Imagine how you’d feel after seeing your prized car for the first time in over thirty years. This was the reality for George Talley, whose 1979 Corvette was stolen 33 years ago and with which he was was reunited at the General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit.
The story starts last month when Talley received a call from his insurance company that his (long-lost) Vette was found in Hattiesburg, Miss. While Talley contemplated how he was going to ship it back to Michigan, General Motors executive Mark Reuss heard his story on the news and decided to take care of shipping courtesy of GM.
As seen in the video below, Talley is incredibly excited to see his Corvette, which is in running condition and sports only 47,000 miles. Talley has owned three other Corvettes since losing his C3 to theft. He’s clearly a fan of the brand and thanks to General Motors’ generosity it seems likely Talley will be a customer for life.
“General Motors is stepping up,” said Talley about the company taking the time to bring the car back to him, “I like that.”