Police recovered a vintage car four days after it was stolen, but this car has a particularly legendary history behind it.
The vehicle in question is a green and black 1932 Hudson Essex Terraplane. The vintage car once belonged to none other than Amelia Earhart.
According to CBS Los Angeles, the car’s current owner — a man named Jim Somers — reported it stolen on Friday, February 23, 2018.
The owner told authorities that he kept the car in a trailer in Orange, California. Jim said he’d moved the car into the trailer located in an industrial complex to prepare for an upcoming car show.
He secured the trailer with a safety lock to prevent theft. Unfortunately, the car vanished anyway.
CBS LA reported the details of the stolen car. The LAPD received a tip soon after that from a viewer who saw the story.
They told the authorities that they’d seen a vehicle fitting the description, and suggested the cops check it out.
Officers followed the viewer’s tip to a street corner in El Sereno, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, on the Monday night following the car’s theft.
The car did in fact turn out to be the stolen — the vintage car that once belonged to Amelia Earhart. Cops towed it so it could be returned to Jim.
According to CBS, only 14 models of the vehicle are known to still exist. They’re worth between a quarter to half a million dollars!
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Photo: CBS Los Angeles
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