Alan Poster gets his 1968 Corvette back today in Carson—almost thirty-seven years after it was stolen in New York City. The car he bought was blue, but it's now silver and lacks a transmission.
Poster got a call last month that it had been recovered--days before it was supposed to be shipped to a buyer in Sweden. It was flagged during a Customs Service check of the vehicle identification number, sending two New York City detectives on a long-shot search through thousands of crime reports to connect the car to its first owner.
"We can call this a miracle," Poster said. "I stand in the shower going, `Why me?' Has anything like this ever happened to you?"
Poster paid $6,000 for the sports car when he was 26 after getting divorced. He calls it the only car he ever loved.