The Chevrolet Corvette has always been about giving power to the people. There are few sports cars that give anywhere near the performance at the $100,000, and none that can match it for five-figures. And that mindset can sometimes let people underestimate the fact that they’re still driving a 500 hp vehicle, and with that comes responsibility. Looking at you too, Ford Mustang. Plus, this is likely the first mid-engined car many owners will have driven, bringing much different driving dynamics some people may ignore. So inevitably, the C8 Corvette is popping up crashed on the Copart salvage auction site. In fact, as pointed out by CarScoops, there are a whopping five on the site at the time of writing.
While it’s almost always better to avoid wrecked cars, even if they’ll save a little money on the initial purchase, some of these don’t look too bad. Take the white example pictured above. It looks like it was probably the victim of a rear end collision, possibly not the driver’s fault. If the chassis isn’t too badly damaged, this could be repairable. It also has a desirable spec: 3LT with the Z51 pack and rare high wing spoiler. The bid at the time of writing is $65,500 Yes, for a smashed up C8.
This black Corvette also looks largely repairable, with mostly side bodywork damage. It doesn’t have as many options as the more highly specced white Corvette, however. It’s current bid is at $63,000. There’s also a second white 3LT Corvette with the Z51 pack. But, it has both front and rear end damage, and every wheel looks like it’s in need of some form of repair. It’s not yet up for auction, along with two Elkhart Lake Blue vehicles that are in considerably worse shape.
One of them, pictured below, is barely recognizable as a Corvette from some angles. As horrid as the thought is, we would be surprised if the driver walked away from the accident with his life. The front corner impact took off all of the body work and the front wheel, and the rear end of the sports car is ripped off as well. Most troubling is the severely deformed windshield and roof.
Finally, the second blue and final crashed C8 Corvette currently on Copart has significant front end damage and additional rear damage. Too bad, as it’s another example with the high wing spoiler. Stay safe out there, C8 Corvette owners.