When my Grandmother died she made her daughter the executor of the estate and she ran out with 1.6 mil that was to be divided between 4 of us. We haven't seen her since and consider it a good price to get rid of her permanently. Money well spent.
Just look at it that way.
It's all for the best.
After that long, the car was probably totaled judging by the type of choices the person makes in general.