Grand Sport Corvette Is a Hit Says Plant Manager; NCM Raffles Meet Demand


Grand Sport Corvette Is a Hit Says Plant Manager; NCM Raffles Meet Demand

How well are sales going for the new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport? “Over half of the coupes and three-quarters of the Convertibles are being ordered as Grand Sports” said Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Marketing Manager for GM. National Corvette Museum Board Member and Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Bob Parcell said the Grand Sport has become the “most popular model of Corvette and overall Corvette sales are up this year.” As a result the Grand Sport will be featured by the National Corvette Museum as their fund raising raffles says Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode. “We thought we’d follow the trend and offer more of what customers are wanting.”

The first raffle is just around the corner, and it’s a sweet 2010 black couple.

The coupe features a manual transmission, which includes the dry sump oil system. Something many people who love to experience the high performance of Corvette enjoy having. The Coupe also includes ebony leather interior, dual-mode performance exhaust, Grand Sport chrome aluminum wheels and is equipped with the 3LT package which includes options like Bose Premium 7-Speaker System, 1-year Satellite XM Radio, Head-Up Display, Power Telescoping Steering Wheel, Heated Seats, Memory Package, Adjustable Sport Bucket Seats and 6-Way Passenger Power Seat Adjustment. Tickets for this raffle are $400 each, and the raffle is limited to 500 tickets. The drawing will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 2pm Central Time regardless of the number of tickets remaining.

Two weeks later, another raffle will feature a white Grand Sport with red hash marks and black top and two tone red and black interior.

The car is equipped with the Grand Sport Heritage Package which features Grand Sport logo in the seat headrest, IPod connectivity, and racing-style pedals. The car features an automatic transmission and tickets are $100 with 1,994 tickets available.

The $100 raffles are a very popular price point but since tickets are limited to 1,994, the odds are excellent.

“Our $100 raffles offer a lower price point, but you are still getting really good odds,” said Strode. The drawing will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 2pm Central Time.

National Corvette Museum raffle winners also receive the exciting R8C Museum Delivery Program option benefits when picking up their new Corvette. The program is a memorable experience for new Corvette owners and offers a VIP tour of the Museum and Corvette Assembly Plant, one-year individual membership to the Museum, hands-on training by a delivery team member, program decal and plaque. Tickets for these and other raffles can be purchased online at or by calling 800-538-3883.

Mark Leevan, writer for the Corvette Examiner contributed this story.

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