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(SacBee)   23 years later, stolen 1963 Ford Fairlane discovered and returned. Merry Christmas folks   ( divider line
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12643 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Dec 2004 at 3:59 AM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-24 11:05:38 PM  
2004-12-24 11:29:56 PM  
So the cops got their ford back for them. The cops must hate them.
2004-12-25 04:05:47 AM  
It wasn't vintage when it was stolen...
2004-12-25 04:10:32 AM  
umm, if it was insured, they would have been paid for it already. So it would be the insurance company's car. Then again, after 23 years, who knows if the insurance company still has a claim to ownership... maybe that expires if they don't find the car for awhile?
2004-12-25 04:10:43 AM  
I'll bet it was that dastardly Julian Grendel.
2004-12-25 04:22:28 AM  
This reminded me of that "Pimp My Ride" episode. Because of the fairlane. I need to stop hanging out with people that watch crappy MTV shows.
2004-12-25 04:24:48 AM  
But did it have the fuzzy dice? The fuzzy dice!?
2004-12-25 04:36:12 AM  
My motorcycle got stolen (by the security guards at my apartment complex, I am sure), and it was recovered several years later, after I had moved to another state.

I got a call from the cops telling me that I needed to take it, or they were going to start charging me a garage fee. They also told me that by the time they recovered it, the value was approximated at a whopping $50. So there I was, with a motorcycle I had to take physical possession of that was 2,000 miles away, and worth $50, or else start paying a fee.

One day, when I hit the lottery, I am going to rig cars with self-destruct by remote control, and park them on city streets and FARKing dare criminals to steal them.

So far:
Cars: -1
Motorcycles: -1
Bikes: -1
2004-12-25 04:40:58 AM  
The good news is that we finally found your car. The bad news is that it has 1 million miles on it, the steering wheel has been replaced by a chain wheel, there are dingleberries hanging from the windows, and if you push this little lever, it makes the car jump up and down like a retarded kid getting tazed. Oh, and the radio now only gets mexicali music.

/ducks, runs for cover, and puts on magic cape of flame resistance + 5 repel force.
2004-12-25 04:42:36 AM  
And so there you were...and then you follow it up with no conclusion. Didn't you learn you had to have a beginning middle and end to your stories in school?

2004-12-25 04:48:02 AM  
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yikes... I wonder if that boat comes with sails
2004-12-25 04:51:19 AM  

I plan to do the same. My car was stolen several years ago, but sadly recovered (it's a lemon). In the past 4 months, however, the stereo has been stolen 3 times. The cops don't even check for fingerprints. I've thought about wiring my new one to explode if the stereo is removed. The world would have one less bad person, and I'd get insurance money, assuming they don't trace it back to me...

I'll probably just end up hiding in the bushes nearby overnight with a gun. What do the police expect, when they don't do their farking jobs?
2004-12-25 04:52:56 AM  
I wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck, though.

Or the Creedence.
2004-12-25 05:34:45 AM  
"A sharp-eyed officer noticed the car's identification numbers didn't match and began investigating."

Outside of Cali that's called "doing your job."
2004-12-25 05:35:41 AM  
Or the Creed.

2004-12-25 05:49:47 AM  
I'd drive that car, staplermofo.

Like Hughie Lewis says, it's hip to be square.
2004-12-25 06:11:54 AM  
you kidding me control?
a friend let me drive his 1970 something chevelle... nothing ruins looking cool in a car faster than trying to parallel park a stick-shift, over-sized boat of a car that doesn't have effective (or any at all) power steering
2004-12-25 06:17:57 AM  
No problems parking my 66 Chevelle. They required us to know how to drive when I got my license, though.
2004-12-25 07:36:35 AM  
I'm not a Ford guy, but that's a beautiful Fairlane.
2004-12-25 08:05:48 AM  
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Fairlane history you don't care about: Starting in 1957, Ford produced the Fairlane Skyliner, which was one of the first American vehicles to come with a retractable hardtop. Due to the cost and complexity, production ended in 1959 with only 12,918 vehicles produced. You can find one today if you try hard enough, but be prepared to pay for it.
2004-12-25 08:39:39 AM  
yikes... I wonder if that boat comes with sails

In a way, it does. It's one of the few hardtop convertibles that went into mass production. I'd drive one based on that, despite the fact that it's a Ford.
2004-12-25 08:55:51 AM  
London Massage, we have a problem. Don't see anything about Fords in that post.
2004-12-25 09:06:05 AM  
Spam much?
2004-12-25 09:46:17 AM  
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Whereabouts of Ford Prefect still unknown.
2004-12-25 09:49:54 AM  

And so there you were...and then you follow it up with no conclusion. Didn't you learn you had to have a beginning middle and end to your stories in school?

It was recovered when some guy bought it at a flea market kind of thing in Tucson. I guess he tried to register it or file it abandoned or something. Anyway, I signed release so that the dude who bought it could just keep it. If there is a God, somehow it will lead to the guy who stole it ending up horribly disfigured in a kerosene fire.

/650 nighthawk - it was a pretty decent bike when I had it
2004-12-25 10:13:07 AM  
23 years later, stolen 1963 Ford Fairlane discovered and returned

My peerless math skills tell me that the car was stolen in 1981. These same skills tell me that this car was 18 years old when it was stolen. Switching to my admirable deductive skills, I'm guessing that this car was considered a real POS when the guy owned it in 1981. Therefore, I doubt the car was insured.

Didn't RTFA.
2004-12-25 10:18:47 AM  
"Hey, they boys at the garage brought my baby back!"
[image from too old to be available]


/one of the only true Dice fans left :(
2004-12-25 10:33:20 AM  
"When will you find these guys? I mean, do you have any promising leads?"

"Leads, yeah. I'll just check with the boys down at the Crime Lab. They've assigned four more detectives to the case - they got us working in shifts! Leads..."
2004-12-25 10:47:07 AM  
"You got the BONUS plan!"
2004-12-25 11:26:37 AM  
LoHung_Dong: /one of the only true Dice fans left :(

Listening to Dice lately is like fapping with a cheese grater. Slightly amusing, but mostly painful.
2004-12-25 11:58:58 AM  
I was up all night eating swedish meatballs.... OH!

/another 'true' Dice fan
2004-12-25 12:20:06 PM  

This reminded me of that "Pimp My Ride" episode. Because of the fairlane. I need to stop hanging out with people that watch crappy MTV shows.

My god, now that I realize it, I have seen that one too.

/hates himself
2004-12-25 12:32:44 PM  
So was this Ford Fairlane all pimped out with the hydraulic shocks and the GroundFX and the 36" subwoofers in the trunk when returned, or did they just 'borrow' it and return it slightly more used?

Perhaps they should do that spray-test-view-with-blacklight dealie that they do in hotel beds to show you all the other peoples' spermies you're about to sleep on...
2004-12-26 04:00:19 AM  

I bought one of those Fairlanes when I was 16 (it was substantially older than I was). The electrics on the car were unbelelievably complex and I later sold it for about 5 times what I put into it.


Stick with ricers, buddy. They're about your speed. Both of my mid-year Corvettes attract far more attention than the most tricked-out Toyota Crapola.
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