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  • Collector's Edition? - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

    It depends on what the world is like in 2064. Kids are less interested in cars these days. Will they carry that attitude into their retirement years, or will a midlife crisis cause them to long for the cars of their youth? Rust is all but a non-issue, and there’s nothing that’s mechanically new in this car. However you have to be concerned about the electronics – what percentage of computers last more than ten years (let alone fifty)? Big restorations will involve replacing wiring, electric motors, computers, and the like. Fifty years is a pretty long time, during which there could be some pretty substantial global/social changes. Legislation, wars, natural disasters, society’s trending likes & dislikes… Maybe burning fossil fuels will be banned, relegating this car to a museum or private collection at best. Maybe people will just not want the car. Maybe wars will redirect the industry or destroy many vehicles. Maybe GM will stop producing the ZR1 and Z06, leaving the Stingray as the only option. Maybe a plague or famine will wipe out a large portion of the population. Maybe the world’s population will double in size. Who knows?