Two previous auctions failed.
There are always good deals to be found on new and used Chevrolet Corvette models and this is no exception. Last July, we reported about the case of this stolen Torch Red 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe with just 31,320 miles on its odometer. It was being put up for auction by the State of New York for the second time after it failed to sell the month prior, presumably because of its shady history. It was stolen a few years ago from an out-of-state dealership. Whoever it was sold to (or the thief themselves) tried and failed to register it with the NY Department of Motor Vehicles.
The state's system flagged it as stolen. It was then discovered to have an altered vehicle identification number. The dealer where it was stolen wasn't interested in getting it back because insurance already covered the loss. New York officials ultimately decided to put it up for auction for the first time last June. And now, according to Times Union, it's heading to the auction stage for a third time.
The Office of General Services will be holding its first in-person auction of surplus goods since December 2019 in Albany today, October 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The first two auctions had winning bids but buyers didn't finalize their purchases in the end.
They placed winning bids of $32,300 in June and $34,300 the following month. It's equipped with the LT1 package, a Bose audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink, a dual exhaust, and a removable roof panel. Power, of course, comes from a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This C7 isn't the only premium car heading to auction today.
There's also a 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 with just over 51,000 miles, and a 2006 Cadillac CTS with 117,000 miles. Both come with rebuilt salvage titles; the Benz also has a replaced VIN. Will it be a case of third time's t charm for this C7? We'll find out very soon.