Yahoo: Bob Russell could not be blamed for losing hope that he would reunite with his 1967 Austin-Healey. Stolen outside his Philadelphia apartment 42 years ago, the British roadster seemed a lost cause. When Russell, then a graduate student at Temple University, returned home the morning after a date with his future wife, his car was nowhere to be found. For decades since, he searched for his beloved ride in vain.
On a recent eBay session, though, his luck changed: the cream-colored car was listed for auction by a Los Angeles car dealer, with a final bid of $19,700. Russell, who now lives near Dallas, knew the car was his because its vehicle identification number (VIN) matched the one on the title he kept since the theft.
“I’m not trying to sound indelicate, but you’re selling my car,” Russell told the dealer.
Let’s ignore the fact that this guy basically stole twenty large from a reputable car dealer who is just trying to make an honest buck and who could not possibly have known that it was stolen four f-ing decades ago. What kind of a-hole goes to college with a brand-new Austin Healy? Some d1ck who would also use the word “indelicate,” that’s who.