Beloved Camaro returned to rightful owner

ELKVIEW, W.Va., April 7 (UPI) -- A West Virginia man whose 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS was stolen four years ago found it on eBay near Tampa, Fla.

The car had sentimental value to Matt Frame, who bought it for $1,000 in 1991 when he was in high school.It was a corroded hulk badly in need of work when he retrieved it, but Frame and his father Butch replaced body parts, the engine, transmission, interior, chrome and emblems. They salvaged only the frame and a few other minor parts.What made the Camaro really special was the time Frame and his father spent together in the garage, the Charleston Daily Mail reported.

Butch Frame had cancer at the time and died in 2000 at 50. The car carried a personalized license plate that read MISSUDAD.The Camaro was stolen from in front of a motel in Charlotte, Va., where Frame was staying with his wife and child.The seller on eBay had recently purchased the car at a guaranteed auction for $38,000.When the owner rolled it out of his garage, Frame said he became unraveled. He pulled off the wheel covers and saw his name and contact information still etched inside.

No comments: