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Amelia Earhart's Car Found in Los Angeles After Theft

Amelia Earhart's Car Found in Los Angeles After Theft
Amelia Earhart stands June 14, 1928, in front of her bi-plane called 'Friendship' in Newfoundland. (Photo by Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 04:27 PM

A car that once belonged to Amelia Earhart was found Monday in Los Angeles after being stolen from a locked trailer where it was being stored for a car show.

Only 14 of the 1932 Hudson Essex Terraplanes are said to still be in existence, and the car is said to be worth $250,000 to $500,000, according to CBS News. A local CBS viewer saw the car parked on the street in the El Sereno neighborhood and reported it to police.

Earhart received the second Terraplane that was ever built, with the first going to Orville Wright, the New York Post reported.

Earhart was asked to promote the car during the Great Depression, the BBC reported. Most Terraplanes were melted down for the metal during World War II.

Current owner Jim Somers from Orange, California, said he had moved the car from his shop to the trailer inside an industrial complex on Friday for the car show that weekend, CBS reported.

No arrests in the theft have been reported.

Earhart disappeared during an attempted Transatlantic flight in 1937 and her plane was never found.

Twitter was full of people who thought (or joked) that the car had been missing since her disappearance.

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A 1932 Hudson Essex Terraplane car that once belonged to Amelia Earhart was found in Los Angles on Monday, days after it was reported stolen.
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