Man Recovers Car 42 Years After Theft

In this image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department the stolen car sits on small transport trailer as it is delivered to Robert Russell ‘s home in Texas. Russell whose prized 1967 Austin Healy sports car was stolen 42 years ago, recovered the vehicle after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.

Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970.

The 66-year-old retired sales manager from Southlake told the Dallas Morning News