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George gets his Corvette back!

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3rd July, 2014

George Talley and his prized 1979 Chevrolet Corvette were reunited at the General Motors world headquarters office in Detroit (USA) on Tuesday 1/7/14, just three miles from where the car was stolen from him 33 years ago.

Talley, 71, last saw his Corvette when it was parked on Jefferson Avenue in 1981. On 13th June 2014, more than 30 years later, Talley received a call from AAA informing him that his car had turned up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi - about 1,535 kilometres away (954 miles).

“It was a lucky day to hear that my car had been found,” said Talley. “They told me it was running, had 47,000 miles on it and was ready for me to pick up!”

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Talley - a Corvette fan since he saw his neighbour’s first-generation ‘Vette in the 1950s - was fortunate to own three more Corvettes, but the ’79 was always his favourite.

Talley’s luck continued when Mark Reuss, executive vice president for GM Product Development and former Holden boss, heard his story on the news and offered to ship the car home to Detroit.

“George’s story brought a smile to my face,” said Reuss. “As a long time Corvette owner myself, I know the passion the car inspires. I also knew that car belonged home in Detroit, with its rightful owner, and we could make that happen.”



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