This almost never happens…
With major classic car auctions underway this week in Arizona, some classic car buyers and sellers might be a little on edge about the reports of stolen collectibles, especially from the out of towner folks. If you do get your car stolen during auction week, there is some hope it might be recovered, as one Phoenix man’s 1968 Chevy Camaro actually did turn back up after it got swiped from the owner’s apartment garage.
The owner, a man who does not want to be identified, understandably, because he doesn’t want anymore attention on the Camaro, caught parts of the ordeal on surveillance. He has provided the police with videos and photos of the person believed to have stolen the Camaro. A man with a big yellow backpack is said to be pictured, who stopped to talk to a construction crew right before swiping the car.
"He said was looking for a job, and then I told him to go back to the shop. Gave him the shop address, told him to apply," said a member of the construction crew. "He said it’s close to a jail -- I don’t think there’s a jail nearby --and he said he just got out of jail.”
The Camaro was gone for six days before it was spotted in a parking garage in a Phoenix suburb. After being recovered, the Chevy was taken to a shop to have any potential damaged assessed. At the very least, the ignition was damaged when the thief rammed something in it to get the Camaro to start. This is a rare story of recovery, please know these people, even this particular crook, is out there eyeballing your car right now.