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Thread: Stolen Car Returned, 37 Years Later

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    Stolen Car Returned, 37 Years Later

    The last time Alan Poster saw his dream car, he was young and it was blue.

    A lot has changed over the decades; the look of the corvette, the look of Poster, too. But one thing held constant: Poster never stopped loving his corvette, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports.

    "It's a dream. Wow, this is a beautiful model," Poster said as customs officials and others unveiled the 1968 sports car.

    The once blue car is now silver, with a red interior, and it's missing some parts. But the car Poster paid $6,000 for back in 1968 is worth anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000 today, a Florida classic Corvette dealer told The Times.

    Poster went on with his life, eventually moving to Northern California.

    His car also ended up in California. A collector in Long Beach, Calif., was selling to a buyer in Sweden when Customs officials discovered the car's status in December. The collector isn't suspected of any wrongdoing.

    Nobody knows where the car had been or how many hands it had passed through. While it appeared in perfect condition, some things had changed. It was silver with a red interior, had a different engine, lacked a gas tank, and its transmission had been stolen from another car.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1216695.shtml
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Very cool story, but I was wondering, does he actually own the car or does the insurance company?

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    I just read this story and was just going to post it. You beat me to it mysteriew.

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    I think he owns it - the article said he couldn't afford to insure it against theft. Therefore no insurance company paid a claim to him on the theft.
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