This Stolen Hot Rod Is Worth So Much Money
Experts call it a 'freak'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2016 6:04 PM CDT
This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was swiped last week in New York. It's worth an estimated $1.5 million.   (Pelham Manor Police Department)

(Newser) – It's known as a "freak" by experts, and now it's missing. The Journal News reports a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda worth nearly $1.5 million was boosted from a New York residence last week. The hot rod is worth so much because it's one of only 17 Barracudas ever made with the floral-print "Mod Top" option. "It's a very unique car," a police chief tells the News. The car was parked at the Westchester home of Steven Juliano, who was preparing to transport it to Los Angeles along with three other vintage cars, when it was stolen, according to the New York Daily News. Juliano is a nightclub owner and noted car aficionado. The Barracuda may or may not have been heading toward Queens the last time it was spotted.