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Wrecked 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Shows Only 1,348 Miles Racked Up

Imagine placing a rather hefty deposit to reserve a pre-order for the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. Not just any model, but a hardtop convertible ($67,495) with the 2LT equipment group ($74,295), Rapid Blue paintwork ($74,795), and a few other goodies that cost extra. After waiting more than a year for delivery, you finally get behind the wheel of the car.
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Despite a few quality issues that hamper down the Stingray for the 2020 and 2021 model years, you can’t get enough of your ‘Vette during the first 1,347 miles (2,168 kilometers). The small-block V8 powerplant pulls and keeps on pulling and the dual-clutch transmission can only be described as blistering quick. But on the 1,348th mile, the worst-case scenario happens.

This story is nothing more than a work of fantasy, but chances are that it’s very close to the story of the Corvette in the photo gallery. Listed on Copart at a salvage yard in Ohio with an estimated retail value of $73,521 even though it’s an incorrect valuation, chassis number 1G1Y73D45L5110572 can only be described as a write-off because of extensive damage.

The driver-side front fender, bumper, side mirror, and side skirt need to be replaced, the door appears to be salvageable, and the rear end is pretty much totaled. Not even the heat shield managed to escape the severity of the impact, which has probably affected the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Looking through autoevolution's news archive, this sorry-looking hardtop convertible appears to be the same car that was rear-ended by a van in November 2020 while exiting Interstate 270 to 316 in the Columbus metropolitan area. The owner got in touch with his dealership after the accident, learning that he’s on the 2022 reservations list.

That’s a heck of a long wait, but it may be for the better. As a brief refresher, the Golden Bowtie will reportedly reveal the Z06 in July 2021. On the day of unveiling or mere weeks after it, there’s no denying that U.S. dealers will be able to place orders for the go-faster version with 5.5 liters of displacement, a flat-plane crankshaft, and good ol' natural aspiration.

 
 
 
 
 

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