Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Nov 22nd

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Nov 22nd


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.

Mike kicks off this week’s post with a story from his younger salesman days of having to give the owner of a 1958 Corvette the hard truth about his car. This week’s new Corvette deliveries include those that happened at Criswell Chevrolet, the National Corvette Museum, and at the customer’s local Chevy dealer via a courtesy delivery. Check out the great new Corvettes posted below and then take a deep dive into Corvette history with the vintage and throwback photo section. Mike reads the comments, so let him know which is your favorite!

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

~I always refer to the saying "Chance favors the prepared mind" which was coined by Louis Pasteur…Louis had a pretty good run as a microbiologist until his death in 1895.

Ask any of my 4,700+/- Corvette customers if I’m prepared for each and every delivery. My process has to be spot on to sell as many vehicles per month as I do especially since I’m certified to sell all 10 brands that Criswell Auto carries. Experience helps tremendously. Case in point…

~Below is a picture of me appraising a 1958 Corvette. I was 29 at the time! That picture is 31 years old and I was appraising a 31-year-old car. The Corvette was mint and fresh off a very nice restoration and had eyes. Except I noticed two things. It was an original Fuelie car but missing the Fuelie pieces. Only 1,511 of the 9,168 were fuelie’s that year so it was kinda important. I gave the trade-in value in which he was not pleased. I had said if it was stock as it came from the factory then I would agree with what he was seeking. I told him the two things I viewed right off the bat and he did not know it was incorrect. Fast forward 20 years later (2009) as I go on a test drive with a lady and she wanted to bring the vehicle to her home which was around the corner from Criswell…guess what was in the garage? Yup, that exact same Silver Blue 1958 Corvette! I didn’t even get out of the car and I asked her "Did you return it to stock as a Fuelie?" She was shocked and asked, "How do you know it was originally a Fuelie from 25 feet away?" I told her the story of the previous owner from 1989 and her husband walked out overhearing this conversation and remembered the guy telling him about what I found with my appraisal all those years ago. At least the guy sold it with full disclosure.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~I was interviewed on a podcast called Cars Yeah this past week. Check it out here: Cars Yeah

Friday, Nov 20th the interview is now live on Cars Yeah, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, Alexa TuneIn, Stitcher, and over a dozen major mobile podcast apps. Mark Greene has done almost 1,700 car-related podcast interviews and resides in Washington State. Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

C8 deliveries this past week…

~Robert M. of Tolland, CT traded in his 2018 Corvette and the last time he brought his Father, this time Dad stayed home and Roberts’s son Brandon joined him for the 360 Mile trip. Robert factory ordered an Elkhart Lake Blue 2020 Corvette coupe with sky cool gray interior. To say the two of them were pumped up for the Corvette ride home is an understatement! Equipment list: 2LT pkg, performance exhaust and Orange seat belts for a splash of color.

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

~Shields A. of Paso Robles, California placed his Corvette order to be drop-shipped for a courtesy delivery at his local dealer in his hometown of Paso Robles. Shields ordered a Blade Silver 2020 Corvette Z51 Convertible with Adrenaline Red seats. He chose Edge red calipers, 1LT pkg, and CF Painted mirrors/spoiler.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Pasquale B. of Congers, New York factory ordered his dream Corvette, Torch Red 2020 Stingray coupe with the Sky cool gray interior. We completed all the paperwork and Friday the trucking company he hired picked it up and delivered it to his home in NY. Equipment list: 2LT pkg and performance exhaust.

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

~ Barrett and Terri T. of Stephenson, Virginia have bought Corvettes from me before and they chose to pick up their new Sebring Orange 2020 at the Corvette Museum in BowlingGreen, KY. This past Saturday they completed their mid-engine dream. Equipment list: 2LT pkg, Z51, Sky cool gray interior, GT2 buckets, CF nacelles and roof, front lift, magnetic ride, cf painted wheels, cf painted mirrors and spoiler, and Orange seat belts. Their new Corvette is a stunner!

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

~Avedis A. and his wife Christina of Canyon Country, California factory ordered this Sebring Orange tintcoat 2020 Corvette Z51 coupe to be drop-shipped for courtesy delivery at his local Chevrolet dealer in Santa Paula, California. Last week was their delivery day and Avedis can’t stop grinning ear to ear and rightfully so. Equipment list: 1LT pkg, CF painted wheels, CF painted mirrors/spoiler, and Z51 pkg.

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

~Matt C. of Winchester, Virginia placed his order for a Torch Red 2020 Corvette coupe to be driven by the whole family. His daughter drove him the 70 miles to Criswell Chevrolet this morning and I obliged him to come in on my day off. The weather was perfect and so was the delivery. Equipment list: 1LT pkg, sterling silver wheels, and performance exhaust pkg completed his order.

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

~JJ S. of Winchester, Virginia was referred to me originally by a long-time Corvette customer of mine, and last week he took delivery of his 4th Corvette through the R8C Museum delivery program. JJ ordered a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Z51 Convt With Adrenaline Red interior and Red seat belts. Equipment list: 2LT pkg, magnetic ride, bright red calipers, and spectra gray wheels. The weather was perfect as was the Corvette JJ rode off in.

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

A few others that left the yard this week…

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 this week.

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
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

Even Tom Cruise owns a Corvette…maybe we will meet up again?

Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman
Corvette Deliveries with Mike Furman

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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

Click on the link below for Cigar Aficionado magazine article that just came out:
Cigar Aficionado: The Legend of Mr. Corvette

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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


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  1. https://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2020-2/112220_30.jpg

    My favorite pic is the one of the Corvettes lined up on the front row at Harry Mann Chevrolet. That is impressive! But I can tell you of another dealer that was even more impressive. In 1971, I bought a Fathom Green ’69 Corvette L71 427/435 convertible from Colony Dodge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The impressive part there was that even though they sold Dodges, they knew how strong the Corvette market was. And so their entire front line was ALWAYS nothing but used Corvettes. I traveled 75 miles to see their inventory just on word of mouth.

    They continued to do this for years there. I got to know several people who had bought Corvettes from them.

    I remember well that the asking price for the ’69 L71 was $4395. But my dad was with me since I was only 19 and he co-signed for the loan. We traded in the first Corvette I had gotten at age 18 which was a Nassau Blue ’66 L79 coupe. So, who knows what they gave me or what I paid? I don’t even remember the difference between them. I do remember my dad insisted that I make the loan period as short as possible. So he got it for one year!!!! ONE year??? My payments were $198/month!! That was thru Chrysler Credit Corporation. For a boy making $2/hour. On top of that, I had to pay my own insurance which was $406/year. And on top of that, I was driving a car that got about 8-10 MPG depending on my right foot.
    That was one long year!

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