By DALE JEWETT
A check on the VIN of this Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda recreation showed that the car had been reported stolen in 1976. Barrett-Jackson pulled the car from its Scottsdale auction.The roster of cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., next week has been cut by two.
Barrett-Jackson has dropped a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda recreation because the vehicle identification number on the car did not match the VIN on the title. A little legwork found that the car had been reported stolen in 1976.
Earlier this week, Barrett-Jackson removed a 1958 Chevrolet Impala from the Scottsdale lineup. The consignor of the car said it had been owned by rock legend Buddy Holly. But questions have been raised whether Holly actually did own the car and the auction company says it hasn't been able to find solid answers.
Not to fear, Barrett-Jackson says it still has more than 1,200 vehicles set for its Scottsdale auction.