• Jan 26th 2006 at 7:30AM
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Last week the news broke that a 1968 Corvette convertible that had been stolen 37 years ago was returned to its original owner, Alan Poster, after authorities had found it just before it was about to be shipped to a buyer in Sweden.
Mr. Poster received a nice surprise during an interview with Cruise Control Radio when Harlan Charles, the Corvette’s current product manager, informed him that GM Restoration Parts and Chevrolet were extending him a $2,500 credit to buy parts to restore the stolen vehicle.

The ’68 Vette is missing its gas tank, carburetor and transmission, and its original International Blue paint has been changed to Silver. Poster, who had just bought a 1974 Corvette before his boosted ride was returned, says he’ll restore the ’68 model and paint it the original blue before he bequeaths it to his 17-year-old daughter. He better have one helluva Father’s Day gift coming to him.

[Source: GM]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I think he will do the right thing. As they mention he do have another vette so there's a lot of chance that she knows what kind of respect those car have to be treated with. I would do the same thing.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Rochester fuel injection was offered as an option from 1957-1965. This was a mechanical system similar to the ones offered on Mercedes-Benz cars during the same era. This was dropped after big block engines became available for Corvettes.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, that car is a goner. 17-year old daughter in a Vet.

      Glad I don't live near there.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This Just In!

      Luckiest motorist in the US squanders good luck by giving his new old car to his 17 year old daughter!

      Said daughter is expected to mercilessly abuse the reverend roadster with constant parking lot and inattentive dings, culminating in a spectacular accident that she will not survive, due to it's ancient construction, caused by her gabbing on her hip new phone with people she barely cares about - about subjects that are beneath description.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Seemed like a very cool story until the mention that he's going to give it to his 17yo daughter.
      Seems a shame to put a Vette, particularly one with this story, to such risk.
      I rate it an 'F!'

      • 9 Years Ago
      Um, excuse my ignorance, but weren't all 'Vettes fuel injected at some point in the late 50s or early 60s? Did this car really have a carburetor originally?
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