Ripped Off WWII Vet Gets Mustang Back -- Fully Restored -- Thanks To Car Guys, Strangers
The unveiling marked the culmination of a long and maddening odyssey stretching back nearly a decade. The poignant moment was set in motion when Donovan’s family reached out to IndyStar Call for Action, a free consumer helpline, in 2016.
At that time, they were seeking assistance locating Dennis Lee, who had been hired in 2009 to restore the car Donovan purchased used in 1969 for his wife Marie. Over the next two-plus years, Donovan paid Lee about $8,000 to cover costs needed to keep the project moving toward completion.
But in 2012, after promising Donovan the project was done and the car soon would be delivered, both Lee and the Mustang disappeared ... read more