By Drew Johnson
Friday, Nov 11th, 2011 @ 11:49 am
 
After more than two-decades, authorities have finally located a rare 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that went missing on November 24, 1988. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered the car just before it was to be shipped out of the country.

CBP officers discovered the Porsche while inspecting a container bound for the Netherlands. Officials ran the vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number and were shocked to learn the vehicle was reported stolen 23 years earlier.

Unfortunately for the car's previous owner, it was an insurance write-off, so the CBP returned the 930 Turbo to the insurance company that now owns the title. However, the Porsche looks to be a little worse for wear and reportedly no longer has an engine.

"CBP maintains an aggressive approach in detecting and intercepting shipments containing stolen cargo heading overseas," said Todd C. Owen, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles. "This seizure is a prime example of how CBP's outbound team combines intelligence, expertise and strategic targeting to recover stolen vehicles."

Since October of last year the CBP has seized 51 vehicle and 49 engines that were heading overseas illegally. Of those, 24 were discovered to have been reported stolen.

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