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Pacific Grove: Camino classic car stolen

By From page A1 | August 23, 2013

A classic Corvette was stolen while the local owner was visiting Monterey for Classic Car Week.

The Camino man, whose name is not being given out, realized his red 1962 Stingray was missing from the driveway of the bed-and-breakfast inn where he was staying the morning of Aug. 18, Pacific Grove Police Cmdr. John Miller said. The victim had parked his car at about 8:30 p.m. the night before, and by 7:40 a.m. Sunday, it was gone.

A friend of the owner’s had come back about an hour after the victim and noted the car was gone, Miller said.

“(The victim) had the keys to the car,” Miller said. The theory they are working on, he said, was that someone pushed the car into a trailer — a fairly common occurrence during a concours. The victim said that the engine had a distinctive sound and “if it had been started, he would hear it.”

Miller noted there had been at least two stolen cars over the weekend, the other being a Chevrolet Impala, and Miller had heard rumors of a third stolen vehicle. “It’s highly unusual,” he said. It is not unknown for motorcycles to be stolen during the GP Motocross annual event, he said, but during the concours for cars, there are rarely stolen vehicles.

The car, he said, has been entered into the statewide stolen vehicle system, but there have been no hits yet.

Cole Mayer

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