Car thieves. The scourge of the earth.
Yes, they keep insurance companies happy, but to the automotive enthusiast they are about as annoying as 20 wasps buzzing around your head and intermittently stinging you. Swat one away and it comes back again. Or another takes its place.
The above rant was brought to you by our lead photo, which has to be one of the saddest Corvette Stingrays we’ve ever seen thanks to a thief or thieves who removed all four wheels and left the shapely LT1-powered Corvette Stingray perched on what appears to be a landscaping stone.
According to a tweet by @Michigan_Auto, the red Stingray was located in Detroit. *Sigh*
While there is no way of truly preventing a theft like this, a set of locking lug nuts might just make the thieves’ job that much harder/slower. Oddly, the C7 doesn’t come from the factory with locking lug nuts, though they might be good investment judging by this photo.
As CorvetteBlogger points out, you can easily grab a set of locking lug nuts for your MY14/15 Corvette from GM Parts Direct for $28.84 (part # 19211919), or simply swing by the parts desk at your local Chevrolet dealer.
Until then, mind where you park, folks.