Skip to comments.Thieves swipe four classic Chevys during Monterey auctions
Posted on 08/28/2013 6:49:06 PM PDT by Doogle
You can't help driving around Monterey during Pebble Beach car week as we did two weeks ago the only time and place on earth where the sight of a couple Bugatti Veyrons on the road become commonplace and not think at least once that an enterprising car thief could hit a jackpot. This year the thieves took note, swiping four classic Chevys in separate incidents, three of which had just been up for auction.
Of the four, the most valuable was the car above, a 1961 Chevy Impala Super Sport 409 convertible, billed by auction house Russo & Steele as the only all-original, numbers-matching example in existence. After the car failed to sell Friday night after bids reached $220,000, it was reported missing from the fenced and guarded lot along Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey, Calif., where hundreds of other auction vehicles are kept.
Two other classic Chevys another 1961 Impala convertible and a 1957 Chevy Bel Air coupe, both valued around $50,000 were reported stolen from the Mecum auction house lot on a golf course later in the weekend. As with the Impala 409, both had failed to sell at auction and were supposedly taken back to secure lots. The other theft reported during the weekend of a well-preserved 1961 Corvette happened at a bed and breakfast.
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These are cars I owned during the 60’s that I wish I had back:
1961 Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite
1964 Impala SS 327-300hp, 4 speed, posi, nice, nice car, new
1965 Buick Skylark, 4 speed, posi, black with red buckets
1966 Dodge Charger 383-torqueflite
1968 Dodge Charger 440-torqueflite, fast, but never saw a filling station it didn’t like.
The 64 Impala was without a doubt the best of the bunch, great, great car to drive both in town and on the highway. Tight body by Fisher, low wind and road noise.
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