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 fun week of making Corvette dreams come true as you will see in the recaps below. What’s not to love about your job when you get to deliver new mid-engine Corvettes to all the good boys and girls across the land! As always, Mike has some great vintage and throwback photos so check them all out and then use the comment form at the bottom of the page to let us know your favorites!
Visit Mike’s facebook page for even more photos and videos of his new Corvette deliveries: CorvetteFurman.
~ The 8th Generation Corvette is a world-class sports car, the most fun for me is usually when a first time Corvette owner takes delivery…but with the new mid-engine Corvette, even folks that have owned multiple Corvettes have a Perma grin as I have never witnessed in the past. My 5,000th Corvette delivery should happen in late April and I’m still enjoying each and every delivery…just ask any of my customers…follow on Instagram: corvette.furman and Facebook: Corvette Furman
Pictures from last evening at Criswell…
~Fun to meet Racing legends like Helio Castroneves, 3 time Indy 500 Winner. This picture is from the Chevrolet dinner at the Daytona 500 in 2017.
~Have you seen the new 2021 color, Red Mist Tintcoat yet?
~I’ve been doing courtesy deliveries for well over 35 years. A courtesy delivery is when a customer orders the vehicle from one dealership but takes actual delivery from another, usually in a faraway state. When ordering the vehicle you put the BAC code of the other dealer so after production it gets shipped from the plant to that dealership. Once produced and invoiced is when we complete the paperwork/ payment process via Fed Ex at Criswell’s expense. *Below are pictures of my all original 67 Corvette Convt, ironically as you can see from the paperwork that a Boeing executive in Washington ordered the Corvette from a California dealership but took delivery at his local Seattle, WA Chevrolet dealership. I do a couple of hundred drop ships for courtesy delivery per year…for many decades now.
C8 Deliveries this past week…
~Nancy and Steven P. of Eugene, Oregon, and Lake Havasu, Arizona factory ordered their new Torch Red Corvette to be drop-shipped for courtesy delivery at a nearby Chevrolet dealer in Phoenix. Two of the nicest people in the world just took delivery and here’s the equipment list: 2LT pkg, front lift, Z51 pkg, and much more. (The Orange C8 on the right was my delivery as well so I had two Courtesy deliveries within the hour in Phoenix)
~Steven and Diane C. of Mesa, Arizona factory ordered a new Accelerate Yellow 2020 Corvette Z51 coupe to be drop-shipped for courtesy delivery at their local Mesa, AZ Chevrolet dealership. Saturday was the delivery day as we had already completed the Paperwork/payment process via Fed Ex. Steven and Diane were thrilled with their new Corvette and all their choices. Equipment list: “Everything “…3LT, visible CF roof, Black GT2 seats and interior, front lift, CF instrument panel, magnetic ride, edge red calipers, cf painted wheels, edge red engine cover, visible cf grille, illuminated sill plates, cf painted spoiler, engine appearance pkg, Z51 pkg, yellow stitching, visible cf mirror caps, Jake center caps, and much more. Now the fun begins!
~Donn C. of Los Angeles, Californiaplaced his factory order for a new mid-engine Corvette to be drop-shipped for courtesy delivery at a Chevrolet dealer near him in Huntington Beach, California. Last Saturday he drove away with his 2020 Sebring Orange Z51 coupe and was astonished how nice the 8th generation drives. Equipment list: 3LT pkg, CF dual racing stripes, front lift, magnetic ride, cf painted wheels, cf painted mirrors/spoiler, engine appearance pkg, and orange seat belts. Quite the array of vehicles in Donn’s garage!! Donn’s quote on his C8…”Beyond stoked!”
~Ed K. of Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is just outside of Pittsburgh bought his C7 from me and got on my list early for a C8. We completed the paperwork/ payment process via Fed Ex and this week Plycar trucking enclose trailered his new Torch Red 2020 Corvette Z51 coupe to his home. Equipment list: 2LT pkg, Adrenaline red GT2 seats, front lift, magnetic ride, bright red calipers, edge red engine cover, engine appearance pkg, Z51 pkg, and much more.
~Jim and Sharon P. of Lavale, Maryland placed an order for Jim’s very first Corvette but his wife has owned 2, an 87, and a 97 Corvette! Saturday was the best weather day with 55 degrees and Sunshine for Jim to pick up his new Torch Red 2021 Corvette convertible. 9 am appt and they were back on the road by 9:43 am! The 135-mile ride to Western Maryland will be a breeze. Equipment list: 3LT pkg, Natural interior, body-color accents, Chrome badge pkg, front lift, magnetic select ride, edge red calipers, performance exhaust, and sterling silver trident wheels.
~3 Corvette customers of mine from the past 15 years picked up three different family vehicles in an 18-hour span this past week! “Tis the Season”…always busy the end of the year. Tim from Long Island, NY left his house at 3 am and I met him at Criswell at 8 am to hand him his new Northstar Blue metallic 2021 Silverado LTZ Crew cab keys. He and his family, friends have probably bought 70 new Chevrolets from me over the last 11 years and they drive 295 miles each way to do business with me. Next week his new 2021 Corvette Convt gets built so he will be back to Criswell in a few weeks.
The Frank Class Corvette barn find and throwback section…please post up your favorite picture this week.
Great story…Great man…deserves to be in the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame.
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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 Dec 27th
corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Dec 20th
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Dec 13th