Stolen 1972 Corvette Stingray Reunited With Owner

June 8, 2015

A car stolen 43 years has been returned to its original owner, according to Allstate Insurance.

Terry Dietrich bought the 1972 Corvette Stingray when she was 19 using money from her first job to make a down payment. Just six months later, the car she called her ‘first love’ was stolen. Dietrich never knew what happened to her beloved sports car. Neither did police.

Last fall, a local car dealer in North Carolina purchased the car and found the vehicle identification number in the window didn’t match up with the original VIN imprinted on the car. Police were notified and were able to trace the car back to a police report in 1972.

The car belonged to Allstate Insurance for all these years after the claim was paid off shortly after the car was stolen. For Dietrich, her first love was closer than it had been in more than four decades and she reached out to her original Allstate agency owner who has since retired.

After months of work behind the scenes by employees at Allstate and government officials in both Georgia and North Carolina, a new title was issued and the original Allstate agent was able to drive the car up Dietrich’s driveway so that she can enjoy the car all over again – 43 years later.

Source: Allstate Insurance

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