Man reunited with car 20 years after forgetting where he parked

A German man took parking lot forgetfulness to a whole new level — misplacing his Volkswagen for 20 years.

The unidentified 76-year-old reported to Frankfurt police back in 1997 that his Passat had been pilfered, but it turns out he had merely forgotten where he parked the car, the Augsburger Allgemeine reported.

He was finally reunited with the long-lost automobile, which was found rusting away in the garage of an industrial building slated to be demolished.

Police were able to track down the owner and reunite him with the vehicle, according to the news outlet.

Unfortunately for the man, though, the car was in no shape to provide Fahrvergnügen — or “driving enjoyment,” as described in an old ad campaign — and was sent to the junkyard to be scrapped.

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