VW Bus Reunited With its Owner, 36 Years After it Was Stolen

VW Bus Reunited With its Owner, 36 Years After it Was Stolen

Talk about a Christmas miracle. A VW Bus that was stolen back in 1974 is finally back with its rightful owner.

Michelle Squires had parked her 1964 VW Bus at an upholstery shop in Spokane, WA., back in the 1970s when it was stolen. When the vehicle could not be found, the insurance company eventually paid out and Squires lost all hope of ever seeing her treasured Vee-dub again.

That is until a custom’s official at the port of Los Angeles discovered it. The Bus was by now fully restored and was on its way to Germany when the customs agent discovered the stolen title on the vehicle and contacted Squires. Reunited at last! Not quite.

You see, since the insurance company had paid out for the Bus, they were the new owners of this vehicle. The insurance company then sent the vehicle to auction, to which Squires also went to buy back her Bus, but she could not match the top bidder.

It looked as if the Bus was now gone again forever. But destiny had other plans. Thanks to an issue with the paperwork, the bus could not leave Southern California and this gave Squires another chance to buy back her Bus.

Finally the Bus and Squires are reunited for good, and this grandmother of three plans to use her Bus for a good old fashioned road trip.

[Source: Jalopnik]

  • Cort

    I would want to know who the first owner after the original owner was. Based on that information, maybe they could find out who stole it.