Ever thought about buying a salvage Corvette or one with a rebuildable title from one of those insurance websites? Wrecked or otherwise damaged Corvette are sometimes offered at ridiculously low prices, but it’s only after you get it home that you’ll learn how much money it’s going to take to make it street worthy.
I came across this YouTube channel by Samcrac who has made some videos of his adventures with buying cars through the Copart auction website. His daily driver is a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport that he purchased at a salvage auction so he appears to know what he is talking about. In one of his latest videos, a friend asks him to check out an auction for a flood-damaged 2010 Corvette ZR1 that was being offered for sale.
Samcrac goes through the Copart website listing, reviewing the description and photos and showing some of the details that he looks for. He learns later that his friend didn’t win the auction at Copart, but the person who did win it is now offering the Corvette ZR1 for sale on eBay.
That piece of news then leads Sam to eBay as well as another auction resource website as he works to get a complete picture of this Corvette ZR1 offered for sale.
We’re not sure that buying salvage Corvettes is something in our future, but for those that may be so inclined, there is some good advice and great tips here for the salvage Corvette buyer from a fellow Corvette owner who buys salvage and rebuildable cars.
Samcrac / YouTube