Stolen ‘Vette sits on dock for 10 years

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Wharf inspectors in Brisbane, Austrailia have uncovered a stolen 1968 Corvette convertible after prying open the doors of a shipping container that had been sitting on the docks for a decade.

The car was reported stolen 10 years ago. The 44-year-old car features a  5.4-litre V-8 and four-speed manual transmission and has an export speedometer showing only 77,000 kilometers of use.

According to Mathew McAuley, a spokesman for Manheim Auctions in Austrailia, the original owner of the car is believed to have received a payout after the vehicle was stolen and not recovered after a certain period of time.

The auction house says the car appears to have sat in the container for the whole period “without any care or maintenance during that time”. As a result, the car does need some work. It is expected to sell to an enthusiast.

The car will be auctioned at Manheim auctions in Brisbane on behalf of Suncorp Insurance on Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. According the auction house, it is expected to fetch somewhere in the region of $14,000-$17,000.

For details or to bid, visit Manheim Auctions online.

 

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