Last week we reported on a story involving a Camaro5 user who had traded his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS and 2011 Camaro SS in to buy a brand new Camaro ZL1. The car was brought to a local dealer, which has now been revealed as First State Chevrolet in Georgetown, Del. for a simple paint issue, but an employee proceeded to crash his beloved car on a joy ride.
At the time it wasn’t yet clear if the dealership was going to replace the car, but now the owner, John Hooper, claims General Motors and Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Mich. are going to help him out, Jalopnik reports.
According to a post on Camaro5, First State Chevrolet found a ZL1 which they felt was an appropriate replacement for Hooper’s crashed car, but he didn’t want it. The car had an unwanted sunroof, the wrong wheels, non-Chevrolet badges and too many miles. What’s worse, the car the dealer found him had no documentation whatsoever and had been crashed. They also wanted him to buy the car off them.
That’s when GM and Berger Chevrolet decided to step in and help Hooper out. The Michigan-based dealer is sending First State Chevrolet a 2013 Camaro ZL1 for Hooper to purchase. That’s right, they’re selling him a new car. The insurance companies are going to pay off the crashed car and a contract will be signed for Hooper to purchase the new car.
In a more upbeat turn of events, Hooper is receiving some free sway bars and some other parts courtesy of Pfadt Race Engineering and two other companies. The owner of Pfadt felt for Hooper, so he decided to send him a set of sway bars for his new car. Cold Air Inductions and Diode Dynamics are also hooking him up with a cold air intake kit and some custom LED lighting.