During the National Corvette Museum’s Bash last month, we had the opportunity to speak to Mike Furman of Criswell Corvette. Mike has sold an astounding 3,100 Corvettes over his professional sales career and we liken him to be a modern day Bob Wingate. Mike is one of the star sales reps on the Corvette Forum and proves time and again that he will go the extra mile to ensure that your Corvette buying experience is as positive as it can be.
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by Keith Cornett on May 14, 2014
by Keith Cornett on May 1, 2014
It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to talk about the monthly sales report from General Motors. For April 2014, Corvette sales continue their near record setting pace as 3,514 Corvettes were delivered last month. That is a 260.8% increase over the 974 Corvettes sold in April 2013. The sales for April 2014 was slightly higher with a 1% increase in sales over the 3,480 Corvettes sold in March 2014.
For the Calendar Year (January-April) 11,693 Corvettes have been delivered. That’s a 198.7% increase over the 3,915 Corvettes sold in 2013 over the same time period.
by Guest Contributor on April 24, 2014
Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette
Cyber Gray has been a part of two major launches with Corvette. Back in 2008 the Corvette community got its first look at Cyber Gray when Chevrolet previewed the 2009 Corvette ZR1 in Jetstream Blue and an all new color, Cyber Gray Metallic.
Again, when Chevrolet wanted to introduce a new model, the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, they went to Torch Red and and then brought back Cyber Gray.
During its run from 2009 through 2013 Cyber Gray was a very popular color, usually being in the top 3 colors. After using it in the launch of the C7 Corvette in 2014, Chevrolet has decided to retire the color and replace it with a new color, Shark Gray for the 2015 model year. Shark Gray is being used to preview the all new 2015 Corvette Z06.
by Keith Cornett on April 21, 2014
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.
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!