Enthusiasts who want a mid-engine Corvette convertible have already had to wait longer to get their cars, as the Bowling Green Assembly Plant focused first on coupes.
Now the original owner of this Rapid Blue C8 convertible, if he wants to replace it with the same, will be waiting even longer.
We don’t know for sure the details of the accident that severely damaged his beautiful Stingray, but we do know it’s now listed for sale on Copart at a salvage yard in Ohio.
Autoevolution speculates that this could be the same Corvette that was rear-ended by “a big white company van” while exiting I-270 to 315 in the Columbus metropolitan area of Ohio back in November.
We’re not exactly sure because some of the facts don’t match up. After the November wreck, for instance, the owner shared the story of his crash on Facebook and said that he had driven his hardtop convertible just 1,200 miles. The Copart listing, however, shows the instrument panel with 1,348 miles, and this car couldn’t have been driven another 148 miles after that kind of damage.
If the two Corvettes are indeed one and the same, then we should definitely send condolences to the owner. He had placed the order originally in August 2019 and then had to wait for delivery more than a year, till September 2020. Two months later, the car was totaled, with the driver’s side and rear end suffering major damage. The owner says his dealer told him he’s “probably” on the 2022 list, so it appears he’ll be waiting once again.
The Copart listing doesn’t indicate whether the car will still run, but the rear differential, dual-clutch transmission, and CV axles have been damaged.
On the bright side, however, the touchscreen instrument panel still lights up and the rest of the Natural interior looks like one would expect a low-mileage car to look.
What price point do you think would justify repairing this C8, or is just a parts car now?
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