- Written by webmin
Hemmings Nation, it’s time to peel your eyes and put your ears on again to help one of our own. Reader Lewey Hammett of Anderson, South Carolina, returned home after the New Year’s weekend to discover his 1965 Chevrolet pickup gone from its resting spot in his backyard. According to Lewey’s description of the pickup:
License Plate No.: BQW 943 South Carolina
Color: Exterior: Tan and White – the top of the cab is white and there is some white on each side panel. The bumpers are white. The remainder of the vehicle is tan. Interior: Darker Tan or Gold color with the original bench seat, which has been re-covered with a vinyl brown cover, much like the original.
The truck has a 327 V-8 engine which is painted orange, the original color of the engine in the truck. The said engine is a replacement engine which I put in the truck; however, the original engine in this truck was a 327 V-8. The firewall and wheel wells are painted a gold color.
My truck was a family heirloom; it is the vehicle in which I learned to drive – the fact that it was stolen out of my yard this past weekend – sitting right where it is depicted in the picture – it just makes me sick.
Lewey apologized for the quality of the photo above, but said he’s working on getting us a better one. He noted also that the pickup had a crack in the windshield, a leak in the fuel tank, a flat wheel and a club on the steering wheel, so it was either dragged or towed from where it sat. If anybody out there sees the pickup, let us know so we can pass it on to Lewey or report it to the Anderson County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400.