels in front of my gf’s apartment this morning! If anyone sees wheels for sale, let me know!”
Let’s hope someone out there is able to help him find his stolen items. After all, how much of a market could there be for those wheels since the Z06 has only been out for a few months and most legitimate owners wouldn’t need such wheels – or hopefully would have more morals than to buy hot (literally) wheels!
The owner did follow up with a new post on Feb. 7:
“So General Motors called me this morning someone is supposed to come move my car via magical means, we’ll see if it happens. I’ll post pictures if successful.”
Let’s hope this story has a happy ending so this fellow can get back to doing what you’re supposed to be doing when you own a Z06.
On Sunday, Feb.8, the owner shared this photo showing the Corvette Z06 on the back of a tow truck. Unfortunately, he says “Well GM Roadside was NO help. After setting up the tow they backed out of their desire to help..car is off the street”.
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