Canadian police recover $3 million worth of stupendous classic cars

  • Police in Canada just stumbled upon an incredible collection of classic cars
  • They found 45 cars, including Corvettes and vintage Fords in perfect condition
  • The catch is that they were all stolen

Published on May 30, 2024 at 7:10 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 30, 2024 at 7:22 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A police department just unveiled an incredible collection of classic cars.

The fleet includes numerous Chevrolets and a 1932 Ford Roadster.

The only catch – they were all stolen.

A tip-off led the Ontario Provincial Police to arrest two men who had stolen the classic cars worth millions.

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It’s always a thrill to uncover a massive car collection, like the million-dollar car graveyard in Germany or Japan’s rice field full of classic cars.

Sometimes these ‘collections’ are an accumulation of abandoned, broken, and forgotten cars.

But sometimes it’s a bit more sinister, like when police in California found $2.3 million of stolen luxury cars in a backyard.

After noting a spike in stolen cars recently, police in Canada launched an investigation.

Six months later, they raided a property and found 45 cars, along with the two criminals who’d stolen them.

They were charged with theft, fraud, and forging documents.

We can tell from the photographs that the two men had a love for all American cars.

There are several first-generation Corvettes in various colors, a 1932 Ford Roadster, a Ford F-1 pickup truck, and more.

In total, it’s estimated that this fleet is worth $3 million.

There has been a surge in auto theft across Canada lately, with roughly one car stolen every five minutes.

What makes these classic cars harder to track when stolen is their age.

“They don’t have advanced identification methods on them,” Detective Inspector Scott Wade said to The London Free Press.

“They’re harder to identify. Newer cars have way more identification tools.”

No doubt the owners of these classics will be relieved to be reunited with them.

We’re just wondering if the department will get to keep the unclaimed cars, like when Turkey converted seized supercars into its police fleet.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.