Stolen '57 Chevy returned to owner after 30 years

LAKEPORT, Calif. Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man — in better shape than when he originally owned it.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports ( Ian "Skip" Wilson was shocked to get a call from the California Highway Patrol informing him that his long-lost prized Chevy was taken off an Australia-bound cargo ship.
The 65-year-old says the car has had a lot of work done on it since it disappeared from his Lake County home in 1984. It was returned with a monogrammed interior, 17-inch racing wheels, rack-and-pinion steering and a 350-horsepower V-8 engine.
The retired mechanic says the two-door was in sorry shape when he bought it for $375 in 1975 with plans for fixing it up.

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