This 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible has just over 100 miles on the odometer, and bears a rather unusual history.
Just last year, it was confiscated by authorities after its owner was arrested after 8 pounds of marijuana and tens of thousands of dollars in cash were uncovered during a warranted search in Grayland, Washington, at the residence of 57-year-old Wayne Dean Bisterfelt.
The car, which has a total of 108 miles on it — having been driven from the dealer to the owner’s home — is now being sold on eBay, and the bid — as of Thursday May 9th — has reached $55,556.00. The auction currently has 46 bids and is scheduled to end on May 12th.
Adding even more intrigue to the story behind the C6 Grand Sport with the 3LT package and black wheels is that Mr. Bisterfelt traded in another late model Corvette and paid for the 2013 Vette in cash, according to Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson.
And then there’s this: “We’re talking about a transaction of about $74,000 not including sales tax”, Johnson said. “Deputies believe that a third vehicle that belongs at the residence, a newer special edition SUV, was purchased with cash as well. It was not at the residence at the time the warrant was served.”
As Corvette Blogger points out, the man who was arrested had no teeth, and told authorities that he couldn’t afford dentures.
So how did the C6 end up in possession of the boys (and girls) in blue? Apparently, deputies working together with the Pacific County Drug Task Force entered the home with a search warrant for a violation of a court order. What they discovered was a large amount of marijuana, along with a first-rate growing operation. However, no plants were found — since the suspects were evidently between growing seasons. In other words, the Vette seen here seems to have been bought with drug money.
We wonder if the ex-owner of this here C6 was friends with this Corvette C5 hoonigan.
Hat tip to C.J., who points out the Chevy Tahoe PPV hiding out on the left side of the photo.