It sounds like a plot from a movie, but thieves actually stole 19 vintage cars, including two Corvettes, from a Florida classic car dealership in the early morning hours of June 1.
Orlando Classic Cars of Orlando, Florida reported on Facebook that nine of the cars have since been recovered, including a red 1962 Corvette with fuel injection and four-speed manual transmission that was listed at $85,000 on the dealership website.
Dave Murray, owner of the dealership, says the 1962 was found Monday evening in an apartment complex parking lot about 13 miles away – with no damage! A local resident tipped Murray about the car after seeing OCC’s Facebook post about the thefts.
Business Insider reports that Murray also recovered a 1990 Buick Reatta nearby after getting a call from the Sheriff’s Department. Orlando Classic Cars has been updating the list and so far nine of the 19 stolen vehicles have been recovered.
In an updated Facebook Post, the company writes:
STOLEN CAR UPDATE THURSDAY 6/4/20:
TREMENDOUS PROGRESS IS BEING MADE!
PLEASE KEEP THE LEADS COMING – IT’S PRODUCING RESULTS!!!
I WILL POST DETAILS AS SOON AS IT ‘S OK TO DO SO.
MOST CARS HAVE BEEN FOUND AT APARTMENT COMPLEX PARKING LOTS IN THE ORLANDO AREA.
MANY OF THE RECOVERIES HAVE BEEN A DIRECT RESULT OF THE RESPONSE TO THIS POST! THANK YOU FACEBOOK FRIENDS!!
ADDITIONAL CARS WERE FOUND OVERNIGHT. AUTHORITIES ASKED THAT I NOT DISCLOSE WHICH ONES AT THIS TIME.
Still missing are 10 other cars, however, including another red Corvette – a one-owner 1992 LT1-powered, 300 horsepower coupe with just 17,000 miles that included original books, manuals, and window sticker, along with the FX3 select ride suspension, for the asking price of $18,900. VIN 1G1YY23P9N5100309.
The other stolen cars that have not been recovered include:
- 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille – VIN 6D47S6Q305106
- 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE Conv – VIN 11102412003935
- 1977 Pontiac Trans Am VIN 2W87Z7N168057
- 1987 Oldsmobile 442 – VIN 1G3GR119HP323662
- 1992 Chevrolet Corvette – VIN 1G1YY23P9N5100309
- 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – VIN 1P87LAN518282
- 1998 Ford Mustang GT Conv – VIN 1FAFP45X5WF120374
- 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Conv – VIN 3N67K5M322619
- 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado – VIN 394879M625053
- 1996 Chevrolet Camaro VIN 2G1FP22PXT2164850
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