The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 hasn’t been on the streets of the U.S. for all that long, and already one popped up for sale on Copart. Unfortunately, it’s in a very sorry state, but that didn’t deter someone from buying it.
This particular orange Corvette ZR1 is located in Philadelphia, and while no details have been given about the accident that made it look like this, the listing does confirm that it is accompanied by a salvage title.
In terms of the damage sustained to the car, it is difficult to look at. At the front, the bumper has been scratched and bent but doesn’t look too bad. Sadly, things get much worse as you glance down the sides of the ultimate C7 Corvette.
The passenger side door has been ripped from the car and the windshield has been almost entirely torn off. It is possible that much damage was caused by responding authorities trying to remove an injured passenger from the Corvette. It is also possible the vehicle suffered a high-speed impact to the passenger side.
What we can say for sure is that there’s virtually no chance this Corvette will be repaired and return to the streets. Instead, it is far more likely that the person who bought it will try and sell off some of its most valuable parts or maybe use them in another ‘Vette or a pet project.
One, and probably the most important, part of the car that might be salvageable is the 750 HP supercharged 6.2-liter V8. It doesn’t appear to have suffered any damage (at least cosmetically) and could prove perfect for something like an insane engine swap. The transmission may also be recoverable and both it and the engine only have 1726 miles (2777 km) on them.