Now that the 2020 Corvettes are shipping to dealers and the NCM, we’ve shared some of the really cool deliveries of the new mid-engine sports car from new owners, excited YouTubers, and of course, the Chevy salespeope who get to hand over the keys in what has become a ritualized experience that signifies the official transfer of ownership.
Over the weekend, we heard of a cool tale of two friends picking up their near-identical new 2020 Corvettes at Jeff Schmitt Chevrolet in Ohio last week. For Chevy salesperson Josh Palmer, it would be a Corvette delivery he would remember forever.
Here is Josh with the full story:
I’ll start with a little of the backstory…
In the early stages of the C7 ZR1 production, Jeff Schmitt Chevrolet East in Beavercreek, Ohio received a few additional allocations.
I immediately thought of a post in the forum from Scott, based in Cincinnati, Ohio who was in search of one. I reached out to Scott and learned he’d already made a purchase for a ZR1. He did, however, have a friend, Louis, who was in the market for a ZR1 and made the introduction.
Louis was great to work with and spec’d out a stunning 2019 Corvette ZR1 finished in Arctic White with Jet Black Interior, 3ZR Equipment Package, ZTK Track Performance Package, Competition Seats with Chrome wheels. It was an amazing machine. As a fellow Corvette enthusiast, I had a hard time seeing that one go!
As all of you can fully appreciate, Louis also placed an order for a C8, Louis spec’d his Corvette with the Z51 Performance Package, Magnetic Ride, Carbon Fiber Roof, Engine Appearance Package, 2LT Equipment Package, GT2 Seats, Two-Tone Natural and Black Interior and the Trident Wheels! These guys have excellent taste in cars!
Prior to production of the C8 in Bowling Green, Scott informed me that he was having a procedure on his shoulder that would prevent him from being able to fully enjoy his 2019 Corvette Grand Sport (7-speed manual). Although difficult, he ultimately felt the right move was to go ahead and trade it in early.
Since his C8 had not yet been built, Scott would be dropping a car off without a way to get home. I mentioned I would be happy to assist with the drop-off. I planned to ask a coworker to ride with me to pick it up, no problem. Little did I know, that would be the moment things got interesting…
As scheduled, Scott showed up to the dealership on time and smiling. However, he didn’t show up in the car as most expected. He showed up in this…
After one of the most memorable and amazing experiences of my life, the day ended with me driving back a barely used (1,500 Miles) Grand Sport back to Jeff Schmitt in Beavercreek, OH. How’s that for a day in the life of a car salesman!?
Scott, Thank You! May you enjoy it in great health!
Thanks again for that great story and pics Josh! As someone commented on the Corvette Forum, “I like the way Scott lives”! If you would like to talk with Josh about a new Corvette, you can contact him through his Facebook page, TheCorvetteSpecialist.
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