In the latest edition of “I’d Do Anything to Drive That” Tim Allen’s Chevrolet Impala was stolen by a man claiming to be his son. The man, Faustino Ibarra, claims to be Tim Allen’s adopted son and said the thousand mile drive to Denver was orchestrated by Tim Allen himself. There is no public record of the adoption, and it’s believed that Ibarra has been stalking the star for several years now.
We can’t say that we blame the guy; Allen’s Chevrolet Impala is not your run-of-the-mill African antelope. It’s a fire-breathing personal performance limousine, blessed by the former head of GM Performance, Jon Moss. Oh, and its powered by an LT5 out of a 90′s Corvette ZR1. Allen had the LT5 customized to fit into the Impala’s engine bay, and then had the engine stroked to 6.3 liters. In 1996 it churned out an impressive 454 hp. We’re pretty sure it was making a lot more than that at the time of the theft.
Ibarra is being held without bail in a Denver prison where he spoke to reporters claiming “ I emailed my dad [Tim Allen] the morning that I got the car in and everything is fine and I’ve got the car and it`s ready for you and we need to talk about me coming to live with you.” He also claims that Tim Allen is “ultra-proud” of him. Allen’s publicist was unable to comment on the story because it is an official police matter. All we know is, this makes for some seriously weird car gossip.
Source: Huffington Post, Fox31 Denver