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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Allstate Reunites GA Customer with 1972 Corvette Stingray Stolen 43 Years Ago

A love story 43 years in the making now has a happy ending after Allstate Insurance reunited a long-time customer with her once stolen 1972 Corvette Stingray.

Terry Dietrich bought the car when she was 19 using money from her first job to make a down payment. Just six months later, the car she called her 'first love' was stolen. Dietrich never knew what happened to her beloved sports car. Neither did police. That is, until now.

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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.

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