It really is the year for recovered stolen vehicles! One man who probably thought he’d never see his 1967 Jaguar XK-E again, received a great surprise when U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the car at the Port of Los Angeles along with a slew of other stolen cars; the cars were sitting on a cargo ship which was headed to the Netherlands. The 1967 Jaguar had been reported stolen over 46 years ago by owner, Ivan Schneider.
Last month, authorities returned the car to Schneider, who had been living in Manhattan years ago when the car was stolen outside his apartment. Schneider had purchased the vehicle for $5,000, and when he last saw it, it was a shiny-gray color, and only had 6,000 miles. Today, the color has faded, and the car has been traveled over 28,000 miles. “Despite its condition, customs officials estimate that the car is now worth more than quadruple its original value: $23, 600… Schneider, now 82 says he plans on painting and repairing the classic car, a process that could cost as much as $100,000 he says.”
Pleskot, Kelly. “Man Gets Stolen Jaguar XK-E Back 46 Years Later.” MSN. 20 Sept. 2014. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.