The C8 Corvette will come in about two month’s time. When it does, it will be one of the biggest events for the brand yet. The mid-engine Corvette will be a dramatic shift for the car. Purists may denounce it as “not a true Corvette” but the fact of the matter is that Chevy will produce it. It seems, however, that some people have been long awaiting its arrival.
According to a recent article published in Bloomberg, there’s a dealership in Florida that has been accepting deposits on the C8 Corvette since 2014. That sounds a little crazy to us. The dealer was accepting deposits on a car that at that time was just a rumor. Sean McCann, floor manager at Stingray Chevrolet near Tampa, FL, is the man quoted in the article.
Before you get angry with the dealer, Motor1 points out that this is a two-way street. The dealer can only take deposits if there are people willing to put money down. There was no indication of how much the deposit was, and it was likely a refundable deposit if the mid-engine Corvette never happened.
This news just underlines the importance of the C8 Corvette. It has generated a lot of buzz. It’s also been one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive industry. Long before Chevrolet confirmed there would be a mid-engine Corvette and set a debut date everyone knew it was coming. There were numerous videos and photos cars wearing camo and plenty of supporting evidence to show it was real.
Still, 2014 was a long time ago, and it’s a little shocking that people were willing to put a deposit down. Hopefully, Chevrolet delivers an amazing car and those folks waited for something truly special. All indications are that the C8 will deliver on expectations.