Devastated Car Lover Watches as the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray He was Taking for a Test Drive Bursts into Flames

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This is the terrifying moment a vintage sports car burst into flames while a mechanic was taking it for a test drive.

Dramatic footage shows thick flames and smoke bellowing off the 1985 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, worth $15,000, as stunned pedestrians watch on.

Metropolitan Fire Service crews were called to Walsh St in Thebarton, West Adelaide, on Thursday evening after reports the classic car had spontaneously combusted.

The man was reportedly taking the car for a test drive when the engine caught alight, quickly incinerating the rest of the vehicle.

Eight firefighters battled to extinguish the blaze but that the car was soon destroyed.

The mechanic managed to escape unharmed and nobody was injured in the event. 

The two-door convertible Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was once one of the most desirable sports cars in the world.

This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail

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