Stolen '57 Chevy returned to owner after 30 yearsFebruary 20, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man _ in better shape than when he originally owned it.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/NcVegk) Ian "Skip" Wilson was shocked to get a call from the California Highway Patrol informing him that his long-lost Chevy was taken off an Australia-bound cargo ship.
The 65-year-old says the car has had a lot of work done on it since it disappeared from his Lake County home in 1984. It was returned with a monogrammed interior, 17-inch racing wheels, rack-and-pinion steering and a 350-horsepower V-8 engine.
The retired mechanic says the two-door was in sorry shape when he bought it for $375 in 1975 with plans for fixing it up.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com
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