Well, it finally has happened. After owning my Corvettes ('80, '98, and '01)
since '92, I finally have been involved in a wreck...
I was sitting stopped at a light in the '01, when a 16 year old rear ended
me on a rain-slick road.The impact was straight and centered on the
At first glance, you can see no damage. However, the dealer said the energy
absorbing foam behind the bumper was split in two, and the "impact bar" was
bent, and estimated $1,165.00 to repair it and repaint the rear fascia.
Looking at the car, you can see a tiny amount of crinkle in the paint right
below the tag mount.
My question is: should I bother with this or not? I intend to repaint the
car Torch Red (it's Quicksilver now) when the paint gets a little more wear
on it, so I'm leaning toward just saving the repair money, and having this
damage repaired when I have it painted.