During the media preview at the New York Auto Show last week, we caught an interview with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. Harlan was talking with a Russian video news agency known as RuptlyTV and during the conversation, he made it known that for the first time ever, Corvettes will officially be sold in Russia.
Buying & Selling
by Keith Cornett on April 21, 2014
by Keith Cornett on April 2, 2014
We got this report today which details Corvette sales by dealers for the calendar year 2014 and thought it was worth sharing. With over 3,000 Chevrolet dealers across the country, these 87 dealers represent approximately 41% of all Corvette sales from January-March 2014 which totaled 8,179.
by Keith Cornett on April 2, 2014
General Motors released the latest monthly sales figures late afternoon yesterday. For March 2014, Corvette sales were booming with a total of 3,480 Corvettes delivered for the month. That was a 230.5% increase over the same time last year which saw just 1,053 Corvettes sold in March 2013. March 2014′s deliveries were 42.7% higher than the 2,438 deliveries in February 2014.
For the Calendar Year (January-March) 8,179 Corvettes were reported sold vs 2,941 in 2013 for an increase of 178.1%.
by Keith Cornett on March 21, 2014
In a stunning move last December, General Motors announced that it would be phasing Chevrolet out of the European market by the end of 2015 due to a challenging business model and instead it will focus its efforts on the automaker’s existing European brands, Opel and Vauxhall. GM did say that it would continue to sell “select iconic” Chevrolet-badged models in Europe but details were unspecific at the time.
by Keith Cornett on March 4, 2014
When Chevrolet initially priced the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe at $51,000 and the Convertible at $56,000, we were shocked at how much car an owner was getting for the money. Add to the fact that the very popular Z51 performance package added a mere $2800 to the sticker price and we can see how that pricing eventually led to demand outpacing supply.
To help meet the demand, Chevrolet is raising the prices on both the base Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible, which will see their prices go up $2,000. The Z51 package increases $1,200 for a total package cost of $4,000.
by Keith Cornett on February 19, 2014
Today we are very excited to announce a new addition to the CorvetteBlogger family of sponsors. Joining our list of new Chevrolet Corvette dealers is Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Purifoy is a well-established family owned dealership and they are Corvette people too, just like us. Best of all, they offer the 2014 new Corvette Stingray at MSRP.
by Keith Cornett on February 7, 2014
Here’s a 2014 Corvette Stingray that’s attracting a lot of attention, especially in the Detroit area where Stingrays have become a common site. But the attention isn’t based on its stunning redesign, over the top performance, or the fact that it’s a limited production Premiere Edition Coupe. Nope, this Corvette Stingray ad is all about the price…$95,000!
by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2014
When Chevrolet first announced there would be a special Premiere Edition of the Corvette Stingray Coupe back in June 2013, no one was certain whether or not they would also be offering the special limited edition Stingray as a Convertible. But that didn’t stop interested parties from contacting dealers and saying “I want it”. Sure enough, once the Stingray Convertibles started production, Chevrolet announced that 550 Convertible Premiere Editions in Lime Rock Green would be produced.
Criswell Corvette’s Mike Furman got that call from Bob D. in Annapolis, MD about putting a deposit down on a Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition just after the Coupe was announced and this week he was able to take the Lime Rock Green Corvette Stingray home.
by Keith Cornett on January 22, 2014
Congratulations to our friend and CorvetteBlogger sponsor Mike Furman of Criswell Corvette who earlier this month delivered his 3,000th Corvette to a customer. Mike’s first Corvette sale goes all the way back to July 26, 1978 when he sold a 1978 Corvette to Cassius De la Victoria. Some 426 months later, Mike delivered his 3,000th Corvette to a customer from Potomac, MD.
by Mitch Talley on December 22, 2013
Santa is bringing Corvette enthusiasts an early present.
Chevrolet has announced that all 3,000 of its dealers in the United States are now eligible to sell the 2014 Corvette Stingray – if they want to meet certain rules laid down by the automaker.