(HELENA) A classic Corvette disappears leaving an East Helena family devastated. The 1963 soft top was reported stolen on Monday.
When Glenn and Becky Nelson discovered that their Daytona Blue 1963 Chevy convertible had been stolen Monday morning, they were devastated.
MTN sat down with Becky who told us the car has been in the family for more than a decade and that her husband Glenn Painstakingly restored it.
“My husband took every nut, bolt, part, completely off the car and cleaned it, restored it, as much as he could,” said Becky Nelson.
The Nelsons entered it in car shows where it had even won a trophy in 2011. Becky thinks the car was taken because of its value.
“The Corvette was inside the trailer parked right behind me in this outdoor storage facility,” said Becky. “It may not be just an entirely random act to steal this trailer. It’s probably somebody who’s familiar with that area.”
Witnesses said the trailer had been at the storage facility on Friday.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s are investigating and are checking security tapes, and they hope to have some people of interest to talk to soon.
Becky Nelson said the value of the car is more than how much money its worth.
“The car meant more to us than just monetary value. I guess I would just want them to know that it’s a hard thing to have someone take something from you,” Becky said.
If you have any information on who may have taken the Corvette, call the Lewis and Clark County Sherriff’s Office at 406-447-8293.
Reporter: Frances Lin