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Woman Gets Her Stolen Corvette Back- 43 Years Later

Published June 12, 2015

Three months ago, Terry Dietrich found out the Corvette stolen from her 43 years ago still existed. She was 19 when it was stolen, and she’d only had it for six months back then. And three months ago, she couldn’t have it back. Now she can.

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It took the help of the original Allstate agent she bought the policy from in 1972 to get the car back. Jim Dykstra, who has since retired from Allstate, got involved three months ago to make it happen. The problem was with the the car title. Having been involved in a fraudulent transaction, proving the car’s ownership was a requirement by the state.

After wading through paperwork in both Georgia and North Carolina, Dykstra was able to make the unthinkable happen– return the blue 1972 Corvette to its rightful owner, complete with the blue velvet interior.

An ecstatic Dietrich cried and sobbed when the classic American sports car rolled into her driveway and Dykstra handed her the keys.

It’s nice to see good things happen like this. Especially when classic cars are involved.

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Calvin Escobar
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