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This Guy Painfully Watched His Beloved Corvette Go Up In Flames

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"I lost everything."

Unfortunately, bad things happen to good people. It doesn't matter how good of a life one lives or how much is donated to charity; shit happens. Of course not everybody experiences the sort of bad luck you're about to witness, but it does happen. The good news is that nobody was hurt, but the emotional pain very much exists.

As first reported by Corvette Blogger, the owner of this black 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe was simply out for a drive on a country road when the worst happened: the car caught on fire. The owner, as featured in the video below, does not know just yet what caused the fire to start, but he did manage to pull over and jump ship just in time.

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We feel his pain, especially as he's filming the entire thing live as it happened. "Holy crap, oh my gosh… look at my freaking Corvette!" is all he could say as flames engulfed the car. The small explosions you hear are the result of the fire spreading to combustible parts, specifically the gas tank and engine.

The fire department comes fairly quickly, but during the course of the nearly five-minute video, you can see there was already serious damage that made the car unsalvageable. This wasn't an easy fire to extinguish. It continued to flare up several times. Eventually, the fire is permanently put out and the C7 Stingray is nothing but scorched metal and plastic.

The nameless owner, as he inspects the remains, says "I wish I had more to say on this. I don't know what to say. It's a car and can be replaced, but crap… this sucks." He's absolutely right. It does suck, but fortunately no one was injured and, hopefully, the guy has insurance. An investigation by the fire department will obviously need to happen before any claim can be made, but it'll be interesting whether the cause can be identified. The owner says he'll offer updates once he has them. Poor guy.

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