Jaguar XKE convertible taken in NY, found in CA. Stolen in 1968

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by zwiebel, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
    'A vintage Jaguar convertible, believed to be gone forever, is now being returned to its owner 46 years after thieves in New York drove off with it.

    Authorities recently found the car in a shipping freighter off the California coast, headed to Europe.

    "I couldn't believe it," said Ivan Schneider, the car's original owner. "I still don't believe it. It's a miracle."

    .....Schneider says he still remembers the March morning in 1968 when he left his Manhattan apartment for work and couldn't find his then-6-month-old Jaguar XKE convertible.'

    Former trial lawyer Schneider is now 82 and retired to Florida but is overjoyed to be getting his cherished vehicle back. The car's mileage has increased from 6,000 miles to just 28,000 in all the years it has been away, apparently, but the mystery of who stole it has yet to be solved. The most recent purchaser owned it only three months. The person who sold it to him, in Turlock, CA, said he had owned it for 40 years.

    The classic vehicle was bound for the Netherlands, to a buyer there who looks like he/she may just have lost out big time. It's in poor condition but still worth about $24,000.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hunt-for-jaguar-believed-lost-forever-gets-big-break-in-los-angeles/

    Photo link.
    http://www.losangelesregister.com/articles/schneider-604987-car-shipped.html
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Loading...


  3. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

    Messages:
    12,613
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    impressive!!
    still looks good.....bit of paint detailing--will fetch much more than $24K these days
     
  4. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0
  5. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Attached Files:

  6. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

    Messages:
    12,613
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I remember when they were 'new' -- an object of must lust for both sexes.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice