First Generation Corvette Stolen and Destroyed In Michigan

Dave Fischbach loaded up his 1960 C1 Corvette and 2000 Jeep Wrangler into his 42-foot enclosed trailer and headed out for the Detroit Autorama. Upon his arrival in Southgate, Michigan, Fischbach elected to stay at a Holiday Inn. This was only after being reassured that the hotel parking lot was secure thanks to an overnight security guard. Unfortunately, when Fischbach walked out of his hotel room his Ford 350 and trailer were no longer in the parking lot.

According to WXYZ ABC 7 in Detroit, Fischbach retired from law enforcement to pursue his dream of auto restoration and customization. With his investigation background, Fischbach called law enforcement and filed a report. Thanks to the efforts of the victim, law enforcement, and Facebook, the 42-trailer was located at a tow yard and Jeep had been taken to the city impound yard.

Dave Fishbach and his 1960 Corvette. Photo from Facebook.

However, the good news was short lived as Fischbach’s prized Corvette and truck were still missing. According to the Traverse City Record Eagle, the ultimate blow came when law enforcement located the smoldering remains of the pickup truck and found the completely destroyed Corvette.

This was no average C1, after countless hours of hard work this work of art has earned awards at National Corvette Shows. Police are still investigating the alleged theft, arson, and destruction of the Fischbach’s vehicles. Nothing can replace the memories of the C1, but the senseless destruction tarnished Fischbach’s memories. According to the Traverse City Record Eagle, there are no suspects but the investigation is still on going.

 

About the author

Lauren Camille

Lauren is a graduate of California State University Fullerton, and has experience working for several enthusiast publications. She enjoys drag racing, classic Fords, and vintage Lincolns. She currently races a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, and has a soft spot for 1960’s Lincolns. Currently, her collection includes: ’04 Cobra Convertible, ’65 Mustang Fastback, ’04 F350 6.0 diesel, ’96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a ’87 Jeep Wrangler. She provides insightful content as a freelance writer for Power Automedia.
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