August 10, 2010
Great News: Stolen Corvette and Camaro Returned
By Dan Strohl
When we brought you news last week of the Miner family’s two stolen cars, the response was nearly overwhelming, with much of the country going on immediate lookout for the 1966 Corvette convertible and 1969 Camaro SS clone. As it turns out, the two Chevrolets didn’t get very far before both were recovered and returned to Erik Miner’s father, but we imagine it was the readiness of the Hemmings Nation army to see the cars home safe and sound that kept the thieves from parting the cars out or shipping them overseas. From the owner’s email:
“While we don’t have many details at this time, the Corvette was located at a remote location in the woods with the only access through a farm gate and through a hay field.
Ken has not been able to inspect the Corvette in detail, as the police have not processed the car. On first impression there appears to be limited damage. The Camaro is another story…”
The Camaro was recovered at a residence in Northwest Arkansas, not far from Simple Pleasures. A man thought to be about 18-22 years old was taken into custody. Police are investigating to determine if there were accomplices.
The thief or thieves tried to disguise the car by doing their own “paint.” They took off most of the trim, removed the trunk and tried to removed the dash. There is other body damage as well. Once the police process the crime scene we can check for other damage.
Read the entire story over at Hemmings.
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