Deputies find stolen Chevy Nova belonging to Green Day frontman – NBC Los Angeles

A 1962 Chevy Nova belonging to Green Day singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong that was stolen last week in Costa Mesa has been found.

Police say the car was found abandoned in the El Modena area near Orange on Tuesday night, but stolen guitars and an amplifier belonging to the Green Day frontman are still missing.

Deputies found the car after receiving information received by the Costa Mesa Police Department.

“No arrests have been made in this incident and no other stolen items have been recovered,” police said on Twitter. “We thank the public for reporting the sightings which assisted in the recovery of the vehicle. We also thank the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for locating the vehicle.”

In a tweet Monday, Costa Mesa police said the 1962 Nova was stolen, along with guitars and an amplifier, between Friday and Saturday morning from a business on the 1100 block of Victoria Street in the county community of Orange.

Armstrong issued his own plea for help, tweeting about the theft over the weekend.

“This car is dear to all of our hearts and has been part of the GD family for
over 30 years. Please send any comments, advice or information to Costa Mesa
police,” Armstrong tweeted along with photos of the car.

Chevy introduced the Nova in 1962 as a trim level for its new Chevy II compact car, a response to Ford’s Falcon, which was offered in several different body styles. The first car was relatively minimalist in design compared to the late 1960s models, which received a significant refresh and fastback styling.

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