Stolen Corvette Reunion and Restoration on Display at Woodward Dream Cruise

George Talley’s 1979 Corvette was stolen 33 years ago and recovered last year in Mississippi. General Motors executives, who heard of the recovery, offered to bring the car back home to Mr. Talley and restore it on his behalf.

Detroit native George Talley’s 1979 Corvette was stolen 33 years ago and recovered last year in Mississippi.  In an act of kindness, General Motors executives who heard of the recovery, offered to bring the car back home to Mr. Talley and restore it on his behalf. With the GM Heritage Center, in conjunction with Autometric Body Shop in Center Line, MI taking over the responsibilities of restoring Mr. Talley’s Corvette, we provided an update for him to review at the progress ahead of its official reveal at the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 15, 2015.
Detroit native George Talley’s 1979 Corvette was stolen 33 years ago and recovered last year in Mississippi. In an act of kindness, General Motors executives who heard of the recovery, offered to bring the car back home to Mr. Talley and restore it on his behalf. With the GM Heritage Center, in conjunction with Autometric Body Shop in Center Line, MI taking over the responsibilities of restoring Mr. Talley’s Corvette, we provided an update for him to review at the progress ahead of its official reveal at the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 15, 2015.

DETROIT – George Talley’s 1979 Corvette was stolen 33 years ago and recovered last year in Mississippi.  General Motors executives, who heard of the recovery, offered to bring the car back home to Mr. Talley and restore it on his behalf.

The GM Heritage Center, in conjunction with Autometric Body Shop in Center Line, Mich., took on the restoration project. Talley got an opportunity to see the progress ahead of its official reveal at the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday. 

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