We hear many stories about stolen Corvettes, Camaros and more, and we always kindly ask for you, our readers, to keep a keen eye out for said vehicle. But when we hear about a vehicle being returned after such an awful, unlawful act, we feel obliged to tell you about it.
42 years ago, Paul Jones of Hurst, Texas, had his beloved 1967 C2 Corvette stolen from his apartment where he and his wife Pamela lived at the time. Jones had saved his money for years during high school to purchase the vehicle, and was devastated when five years later, it was taken away.
Naturally, the couple expected to never see the car again. But, the two received a phone call they never thought they would take. The Ohio State Patrol informed the couple they had found the 1967 Corvette in one piece, and it would be returned to the rightful owner.
“He said, ‘We have your car.’ And I asked him, ‘What piece of my car?’ and he said, ‘The whole thing,’” Pamela Jones was quoted saying.
Police discovered the 1967 Corvette was running a fake VIN and, after running the true VIN to the car, were somehow able to locate Paul and Pamela.
Paul Jones suffers from Alzheimers now, but his condition hasn’t erased any memories of the gorgeous-black Corvette he worked so hard for.
“It’s beautiful,” he said of the car, “and she is really pretty,” pointing to his wife.
The two are having the car restored by Mid-City Classics, and Pamela says she plans to drive Paul in the car as often as he requests, though, the car will now reside in their garage with an alarm for safe keeping.