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(Yahoo)   Not News: Man steals Corvette. News: Turns himself in to police. FARK: He stole the car 23 years ago and had paid $70k to keep it in storage. Super FARK: It only had 67 miles on the odometer   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 108
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2012-12-28 01:51:17 PM
Buy the Extended Warranty, just saying.
 
2012-12-28 02:05:27 PM
The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.
 
2012-12-28 02:27:28 PM
I see a short story in this: The Tell-Tale 'Vette
 
2012-12-28 04:24:51 PM

gopher321: I see a short story in this: The Tell-Tale 'Vette


Did the engine develop a ticking sound, it drove him nuts ,and he turned himself in in order to get rid of it?
 
2012-12-28 04:26:35 PM
The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.
 
2012-12-28 04:27:57 PM
Which part of the government does he work for?
 
2012-12-28 04:28:10 PM
Why didn't he just stop paying for the storage unit long ago?  Does he not watch Storage Wars???
 
2012-12-28 04:28:24 PM
Wasn't this a storage wars episode?
 
2012-12-28 04:28:54 PM
I'm not at all surprised to learn the thief was Irish....
 
2012-12-28 04:29:27 PM
Who steals an 80's Corvette?
 
2012-12-28 04:29:31 PM
www.aetv.com

/inconsolable
 
2012-12-28 04:30:22 PM
The 1989 Corvette wasn't even cool in 1989.
 
2012-12-28 04:30:39 PM
Was the NKOTB tape still in the deck?
 
2012-12-28 04:32:11 PM

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.



Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.
 
2012-12-28 04:33:11 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


THIS!!!!
 
2012-12-28 04:34:14 PM
static.cargurus.com

This? Not the classic '66 or the epic Sting Ray? No wonder he didn't take it out in public.
 
2012-12-28 04:34:18 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


these guys

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-12-28 04:35:45 PM

LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.


I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.
 
2012-12-28 04:38:15 PM
The IROC-Z of the overweight, balding set.
 
2012-12-28 04:38:57 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


I'm no lawyer either, but that statute expiring doesn't mean it's not stolen anymore, just you can't be charged with the theft. I'm sure he could still be charged for being in possession of stolen property or whatever. It's probably a different crime if he tried to sell it too.
 
2012-12-28 04:39:19 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-28 04:40:21 PM

Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.


It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.
 
2012-12-28 04:40:56 PM
23 years and 67 miles on the odometer?
I just got a new car on Saturday, and I've already got over 300 miles on it!
 
2012-12-28 04:41:47 PM
80s vettes are good for autocross
 
2012-12-28 04:43:14 PM

WordsnCollision: [www.aetv.com image 623x413]

/inconsolable


I don't think any of the others notice the fender, I'm definitely going all in on this one

YUUUP

/fairly sure that this show was developed to torture harsh interrogate gitom guests
 
2012-12-28 04:44:09 PM

Loren: When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


Yeah, Jews are still chasing after Germans over stuff looted in WWII, after all.
 
2012-12-28 04:46:57 PM
When they said 23 years old I was thinking classic corvette but when I thought about... oh man I am old.
 
2012-12-28 04:47:12 PM

deamonbutterfly: probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?

these guys

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


Bravo!
 
2012-12-28 04:47:42 PM

deamonbutterfly: these guys


That's a Ferrari, you heathen.
 
2012-12-28 04:48:20 PM

probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?


Someone with a tiny peener.
And a smaller brain.
 
2012-12-28 04:48:33 PM
Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.

I can only guess it was a '82 that was sitting around for a while.

The more you know...
 
2012-12-28 04:49:00 PM
media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-12-28 04:51:20 PM

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


How do you get a title? Plus you can still be charged with possession of stolen property right?
 
2012-12-28 04:51:37 PM

Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.



I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.
 
2012-12-28 04:52:20 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-12-28 04:53:56 PM

durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.


It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?
 
2012-12-28 04:54:25 PM
Still a better car than your average and detuned import from Japan.
 
2012-12-28 04:56:01 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Ferrari, Corvette, Mustang, Yugo they all look the same to me.
 
2012-12-28 04:56:35 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


Car. Model: Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider Corvette "Miami Vice" by McBurnie Coach Works. Year: 1972-1978.

i guess i still lose though, cause it's not 80s. boohoo on me.
 
2012-12-28 04:57:34 PM

Rich Cream: This? Not the classic '66 or the epic Sting Ray? No wonder he didn't take it out in public.


Exactly. If it was a new Corvette 23 years ago, it wasn't one of the good ones.

/would kill for a Sting Ray
//haven't even owned a car in years
 
2012-12-28 04:58:29 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


I believe it's statute, not statue
 
2012-12-28 04:58:42 PM
i436.photobucket.com

/Also the name of my friends cover band in Raleigh
 
2012-12-28 04:59:38 PM

Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?
 
2012-12-28 05:00:00 PM

deamonbutterfly: probesport: Who steals an 80's Corvette?

these guys

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


What show was that? ...I Spy?

/repeat
 
2012-12-28 05:00:34 PM

durbnpoisn: Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.


2012 - 23 = 1983?

Dude, it's time for you to buy a new calculator.
 
2012-12-28 05:02:27 PM

midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.


The Ferrari Daytona had wing windows. That's a replica based on a Corvette.
 
2012-12-28 05:03:31 PM
I would have stolen one of these in 89 instead..

www.streetlegaltv.com
 
2012-12-28 05:04:08 PM

Mr. Eugenides: midigod: deamonbutterfly: these guys

That's a Ferrari, you heathen.

The Ferrari Daytona had wing windows. That's a replica based on a Corvette.


The better of the Daytonas
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-28 05:07:31 PM
Man... I mean... MAN...

I was gonna do the "Corvette Summer" reference.

Truly, nothing is obscure on Fark.

/Bummed
 
2012-12-28 05:07:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


With 67 miles on it? I personally wouldn't want it but I'm sure there are plenty of auto collectors who would be on that like stink on shiat. Only need 2 or 3 serious bidders to run up the price on an auction.
 
2012-12-28 05:18:47 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


My law Prof instilled in me an automatic reaction whenever I see "statue" in place of "statute". It's a common enough error that I'm not trying to bust your balls, I'm just saying this biatch rode us HARD over shiat like that.

Still seeing red over the papers that ho graded.
 
2012-12-28 05:21:20 PM

clyph: Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

With 67 miles on it? I personally wouldn't want it but I'm sure there are plenty of auto collectors who would be on that like stink on shiat. Only need 2 or 3 serious bidders to run up the price on an auction.


Sold for $39K. Not a bad price for a "worthless" car!
 
2012-12-28 05:24:05 PM

Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


If I could sell it on eBay for over $39,000? Hell yeah.
 
2012-12-28 05:24:07 PM

Turbo Cojones: durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.

My law Prof instilled in me an automatic reaction whenever I see "statue" in place of "statute". It's a common enough error that I'm not trying to bust your balls, I'm just saying this biatch rode us HARD over shiat like that.

Still seeing red over the papers that ho graded.


www.fbastard.com
 
2012-12-28 05:25:00 PM

Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?


Drive it. You think cars magically don't operate just because the title is worthless? Or sell it to somebody with a thick accent and a thicker wad of dirty $20 bills.
 
2012-12-28 05:25:09 PM

mjones73: I would have stolen one of these in 89 instead..

www.streetlegaltv.com



That is what the Trans Am should have been from then on.

/Been trying to find a driver quality one for a while, they are either trashed or low mileage museum pieces.
 
2012-12-28 05:34:48 PM

clyph: Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

With 67 miles on it? I personally wouldn't want it but I'm sure there are plenty of auto collectors who would be on that like stink on shiat. Only need 2 or 3 serious bidders to run up the price on an auction.


Yeah, with 2 or 3 serious bidders I'm sure an '89 Corvette in excellent shape could fetch in excess of $10k. Of course, a car that's been sitting idle for decades is probably in far from excellent shape - I mean, the body and interior are probably good, assuming no rodents got in, but anything that contained fluids or rubber components probably needs replacement.

This guy should have either stopped payment on the storage and forgotten about the car long ago, or just parked it at the airport and left it there.
 
2012-12-28 05:35:40 PM

Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?


You can file for a duplicate or new title. Just check "not received from prior owner" and fill out the rest:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf
 
2012-12-28 05:43:40 PM

redmid17: Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?

You can file for a duplicate or new title. Just check "not received from prior owner" and fill out the rest:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf


Wouldn't the VIN be flagged as stolen?
 
2012-12-28 05:49:22 PM

Mazzic518: redmid17: Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?

You can file for a duplicate or new title. Just check "not received from prior owner" and fill out the rest:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf

Wouldn't the VIN be flagged as stolen?


Probably but but the statute of limitations had expired and the insurance company had already paid out the stolen fees some 23 years ago. At the very worst, the guy can say he bought the car from a private party and he's out of the title application fee.
 
2012-12-28 05:52:56 PM

redmid17: Mazzic518: redmid17: Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?

You can file for a duplicate or new title. Just check "not received from prior owner" and fill out the rest:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf

Wouldn't the VIN be flagged as stolen?

Probably but but the statute of limitations had expired and the insurance company had already paid out the stolen fees some 23 years ago. At the very worst, the guy can say he bought the car from a private party and he's out of the title application fee.


So I can just steal a car wait 20 years then get  new title and register it?
 
2012-12-28 05:53:30 PM

Tom_Slick: mjones73: I would have stolen one of these in 89 instead..

www.streetlegaltv.com


That is what the Trans Am should have been from then on.

/Been trying to find a driver quality one for a while, they are either trashed or low mileage museum pieces.


I hear you there, I had an 87 T-Type and I'd like another some day, seeing the same issues with those cars too.
 
2012-12-28 05:54:13 PM

MrEricSir: Rich Cream: This? Not the classic '66 or the epic Sting Ray? No wonder he didn't take it out in public.

Exactly. If it was a new Corvette 23 years ago, it wasn't one of the good ones.

/would kill for a Sting Ray
//haven't even owned a car in years


Depends on what you mean by "good." OK, it's not iconic like a split-window, nor will it tear your head off like a big block. OTOH, an '89 would be a C4 chassis, which was when Chevy realized that the sports car experience should include the ability to stop and turn. From a driver's perspective, it's head and shoulders above the so-called "classics."

As someone else noted, they're still competitive in autocross. Besides the Miata, I can't think of many other cars of that vintage for which that can be said. They're also a reasonably cheap way to have a lot of fun on track days - especially once you realize how plentiful go-fast parts are.

If you're a driver rather than a waxer, they're not a bad choice at all.

/Not a Corvette fan
//Enough of a realist to recognize their performance potential
///Wouldn't pay $39k for a perfectly preserved one
 
2012-12-28 05:54:14 PM
Should have gotten the Fiero instead.
 
2012-12-28 05:59:11 PM

Mazzic518: redmid17: Mazzic518: redmid17: Abner Doon: Gyrfalcon: durbnpoisn: Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


I just went and looked this up, and it appears you are correct.

It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?

Pretty sure that insurance companies like money, so ya I'd think. they want it back. Plus, what was the guy going to do with it without a title?

You can file for a duplicate or new title. Just check "not received from prior owner" and fill out the rest:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg227.pdf

Wouldn't the VIN be flagged as stolen?

Probably but but the statute of limitations had expired and the insurance company had already paid out the stolen fees some 23 years ago. At the very worst, the guy can say he bought the car from a private party and he's out of the title application fee.

So I can just steal a car wait 20 years then get  new title and register it?


Yes it will probably be a bonded title, but you can do it.
 
2012-12-28 06:07:00 PM
Is it just me or is the guy on the right a total douche bag?

www.aetv.com
 
2012-12-28 06:08:01 PM
Its "statue of limitations", not "statute":

Proof
 
2012-12-28 06:09:36 PM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


It's on the logs as a stolen vehicle. Try and register it.
 
2012-12-28 06:10:46 PM

MrEricSir: durbnpoisn: Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.

2012 - 23 = 1983?

Dude, it's time for you to buy a new calculator.


Uh, that wasn't my math. That was the article stating that "in 1983 the rental was $50/month".
So, if anyone's math is off it's the author's.
 
2012-12-28 06:17:27 PM
Knew darn well it was a Ferrari in FBDO; came for a reference anyway. Leaving satisfied.

Bet this guy also occasionally rubbed it with a diaper. The car, that is.
 
2012-12-28 06:19:27 PM

andyofne: durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.

It's on the logs as a stolen vehicle. Try and register it.


Not that I would ever do this, but you could theoretically buy a wrecked, Vette of that year and transfer the VIN plate to the good car by removing the windshield and popping the rivets that hold it in place.

Now you can get a "rebuild" title and drive the pants off it. The rebuild title would ruin the collectible value, but at least you could take it out without getting arrested.
 
2012-12-28 06:23:26 PM
$39K on ebay? either the article is wrong or someone is loosing some money on it.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Conv - 52 MILES for sale
 
2012-12-28 06:31:35 PM

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


imagine the $$$ if sold parted out piece-meal in much pristine parcels today. a Fark load of money. scotchety scotch scotch scotch.
 
2012-12-28 06:34:19 PM
How does storage for 23 years starting at about $50 and ranging to about $300 cost $70,000.

Shouldn't it be more like $50,000?

WTF?

Were they sticking him for late fees too?
 
2012-12-28 06:45:56 PM
Ebay auction.... Tons of pics too.

Link
 
2012-12-28 06:48:48 PM

inflatedKarma: $39K on ebay? either the article is wrong or someone is loosing some money on it.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Conv - 52 MILES for sale


Jebus, Fark. Do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Corvette-Convertible-1989-c he vrolet-corvette-convertible-c-4-only-000067-miles-a-collector-/2611423 74625

It went for US$39,100.00, presumably there was another 641 in fees to get to the article price.

Does look very clean, for a blank 80s American "sports" car. (Ie., a rolling POS.)
 
2012-12-28 06:49:13 PM

martid4: Is it just me or is the guy on the right a total douche bag?

[www.aetv.com image 623x413]


I can't fap to this. Somebody please post some Brandi pics.
 
2012-12-28 06:56:39 PM

Silicon Sam: Ebay auction.... Tons of pics too.

Link


Hah, beat me because I took the time to snark. :-p
 
2012-12-28 07:02:14 PM

martid4: Is it just me or is the guy on the right a total douche bag?

[www.aetv.com image 623x413]


If we assume that that entire group is 'on the right,' then you are not alone.
 
2012-12-28 07:08:12 PM

inflatedKarma: $39K on ebay? either the article is wrong or someone is loosing some money on it.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Conv - 52 MILES for sale


I wonder how they took 15 miles off of it.
 
2012-12-28 07:33:37 PM
So, where's the auction being televised?
 
2012-12-28 07:34:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: martid4: Is it just me or is the guy on the right a total douche bag?

[www.aetv.com image 623x413]

If we assume that that entire group is 'on the right,' then you are not alone.


I just gotta know what anyone can have against Barry??
 
2012-12-28 07:47:21 PM

Indubitably: So, where's the auction being televised?


I want that car.
 
2012-12-28 08:04:22 PM

Indubitably: So, where's the auction being televised?


That's the pathetic part, they didn't take it to an auto auction. I'm not sure they would of picked up more cash for it but I'm willing to bet they might have.
 
2012-12-28 08:09:08 PM

durbnpoisn: The statue expired.


The statue died? How sad.
 
2012-12-28 08:12:49 PM

durbnpoisn: Did anyone else notice that the car was stolen in 1983?
According to many sources, there was no Corvette in 1983. They had recently revamped the model but han't gotten it into production until 1984.

I can only guess it was a '82 that was sitting around for a while.

The more you know...


1983 might have been a typo. The rest of the dates are 1989.
 
2012-12-28 08:13:22 PM

Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


They got over $30k for it.
 
2012-12-28 08:20:40 PM

Mazzic518: How do you get a title? Plus you can still be charged with possession of stolen property right?


You leave it to the buyer. All you do is sign all the paperwork with a false name and take the cashiers check. Registration? It's at home. Forgot to put it in the car. Can I see your license? Sure. Forgery. Since it is CA how about smog? Ok, I'll pay for the smog. I was not aware it was my responsibility.

They go to the DMV and hilarity ensues. Well, not for the buyer.

It can be done but the buyers would have to be packing a whole lot of stupid to do it. And for an 80's Vette at a good price I'm sure there are some stupid enough to do it.
 
2012-12-28 08:22:40 PM

Gyrfalcon: It would depend on if the owner of the stolen property even wanted to reclaim it. Would YOU want a 1983 Corvette back?


Uh...

In 1989, a brand new Chevrolet Corvette was stolen from a dealership in San Diego. Over two decades later, the thief came clean.
 
2012-12-28 08:30:49 PM

davidphogan: inflatedKarma: $39K on ebay? either the article is wrong or someone is loosing some money on it.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Conv - 52 MILES for sale

I wonder how they took 15 miles off of it.


my thoughts too. maybe there are 2 `89 vets that were stolen and put in storage for 23 years :)
 
2012-12-28 08:32:22 PM

gweilo8888: inflatedKarma: $39K on ebay? either the article is wrong or someone is loosing some money on it.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette Conv - 52 MILES for sale

Jebus, Fark. Do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Corvette-Convertible-1989-c he vrolet-corvette-convertible-c-4-only-000067-miles-a-collector-/2611423 74625

It went for US$39,100.00, presumably there was another 641 in fees to get to the article price.

Does look very clean, for a blank 80s American "sports" car. (Ie., a rolling POS.)


Didn't bother to click my link, did you.
 
2012-12-28 08:37:36 PM

mjones73: I would have stolen one of these in 89 instead..

[www.streetlegaltv.com image 640x480]


I didn't know Ronnie Mund was on Fark.
 
2012-12-28 09:07:26 PM

inflatedKarma: Didn't bother to click my link, did you.


Have you met eBay before? Because your link ain't it.
 
2012-12-28 09:43:23 PM

YellowNo5: Ronnie Mund


That's not a regular old Trans Am, that's a turbo trans am... Basically same motor as the Buick GN with some mods done to it, it made more power then the GN from the factory. It would most likely eat that 89 Vette for lunch.

Link
 
2012-12-28 10:01:16 PM
You just don't find lost cars anymore, man, albeit rarely.
 
2012-12-28 10:05:27 PM

gweilo8888: inflatedKarma: Didn't bother to click my link, did you.

Have you met eBay before? Because your link ain't it.


uh yeah, that is kind of the point. sold on ebay for 39K, now for sale for 17K. unless you think there are 2 stolen `89 corvettes that spent 23 in storage.
 
2012-12-28 10:25:07 PM

Turbo Cojones: Not that I would ever do this, but you could theoretically buy a wrecked, Vette of that year and transfer the VIN plate to the good car by removing the windshield and popping the rivets that hold it in place.

Now you can get a "rebuild" title and drive the pants off it. The rebuild title would ruin the collectible value, but at least you could take it out without getting arrested.


You'd better know what you're doing, because in most states you'd have to have a VIN verification done before you can get a salvage, or rebuild, title. They check the VIN in more than one place. They also check that the VIN information matches the car.
 
2012-12-28 10:41:59 PM

inflatedKarma: uh yeah, that is kind of the point. sold on ebay for 39K, now for sale for 17K. unless you think there are 2 stolen `89 corvettes that spent 23 in storage.


Your link:

"Mileage: 52 orginal! [sic]
12/2/12 price has been updated to SELL!"

eBay:

"Mileage: 000067 ACTUAL MILES.
Ended: Dec 23, 201211:57:21 PST"

The progress of time and mileage... how does it work?

/hint: your listing is older, dumbass
 
2012-12-28 10:45:44 PM
Deja Vu. I almost feel as though I read this on jalopnik two weeks ago......
 
2012-12-28 11:08:41 PM
 
2012-12-28 11:41:05 PM

sethstorm: Still a better car than your average and detuned import from Japan.


The C4 is an awesome base for a lot of stuff...but I think this is the thread for kiddies to talk about their front wheel drive hatchbacks or fixies or what have you.
 
2012-12-29 12:10:43 AM
sorry I missed that and didn't get back to you sooner. I was busy farking my girlfriend while you apparently spent your night researching a 23 year old POS car. good job.
next time I post I will be sure to use your where I should use you're, that should make "you're" night.
 
2012-12-29 02:26:15 AM

inflatedKarma: sorry I missed that and didn't get back to you sooner. I was busy farking my girlfriend while you apparently spent your night researching a 23 year old POS car. good job.
next time I post I will be sure to use your where I should use you're, that should make "you're" night.


Ermmm... no, not really. It took all of about 90 seconds to find the eBay link. You've spent significantly longer arguing about it than that, when 90 seconds of reading and comprehending would've saved you the effort.

But hey, tell yourself whatever you want to. That and your possibly fictitious girlfriend might get you through the night.
 
2012-12-29 09:07:05 AM

durbnpoisn: LessO2: durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.


Yeah, but he was still in possession of stolen property.

And technically, since the car dealership made an insurance claim, the Vette belonged to the insurance company.

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think that matters. The statue expired. It's no longer stolen property.


It does matter.  There is no "statute of limitations" on stolen property.  What I mean is, there's no set period of time where a piece of stolen property becomes not stolen property just based on time passed.  Now, for his INITIAL crime of stealing the car, he likely cannot be charged, but he can certainly be charged for knowingly possessing a car that is stolen, even if the car was stolen 23 years prior.
 
2012-12-29 09:08:53 AM

Loren: Relatively Obscure: The man did not face charges since he cooperated with police, but the theft did not work to his financial advantage: Over more than two decades he spent $70,000 to store the red convertible, the L.A. Times reported.

It's good to be white and have money.

It's called the statute of limitations.

durbnpoisn: The statute of limitations would have expired after only 3 years. He should have just sold the thing.

That was mighty stupid.

When the statute of limitations runs out he can't be convicted of the crime anymore but that doesn't mean he owns the property. The right to reclaim stolen property lasts forever.


That applied ONLY to the theft of the vehicle.  My continuing to possess the vehicle, he has been continuously breaking the law for 23 years.  There are two separate crimes here, 1) auto theft and 2) possession of stolen property.  The statute of limitations has run out on the first, not on the second as it's a continuous act.
 
2012-12-29 07:12:25 PM
HideAndGoFarkYourself:
That applied ONLY to the theft of the vehicle.  My continuing to possess the vehicle, he has been continuously breaking the law for 23 years.  There are two separate crimes here, 1) auto theft and 2) possession of stolen property.  The statute of limitations has run out on the first, not on the second as it's a continuous act.

Actually, since depriving the rightful owner of his rights to the vehicle is an element of theft, the theft is an ongoing crime as long as the person continues to conceal the car. If the car had been recovered but the identity of the thief didn't become known until after the SOL was up, he couldn't be charged. As long as the car was being actively concealed, the crime of theft was still being committed.
 
2012-12-29 08:36:21 PM
This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.
 
2012-12-31 06:16:23 PM

jking1247: This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps.


Oetzi!
 
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