The weeklong festivities that take place in Monterey, CA for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance draw in some of the finest cars from around the world. Unfortunately, these events also seem to be drawing in some opportunistic lowlifes looking to score to some high-dollar hardware the easy way. In this case, four classic Chevy cars were stolen over the weekend of August 17th.

According to Hemmings, an extremely rare '61 Impala SS 409, a '61 Impala resto-mod and a one-owner, unrestored '57 Bel Air all went missing after failing to sell at various auctions. The article states that the Impala SS 409 – worth an estimated $220,000 – disappeared from the Russo and Steele auction, while the other two cars vanished from the Mecum auction. In addition to these thefts, Jalopnik is reporting that a customized 1962 Corvette was also stolen around the same time only instead of being stolen from an auction, this classic 'Vette was snatched up as the owner was enjoying dinner. Hemmings points out that the cars were most likely targeted to be stripped for parts, but check out both reports and keep an eye out for these beautiful rides.


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      Apple
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is absolutely awful! People love their car's they spend a huge amount of money making them exceptional show pieces that can be driven. Then they bring them out and share this wonderment with the public, allowing complete strangers to admire their personal property up close and personal and someone, a very low someone actually stole 4 vehicles during the care show, disgusting, heart breaking!!!!
      TrippulG3
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bunch of scumbags...hope they find whoever did it, then tie them to the rear bumpers for a nice mile-long drag race.
      Jack
      • 1 Year Ago
      RUSSO-STEELE.....MECUM........Only Barret-Jackson can be trusted!
      Luvucats
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love old Chevrolets! I proudly drove and drag raced with anyone who would be willing to be beaten by me, and the midnight blue metallic 1958 Impala. I think that was the most beautiful car that was ever made. I still miss that car to this day. My ex-husband sold it to someone who put it on a boat to be sent to Puerto Rico! That was many years ago; I still like to think that this special car still exists somewhere.....
      sep440
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the people who stole these cars die a painful death!
      • 1 Year Ago
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        BRETT
        • 1 Year Ago
        my dad bought a brand new 1966 impala 4 door, the year i was born. i do remember it a little bit. i just bought a 2013 impala!!! it may not be a 2014, but it did save me about $6000!!!!!!!
      BRIDGETTE IS HOT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe US Border Patrol stole them to crush them for not having airbags.
      cmoorepets
      • 1 Year Ago
      $220,000. and could not afford a LoJack?
        Dennis M.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cmoorepets
        I have something better, all I have to do if my 66 Stang is stolen is make 1 phone call and BOOM, no more car thief, car will be gone too, but the thief will NEVER do it again, GUARANTEED!
      sunflowerbargain
      • 1 Year Ago
      HOW ABOUT SOME PICS OF THE CARS STOLEN... COLORS ETC... THERE IS A 57 BEL AIR UNRESTORED ON EBAY FOR SALE... IT IS BLACK... IF YOU CLICK ON THE CARS NOTHING COMES UP SHOWING WHAT WAS STOLEN, COLOR, ETC... HOW CAN PEOPLE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE CLASSICS IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE...??? JUST A THOUGHT...
        Dennis M.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sunflowerbargain
        1. Unless the guy that took them is a complete moron, the one on EBAY isn't one of them, there is a thing called a VIN NUMBER on every car, each one is different, and can be traced back to the owner. 2. TURN YOUR CAPS LOCK OFF, all caps means you are YELLING, I can hear just fine!
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was pumping gas at a Standard gas station when I saw the first 61 Chevy 409 convertable in mymlife. He had it wrapped around an oak tree a few months later. Yes, alcohol was involved. Wonder if he named it .............?
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      Luuuuu-ceeeee....somebody has some 'splainin to do!
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anybody talk to the Wheeler Dealer guy ??????????????
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