Long Road For Sweeney, His Corvette
June 14, 2010, 9:52 PM
It was a long road, but John Sweeney was finally reunited with his first love.
"It's absolutely gorgeous, it's beyond what I could have done myself or had done," Sweeney said about his '62 classic.
Organizers of Automania got 25 businesses and dozens of volunteers to chip in to fully restore Sweeney's corvette as he fought cancer.
We were there when it was painted, when it was upholstered and when the engine was put back in. Sweeney's wife Mickie fought back tears as she thanked the community.
"We knew we had something, somebody had cast a vision for us and people in this community were praying for us and were giving us something for us to look forward to and it was that car," Mickie said.
The 'Vette is now worth between $50,000-60,000, but to Sweeney it's priceless.
"I'm kind of at a loss for words because of all the effort and time countless people have put in on it most of them I haven't even met yet," Sweeney said.
And just like his Corvette, Sweeney was also being worked on for the past year with cancer treatments.
"The 26th was my last chemo treatment, so round two 12 of 12 all done, so now it's just a matter of recuperating," Sweeney said.
At least now, he'll be recuperating in style.
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