Normally, salvage titles are a big no-no when seeking out a new set of wheels. However, when the future plans involve turning the car into a full-blown racer, the title status isn’t nearly as important.
Robb Holland of Jalopnik embodies this thought and purchased a C7 Corvette Z06 with only nine miles on the odometer… with a salvage title. And he’s going to take it racing up Pikes Peak in just 90 days.
Nine miles and a salvage title? How is that so? It seems a lot tech decided to see what the C7 Z06 was capable of when it arrived at a dealership in the state of Washington. Following that, the tech sent it into a ditch and the airbags deployed. Selling a nearly-brand-new Corvette with the airbags blown isn’t much of a value proposition, so insurance totaled the car out and sent it to auction. Now, Holland owns it.
And he’s going to transform it into a badass race car fit for Pikes Peak duty. Who knew a salvage title could be such a saving grace? Read his full story at the link here.