Check out the sad aftermath of a Torch Red 2015 Corvette Z06 that was vandalized and is now being sold through an insurance auction sale. The car’s convertible roof appears to have been cut and the windows smashed. The vandals dumped white paint through the openings into the interior of the car and every exterior panel and vent received a significant dousing.
You can see the lid to a gallon of paint stuck on the windshield. We also noticed the left headlight was broken out while the right side of the hood appears to have been gouged. Again, the white paint is everywhere…
So what could have triggered this kind of raw aggression against a sports car?
We don’t know for certain but we’ve got two theories to present. Either the damage was personally motivated against the owner in which case it’s likely the owner knows those responsible.
Or theory number 2 and what we think is most likely… the car was randomly targeted due to it having a “Veterans for Trump” bumper sticker affixed to the rear.
Corvettes have often been the target of those who don’t like it when other people have nice things and more than one owner has had their cars keyed over such jealousy. And during the contentious and bitterly divided presidential election, sometimes those supporting their candidates crossed the line of civility and decorum.
While I would never suggest that anyone curb their right to speech, in this day and age where people just seem to be losing their minds over the slightest provocation, making a political statement on your $90,000 sports car may just be asking for it, especially if you can’t keep eyes on her 24/7.
As for this 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, it’s being offered for sale through Copart.com and has a current bid of $21,700 with the auction closing on Tuesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM EST. The Corvette has 7,485 miles on the white splattered odometer and does continue to run and drive.
For the record, a couple of people on reddit have claimed that the car was following a truck and paint cans fell off it, striking the Z06. I just don’t see how the roof and rear window would be so damaged if that was the case. Besides, Copart.com is calling it vandalism in the auction listing so we’ll stick with that theory until proven otherwise…
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