Car stolen 30 years ago pulled from west Cobb lake

Better late than never.

Cobb County police announced Wednesday that a classic car reported stolen by its owner has been recovered from a west Cobb lake.

Unfortunately, the 1983 Pontiac Firebird was taken three decades ago and now has significant water damage.

Members of the Cobb County Police Department’s underwater search and recovery team, the Cobb fire department and the county’s transportation department teamed up to recover the car, which was pulled from Mirror Lake.

Apparently the abandoned vehicle was discovered by the homeowners association after the lake was partially drained for repairs, police said in a Facebook post. Curious residents then contacted the department’s dive team to get more information about how the vehicle ended up there.

Police said the car, which was reported stolen in 1989, was completely full of mud when it was pulled from the lake. It wasn’t immediately clear if the car’s original owners were notified that their long-lost vehicle was found.

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