This Once Stolen Corvette Is Now Ready For Its Triumphant Return After 33 Years


Old friends have been reunited.

Last year, we covered the story of George Talley, a Detroit resident who parked his 1979 C3 Corvette on Jefferson Avenue 33 years ago only for it to be stolen. He filed a police report and did his own searching but to no avail. That was in 1981. But several months ago the car was recovered in Mississippi and returned to Talley. GM heard about Talley’s story through a local radio station and paid for it to be shipped back to its owner, who’s now 72. But GM didn’t stop there.

It went ahead and paid for the car to be fully restored, and that restoration is now complete. In fact, the work was done in time for Talley to drive his beloved Vette at the Woodward Dream Cruise later this month.

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