And it didn’t end well…
Photos of a 2019 Chevy Camaro SS completely submerged in water surfaced on Instagram under the account camarofest recently. We can only imagine the sick feeling in the owner’s stomach when they spotted the muscle car. It likely was totaled by the insurance and might only be good for parts at this point.
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Thankfully, the Shock Yellow paint showed up wonderfully in the somewhat murky water, probably making the tow truck driver’s job of recovering it a little easier. It’s doubtful the owner appreciated that, but we like looking on the bright side of things, especially when there’s nothing to change the situation.
Unfortunately, we have no idea where this was or what exactly happened. A search for additional social media posts and news stories turned up nothing, so all we have to go on is the four images. Some Instagram users speculated perhaps the owner didn’t set the electronic parking brake. That doesn’t seem like a bad theory, especially if this car had the manual transmission instead of the 10L80 10-speed automatic, which was brand spanking new that year.
Whether it was the lack of the parking brake being set or not, this isn’t a bad time to remind everyone to use their parking brake and to leave their manual transmission in gear to prevent a roll away while parked. I actually had a neighbor who parked his Mustang at a grocery store, didn’t use the parking brake, left the transmission in neutral, and came back to find his pony sitting in a completely different part of the lot. Somehow it didn’t crash into anything or kill someone, let alone end up submerged in water, so he was lucky.
Of course, it’s possible the driver was in the car when it went in the water. Maybe the person lost consciousness from a medical emergency, was intoxicated, or just couldn’t handle that much car – we don’t know. If any of you know the story behind this incident, we’d love to hear it.