With just 300 Corvettes kicking off a long and proud history of America’s Sports Car in 1953, and with less than 200 of them believed to be still around today, it’s a rare and joyous occasion when one of them becomes available for sale.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s Delivery Dispatch, Mike has a customer who picks up his Grand Sport Collector Edition #229 at the NCM. Not all Corvettes that Mike sells are new. As his customers upgrade to new models, Criswell always has a great selection of pre-owned Corvettes as well. You’ll see photos of a 2016 Stingray below. Keep scrolling as a nice collection of barn finds and vintage Corvette photos await!
As always, you can follow his deliveries on his facebook page, CorvetteFurman.
How would you like to be in the shoes of Michael Simcoe, the new General Motors Vice President of Global Design?
Not only does he have to fill the rather large shoes of Ed Welburn, who retired from that chief position after an illustrious GM career that included the madly successful C7 Corvette, but now Simcoe has to follow that big hit up with the rapidly approaching C8 Corvette.
When it comes to uncovering old long forgotten Corvettes, opening up that garage or barn door can be compared to opening that prized gift on Christmas morning. Your mind is running wild with thoughts of what could possibly be inside. Is it the exact one I wanted? What color will it be?
Vengeance Racing has build one of the most badass Corvettes on the PLANET! This twin turbocharged LSx engine powered Chevrolet Corvette makes well over 1200 horsepower and will frighten your children! Street Car Takeover hosted a dyno night at Vengeance Racing headquarters and boy did they put on a show for the crowd! Our favorite part of this Vette was the exhaust note and sheer power this thing puts down…truly remarkable!
That was some sound. Now let’s see what it will do at the track!
It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s picture features Corvette Hall of Famer Tony DeLorenzo earning his first win in “A Production” at a SCCA Regional in a 1967 L88 Corvette Roadster sponsored by Hanley Dawson Chevrolet in May 1967.
There’s showmanship, and then there’s the guy trying to sell this red on red 2014 Corvette Z51 3LT on Craigslist.
From the first glance at his ad, you can tell this guy has the right stuff when it comes to writing ad copy and using Photoshop to make some wild-looking photos of his Stingray, complete with bald eagles on the mirrors and huge flames roaring behind the car, not to mention beautiful girls surrounding YOU sitting in the driver’s seat.
Now that 2016 is behind us, we can now take a closer look at the dealers who sold the most Corvettes during the year.
2016 was the third full year for Chevrolet in producing and selling America’s favorite sports car. While sales remain very strong with 29,995 Corvettes sold during the 2016 calendar year, the number of Corvettes sold in the United States has declined each year since 2014’s high of 34,839 and 2015’s total of 33,329.
As the market for the C7 has matured and dealer inventories have grown, it’s actually easier than ever to buy a Corvette these days. It all comes down to who can get you the Corvette you want and who you are most comfortable working with. So keep that in mind as we present the Top 50 Corvette Dealers for 2016: