The brand new 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport pictured above looks pretty nice right? Did you know that it’s totaled?
This is the “after crash” picture, you’re looking at a totaled car right now according to the driver’s insurance company.
The driver shared his story on Corvette Forum under the user name cdm85-251,
I had the misfortune of being on an extremely busy interstate about a month ago when a vehicle in front of me went over a large rock or chuck of something VERY hard. This interstate is eight lanes wide where I was at and vehicles were all around me doing 70+/- mph, so I had no where to go and I couldn’t stop without causing accidents for others. I tried to straddle it, but it hit a number of places under the car, but luckily it missed anything with fluids. One big problem right now is the dealer has shown me pictures of a rear structural member that has a crack. They are calling it a rear transmission tunnel and indicating it is a non-serviceable part, not offered by Chevrolet. $7,600 damages without buying this part and the associated labor.
Here’s a closer look at that crack,
The driver’s insurance company began looking for some way to fix the car without totaling it, which wasn’t an easy fix after the dealership declared ny replacement would “compromise the integrity of the car.”
The owner told Jalopnik that welding wasn’t an option as it wasn’t covered by the warranty and his insurer was forced to total the vehicle.
This C7 will be offered for sale under a salvage title and scrapped for parts, all thanks to a stupid rock.