COBB COUNTY, Ga. — File this one under "some water damage."
A homeowners association in Cobb County made an unusual discovery on Tuesday as they partially drained a nearby lake.
The Cobb County Police Department's Underwater Search and Recovery Team, the fire department and the county department of transportation worked together to remove a 1983 Pontiac Firebird from Mirror Lake in West Cobb.
Locals first noticed something odd as the lake levels were lowered for repairs - though all but the roof was under mud at the time. Dive teams did go down to gather more information and, eventually, a somewhat herculean effort managed to rescue the car from the sands - or muds in this case - of time.
Police soon learned that the car was reported stolen in 1989. Authorities still haven't released much on how a perfectly good car ended up being a not-so-great submarine.
Police also didn't give any indication that there was anyone down in the water with the car, suggesting that this was more oddity than tragedy - though Firebird fanatics may disagree.
As for the future of this car, authorities haven't said - though 30 years of water corrosion may make this one a tough sell on the classic car market.
But not everyone in the comments on social media was so pessimistic.
"...that should buff right out," wrote Emory Morris.