Sadly, this Rapid Blue Corvette isn’t the only 2021 Stingray that’s already met its demise so early in life.
But it appears to have suffered some of the worst damage among the four damaged ’21s waiting to be assigned to an auction by IAA.
This firm claims to sell lightly damaged, salvage, and clear-title vehicles, parts cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and heavy equipment at auctions across the United States.
This Rapid Blue Corvette is currently in Suffolk, Virginia and suffered major damage in a front-end collision that basically left about two-thirds of a Stingray still visible. Oh, and one of the keyfobs survived, too.
The rear portion of the car – from the windshield back – was damaged in the collision, but it looks like the Corvette’s 6.2-liter, 495-horsepower LT2 V8 engine might have survived the crash.
If it’s still salvageable, what would you do with this potent powerplant? It would make a great engine for a C2 or C3 restomod, don’t you think? Or maybe somebody could put the motor in a vintage foreign sports car, something like a 1980 280ZX, if it would fit under the hood.
Other 2021 Corvettes that have been involved in crashes are also on the IAA site, including a Blade Silver and two black Stingrays still waiting to be assigned to an auction.
Be careful out there, folks! While the C8 Corvette may be an engineering marvel, it isn’t foolproof.
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