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Let’s close things out with this amazing creature. Akin to buying a UFO from the CIA (the truth is out there), some lucky bidder scored this C6 Corvette preproduction beta test mule. During testing, these cars often go out on public roads as early as a full year before official new-car announcement time, so padded vinyl cladding is applied to disguise exact styling cues—like the front fascia bra and crude cover affixed to obscure the front fender scallop detail. Note how the Velcro-backed patches approximate the look of the pop-up headlamp pods used on the C5 Corvette.