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Allstate customer Terry Dietrich hugs retired Allstate agency owner Jim Dykstra after she is reunited with her 1972 Corvette Stingray that was stolen 43 years ago.
This past fall, a local car dealer in North Carolina purchased the car and found the vehicle identification number in the window didn't match up with the original VIN imprinted on the car. Police were notified and were able to trace the car back to a police report in 1972.
The car belonged to Allstate Insurance for all these years after the claim was paid off shortly after the car was stolen. For the loyal customer, her first love was closer than it had been in more than four decades and she reached out to her original Allstate agency owner who has since retired.
After months of work behind the scenes by employees at Allstate and government officials in both Georgia and North Carolina, a new title was issued and the original Allstate agent was able to drive the car up Dietrich's driveway so that she can enjoy the car all over again – 43 years later.