1949 Classic Car Stolen From Olathe Barn
A classic automobile was stolen recently in Montrose county and authorities are trying to find the vehicle- as well as the thief who took it.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, the theft occurred between February 1 and February 8. One or more individuals came on to the property at 2046 5600 Road, Olathe, and gained access to a barn that was housing a classic car.
The missing vehicle is described as a brown 1949 GMC pickup with tan running boards. The truck is a cherished heirloom, and as you can see from the photo, it's a good-looking vehicle that was highly regarded back in the day. According to AutoMuseumOnline, GMC manufactured 83,800 pickups in 1949. Following World War II, pickups were extremely popular across the country. The GMC trucks were advertised as having heavy-duty frames, Hydrovac power breaks, and adjustable seats. The trucks were known for their "strength and durability."
We don't know the value of this particular GMC truck, but AutoMuseumOnline says the value range for a GMC half-ton is between $22,000 and $27,000. They make the note that the price range is for a fully restored model in excellent condition inside and out.
Whether this stolen truck is still in the area is anybody's guess, but we should be on the lookout for it, just in case. Anyone with information about this crime or the people that stole it is advised to contact Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers anonymously at 970-249-8500, use the mobile app P3 Tips, or provide information via P3tips.com.