Man Recovers His Sports Car Stolen In 1970 After Spotting It On eBay
A man whose sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday. Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin Healey after it was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970.
Russell, who now lives in Texas, contacted the department in May, and Detective Carlos Ortega tracked down the car in East Los Angeles. After working with Philadelphia police to resolve vehicle identification issues, the department told Russell he could pick up his car. Russell told deputies that he bought the vehicle for $3,000. It’s now valued at $23,000.