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Not sure if this has been shared before but when our community looses one of our cars to insurance heaven, what happens next? I stumbled upon this website with quite a database of fallen SS sedans. :oops:

Car Bids History - Chevy SS

Wow so sad. :cry:
But maybe a good project for someone?
 

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That is pretty cool. Hopefully an entrepreneur in the southwest is hoarding for the good of the community.
 

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My totalled one went to pa. Fixed. Rebuit title. Then sold to michigan. Guy in MI just sold it to someone else in Minnesota.
 

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Pay attention to the VINs; lots are duplicates and many are not SS's.

There have been way more totaled than what is listed.
 

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sounds like a country song..
Where have all the fallen SS gone
 

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To the shredder!
 
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To the shredder!
Before I retired, I was doing a service call at a metal recycling company in Opalocka Florida, saw a flat bed delivering cars to be shredded, and two were SSs. One black, one red.
 
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Just how it is. Unfortunately being near and seeing so many "1 of 1" get scrapped and everything else sort of breaks you. I used to go through the junkyard at work to look at all the crazy stuff between building travel sometimes with friends [coworkers]. Just to see it all
 
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Some are fixed poorly and resold to someone who thinks they got a great deal. The rest (most) go to salvage yards which will strip the valuable parts off and then the car with all the “non-valuable” parts (which are actually the hard to find stuff but difficult to sell and ship for little money) will be crushed, recycled, and turned into Priuses.
 

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From watching IAA and COPART since day 1 it is at least 10% of total production.

Back in 2017 I got a inflator kit for $75 to replace the spare in my '14 from a local Corvette stripper who broke up the wreck.
 

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Some are fixed poorly and resold to someone who thinks they got a great deal. The rest (most) go to salvage yards which will strip the valuable parts off and then the car with all the “non-valuable” parts (which are actually the hard to find stuff but difficult to sell and ship for little money) will be crushed, recycled, and turned into Priuses.
Unfortunately this is true.
 

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So is this each time a part is sold of the car the VIN shows up? Only reason I'm asking is just doing a simple search showed VIN 6G3F25RWXHL30214 pop up around 20 different times on that list. I wasn't ambitious enough to see if other VIN's on the list appear multiple times or not, but I was somewhat relieved to see it might not be as many different cars as I initially feared just looking at all those numbers (that would be sad to see that many SS's meeting their demise).
 

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Most junk yards will list the VIN in eBay listings because many places require the VIN of any used parts to rebuild a car before issuing a title.
 
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