This week we have another example from Insurance Auto Auctions, with this seemingly stunning Stingray. If it were not for the writing on the windows and boneyard backdrop, it would be safe to assume that the paperwork adorning the windshield was factory paperwork… this car looks brand new! Upon further inspection on the site, you will find that it indeed does have a salvage title (not from theft) and no known odometer status. What could possible have happened you may as yourself?
Well make no mistake about it, this car faces some challenges if it ever wants to run in its entirety again. On the auction page, it also lists that there is no “start code” as the car doesn’t run. The reason this Long Island C7 no longer has a spark, is one of a car owners worst nightmares… flooding. The problem with a severe flood, is that it’s hard to know where to start. It may be as simple as installing a new ECU, but just how deep does the corrosion run, and what will the long term effects be, if any?
We found the “Detailing Services” to be a bit comical, although I’m sure the car looks immensely better not being covered with the residue and flora from whatever body of water this poor Stingray was in. While the WD-40 treatment listed at the end of the detailing services was a valid attempt, we suspect it’s a little late for the “water displacement” treatment. I’m sure there is an untimely yet understandable story as to how this car ended up in its current state, yet you can’t help but wonder if this was a result of a police chase that ended in a golf course water hazard, or something from a National Lampoon film. Either way, as always, we hope the owner and/or occupants were unharmed and hopefully there is somebody that will get her back on the street.