Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s (and now Grand Sports) to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
Mike celebrates 39 years selling Corvettes with a pair of photos. The first shows a very young Mike Furman working at Malcom Konner in 1985 and then a more recent photo of him at Criswell Chevrolet. In those years, you can bet Mike has learned a thing or two about taking care of his customers. And speaking of customers, check out his recent deliveries with some very happy new Corvette owners!
~39 years is a long time to do any job so when a customer took a picture of me at my desk last month it tends to make the memories flood back. Maybe "Flood" was a poor choice of words. I lost 80% of my Corvette and Baseball Memorabilia collection during Hurricane Sandy a few years back. Anyway, I have nothing but great memories selling Corvettes and at 56 years young I still have plenty of years to do so. Jimmy Carter was the President when I started selling July 26th 1978… The 3rd Generation Corvette is the only Generation Corvette that I have not owned… I have owned 2 C1’s, 1 C2, 5 C4’s, 1 C5, 5 C6’s and 3 C7’s…my goal is to own a 1963 Split Window! Maybe that will be my 18th Corvette to have reached my garage.
I had many Corvette deliveries this week and below are some highlights with pictures and stories. You can view some video’s of said deliveries on my CorvetteFurman Facebook page.
~Fall 1985 working for the Malcolm Konner Auto Group
and Fall 2016 working at Criswell Auto Group.
~Sonny B from Nicholasville, Kentucky and I met this past August at the Corvettes at Carlisle Event in PA. He inquired about ordering a new Grand Sport. I placed his Factory Order for a ’17 GS Convt in Torch Red with Adrenaline Red Comp seats, 3LT pkg, Heritage pkg, Red Calipers, Auto trans, Chrome wheels and much much more. Living in Kentucky he chose to take delivery at the Corvette Museum.
~Tony L. from Centreville, Virginia factory ordered a new 2017 Z06 cpe in Arctic White with Kalahari interior, Auto trans, 3LZ pkg and much more. He had purchased a 2012 Corvette from me right off the lot but this time he wanted to special order. This is Tony’s 4th Corvette and it looks amazing. He couldn’t sleep waiting for my phone call that his Z had arrived. Being an Army man he had plenty of patience but he still felt like an 8 yr old kid on Christmas morning. He and his wife are super nice people and I appreciated getting to know them over the years.
~Will and Brenda R. from Jacksonville, Florida Factory ordered a new ’17 Grand Sport in Torch Red with Red interior, 2LT pkg, 7spd manual, Red Calipers, Black Wheels and much more. In 2015 they factory ordered from me and picked their Red Corvette up at the Corvette Museum…this time they chose to drive 710 miles up to Criswell. I had given them a sight unseen trade appraisal and most of the deal was done before they arrived. Will is the VP of the Jacksonville Corvette Club so they are both heavily involved in Corvettes!
I got to Criswell yesterday really early to start lining up my deliveries.
~Barrett P. from Rockville, MD has been contemplating his next Corvette for months and he is lucky that he lives 15 minutes from Criswell so he can view the inventory first hand. He bought his last Corvette here and it was a used Black C6…this time he chose a new Silver 2016 Z51 cpe. I told him he would enjoy the differences and he called me the next day and said I wasn’t kidding. Barrett loves his new C7.
~Richard R. from Jacksonville, Oregon called me two months ago and placed his order for a new 2017 Grand Sport Cpe in Long Beach Red Metallic. The dealers out by him weren’t as helpful as he would have liked so he looked me up on the internet and the rest as they say is history. We just completed the paperwork via Fed Ex and this week Plycon Trucking will ship it to his door step.
~Other Corvette deliveries this week and there were many!
~Corvette Truckloads come 2-3 times per week, our Corvette allocation is close to 600 for the 2017 model year so I stay busy.
~A couple of Corvette customers from around the Country sent me some good pics of their Corvettes that they bought thru me.
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Mike can deliver new Corvettes at Criswell Chevrolet in in Gaithersburg, MD or through the National Corvette Museum’s R8C delivery program. He can also deliver new Corvettes via covered transport direct to your door or a courtesy delivery to the Chevrolet dealer near you.
If you are interested in a new Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 or any of the offerings from Callaway, give Mike Furman a call. You can find him at Criswell Corvette in Gaithersburg, MD at 301-212-4420 or via email at [email protected].
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