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1968 Corvette discovered in shipping container ten years after being reported stolen.

More often than not, when old containers which have been dormant for a long time are checked, they are completely empty. Imagine the surprise then, when a container on the Brisbane wharf was opened for inspection recently and inside a 1968 Corvette convertible was discovered.

A few phone calls later and the mystery was unravelled. Approximately ten years ago the vehicle was reported stolen and was never recovered. Since that time it appears the classic car has sat in the container, undisturbed since it was stolen.

After sitting without any care or maintenance during the time, the car obviously needs some attention however it would be a great purchase for someone looking to restore this beauty to its former glory.

With 77,000km on the clock, the 1968 model year vehicle was actually manufactured on Boxing Day 1967, making it a very early production C3 corvette convertible. One of the classic cars of the 1960’s, this model features a 5.4 litre V8 engine equipped to a 4-speed gear box.

Manheim, Australia’s leading automotive auctioneer is selling the vehicle via auction on behalf of Suncorp Insurance, at 9am on September 25 from its Brisbane facility.

Interested buyers can view the vehicle details in an online catalogue by visiting For interstate buyers Manheim offers an online auction system to ensure collectors in all states have an opportunity to participate in the auction from the comfort of their home or office.

For more information please visit, or contact Patrick Flinn on (07) 3868 9992.

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