A retired policeman has an incredibly special retired cop car to cruise around in after a chance discovery on Ebay.
Greg Barnett was cruising around Ebay recently when he came across a 1978 Vauxhall VX90 painted like the police cars from his hometown of Durham, U.K., that looked very familiar.
The car reminded Greg of the police car that his father used when he was on the police force, many years ago.
In fact, that is exactly what the car was.
Scrolling through the images, he noticed expense sheets for gas and oil with his father’s name and handwriting on them that were left in the car.
“That was it – you could have picked me up off the floor after that! The last time I saw it was in 2008 or 2009,” Barnett told SWNS.
Barnett contacted the seller, a garage owner who lived 300 miles away in Wells. The man told him that he had purchased the non-running car some time ago from a government lot and that he had spent his time in lockdown restoring it to roadworthy condition.
Barnett wasted no time paying 9,000 pounds (approx. $11,500) to bring it back to Durham, 13 years after his father’s death.
“It brought a lot of memories flooding back. It’s as if the car has come back home.”