SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A celebrity chef whose bright-yellow Lamborghini was stolen from a San Francisco car dealership last month has apparently gotten a yellow Chevrolet Camaro to replace it.

Guy Fieri, a chef who has hosted several TV shows including “Guy’s Big Bite” on the Food Network and “Minute to Win It” on NBC, had his Lamborghini stolen early the morning of March 8 from a British Motor Car Distributors dealership on Van Ness Avenue. As CBS 5 repoted last month, other customers of the dealership have complained of security issues.

Police said the thief rappelled down from the roof of the building, entered through a window, then drove away in Fieri’s 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo convertible, a car priced at more than $200,000.

Surveillance videos investigators obtained from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin County town of Tiburon show the Lamorghini driving by, but the car has not been found, SFPD Officer Albie Esparza said.

With the Lamborghini possibly lost forever, Fieri apparently replaced it with another flashy car – a yellow Camaro convertible.

Fieri posted a picture of the car on his Twitter page over the weekend with the caption, “Bitchin’ Camaro…thanks to my bruthas at Chevy! First yellow conv off tha line!”

Neither Fieri nor his public relations firm was available Thursday morning to comment on the new car or the stolen one.

Anyone with information about the stolen Lamborghini is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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Comments (14)
  1. Josh Stewart says:

    Here’s a tip: don’t buy a $200,000.00 car.

  2. Jason says:

    He’s a good fella, has done quite a bit for various causes. If his success allows him to buy a $200K car, so be it. I wish him the best of fun with his new car.

  3. AndresIniesta says:

    Snob people buy expensive cars for show. Who cares if I drive a camaro? It runs great.

  4. Mike says:

    Hmmm…from a Lamborghini to a Camaro. Can somebody say cash flow issues and insurance fraud?

  5. renee says:

    Know how I know you don’t know anything about insurance?

  6. A.j. Sirianni says:

    its shoulda been red to match the ’68!

  7. rp says:

    And now he’s got himself a car NO ONE wants to steal!

  8. Infinity says:

    insurance fraud on the part of the dealer? Hmm.. Since it was stolen from inside their building, I think the covering Insurance would be their responsibility.. also Insurance seldom comes close to covering the whole cost of most vehicles..

  9. bill morrison says:

    How in the HECK is this news? good lord!

  10. kwame says:

    And yet, here you are – reading the article and commenting on it.

  11. Buddy says:

    Cool – now he can give me the red Camaro convertible! I’ve lusted after that car since the first time I saw it on Triple D!

  12. Indigo says:

    ok… so yeah… sucks to have your ‘spensive lambo stollen, but the way it was done, kind of bada$$. italian job style… if i was him and had the duckets to throw down on a new ride, i’d just tip my hat on how skillfully the heist was handled and move on… :0)

    all im hearing in my head is the mission impossible soundtrack.

    happy friday!!!! :0)

  13. D*##@ says:

    I’ll never understand why people get so weird when a person is so successful. He started his first business when he was 10 and saved enough money to go to France to study. He makes a lot of people want to learn to cook because of his wonderful personality. A lot of people buy nice things when they make money… I guess you just live in a hole in the ground and save all your money.

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