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1965 VW bus nets $30K in charity auction

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A 1965 Volkswagen van that was recovered in October, 35 years after it was stolen, was auctioned on behalf of Allstate for $30,250 Friday afternoon.

In 1974, the V.W. Bus was reported stolen by Allstate customer Michelle Squires, of Chattaroy.  Allstate paid Squires' claim and, as part of the claims process, the vehicle title was transferred to Allstate.

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Michele Squires' VW bus was stolen in 1974 in Spokane and recovered in October by customs agents in Los Angeles

The vehicle was missing for 35 years until October of this year, when it was discovered during a U.S. Customs Service inspection of a shipping container departing for the Netherlands. 

The proceeds of the auction will be donated to Lydia Place, a nonprofit organization in Washington State serving homeless women and children impacted by domestic violence.

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