Stolen 1968 Corvette Returned 37 Years Later! – UnderhoodService

Stolen 1968 Corvette Returned 37 Years Later!

Three months after buying a brand new blue Corvette for $6,000 in 1968, Alan Poster's 'Vette was stolen from a parking garage in Manhattan. Unable to afford car insurance at the time, Poster thought he had lost his prized possession forever.

Three months after buying a brand new blue Corvette for $6,000 in 1968, Alan Poster’s ‘Vette was stolen from a parking garage in Manhattan.

Unable to afford car insurance at the time, Poster thought he had lost his prized possession forever. In January 2006, however, U.S. Customs found the car in Long Beach, CA, after authorities flagged it as stolen. Soon after, with the help of the California Highway Patrol, the Customs Service and the New York City Police Department, the car was returned to Poster.

“This is definitely a miracle,” said Poster. "In speaking to the police, the odds of them finding me were a million to one."

Corvette America, a manufacturer and seller of aftermarket Corvette parts, accessories and interiors, is featuring Alan Poster and his recently Corvette America-refurbished 1968 Corvette in its nationwide "Generation" advertising campaign. With $15,000 in donated parts from Corvette America, the car, now dubbed "Reunion Blues" by Poster, and its story are making headlines once again.

"Alan Poster has an amazing Corvette story," said David Hall, president of Corvette America. "Almost four decades after his Corvette was stolen, it was miraculously recovered and returned to Alan, and we were able to help him refurbish it to its close-to-original condition."

On August 25, 2006, Poster unveiled his fully restored car during Corvettes at Carlisle. He is planning to use his now famous car to promote worthy causes. To view a video clip of the refurbishment process, visit www.corvetteamerica.com/clubs.

You May Also Like

BendPak Founder Don Henthorn Passes Away

Grew company from small machine shop to global leader in car lifts and garage equipment.

Don Henthorn, owner and founder of BendPak Inc., peacefully passed away at home Thursday, March 28, at the age of 85. Under his leadership, BendPak has grown from a small machine shop to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of car lifts and automotive service equipment.

Management and operations of the privately owned company are unchanged. 

ASE Practice Tests Available Online

You can get a good idea of what to expect by adding the official ASE practice tests to your study plans.

AACF Celebrates 65 Years Serving the Aftermarket

AACF will be announcing more details about this commemorative fundraiser April 1st.

Bendix Releases Technical Materials for ADAS Support

They are designed to help technicians properly set up, inspect, and diagnose several components integrated with ADAS.

Dayco Adds Almost 30 Part Numbers in March

The 29 new part numbers will be available by the end of March for distributors interested in adding to their product coverage.

Other Posts

ASE Designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

ASE urges industry members to embrace Automotive Service Professionals Month as a platform for expressing gratitude.

ZF Aftermarket Releases 80 New Parts

The latest additions expand coverage to more than 5 million vehicles in operation.

Vehlo Acquires Shop Management Software, Shop-Ware

Shop-Ware is a cloud-based shop management platform catering to independent automotive aftermarket repair shops.

Auto Care Association Launches REPAIR Act Video

The goal is to emphasize the need for federal REPAIR Act legislation, according to the Auto Care Association.