Author Topic: Stolen 1956 Cadillac Eldo Seville Returned to WWII Vet; Gift from Rita Hayworth  (Read 673 times)

Offline jdemerson

  • 1952 Cadillac 6219X Vermont -- Emerson
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Check this one out!  The short video is worth watching.

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/01/police-recover-106-year-old-wwii-veterans-stolen-1956-cadillac-eldorado/

it made my day, and will make yours too...

John Emerson
1952 Cadillac sedan  6219X


John Emerson
Middlebury, Vermont
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1952 Series 6219X
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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Nice story! If I'm getting up to that age, will I still be able to drive?
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
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Offline wrench

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A great story, except the part about it being withheld as evidence.

The dude is 106, how long are they gonna keep it?

1951 Series 62 Sedan
1969 Eldorado
1970 Eldorado (Triple Black w/power roof)
1958 Apache 3/4 ton 4x4
2005 F250
2014 FLHP
2014 SRX

Offline Anderson

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Honestly, in his shoes I'd be mighty tempted to say "Dust it for prints, check for hairs, and then either give it back or just drop the charges.  I'd rather botch the investigation than not get my car back while I'm around."

(Also, I suspect that even if the charges get dropped, there might be more than a few vets who'd happily give the thief a call he wouldn't soon forget...)

Offline Cadman-iac

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That's a great story for sure. I'm glad he's gonna get it back,  but  like someone else said,  I hope they don't wait too long.
 I'd like to still be able to drive at his age.  Hell, I'd just like to live to his age.  LOL!
 What a beautiful car too. Good for him!
1956 Coupe Deville A/C car "Norma Jean"

Offline Lexi

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I second that Cadman-iac. Clay/Lexi

Online The Tassie Devil(le)

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At 106, he sounds like he is in better condition than me, and I am only 72.

Trust he has many more wonderful years of driving a beautiful vehicle.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
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Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline hornetball

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Can you imagine dancing with Rita Hayworth?!?

And she, no doubt, had a crush on Curly who was a genuine, hero-type guy.

Cool story.  And really cool car.

Offline jdemerson

  • 1952 Cadillac 6219X Vermont -- Emerson
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Can you imagine dancing with Rita Hayworth?!?

And she, no doubt, had a crush on Curly who was a genuine, hero-type guy.

Cool story.  And really cool car.


^^^^  :) :) :) :)
John Emerson
Middlebury, Vermont
CLC member #26790
1952 Series 6219X
http://bit.ly/21AGnvn

 

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