West Michigan Man Surprised With ’57 Chevy Loses Battle With Cancer

Posted at 10:33 PM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-11 22:33:55-04

SHELBYVILLE, Mich.– He got the surprise of his life for Fathers Day but we’ve learned a Shelbyville man has since lost his battle with cancer.

It’s an update to story we first brought you last month, the family of Elwin Culver tells us he died early this morning. Culver was recently surprised when a local auto shop restore is ’57 Chevy for free.

He had bought the classic car five years ago, hoping to fix it up himself but then he was diagnosed with cancer and his condition kept getting worse.

Our Fox17 cameras were there for the surprise and Culver was brought to tears, to him he said it meant much more than just a car.