A vintage car worth thousands of dollars burst into flames after a mechanic took it on a test drive in West Adelaide, Australia.
“Metropolitan Fire Service crews were called to Walsh Street, about 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, after reports the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray had caught fire on the road,” states the Advertiser.
Dramatic footage of the incident shows the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, worth $15,000, covered in thick flames and smoke.
Fortunately, the mechanic managed to escape unharmed and no other injuries were reported.
Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most sought after cars in the world. According to a 1968 article by Car and Driver, it “ranks just one notch below immortality on America's list of mechanical achievements.”
“Like barbed wire and the cotton gin, it borrows from no one. Every working aspect and every styling feature evolve from Chevrolet's plan to built the ultimate American car. The Corvette is exciting, it's lusty, it stimulates all of the base emotion lurking deep in modern man. It is the Barbarella of the car maker's art,” the world’s largest car magazine gushed.