Burien- A classic '57 turquoise Chevy Bel Air was stolen. It was just recovered thanks to a tip from Colorado Springs, and Burien detectives. It is now back at the garage where it was stolen from.

UPDATE: Stolen classic '57 Chevy just recovered, stolen by SeaTac man


The turquoise 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was stolen from Burien City Garage, 14926 Ambaum Blvd. SW, owned by the owner of the garage, Duane Quande, was just recovered, thanks to Burien detectives. There was no damage to the car. The car was recovered in the SeaTac garage of the guy who stole it.

"We actually got a tip from a guy in Colorado Springs," said Shawn Cunningham, service advisor at the garage. "The person who stole the car had contacted him and was interested in trading for a car he had for sale. The guy in Colorado Springs had heard about the car stolen from our shop and he contacted us and said, 'This car looks like your car from the pictures I've seen.' We gave the information to the detective who contacted the guy in Colorado Springs. Duane is out of town but knows the car has been recovered and is in the shop. We're very excited."

Press release:

Burien- King County Sheriff’s Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a turquoise 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that was stolen from a Burien business over the weekend.

Deputies responded to the Burien City Garage in the 14900 blk of Ambaum Blvd SW around 6:30 Saturday morning, Sept. 22.

An employee discovered the business had been forcibly entered and the classic car, which had been parked in the showroom, was gone.

The license plate on the vehicle is unknown at this time but the vehicle is very unique and distinctive. The vehicle has a white convertible top, turquoise paint, and is in mint condition.

If you see this vehicle you are asked to call 911 to report its location.

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