We told you yesterday about the man who traded his < AHREF="https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2020/12/09/corvette-owner-who-traded-his-c8-for-mitsubishi-outlander-has-people-scratching-their-heads/">Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette for a Mitsubishi Outlander this week.
We thought that might be the saddest sight a Corvette enthusiast could ever see.
Today, we bring you something that might be even sadder: #3031 of the 2020 Corvettes – this time in the darker shade known as Elkhart Lake Blue – on the back of a classic Chevy flatbed truck after a horrendous accident.
But while this Stingray has morphed into a tangled mess of fiberglass, metal and rubber after being driven just 532 miles, the good news is that the two occupants survived the crash that reportedly occurred at 115 mph!
Coupled with another earlier crash in which a 2020 Corvette was T-boned and the occupants walked away, we are inclined to believe that Tadge Juechter and his team of engineers have really done themselves proud with the way they made the new mid-engine Stingray not only beautiful and fast, but also apparently one tough and safe vehicle!
In fact, it’s been reported by William Wyatt on the Facebook group Wrecked Muscle Cars and Classics that the Elkhart Lake Corvette shown here “was rough to start, but it’s up and going now.”
Can you believe that somehow the engine survived a crash like this? Of course, no surprise really considering that the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 that fell into the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in 2014 cranked right up after crews extricated it from the rubble!
As for the Elkhart Lake Blue Stingray, It’s believed to be the 2LT model that was sold by Copart on Nov. 20, where the auction website had listed its estimated original retail value at $70,525. We’d love to know what the car actually brought after the crash, though with the engine still in operating order, it could have been several thousand dollars.
What’s your take out there? Would you still want a virtually brand new LT2 engine after it’s been in a horrific crash, and do you think there are any other parts of the car worth salvaging?
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