An Owosso man got the surprise of his life when his family reunited him with the car he sold more than 25 years ago.

Rich Tipton sold the '77 Corvette in 1989 to support his family. He had purchased it here in Flint in 1978 with only 4,000 miles on it. At the time that he sold it, he had a 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old twins, and it wasn't a family-friendly car.

He sold it to a friend, who only put 1,000 miles on it in five years. He then sold it to a dealership. It ended up at the Flint Patsy Lou location.

He was driving past the dealership with his oldest daughter when he saw the car. After further inspection, he realized that it was his Corvette."I told my kids if ever win the lottery I will probably go and buy it back. I'm going to be 70. It wasn't a thing for me to do to buy it back. I had other things that were more important."

So his children bought it back for him.

The reunion is a tear-jerker!

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