According to a report from a Fox News affiliate, Ron Reolfi was the proud owner of the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro when it was stolen from a parking lot in Jackson Township, Ohio, back in 1981. After purchasing it for $600 a year before the theft, Ron had put blood, sweat, and tears into the Chevrolet with the help of his father, with additions including new fenders, paint, interior, and upgrades to the 327 V8.
After the car’s stolen report popped up upon being sold, the Reolfis were notified. They then spent thousands to have the car returned to them, stating that the sentimental value was worth it, even if the car itself wasn’t. They found that the Mustang eater was more than just well-kept.
As it turns out, their first-gen Camaro was “owned” by four different people during the time it was missing, and somewhere along the way it was given some TLC, such as a new hood, upgraded rear axle, suspension work, and further upgrades to the engine. What’s more, the interior appears to have been refreshed as well. All in all, it would seem that the car is in better shape now than before it was stolen… which is not a bad way find your long-lost car, wouldn’t you say?