Smoke Machine C5 Corvette Stars in Unconvincing Sales Ad

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If you’re in the market for a troubled C5 Corvette with an ear piercing exhaust and suspension issues, look no further!

Shopping for a used car is a pretty straightforward process. You scan the web for hours, peeking at hundreds of cars. Perhaps you’re looking for a particular color, model, or a car with specific features. You locate said car, you test drive it, and you hope the seller isn’t trying to hide something. Which, oftentimes, they are. Unless you’re a YouTuber with the handle Jimbo’s Channel and you’re trying to sell your C5 Corvette.

C5 Corvette For Sale in an unusual way

Heck, this “sales ad” starts out with a ridiculous smokey burnout. But then it’s off to the shop, where we quickly learn that this (incredible sounding, by the way) C5 Corvette has some issues. Namely, wheel hop. So it’s time to troubleshoot the problem by swapping the old shocks back in and trying out some less sticky tires. But then we discover a nail in one of the existing, pricey tires and the potential need for a new axle. Not so good.

The shock swap didn’t work, and actually seemed to make things worse. So it was time to try the old, cheap, rubber band tires. With the embarrassingly tiny tires in place (and wheel well gap suddenly massive), it was on to some more burnouts. We mean, “testing.” The new, tiny rubber seems to have helped a little, but the wheel hop wasn’t totally gone.

C5 Corvette For Sale in an unusual way

And thus, on the spot, ol’ Jimbo decides he wants to sell his troubled C5 Corvette. Pretty interesting way to give up on a car that seems pretty awesome minus that one issue, but hey, we’ve all been there. So if you’re in the market for a “slightly used” (mostly abused) C5 Corvette in need of repair, hit ’em up!

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Corvette Forum, Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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