What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction

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What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction

Photo Credit: Copart


Over the past couple of years, we’ve shown you badly damaged C8 Corvettes up for auction after accidents left the cars in shambles.

That’s definitely not the case with this 2022 Corvette Stingray that shows just 358 miles. If you didn’t know better, you’d swear this Blade Silver over two-tone Adrenaline Red and black interior mid-engine beauty is ready to head to the next car show.

What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction

The only clue to the damage that apparently was enough to make the insurance company total the car is the listing information under Primary Damage that simply says: “Undercarriage.”

Looking at the photos, however, we see the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser remaining in perfect condition, so a curb roll-over seems unlikely. The only visible hint of damage is one of the rear strut towers where the electronically-controlled damper on the driver’s side is now visible and will need repairing.

What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction

What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction


Copart has this Corvette listed at its China Grove, North Carolina site and says it will be auctioned off in an “upcoming lot.”

This 2LT Stingray would likely have had an MSRP in the upper 70s or low 80s, but Copart says its estimated retail value is a whopping $108,346. Even with the crazy resale market these days, we don’t see this car cracking the century mark. If the damage is severe enough for the insurance company to give up on it, we wonder if the car would now have a salvage title, limiting its value forever.

What Happened to this C8 Corvette to End Up at a Copart Insurance Auction


Perhaps some of our readers know what actually happened to this car and can fill in the shadows lurking around it.


Source:
Copart via carscoops.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Seen a You Tube r’s Video that had to replace the engine cradle, cost $7,000+ (could have been $8,000) for just the part. Wondering if that’s what happened to this C8 but why Total it? Strut Mount damage would suggest something amiss under the engine. Yes/No?

  2. The photos show a bent LR tire and rim like a curb strike. I suspect the under side of this C8 is severely damaged. One small crack in the aluminum frame will total the car due to the inability to weld it without lighting everything up. The dreaded “Welders Torch.”

  3. To have that magnitude of strut damage, the car probably was air born and landed hard allowing no visible damage. Just think of all the undercarriage and front/rear suspension damage possibilities there is. Once the insurance company OKs repairs to start, it would never end . The car could also have been stolen and driven hard so anything in the future for engine and drive train damage would be wide open and considered loss related. The insurance company is always better off totaling the vehicle and recovering as much as possible selling the salvage thru a company like Copart.

  4. Rosez06,, expand on why the frame can’t be repaired/welded ? i don’t understand why the super sensitive couldn’t be removed or isolated and the weld , heat sinked ….. i’m not saying ur wrong but , but,,, but

  5. I heard from my Chevy Dealer that only a few service depts. have the special equipment, training and certs to repair that aluminum frame. I’m sure its very expensive.

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