The Chevy Corvette is the ultimate staple in the little niche we call performance cars. It employs a blend of old and new technology to thrust you to a nearly unimaginable rate of speed. This amazingly aggressive thrill machine can now be had for less money than its fatter, uglier, and slower sister - the Camaro.
The first thing you may notice when looking at this eBay listing is that this car has a rebuilt title from some previous damage. While some may have a general, zero-tolerance rule about buying cars with rebuilt titles, one must first analyze the extent of the damage. Thankfully, the seller has included the pre-repair pictures of the car, in which the damage does look pretty minor, as no airbags were deployed and the damage looks like it's localized to the lower valence and undercarriage. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this car one bit, due to the professional quality (at first glance) of the repairs and honesty of the seller.
For those just waiting to get a Corvette, here's your chance to get one of the best models ever. They don't get any cheaper, and other examples of this model, with more miles, are in the $45,000+ range.
Here's what this awesome, low mileage car has, as per the seller:
HEATED LEATHER SEATS
HEADS UP DISPLAY
NEW OEM GM BATTERY
REBUILD TITLE DUE TO $3,000 IN COMPLETED REPAIRS
INCLUDING PAINT/LABOR DAMAGE- WAS VERY MINOR
PRIOR AUCTION PHOTOS ARE ATTACHED
EXCELLENT CONDITION VERY CLEAN INSIDE/OUT
NO ISSUES EVERYTHING WORKS WILL NEED TPMS LIGHT RESET
In addition, it has fenders and floors made of carbon fiber, a 500 horsepower V8, a stance lower and wider than the standard C6, and parts that are reasonable to buy, reasonable to install, and plentiful. There aren't any complicated maintenance procedures, and as Jay Leno says, "You could fix it with a hammer".
It'll run forever with minimal maintenance and it's faster than 99 percent of cars on the road today. So if you're in the market for a mid-range Camaro, make a lateral move in price, with a huge upgrade in performance by giving this car some consideration.
For those wary of a salvage title, here's another listing for a Corvette Z06, for slightly more money. It has more miles on the clock, but looks just as clean and has no reported accidents in its history report. Either one is a decent buy. (H/T to mfennell)
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Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.