Bobbie Carson was bumped to the front of the line for a 2022 Corvette, but we don’t think anyone else waiting to get one of Chevy’s mid-engine masterpieces will complain.
You see, Carson is 95 years old and had to wait just 30 days to take delivery of the 42nd Corvette built at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant for the 2022 model year.
The Arctic White Stingray coupe appears to be a 3LT model with Adrenaline Red interior, and Carson can be seen getting briefed on his new ride from a staff member of the National Corvette Museum, where he picked up the car on Oct. 1.
An Army veteran who fought at the end of World War II in Germany, Carson is no newcomer to the Corvette world.
“I’ve had seven of these cars,” he tells WNKY-TV. “This dwarfs every one of them. This is one of the top-rated cars in the world and there is a wait list all over the world for this car so I’m happy to get it and they gave me a great honor to get me in position to get one.”
WNKY-TV reports that after a few phone calls and explanations that time was of the essence for the 95-year-old, he was bumped up the waiting list.
Don’t worry about the car being a garage queen, either.
Carson insists that his new mid-engine supercar won’t be sitting around collecting dust as he plans to sell his other car and use the Corvette as his daily driver back home in Georgia!
A true inspiration to all us young whipper-snappers out there who worry that we’ll be too old for our Corvettes one day! Congratulations to Mr. Carson on his new pride and joy, and we wish him many miles of safe and enjoyable driving in his new Stingray.
Watch the news report from WNKY.com
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