This C8 Corvette went viral after it fell off the lift supports at the dealer.
Fame is a funny thing. There's the good kind of fame, enjoyed by such illustrious figures as Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner - drivers of the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. And then there's the bad kind of fame, suffered by the likes of this Torch Red 2020 Chevrolet Corvette whose likeness went viral after it tumbled off the lift supports at a dealership, resulting in a total write-off.
Now, this low-mileage C8 coupe can be yours - shattered body and all - whether to serve as a parts car for your other 2020 'Vette, or to be rebuilt and sent right back out onto the road.
As Corvette Blogger reports, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be auctioned off to the highest bidder soon by online salvage vehicle auction site Copart. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to safely transport its broken carcass to your garage, pole barn, or a repair shop of your choosing for parting out or rebuilding - a tall order given its current condition. The car currently runs and drives, according to the listing, but we're not sure we'd want to test that theory.
The Torch Red C8 has just 3,419 actual miles logged on the odometer, and it looks like the front end and passenger side took the brunt of the damage, but there could be plenty more bad news underneath, and Copart, unfortunately, doesn't provide a photo of that angle.
It's also got what appears to be a radiator in the trunk, which is concerning considering it appears to be from one of the front air intakes.
This 'Vette's unfortunate fate is a reminder of why it's so crucial to check - and double-check - all the available pertinent information regarding proper jack points and procedure. The new mid-engine Corvette has a more rear-biased weight balance than any production version before it, so it requires support further back than on most cars. Assuming you know better can be a costly mistake to make.
If there's a silver lining, it's that there is an insanely low-mileage C8 out there, just waiting to be acquired on the cheap by a talented rebuilder.