OMAHA, US: California Customs authorities have recovered a 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 stolen in 1967 at the Port of Los Angeles.
Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen, and he’s looking forward to making more of his own when it’s returned.
The bike was about to be shipped to Japan when US Customs & Border Protection agents who checked the vehicle identification number discovered the motorcycle had been reported stolen in February 1967.
DeVault said he is eager to get the bike back, but he thinks investigators may be even more excited than him about the motorcycle’s recovery. DeVault had had the bike for only a year or two when it was taken from his fenced backyard.
The bike was valued at $300 when in 1967. The shipping documents listed its value today at $9,000.