Although we couldn’t make the trip this year, CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn was in Pennsylvania on Thursday for opening day of the annual Corvettes at Carlisle show. After a quick stop by the Ron Fellows/Spring Mountain tent to say hi to the group of friends there that also included his Chevy salesman Mike Furman, Jeremy tracks down Al and Andrea Fuller to check out their brand new 2020 Corvette Convertible,
We first saw this car just a week ago as it was one of the very first C8 convertibles to reach the dealership. Somehow it was excluded from the Stop Delivery Order so it was able to be delivered to its new owners who are now proudly showing off the car.
Jeremy asks Al about his new HTC Corvette and how it was spec’d out. Al explains that after spending countless hours in the configurator, he opted for the Rapid Blue exterior with a black roof and nacelles. Al explains his build in that he wanted a lot of the carbon flash, but only above the beltline. So he opted for the body-colored vents and boomerang while also adding the black mirror caps and Z51 wing, and then finished off the look with the Spectra Gray Trident Wheels.
This car has a documented factory error in that the grill on the rear deck of the car was also supposed to be body-colored with the other vents, but the car was delivered with the carbon flash vent. GM offered to make things right by switching out the grill with a Rapid Blue version, but Al says it makes the car a unique “1 of 1” and has decided to keep it as-is.
Following the walk-around, Al demonstrates the operation of the top by first raising it and then Jeremy lowered the top again, and utilizing the button on the key fob, he stopped the process while the rear deck was raised to expose the undertray/engine cover. We can see where the rubber caps are that provide access to filling the LT2’s engine fluids. Finally, Jeremy shows from inside the car the process of raising the roof using the button on the door as well as the ability to raise and lower the rear window.
Thanks Jeremy and Al for sharing the details on this great looking (and unique) 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible!
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