‘Not Drunk’: Man Lists Chevy Silverado on Marketplace After Sinking It in His Pond

"Clean title in hand." I'm not sure that goes very far here, buddy.
Screenshot of a listing of a sunken Chevrolet 2500 HD pickup partially submerged, with the text "Not Drunk When It Happened" superimposed.
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Sometimes it’s best to just be honest when you’re selling a used car. Getting rid of your Dodge Challenger because you crashed it? Screw it, put pictures of the crash in the ad, they’re gonna find out anyway. But if I drove my truck into a pond while trying to recover my mower, I might not try to sell the truck using pics of it still in the pond, like one Facebook Marketplace seller is.

So goes the story of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pickup that’s currently listed for sale in Clarksville, Arkansas. In the seller’s own words, the Chevy “fell into my pond while I was attempting to rescue my zero-turn [mower] ([I was] not drunk when it happened). Yes the zero-turn was rescued and runs fine.”

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Well, glad to hear about your mower, but I’m not sure that’s of much interest to your buyer. I think they’d be more interested in hearing about how submerged the truck was. Oh, it was “under 9 ft of water for a few days”? That’s good to know.

Still, you’d think that in trying to sell a water-damaged truck, they would’ve at least used a picture of the entire truck on dry land as their main photo. But nope, we instead get not one, but three images of its snout poking out at the waterside, like an alligator waiting to snack on a snowbird’s chiweenie. Only, because it’s a Silverado HD, it’s waiting for a small child.

To the seller’s credit, $1,700 for a heavy-duty pickup—even a high-mileage gasser that’s been underwater—sounds like a decent price. Yes, the whole thing needs to be gutted, its cabin ozoned, and every piece of upholstery burned away. You’ll also need to submerge the entire wiring harness and every computer module in a bag of rice, and change all the fluids and filters, too.

If that’s too much work, there may still be value in buying it for what’s left of the frame and drivetrain, with its 6.0-liter Chevy V8 under the hood. Apparently, it still turns over, and shows “no signs of tod knock either. [sic]” Good, I hate that guy. (Side note: I just noticed what’s hanging from the mirror. Chef’s kiss.)

Besides, if you have any doubts about the condition of this truck, let the seller ease your worries: It has a clean title! I’m sure some other parts of the truck are cleaner than before its bath, too. But if you aren’t willing to risk a black mold infection in your lungs, I’ll tell you, I’ve seen worse parts cars. And I’m willing to bet that $1,700 is “or best offer.”

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