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Rob
09-18-12, 06:40 AM
Corvette stolen 10 years ago found

MATT CAMPBELL
Sydney Morning Herald
09-18-2012
New Zealand
10669
Wharf inspectors in Brisbane have uncovered a stolen 1968 Chevrolet Corvette V8 convertible after prying open the doors of a shipping container which had been sitting on the docks for a decade.

The car was reported stolen 10 years ago, and the 44-year-old, 5.4-litre V8 four-speed manual rag-top has just 77,000 kilometres on the odometer.

The vehicle was built on Boxing Day in 1967, which gives the C3 Corvette a 1968 model year designation.

According to Manheim Auctions spokesman Mathew McAuley, the original owner of the car is believed to have received a payout after the vehicle was stolen and not recovered.

The auction house says the car appears to have sat in the container without interruption for the whole period "without any care or maintenance during the time". As a result, the car does need some TLC, and is expected to be sold to an enthusiast.

The car will be auctioned at Manheim auctions in Brisbane on behalf of Suncorp Insurance on September 25 at 9 am. According the auction house, it is expected to fetch somewhere in the region of A$14,000-A$17,000 (NZ$17,000-NZ$21,000).

Mac
09-18-12, 09:01 AM
A shipping container sat on the wharf for 10 years and no-one checked it? How bizarre!

-Mac

Huskerman
09-18-12, 12:16 PM
I thought that same thing.....what else they got stitting around there....?

Mac
09-18-12, 11:15 PM
I thought that same thing.....what else they got stitting around there....?
Jimmy Hoffa? :chuckle

-Mac

dougelam
09-28-12, 12:35 PM
Jimmy Hoffa? :chuckle

-Mac

Who do you think found it?
Just a thought

Dadman1950
10-08-12, 07:48 PM
Jimmy Hoffa? :chuckle

-Mac

:rotfl Well they didn't find him buried under that driveway!

Mac
10-08-12, 11:01 PM
Who do you think found it?
Just a thought
Sorry I missed your comment early, dougelam. I'm guessing it was either the guys working on the pier, someone from Customs or perhaps someone from one of the logistics companies looking for something else altogether...

-Mac

scottfab
10-25-12, 09:21 AM
A shipping container sat on the wharf for 10 years and no-one checked it? How bizarre!

-Mac

The excuse has to be a variation of "itz not my yab man"