How long would it take before you gave up ever seeing your stolen car again, a month, a year? For one Detroit man, he may have believed he would never see his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette again, but George Talley got the surprise of his life when AAA called him telling him his car had been found.
Talley was reunited with his stolen Corvette 33 years after it was taken from Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. AAA told him the car had been found in good condition in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
“It was a lucky day to hear that my car had been found,” said Talley, in a statement. “They told me it was running, had 47,000 miles on it and was ready for me to pick up!”
The icing on the cake? Mark Reuss, executive vice president for GM Product Development, heard Talley’s story on the news and wanted to lend a hand. He called Talley and offered to ship the car home to Detroit and Talley was able to pick up his beloved Corvette at a nice ceremony at the GM Headquarters.