It’s a good ending for an awful story. Remember the 1979 C3 Corvette that was stolen from Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan? If not, we’ll refresh you quickly.
George Talley’s 1979 Corvette was stolen after he parked it on Jefferson Avenue 33 years ago. After searching long and hard, all hope was lost. But, General Motors eventually stepped in to help the Corvette aficionado. After a resurgence in searching, the 1979 Corvette showed its beaten, and worn, face in Mississippi. GM voluntarily arranged to bring the Corvette home to its rightful owner.
Not only that, but the General also decided to do Talley one better: they’re volunteered to restore the car to factory specifications. And now, the latest report from local WXYZ has the car finished, and GM is preparing to show off the finished product for Talley.
Much work went into the build, as the paint was completely faded and essential mechanical parts were out of order for so many years. And the 1979 C3 Corvette has been completed just in time for Detroit’s famed Woodward Dream Cruise, which Talley is ecstatic about.
We wish Talley the best of luck with his newfound pride and joy, and look forward to seeing it at Woodward.