(FOX News) -- When your car is stolen, you’re lucky to ever get it back, let alone 34 years later. But when it’s returned after all that time and is as good, if not better than ever..?
That’s what happened to Ron Reolfi, who’s beloved 1968 Chevrolet Camaro disappeared from a parking lot in Jackson Township, Ohio, in 1981.
Ron tells FoxNews.com that his family had purchased the car about a year earlier for $600, and he and his dad had some work done on it, including new fenders, a paint job, a fresh interior, and engine upgrades. It had only been on the road for a couple of weeks before it got ripped off, and the trail of the hot car and its 327 V8 quickly went cold.
Last year, however, the Reolfi’s got a call from the police. The car had recently been sold in Delaware and the stolen car report showed up during a VIN search. After spending months of wrangling with the authorities and insurance company that originally covered it, and thousands of dollars, the family finally reclaimed their car.
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