Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvettes to his customers who come from all across the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
It was another busy week for new Corvette deliveries with the 2020 Stingrays being delivered both locally at the dealership and across America. Mike can deliver the new Corvettes anywhere in the country, either through a Courtesy Delivery at a local dealer or he can ship directly to your driveway! For this week’s Dispatch, make sure you got your favorite beverage as Mike is sharing some great photos of the new C8 Corvettes as well as a nice collection of vintage and throwback pics for your viewing pleasure. Mike reads your comments so drop him a note at the bottom of the page and let him know which is your favorite this week!
Visit Mike’s facebook page for even more photos and videos of his new Corvette deliveries: CorvetteFurman.
~Approx 8 years ago is when I started posting up on Sunday mornings my weekly Corvette deliveries. It originally began so folks could see the different color combos as I carried a large inventory and I like sharing the happy faces at delivery. It then morphed into sharing my Corvette background with some old pics of different Corvettes that I’ve owned or old Corvette shows that I attended. It truly is a blast sharing "all things Corvette" with my fellow Corvette enthusiasts. I’ve had visitors/Corvette clubs from all over the world stop by Criswell Chevrolet and I give them a tour etc and some become my customers and many become my friends. I truly love what I do and where I do it. Delivering Corvettes to my fellow Corvette brethren is pure fun. I will most likely reach 5,000 Corvettes delivered later on this year and some customers/friends from North Carolina has sent me signed items from Richard Petty (they are friends of RP) a few times as they know I use these items for different charity events. Yesterday I received a box of goodies and an 8×10 picture signed by the King himself.
Thank you to the Matthews for being my friends and sending me these items. Give my regards to Mr. Petty.
~Evidently I was one of the winners of the Mobil 1 “What’s Next” contest. Received a Corvette C8 T-shirt, Corvette gloves and Mobil 1 bag in today’s mail. Cool stuff!
~Some deliveries this week…~David D. of Oakland Park, Florida took delivery at the Corvette Museum and sent me these pics of his collection (part of it) at his home garage facility…in David’s own words…”Hi Mike,
I just wanted to thank you again for everything having to do with my acquisition of my Mid Engine. As you know the last new Corvette I bought was forty years ago in 1980. I love the 2020, it was worth the wait! I thought I would send you a few photos. Please excuse all the boxes as I am in the process of painting my warehouse. Left to right 1953 VIN # 239, 2020 VIN # 239, Yellow 1967 427 that I bought in 1972 and sold in 1973. I had its VIN and looked for it for forty years. I was lucky enough to buy the actual car back in April 2018, Silver 1965 Coupe. It is one of the five Mid Years to carry the VIN # 00001. Unfortunately, it is the only one survived out of those five.”
~Stan S. of Helena, Montana and his wife had their new Torch Red 2020 Corvette Z51 shipped to their California residence last week via Plycar trucking. Equipment list: GT2 seats, front lift, CF cluster surround, red calipers, CF painted wheels, engine appearance pkg, 2LT pkg and Natural interior with tan seat belts. In Stan’s own words…”Mike, all my neighbors were as excited as I was to see my new Vette. What a beautiful car and what a great ride. It’s a home run. These pics were taken in Indio at the Motorcoach Country Club (google it). Most of my neighbors have Ferrari’s, McClaren’s, etc but also have a number of Corvette lovers in here. I have given quite a few your contact info. Thanks a million, you’re the best Corvette rep that CHEVROLET has ever had. “ SS
Stan’s dealerrater review “I have purchased multiple Corvettes from Mike and even though I live in California and Montana, there is no one that I would rather use to acquire any car Criswell sells. Mike is extremely knowledgeable and from initial order to arrange “white glove” delivery, I know I am going to acquire my preferred vehicle at a very fair price without having to worry about the details. Again, thank you, Mike, for helping me acquire the new 2020 Corvette. I am one of the first to receive this gorgeous all-new C-8 in our area.”
Stan S. of California
~Sharon and John W. of Grants Pass, Oregon placed their factory order of an Arctic White 2020 Z51 coupe to be drop-shipped for courtesy delivery to their local Chevrolet dealer in Sublimity, Oregon. Equipment list: adrenaline red two-tone interior, GT2 seats, red calipers, machine face sterling silver wheels, cf painted mirrors, 2LT pkg and much more. In their own words…”Video from delivery today that I just received. We’re so excited! It’s at the dealership and will be prepped for delivery. We’re #1735. Early production for sure! This must be one of the first C8’s in all of Oregon. We put in a pre-production order about 21 months ago or so and now it’s finally in our home state. We should take delivery soon and will talk to the dealership tomorrow or the next day for instructions. In the second picture, it looks to me like someone else got a black C8. *Since we ordered Arctic White, it will be named "Bear" according to the new owner, my wife, Sharon. She named it or her or him. We’ll have to decide on that in time to come. I think it’s a she. Not sure. Whatever the gender, it’s gonna be strong and powerful! 495 Horsepower of fun! “ John W. of Grants Pass, Oregon>
~Heather S. of Norristown, PA factory ordered a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Z51 coupe with Adrenaline Red and Black microfiber inserts. This color combo really looks great! Equipment list: GT2 seats, transparent roof, red calipers, CF painted wheels with machined edge, CF painted mirrors, 2LT pkg, and Red seat belts.>
~Tim M. of Rapid City, South Dakota special ordered his Sebring Orange 2020 Z51 Corvette coupe so that Criswell CHEVROLET could do the PDI and then Plycar trucking enclose trailer it to his South Dakota home. All the paperwork has been completed via Fed Ex and it’s ready to make the trip to Rapid City, SD…appropos name for this Corvette delivery! Plycar trucking picked up Tim’s C8 and should be there mid-week.> Equipment list: CF full dual racing stripe, front lift, magnetic ride, yellow calipers, machine faced sterling silver wheels, cf painted mirrors/spoiler, 3LT pkg, yellow seat belts, and yellow stitching. Cooler than the other side of the pillow!>
~Charles and Carrol VS. of Shepherdstown, West Virginia are good customers of mine for many years and Chuck wanted his new mid-engine Corvette to look like the Ferrari’s he viewed in his youth…Chuck Succeeded. Torch Red with Natural dipped interior on this 2020 Z51 coupe looks amazing. Equipment list: front lift, CF CLUSTER trim, magnetic ride, red calipers, machine face sterling silver wheels, engine appearance pkg, 3LT and much more! The 90-mile ride home to WVA was a breeze!>
~Angele and Gilles R. of La Quinta, California first wanted a new C8 before Fall of 2020 and to say they were excited when Plycar trucking brought them Angele’s new Arctic White 2020 Z51 coupe would be an understatement! The pictures they sent me even included a glass of champagne for a job well done! Angele thought she was dreaming when she gazed at her new Corvette. Equipment list: GT2 Natural interior, front lift, magnetic ride, bright red calipers, machined face sterling Silver wheels, and 2LT pkg.>
~Jeff K. of Hollywood, Florida factory ordered a 2020 Corvette Z51 coupe to be drop-shipped to his local Chevrolet dealer in Sunrise, Fl. Jeff picked it up the other day and is blown away at the design and can’t say enough about his first drive. Rave reviews all around! His Torch Red Z51 has the 2LT pkg, Black GT 2 seats, dual roof pkg, body-color accents, front lift, mag ride, red calipers, engine appearance pkg, and much more.>
~Allan B. of Wausau, Wisconsin has owned several Corvettes since the early ’90s and he didn’t want to miss out on the 8th generation mid-engine Corvette. Allan factory ordered a Z51 Sebring Orange Coupe with 3LT pkg, Front lift, CF cluster trim, magnetic ride, edge red calipers, CF painted wheels, and engine appearance pkg. Allan flew in this week and took delivery of his new 2020 Corvette. I called him the day after delivery to see how his trip went and he was 10 minutes from pulling in his garage! It was a blast to drive were his words.>
Steve, the Business Mgr and Allan take a look at his new Corvette.
A local guy with a 71 Corvette asked to take pictures next to the new C8.
The Frank Class Corvette Barn find and throwback section. Post up your favorite pic just like Frank used to do.
The mid-engine design had to start somewhere.
C2 In Japan.
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Mike can deliver new Corvettes at Criswell Chevrolet 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.
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for March 29th
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for March 22nd
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for March 15th