UPDATE: Woman Gets Stolen VW Bus Back After 36 Years - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Woman Gets Stolen VW Bus Back After 36 Years

SPOKANE, Wash. - After 36 years it is finally home. Michelle Squires' 1964 VW Bus was trailered back to Spokane this weekend from California where it was found last year. The van was stolen from an upholstery shop in the Browne's Addition area of the city in 1974. Squires thought it would never be seen again, then a customs agent discovered the stolen van at the Port of Los Angeles.

The van had been restored and was on its way to Germany. It never made it. Squires was notified the van had been found and she went to work to get it back. An attorney in Oklahoma saw the story in the Wall Street Journal and offered her services Pro-Bono.

Michelle's insurance company, who paid her for the van in the 80's decided to auction it in December of 2009. Michelle Squires bid on the VW, but was outbid. It was sold for somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000. But a paperwork issue kept the van in Southern California, allowing Michelle to buy it back.

She and her boyfriend traveled to California last week to pick up the van and trailer it back to Spokane. When it arrived Tuesday afternoon, a party was held at the Cathay Inn Restaurant to celebrate the return. Michelle plans to take the first family trip in the van in three decades to California with her grandchildren this May.

 

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