Stolen car found on eBay after 42 years

July 16th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Austin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following 42 years of hard search, Robert Russell was able to recover his stolen 1967 sports car Austin Healey. Russell spotted the car on the Internet auction site eBay and notified the authorities.

After successfully convincing the officers with the original certificate of title which had the car’s identification number, the vehicle was returned to Russell. Officers say the vehicle was a good shape when it was returned to Russell.

The car was stolen from Russell in 1970. He told investigators that his long search for the car was not because of the monetary loss. He pointed it down to the fact that the vehicle is special to him and his wife. He revealed that he bought the vehicle for $3,000. The current price of the vehicle is $23,000.

The report failed to indicate if any arrest was made following the recovery of the vehicle.

Russell expressed his delight in recovering the vehicle indicating that he will carry out some maintenance on the car. He plans to work on the exterior and interior of the car to restore.

The vehicle was recovered by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office. Russell has since returned to vehicle to Texas where he stays with his family.

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