This makes us so mad…
For over 50 years, the Carmona family has owned their beloved 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS. However, thieves swiped it from a body shop in Clovis, California and it hasn’t been recovered. We’re hoping our readers who constantly are looking at cars online as well as frequenting meets and other events might recognize this vehicle, helping the owners to get it back.
The theft happened back in January when the Impala was getting some touch-up work done on the paint. What’s worse is the owner found out about the crime when he called to get an update on the work. Workers didn’t realize it had been swiped the night before until that moment.
Among the distinct things about this ’63 Impala is the 409 V8 under the hood. As the owner told a local journalist, it hasn’t been modified, which is a bit of a rarity. What’s more, the classic car still has drum brakes, no power steering, not even power brakes. Maybe that will help someone recognize this Impala.
With car theft raging in many areas like California, now is a good time to upgrade the security around your house. Parking your ride in the garage where it’s out of sight helps, but you might want to look into security systems, GPS trackers, a kill switch, guard dogs, and whatever else you think might deter thieves. Thieves are pretty determined these days, so carrying a good insurance policy which covers the full value of the car in case it’s stolen is also wise, especially since thieves are hitting shops a lot lately.
Sadly, the owner of this Impala feels like it’s gone forever. We hope he’s wrong, but the sad truth is many stolen cars are never recovered, or they’re found in a few pieces. With car theft so rampant these days and police departments having their funding walked back, not to mention so many officers quitting thanks to tremendous social pressure, crimes like these often aren’t a huge priority.
Source: Fox 26