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Old 08-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Three high dollor Chevy's (could have been Fords just as easy) were stolen at Monterey. I have been to a couple of Mecum's Auctions and thought security was pretty tight. I received this from Hemmings.

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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SHADETREE ................
It is amazing that such a thing could happen, with all the emphasis on security, nowdays.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Not a big fan of the 1957 Chevrolet but that really is too bad about the one owner unrestored 1957 Chevrolet that was stolen. Likely to be parted out. I hope the authorities recover the cars.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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Probably already on a ship, on their way to a foreign country.
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Probably already on a ship, on their way to a foreign country.
Very much doubt it, unless they stole all the relevant paperwork as well.It is not easy clearing customs from either the US or at the other end.....I would expect it will get the identity changed from a junker and sold to some poor unsuspecting fella.
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I think there's a lot of putting stuff into a container and then burying it in some sort of "legal" cargo, something that would be difficult for customs to dig through to get to the stolen items.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #7
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I read some of the comments on the Hemmings Site and some think it could have been an inside job.... Very well could have been. Surely they had cameras, I hope they catch the thieves.
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I have a relative in the container / shipping business, he says the paper work was done before the cars were stolen, then loaded in a container, then taken to the shipper, with paper work and container sealed at the port, and was most likely a inside job, with more than someones- two or three someones, and the paper work lets the car out the gate, at the auction ?? I do hope the owner get there cars back all complete .....OLD.....BILL
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #9
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That 1957 is listed in the current issue of Hemmings; boy I hope they get the cars back.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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I have an F450 used to tow my horse trailer and custom car trailer. It (F450) represents quite a bit of money...1st thing I did before leaving the dealership was buy a Lo-Jack. They installed it and it seemed like a really cheap insurance policy. The newer versions have an alert button that activates when the car / truck is moved and you have the keys. Just saying...
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