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Hot wheels: Stolen, mint-condition '80s Corvette sells for original price on eBay

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A mint-condition Corvette stolen from a San Diego car dealership 23 years ago has sold on eBay for the original sticker price.

The L.A. Times says the cherry-red 1989 convertible, with 67 miles on the odometer, was won Sunday on eBay by Mike Robertson, a Newport Beach advertising executive. It's to be delivered Monday.

Police recovered the Corvette in September in a San Diego self-storage unit after the suspected thief stopped paying the monthly fee. He'd paid out about $70,000 over the years. Authorities say he was cooperative and didn't charge him.

The car was sold by the insurer and a wholesaler posted it on eBay.

The final price, with delivery fee, was $39,471. That's the manufacturer's suggested retail price posted on the original windshield sticker.

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