Dept. Of Everyone Start Checking Ebay For Missing Shit: Man Finds Car Stolen In Philly 42 Years Ago, Gets It Back
In 1970, Bob Russell was on a date with a fellow Temple University grad student in his 1967 Austin Healey 3000. After the date, the car was taken from outside Russell’s apartment complex. Now, 42 years later, Russell is married to the woman he was on a date with, and he’s got his car back.
According to Jalopnik, Russell spent years searching around online, hoping the car was still intact and going to pop up one day. He found it on Ebay in May, being sold by a dealer in Beverly Hills. After proving the car was his (dude still had the original keys and the title, while we’ve already lost things twice today), Russell got the LAPD and Philadelphia Police Dept. involved when the seller tried to sell it back to him for $24,000. The PPD dug up the old stolen vehicle report from 1970, which took extra work because the VIN was input incorrectly, and after paying storage and shipping fees, Russell got his car back. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be digging through Ebay for our CD case we lost in Washington D.C. about 15 years ago.
You can see the happy man reunited with his car in the image here, which is the most photoshopped looking un-photoshopped image ever.