Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Aug 9th

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Aug 9th


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.

After taking last week off, we have another exciting edition of Mike’s ‘Sunday Post’ which we may just refer to as Red Corvette Sunday as five of the seven new 2020 Corvettes he shares deliveries of were either Torch Red (4) or Long Beach Red (1). However, we do get a look at two new colors for 2020, Rapid Blue and Accelerate Yellow. Mike shares a story that helped set the stage for being the Corvette sales expert that people turn to whether they are ordering from him or not. This week’s collection of vintage and throwback photos is outstanding so make sure you comment on your favorite(s).

Visit Mike’s facebook page for even more photos and videos of his new Corvette deliveries: CorvetteFurman.

~It sure is fun delivering new Corvettes on a steady basis. Patience is difficult at best when waiting for America’s #1 Sportscar especially because of the mid-engine design. The 2020s are getting produced through the end of November and it’s been a long wait and plenty of start and stops. Having never experienced a world event such as a pandemic it’s been trying at best. But the common thread of all that has taken delivery of their new C8 is that it’s so well worth the wait! That’s my customer’s words, not mine!

**~** Now for the Corvette story that I have never told anyone and it will explain why I assist everyone, not just my customers or dealership for that matter. Back in 1984, I was looking at buying a 1967 Corvette but I needed help as it was a lot of money (at the time) and I was only 24. I had heard/known of a guy from NJ that had a Corvette buying service that would help people buy old Corvettes and he would charge $100 for his experience, knowledge, etc. Everyone looked up to this guy and he had known me from the dealership and car shows so I thought I would give him a call. As soon as I called him and he heard what I wanted to talk about he asked for my credit card… I am sure I was nieve thinking because we knew each other that he would answer a few quick questions…but that ended that conversation quickly and we never spoke again. I was a pure hobbyist and enthusiast seeking info but quickly learned not everyone is so kind. From that day on I vowed to assist every car hobbyist/enthusiast in every way possible which has branched out over the decades to many fellow salesmen, GM’s, and dealers across North America and Europe for that matter. I’ve been on the forums since 2002 with an alias account and have over 35,000 responses to people before I became a sponsoring member in Feb 2012 as Mike [email protected] I don’t look at other dealerships as my competition and never have, I actually have great professional relationships with dozens of Chevrolet dealers and I certainly count every Corvette enthusiast as a friend. There is a reason why I have sold and delivered 4,600 Corvettes and 8,000 other vehicles. www.corvettefurman.com

~Next Saturday the 15th I will be attending (with my C8) the Vettes for Vets Corvette show in Haymarket, VA. Held at the Willing Warriors Retreat 16013 Waterfall rd.

-Aug 27th-29th I will be at Corvettes at Carlisle. Carlisle Fairgrounds Carlisle, PA. I will have my Blade Silver C8 on display at the Spring Mountain Race Track tent on the Midway infield.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Pretty cool sighting in our Criswell Corvette service lane the other day. Two(2) 2019 ZR1’s in Sebring Orange with the Orange design pkg. I delivered 54 total 2019 ZR1’s but it’s rare to see two back to back like this.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Not a Chevrolet Corvette but…my customer/ Michigan friend works for a very large insurance company and had my name put on the hood of Martin Truex Jr’s #19 race car for the next two weeks!

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

C8 delivery time…

~Adam Pitale of Colorado is the Founder of Adam’s Polishes which is the official Products of the Corvette brand…I’ve attended many events all over the USA with Adam and the one constant is he reminds me so much of my long-gone brother it’s incredible. So to say we have a friendly bond seems to come up short in my description. This week he picked up his new torch Red 2020 Z51 and "gifted" it to his Father, Tony. Adam flew from Idaho to California as I had it drop shopped for courtesy delivery in Carlsbad, California where Tony lives. The two of them called me as they were driving and they sounded like two little kids on Christmas morning. I couldn’t be happier for both of them. My only regret is not being able to hand them the keys myself! Adam attended my C7 corvette owners school at Spring mountain race track with his college friend and this October he and his father are attending my C8 corvette owners school in Pahrump, Nevada.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~James B. of Stillwater, Minnesota placed his factory order for a 2020 Corvette Z51 in Torch Red with the two-tone Natural/black interior with microfiber inserts. 3LT pkg, tan seat belts, a visible carbon-fiber roof, red calipers, and black wheels are a few of the options that make Jim’s new Corvette stand out. Jim wanted to have Criswell do the PDI and he thoroughly enjoyed the 1,100-mile ride home to Minnesota. Jim wrote me a glowing letter upon returning home. His first new Corvette was in 1967!

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Bill K. Splits time between Florida and Urbanna, Virginia. He had owned a Red/red 1964 Corvette for 37 years and sold it for a 2009 Corvette…this past week he drove away in his new torch red with adrenaline red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe. The red calipers match up perfectly! The common theme among my C8 customers at delivery is that they are so glad they waited! Words from Bill…"Mike,

"Can’t even begin to thank you for all you have done for me with this 2020 Vette. From the very beginning getting me on your list 2 years ago and all the follow-up calls and emails supporting my delivery today, you have been a total professional. It was a pleasure to communicating with you!

About the car. I took the country way rt 117 through Boyds, and rt 28 all the way to Point of Rocks and then south on 15 and 17 home 200 miles instead of 145. What a car. It is like on rails! It feels like it only weighs 1500 pounds. It is very agile, maneuverable, and powerful. It is such a pleasure to drive! I flew fighters for the Navy off the carriers, (F4s and A4s) I felt right at home, in the cockpit. I really like the non-mag ride, it gives plenty of feels and takes care of the harshness at the same time. The car is a dream in all respects.

Please celebrate and let all know when #5000 arrives, that will be so special….

Thanks for giving me the advice to hang in there 3 weeks ago. Your advice was spot on! This is one hell of a car!

Thanks for the advice to ignore some of the stuff in the car, during the drive home. There is a lot to learn.

I think you were just as excited as I was today, during the delivery. You gave me just what I needed to know to get down the road and be safe.

Thanks for all the photos, ( and the FB post) AND the poster which I will frame."

Bill Kurz

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Sean F. of Leesburg, Virginia has bought 6 Corvettes from me now as this week he took museum delivery of this stunning Rapid Blue 2020 Z51 coupe with 3LT and two-tone Blue interior. Sean brought his father along for the experience in Bowling Green, KY…in Sean’s own words” Hey Mike. Thanks again for making this purchase and trip for my father and me possible. We got back late last night and I have to say that the C8 has really exceeded my expectations. I was able to get in Sunday afternoon to see the car staged at the museum and all I could say was wow! Pictures do not do this car or the Rapid Blue color justice.

I’ll admit that I thought several times about canceling my order, COVID, new house, new job, all had me questioning whether this was a good idea but now that I have the car I am so glad I didn’t. We drove the 640 miles home yesterday in just under 12 hours and what a great car to just clip miles off on. It was quiet, smooth, comfortable, and got ~25 MPG. Plus we had a room up front to bring a big box of Kentucky bourbon home. The car puts power down really well and with the short gears and the DCT, it is more than enough on the street. I can’t wait to get back out and drive it.

The ride went pretty smoothly and we didn’t see any rain, just some wet roads the last couple of hours. Everywhere we stopped (including the middle of nowhere in WV) people would come over to talk about the car and eventually you got used to people coming up next to you on the highway to take photos, video, give you a thumbs-up, etc.

I don’t know if I ever told you about my dad and I driving the C6Z back from BG in 2007 but we ended up running right over a deer carcass in the middle of the night and made a poor route choice which put us on some dark twisty mountain roads late at night. Well, we were doing really well yesterday but I didn’t realize that Waze had routed us all the way North to Cumberland and then down a bunch of dark twisty roads to Winchester. That made the last couple of hours in the dark interesting and I came up over a hill to find a deer carcass in the middle of the two-lane road. Again all I could do was straddle the carcass and while I felt a thump on the underside of the car everything seems to be undamaged.

I’m scheduled to be at Summit Point this weekend with Hooked on Driving. I’m bringing the C7 to drive but I’m also going to be doing lead/follow for the novice drivers. I’m going to bring the C8 up as well for the lead/follow and to show it off.”

Thanks and take care,
Sean

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Barry S. of Chattaroy, Washington has a tough choice between the Corvette he bought from me or the nostalgia of his bubble top Chevy! In his own words…”What fun, both of them rumbling in the driveway. Unsolicited comments: Obviously I love Corvettes, but I have been a critic for years on their paint jobs. Always felt they could do better, i.e. orange peel. Well, the GM investment in the new paint facility really shows. The paint job on my C8 is absolutely flawless, brilliant, and smooth as glass. The new interiors are much improved – again. I thought my C7 was so improved it moved into a new league of its own. The C8 is yet again improved into another league of its own. American at its best. Thank you for taking my order and following through. Now for the decision to keep or sell the ‘61 Bubbletop In order to get a 2021 Convertible.”

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Dan and Mary W. of Glen Burnie, MD bought their C7 from me and this week they took delivery of their C8. Torch Red Z51 2020 Corvette coupe with Adrenaline Red interior and code Q8S Sterling Silver trident wheels. I spoke with their son in law and they are over the moon loving this new C8.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Larry J. of Livingston, Texas has ordered two Corvettes from me, a 2017 and now 2020. This past week he and his wife took delivery at the Corvette Museum in KY. Larry is thrilled with his Torch Red Z51 Coupe equipped with all the goodies!

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Bill and Marty L. of Cincinnati, Ohio placed their factory order for an Accelerate Yellow 2020 Corvette Z51 with Natural Color interior. Last week they took delivery at the Corvette Museum and were thrilled with the whole process. Bill drove his new mid-engine Corvette the 235 miles home from the museum. Lori and Shane did a great job handling the museum process! Equipment: Competition seats, CF full-length stripes, front lift, CF interior trim, red calipers, black wheels, engine appearance pkg, and 3LT pkg. I just called to follow up and Bill was beyond happy with their new Corvette. Hard to find two finer people!

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~The Frank Class Corvette barn find and throwback section…post up your favorite picture.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

2011 Lemans…pre race festivities.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

Kai Spande filling me in on "Corvette stuff"

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

Stay healthy and drive safely!

Mike Furman
Criswell Chevrolet
Gaithersburg, MD
301-212-4420 desk direct
Off Fridays and Sundays
"I sell and ship Nationwide and have done so for 43+ years!
[email protected]
CorvetteFurman.com

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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 Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman


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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for July 26th
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7 COMMENTS

  1. LOL, The General can not be happy with the old duds like me buying C8’s
    No, I am not wanting one, more than happy with my C7 G S!

  2. You’ve got to be kidding. Wow, I’m tired just scrolling, much less trying to read it all. I finally gave up. Guess its all great stuff, he does a great service in the Corvette industry. Maybe it could have been a novel broken down into chapters.? ? ?

  3. Beautiful cars! Congratulations to them all. Good job spreading the Corvette passion, Mike!

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