Dude Where's My Car!

Real Estate Agent with 24/7 Realty Inc.

Be on the lookout a 1978 Corvette Stingray 1978 Vette-Silver-Anniversary_2 by Car Lover. was stolen right out of one of my reo's!  There one day gone the next!  Not being a motorhead my wife was the one who told me that someone just stole a car worth 20k maybe more as this model is a "classic".

I or course call the State Police and reported the theft.  The police didnt know what to do because the car did not belong to me or my client.  I was advised that under the current law, no crime had occurred, but because of the value they would take the report and would investigate the matter. 

The funniest part of the whole thing was the officers disbelieft that I walked into a home saw the car, took photos of the car, reported it to my client, but never ever attempted to find out the owner.  He was just shocked that I didn't care who's car it was.

I explained to him that this year i have come across 3 cars, 1 boat, 1 piano, two brand new pool tables, and 1 brand new hot tub.  All we abandoned.  Not to mention that on a daily basis I rekey some home that is full of personal belongings which end up in the dumpster.  I have become rather immune to caring about why someone doesn't take their property.

To date this is the highest dollar value item that has been stolen.  Can anyone beat this, I would be interested to know.





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Stacie Cunningham
Altera Real Estate - San Clemente, CA

Hey maybe it wasn't stolen....MAybe it was repo'd!!! LOL!! I can't compete I havent had anything stolen yet but I will keepo you posted!!~Stacie

Nov 28, 2008 01:53 PM #1
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

. . . or maybe the previous owner 're-claimed' it.  I sure wouldn't give it up without a tussle!

But you're certainly right - you see some amazing things in foreclosed upon homes.  (I'm hoping to find a 24 ft Sea Ray!)

Nov 28, 2008 02:01 PM #2
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

Horrified to admit it, but know someone that bought what looks to be that VERY CAR in the very early eighties for $29k. What year is it? Of course, I was a toddler when he bought it.

Nov 28, 2008 07:33 PM #3
Andrew Monaghan
Your Phoenix Home Source - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

wow, it saves you a lot of hassle but anyway how would you have put that into a dumpster?


Nov 29, 2008 10:58 AM #4
Jeffrey Dolfinger
24/7 Realty Inc. - Poughkeepsie, NY
NRBA Member

I suppose the car was taken by its owner, i hope!  It certainly wouldn't fit in a dumpster.

Nov 29, 2008 10:53 PM #5
Curt Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes, LLC - Poughkeepsie, NY
RE Broker

Hey Jeff, nothing stolen but I did find a 2008 Range Rover in the garage of one of my REO's. Come to find out the previous owner had been hiding it from the repo man. Found out the lenders name and gave them a call, they were happy to send the repo man over. I was later told the vehicle was worth over $100k. Crazy!!!!!

Jul 03, 2010 10:19 PM #6
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