Watch this dramatic footage of a pretty sharp looking black 1985 Corvette going up in flames in Australia last week.
According to news reports, a mechanic was taking the car for a simple test drive when the engine “caught alight,” as they like to say in the Land Down Under, on Walsh Street in Thebarton.
Eight firefighters from the Metropolitan Fire Service combined their efforts to put the fire out within 10 minutes, but by then, the front end of the car looked like a bad piece of toast.
The cockney accents on the video, apparently made with an onlooker’s cellphone, make it sound like The Beatles commenting on a burning Corvette. One of the spectators even worries about someone being trapped in the car and about an impending explosion, though fortunately later reports say that no one was injured in the incident.
One report on the Internet is a hoot, showing a completely unrelated 1969 Corvette Stingray with the caption “The two-door convertible Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was once one of the most desirable sports cars in the world.” Guess they haven’t heard about the highly praised C7 down there yet.
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