40 Years Too Late? VW Found 40 Years Later, Owner MIA
In 1974 a man named Joseph McDonald reported his 1965 VW Beetle; January 2014 the car was found by Federal border agents in Detroit who were checking the paperwork and discovered that the 1965 Beetle was reported stolen 40 years earlier.
Authorities in Tennessee are now looking for Mr. McDonald the original owner, but have come up empty. Spokesman for the Knoxville police said “a phone number left by McDonald no longer works.”
The VW was found in Detroit attempting to be shipped to Canada and then to Finland. Also noted that the car was red, but is now white. Authorities are also saying that the current owner, a Michigan resident, was unaware of the vehicles history.