CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A 1963 Corvette that was a Judith Odbert’s deep connection to her late father and was stolen on out of a Carmichael auto shop has been recovered, she confirmed to CBS13 on Saturday.

Photo of the vehicle courtesy of Judith Odbert

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The classic vehicle –– modified, clean and classic, pearl white, complete with flared fenders and racing flames on the hood and sides – was located by law enforcement along Connie Drive, not too far from where it was taken Labor Day weekend.

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It was the car Judith’s dad Jack, before he became disabled, brought back to life to give to others after his life was over – a rolling reminder of his enduring love.

“It was just part of him. Everybody said, ‘That was the car that Jack built,’ ” Judith said.

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Investigators learned the Corvette was towed away from the auto body shop with only a rope, which they said led them to think it wouldn’t be able to get very far.