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22:20  16 september  2019
22:20  16 september  2019 Source:   motorious.com

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car is Showroom New

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car is Showroom New It looks like it never left the showroom! There are some cars that are destined to be special as soon as they come out, and collectors usually know it, and the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Limited Edition Indy Pace Car is one of those cars. To commemorate the silver and black Corvette that paced the field at the 1978 Indianapolis 500, Chevrolet sold a limited number of pace car replicas. And this particular example was snatched up and tucked away. © Motorious.

Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged For Decades
Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged For Decades
Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged For Decades
Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged For Decades

Rumored to be stolen and abandoned between 20-30 years ago

It's like one of those random 3 a.m. thoughts that creep into your head when you can't sleep. How many cars are sitting at the bottom of ponds, rivers, and lake beds? It's probably way more than we realize. Whether it is due to a crash or insurance fraud, these instances seem to be all too common. This is a scene that may make any car enthusiast's heart hurt clench just a little, so viewer discretion is advised.

Watch: 36 Chevy Corvettes Barn Find

Watch: 36 Chevy Corvettes Barn Find The collection will be given away later this year. People have been amazed at the story of how 36 Chevrolet Corvettes, one from the 1953 to 1989 model years, were discovered hidden away in New York City. Won by a man from Long Island in a nationwide contest put on by VH1, these cars were immediately purchased by an eccentric graphic designer from NYC, then hidden away and essentially never seen again. Now that they’re public again, these ‘Vettes are worth some serious cash and they’re going to be auctioned later this summer.

Rumor has it that this Chevy Corvette was stolen either in the late '80s or early '90s, but it is still unsure if it was actually stolen or if it was dumped at a boat launch to commit insurance fraud. The latter may seem more accurate since calls to contact the owner after it was found have been unsuccessful, and they were told he had fled the country.

The Corvette was found about 3 years ago, but the Sheriff's office attempts to pull it to the surface were unsuccessful thanks to lack of equipment to lift the car over a large log. Due to years of silt and muck accumulating inside the car through its open t-tops, the car is much heavier than it would normally be. It is also missing the driver's side front wheel from the last attempt to bring it to the surface.

1953 Chevy Corvette Tribute Pays Homage To A Legend

1953 Chevy Corvette Tribute Pays Homage To A Legend The donor car provides some solid power for a great driving experience. Of all the classic American cars on the market, one that consistently fetches high prices is literally any 1953 C1 Corvette. For that reason alone, considering this 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Tribute isn’t a bad idea. It’s a far more affordable way to get the look of the car, but without taking out a third mortgage. This replica car is being offered for sale through AutoBarn Classic Cars.

Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged For Decades© Motorious Divers Pull Out Chevy Corvette Submerged Underwater For Decades

What's even crazier is that this Corvette isn't the only car sitting at the bottom of this boat ramp. A Jaguar and a Beetle were underwater neighbors to the yellow American classic. Although seeing such a potentially beautiful car ruined is heartbreaking, watching the recovery process is quite interesting. Lifters were installed that filled with air and basically lifted the car from the bottom of the river. From there, they attached the tow hooks and slowly brought the car on land.

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