Stolen Corvette Brought Home 33 Years Later

June 28th, 2014 by
used cars for sale in Cincinnati

1979 Chevy Corvette

Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we love seeing vintage Chevy vehicles go on sale. There is nothing quite like laying your eyes on an original mint-condition Corvette, and while instances like this are rare – they are nonetheless exciting. While we have been around nearly every used car for sale in Cincinnati, it’s not often that we come across a used Corvette that has been missing for over 33 years – but for one lucky Detroit resident, that is exactly what happened.

Stolen Corvette Reunited with Original Owner

George Talley is a resident of Detroit, and was the proud owner of a 1979 Corvette. Unfortunately for Talley, his dream sports car was taken off the streets of Detroit in July of 1981 and has been missing ever since. Talley filed a police report when the incident occurred, but in three decades his Corvette was never recovered. After 33 years, the prior Corvette owner had all but given up hope, when the Mississippi police called to tell him that they had recovered the car. Talley was told that he could pick up the Corvette, which while it was new when he bought it, was in very used condition at this point in time.

General Motors contacted Talley to inform him that they would cover the costs to ship the Corvette back to Detroit where he still resides. Just another reason why we love Chevy and General Motors here at McCluskey Chevrolet! So, what is the 1979 Corvette like? Check out a few facts and features below!

1979 Corvette

  • MSRP of $10,220 – the first Corvette to break the $10,000 mark
  • 3-Speed Hydra-Matic or 4-speed manual transmission
  • V-8 engine with 220 horsepower
  • 2-door coupe
  • Color choices included: classic white, black, Corvette yellow, Corvette light beige, Corvette dark blue, Corvette light blue, silver, Corvette dark green, Corvette red, and Corvette dark brown
  • Units sold reached 53,807