A completely customized red 1957 Chevy Bel Air reportedly worth about $150,000 was stolen from a Reseda, California, transmission shop during the early morning hours of July 8. Because the car belonged to the business, the crime has been classified as a commercial theft, Los Angeles Police Lt. Edward Pape said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the car.
The shop did have a burglar alarm, which sounded just before 2 a.m. The vehicle’s owner was at the shop within minutes of it going off; however, the car was already gone.
According to an article in the Daily News Los Angeles, the red convertible has custom features such as a stainless steel gas tank, customized leather seats and Mercedes-Benz tan wool carpeting.
The car’s license plate number is 5HEINZ7.
Anyone who sees it or has information about the theft is asked to call the West Valley Detective Unit at (818) 374-7730. Evenings and weekends tipsters can call 877-LAPD-24-7. To view more photos of the car click here.