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Tires stolen off 2020 Corvette Stingray in Detroit ahead of production

Darcie Moran, Detroit Free PressPublished 7:47 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2020 | Updated 7:58 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2020

The radically new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. It will start at $66,400 when sales begin early in 2020.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a car so coveted, one already had its tires stolen ahead of official production.

On Thursday, just days after a man spent $3 million for rights to the first Corvette C8 expected off the line in February, Car and Driver shared a photo of the car on cinder blocks in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood.

The vehicle was part of the test fleet that a Chevrolet employee was driving, said Kevin Kelly, senior communications manager for the company.

2020 C8 #Corvette wheels jacked on a street in Detroit’s West Village! 😦 Get the full story right here ➡️ https://t.co/uNrDBFgwZhpic.twitter.com/UCglXZNipD— MotorTrend (@MotorTrend) January 23, 2020

Employees testing the engineering vehicles can take the cars home and drive them around, he said.

Neither Kelly nor the Detroit Police Department could immediately provide details on the date and time the car was stripped of its wheels.ADVERTISING

The car was found at Coe Avenue and Parker Street, about 4 miles from General Motors’ downtown headquarters, according to a report from Fox News.

A police report was filed, Kelly said.

The exact cost for the missing wheels wasn’t immediately known.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was named the Free Press Car of the Year and is expected to have a base price of $58,900.

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