Found on Facebook: The 1973 Chevy Camaro

September 8th, 2015 by

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This is a heartwarming story with muscle.

Chevy muscle to be precise. And it’s also a tale of the times, modern technology coming to the rescue in recovering a legendary icon. Thanks to Facebook, a vintage Chevy Camaro has been returned to its rightful owners.

Local Chevy dealers Albany NY couldn’t believe it when we heard the news. So we just had to spread the word. Sharing information was, after all, the key to this recovery.

Read on for a lost and found tale with a technical twist.

Facebook Foils a Chevy Camaro Thief…

Much to the relief and delight of Doug and Becky Shockley.

The father-daughter duo were horrified to discover that someone had stolen their family’s 1973 canary yellow Chevy Camaro. The two had invested more than eight years into restoring the weekend dragster.

After it was stolen from their home in Cascade Locks, Oregon, Becky hopped onto Facebook and alerted her cyber community to the theft. That alert ended up being reposted and shared more than 500 times.

According to Becky, speaking to her local KATU News, “I have tons of friends who know how much this car means to us…it got shared so many times. I can’t express enough gratitude – how awesome that was.”

Check out the original news story here:

After describing the car in her post, a mutual friend noticed the car in a neighborhood located in Southeast Portland.

Clearly, the car was destined for a chop shop, as the decals had been removed, along with the serial number. The thief had even drilled into the steering wheel shaft.

Considering the time the Shockleys have put into the car’s restoration thus far, they should have no trouble fixing the damages and getting the car even closer to its former glory.

What is the glory of the 1973 Chevy Camaro?

As part of the second generation Camaros, the iconic muscle car came equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine, generating 245 horsepower. A new model, the LT, was introduced that year, featuring Rally-style wheels, sport mirrors, an enhanced interior, concealed windshield wipers, and improved instrumentation.

Air conditioning was also offered for the first time, along with a new automatic shifter located on the console, and optional power windows for the first time since 1969.

It’s no wonder the Shockleys were anxious to recover this piece of automotive history, which they have worked so hard to preserve.

The power of present social media to return a legend from the past to its rightful owners made it possible for the Shockley’s to continue to “Find New Roads” in their 1973 Chevy Camaro.