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Someone Left This 720-Mile C6 Corvette Z06 In A Storage Unit And Now It's On eBay

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Storage units are great for all of the stuff you should get rid of but can’t because it’s sentimental, or all of the stuffy furniture and decor you’ll definitely display once you’re able to afford a mansion with three living rooms. Storage units are not great for a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that’s barely driven 700 miles.

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But that’s what someone did, in the heinous act of abandoning a nearly new C6 Corvette Z06 with a manual transmission. It ended up on eBay, where the seller, claiming to be a car shop in Georgia, said in the listing description that it was found abandoned in a unit.

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Yes: A Z06 that’s barely been touched, and which the eBay seller said has never been registered, wound up in a storage unit. Its 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 barely knew what the sun looked like before being locked away, and all of its supercar potential barely got to see the road. It’s hard to imagine why someone put it away like this instead of, maybe, selling it? Or driving it?

The eBay description didn’t say how long the car had been in the storage unit, but this model has been around for about a decade and the Carfax screenshots on the listing say there are no records for the car since January 2010.

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If anything, it looks like it’s been in there for a long time. The seller pulled it out scratched and covered in dust, and said the bumper has a crack from a moving company loading it. The seller said it’s not a stolen car after checking the VIN, and that it comes with no paperwork or title. It’s on new tires, according to the eBay description, and the only thing the seller’s done to it is change the fluids.

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The auction ends in just over a day, and the bidding is currently at $50,200—nearly $20,000 higher than it was this time on Wednesday. This poor soul didn’t get the appreciation it deserved in its first 10 years of life, but someone with a small fortune to drop on it will probably make up for that now.

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Worthless as it most definitely has severe title issues.

The seller would take care of the title issues if they were simple. That means it’s probably got a title with a big lien on it, or something else that makes it hard to do.

This Z06 with no title = parts car or race car. And hope the repo man doesn’t finally find that VIN :)

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Can we say while we are on the title subject...I can’t STAND all the ads on CL and FB for cars with no title or missing title. People are constantly selling cars they used to daily drive and say “I can’t find the title” or “No title because <enter bullshit reason>.”

I once had to walk away from a cool car because the guy had bought it, but never had the title transferred. He thought it was a “clean title”. Blech... (And when shown the issue, he played it off like nothing, but then refused to fix it himself - because obviously it wasn’t “nothing”.)

Don’t people realize that the title is the form that gives you true ownership of the vehicle to register and use on public roads? In my state, lost titles aren’t a huge deal if you are the person on the title - go to the DMV, pay a nominal fee, and get a new one. It’s not hard. And when you buy something, don’t be lazy and get that crap taken care of, so you can actually sell it!

As you can tell, it aggravates me - there are some legitimate times when someone may not have a title, and it’s usually a VERY old car or something inherited via generations of family or even an abandoned vehicle on property when you bought land. But most of the time people selling cars with title issues or no title are either being deceptive, or lazy.