Allstate Reunites Customer with 1972 Corvette Stingray Stolen 43 Years Ago
Insurer worked with multiple local and state agencies to make reunion possible.
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.
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.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2014, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
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