The owner, Tim Shifflet, shared a few pics of the wreck on Facebook and two pieces of information that will leave you sad. For starters, the retractable hard-topped ‘Vette had “1,200 miles” on the clock at the time of the accident. Secondly, the dealership told Tim that he’s “probably on the 2022 list.” Read that again, then remember how long of a wait there is until the third model year enters production.
Demand for 2021 models is likely outstripping supply, but on the upside, 2022 is when Chevy is rolling out the Z06 with a race-bred screamer of a powerplant. As a brief refresher, the LT6 is a flat-plane crankshaft V8 based on the LT5 in the C8.R racing car that won the GT Le Mans Manufacturers Championship last weekend.
Tim checked with his dealership, and for the time being, reservations and pricing for the Z06 are wishful thinking at best. Be that as it may, walking unscathed from a crash is more important than the loss of a sports car as in demand as the Stingray.
From the photos uploaded on Facebook, there’s no denying the structural damage is too high to justify the repair costs. The rear differential, dual-clutch transmission, CV axles, and probably the small-block V8 have also been damaged in the collision.
Given time, want to bet a tenner this Stingray is going to be listed on Copart?