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Old 12-09-2009, 08:40pm   #1
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Corvette stolen in 1970 returned


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A 1965 Corvette stolen in 1970 is being returned to its Nashville owner in perfect condition after being found in Scottsdale, Ariz., police said.

The Nassau blue convertible with a white top was worth about $2,200 when it was stolen from Chance Mayfield 39 years ago. Today it's worth an estimated $65,000, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Sunday.

Mayfield walked out of a bar in Nashville in November 1970 to find the car gone.

"That ruined my night," Mayfield, 68, told The Tennessean.

The car was traced to Mayfield when a collector who had bought the car tried to register it with the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles. A routine search of the serial number through the National Insurance Claims Bureau showed the car had been stolen.

Although the car had belonged to a number of collectors, no one apparently had ever checked the car against the insurance database, The Tennessean said.

Now that a court case with the most recent owner has been resolved, Mayfield said he will take a trailer to Arizona next week to bring his treasured Corvette home.


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Cool, Far and few between that it happens! Great outcome.
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Amazing! that it was still in mint condition too. Thanks Beckster for posting that awesome story.

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I thought it was pretty awesome ...
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That is a very cool story!

Maybe the guys in C2 would like it . . .
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That is a very cool story!

Maybe the guys in C2 would like it . . .
Lmao! I had several people talking to me while I was trying to post ... Evidently I don't multitask well... LoL ... Maybe one of the mods can move it to the correct group? LoL
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Done
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Lmao! I had several people talking to me while I was trying to post ... Evidently I don't multitask well... LoL ... Maybe one of the mods can move it to the correct group? LoL
For being a good sport, there's some !
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LoL thanks to both of you!
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I read this over at F-Chat and was pleased to see a happy ending to this story...

Reminds me... anyone remember the chrome bumper shark that was also a multi-decade theft recovery... IIRC it was discovered in CA a few years ago, in a shipping container, about to be shipped overseas...
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