According to an article in the Tennessean, the 1965 Corvette, originally valued at about $2,200, was stolen from Chance Mayfield in Tennessee in 1970 while he was enjoying the evening at a local honky-tonk. It remained missing until its most recent owner purchased the completely restored car for $65,000 and took it to the department of motor vehicles for an inspection in Arizona. The serial number revealed it had been stolen.
Mayfield was first contacted by investigators this past summer. A return of the car was delayed because of pending court cases involving the most recent owner.
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