Ohio Man Reunited with 1968 Camaro SS 34 Years After It Was Stolen
Ron Reolfi of Canton, Ohio said he drove around for weeks looking for his 1968 Camaro SS after it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot 34 years ago, and he had almost forgotten about the vehicle until he got a call from police last year, saying they found his prized Chevrolet.
Ron’s father Bob said he asked the police immediately if there was any chance they could get the vehicle back and authorities said that was a possibility.
As it turns out, the car’s VIN number still recognized Reolfi as the Chevy’s last rightful owner, so when a potential buyer in Delaware tried to get a hold of the vehicle’s title, it set off a red flag.
There was a problem though, as four previous owners all tried to claim the vehicle, but Reofli worked with lawyers and his insurance company to eventually emerge with his cherished Camaro, which he and his father had spent countless hours working on together, but it wasn’t quite the same automobile he remembered.
“It’s been improved on quite a bit,” Reolfi told Fox 8 Cleveland. “It’s twice the car that somebody stole from us 34 years ago.”
Even with the modifications, Reolfi said it was still nice to have his ’68 Camaro SS back that he originally bought for $600 back in 1981, when he was still a student in college.
News Source: Fox 8 Cleveland
- Tommy TaylorContributor
Tommy Taylor is the General Manager at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi. Tommy is the great grandson of Ed Atzenhoffer (founder of the dealership), and joined the dealership in September 2003 after graduating from Texas Christian University. He worked throughout the dealership in various departments before becoming General Manager.