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UPDATE: Chevy Dealer Damages C8 Corvette, Owner Isn't Amused

Imagine this. You’ve ponied a few grand to your local dealership to get a C8 Corvette. Then the orders are go, and you pay a little more to finalize your build slot. A few months later, your mid-engine beauty has been delivered with zero miles on the odometer. About two months after taking delivery, the dealer in question lets the car fall off the lift.
Chevy Dealer Damages C8 Corvette, Owner Isn't Amused 9 photos
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Well, this has actually happened. “That's my [email protected]#%ing car, how the hell did this get on Instagram?” Jake Miller, the owner of the midship sports car in the photo gallery, also mentions that it’s “not a broken lift; [email protected] techs that put it on the lift improperly” are to blame.

According to a long thread on the Facebook group C8 Corvette, this rather unpleasant event took place at a Jacksonville dealership. From the looks of the car park, it’s a Chevy dealership, although it’s hard to pinpoint which one given the photographs that we have.

Group member Brandon Byers mentions that a fellow member of the C8 Corvette community “wants to buy this car as is. That means the insurance repair money you or the dealer get, you can keep it in your pocket legally and sell the car as-is for the lesser value.” Taking into account the loss of use and depreciated value claims, Mr. Miller could cash out two more checks from the insurance company to recoup the money he spent on the vehicle.

Still, how could this happen? How could a dealership do such a big no-no to a customer's car, one of only a few thousand for the 2020 model year? Adding insult to injury, falling off the lift has damaged the car severely.

Worse still for the dealership, notice the forklift forks under the front of the vehicle. It’s also obvious that someone didn’t set the paddles at the specified lifting points underneath the C8 Corvette, and thus, the rear-heavy car fell off to its demise. On that note, here’s hope Jake will be properly compensated by the dealer and/or insurance company for this unpleasantry.

June 1st update

The owner took to Instagram to explain what happened. "Apparently some idiots in their service department took it upon themselves to try and get some clout from my misfortune by taking pictures and sharing them without my consent. To the fellow C8 owners, please ensure your dealer is aware of the diagram in the second picture before you leave your car with them."

Oh, and "they will pay me for the car. Waiting for the Z06."
July 14th update
The car is listed on Copart with 3,419 miles on the odometer.

 
 
 
 
 
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Yes, this is my car. I did not want this to to be shared publicly until after the dealer had the opportunity to correct this crappy situation. Apparently some idiots in their service department took it upon themselves to try and get some clout from my misfortune by taking pictures and sharing them with out my consent. To the fellow C8 owners, please ensure your dealer is aware of the diagram in the second picture before you leave your car with them.#LT2 #c8corvette #c8 #chevrolet #chevroletperformance #chevroletcorvette #stingray #stingraycorvette #jmspedalmax @team_corvette @thec8page @_c8corvette @thecorvettec8 @corvette_ambassador1953 @corvette @maxxperfectiondetailing @premiervinylworks

A post shared by Jake Anthony (@jakeam3) on May 30, 2020 at 10:37am PDT



Editor's note: The original story suggested that the owner found out about the incident on Instagram. The owner actually didn't know that photos of the car were uploaded to Instagram. As such, the story has been edited accordingly.

 
 
 
 
 

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