LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indiana World War II veteran finally got his prized Mustang restored after being scammed out of thousands of dollars.

Ninety-six-year-old Harry Donovan hired a man to fix his 1967 Mustang in 2009.

Instead, the man took the car and the $8,000 he was supposed to use to fix it.

The Mustang was eventually found years later stripped of its engine, transmission, hood and other parts.

A GoFundMe page raised about $23,000 to help fix the car. A restoration shop spent 18 months restoring it free of charge.

Donovan received the keys over the weekend.

The veteran said the only thing left to add to the car is a customized front license plate that reads "For Marie," the name of his late wife, who he bought the car for in 1969.

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