I'm an old hot-rodder and worked at a Chevy dealership in Pompano Beach, FL
in 1978. I arrived at work on a Monday morning and saw some commotion in the
new vehicle receiving area behind the service dep't. where I was a Service
Advisor. A carrier had delivered a new Corvette that had failed to clear an
overpass and lost everything from the dash level up. A week or so later a
company rep inspected the car and authorized disassembly and destruction of
EVERY working or otherwise usable part of the car. One of my mechanics was
assigned the job and I even got my commission for his labor. Radio, all dash
parts, seats, carpet, doors, glass, column, shifter, console, ....
EVERYTHING ... was removed and smashed with iron bars or cut up and tossed
in a pile for later verification. The engine, transmission, and differential
were disassembled and also destroyed. Valves were bent over in the heads and
the block smashed full of holes. Alternator, starter, etc ... you get my
drift. We almost cried.