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Austin Healey stolen in Philadelphia found 42 years later on Ebay: in Los Angeles

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It's not often that Philadelphia police are called to jump-start a stolen auto case. Especially one four decades old.

But thanks to their efforts, a Texas man has recovered a treasured convertible stolen in Philadelphia nearly 42 years ago.

Bob Russell never gave up hope that his stolen 1967 Austin Healey would be found one day.

Russell was a graduate student at Temple University in 1970 when he parked the English roadster at an apartment complex after a date with his future wife. When he went out to the lot the next morning, the Austin was gone.

Because he was a cash-strapped student, it was a double whammy. He had liability, but no theft insurance.

Read the whole article, its a darn good story!

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Sweet Read, Awesome job by the Philly Cops and I am glad this guy got his car back. Sucks to be the dealership who lost out, but I hope they track down who the owner was and see if he/she was the original person who had it all this time indicating they stole it or not. Would love to still see the moron who took what was not his get prosecuted.

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