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Bad A$$ Ride you have!

I am also in the Bay Area. I will get my car hopefully in the spring.

Private me your details and we can start a meetup out here locally!
 

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Hi C3C5C7Sal,

I also live in the Bay Area, but I have not put in an order yet. Which dealership did you order from?

What about you other Bay Area guys? What dealership did you use, and how do you rate your experiences?

Thank you!
 

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Hi all,

I live in the South Bay and I just received a TPW of 1/20 so hopefully I'll receive it by valentine's day! Have you guys seen any other C7s on the road? I've only seen one surprisingly...
 

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Hey Home Chicken,

No, I have not seen any C7 on the road. Which dealer did you use?
 

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Hello guys
I am a native Bay Area guy but I now live in the Sierra's, but I still spend a lot of time in the BA. I have an order placed through Steve's Chevrolet but I am considering pulling it and going with one of the East coast guys. I want a museum delivery and my dealer still does not know if he is getting more allocations this year, he says he is sure to get some more but does not know when or how many. Everyone else I have talked to seems to think that he should already know by now and that I am being iced by him. Your thoughts?
 

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From what I've read your best bet is to go with one of the top four corvette dealers to ensure you get one. When I ordered mine I was told exactly the number of allocations they were slated to have for the 2014 model year, but will most likely have additional allocation later. So it seems once they get through their initial set of allocation there is a lot of uncertainty. During the waiting process, I started to lose faith that I actually had a real allocation slot lined up for me because I saw so many people put in orders with the top 4 dealers and get their cars within 2-3 weeks. But as of today everything my dealer has told me has been true, and my 2 month delay is due to the z51 constraint and the holiday shutdown.

Are you interested in a z51? I was told by my dealer they are no longer accepting z51 orders for the rest of the 2014 model year unfortunately, but they are confident they can get non-z51's.
 

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Smokey, I got your personal message, and I have not heard of your dealer. Since you are doing a museum delivery, the only thing to hold you back from the large NH dealership is if you want to give your business locally because you like your dealer and feel loyal. On the other hand, you will need to have your service done somewhere in CA close enough that you are willing to drive, so that is something I personally would factor into the equation as well. But you also need to consider if you want to have service done at a dealership where they may pretty much use your car as a Guinea pig. Also, I think there are special training and tools required for Corvette maintenance service.

Based on this thought process, I decided to put my order in with Boardwalk Chevrolet in Redwood City. They are one of the larger Corvette dealerships around here. My salesman told me they get about 30 cars/month delivered. I didn't ask him for proof of allocation because they have had a bunch of cars in-house every time I go there (and a new, different bunch of cars each time). They keep one car in the showroom, but the rest of them are special orders by customers that you can see through the glass window in the delivery bay/holding areas getting prepped to be picked up by the owners. When they took my order in the third week of December, they said I am #32 on the waiting list. At that number and their delivery rate, I don't expect my order to be delivered any earlier than the last of March, but mid to late April is much more likely, I think.
 

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Hi 1kuikc6 (Glen), you got your Z51 from MacMulkin, right?
 

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Hey Ken (smokey12), Glen (1kuikc6) could probably answer some of your questions about MacMulkin in NH since he got his Z51 from there.

Ken, yeah, that was what I thought you said before. By the way, it is a really beautiful car! I really like it. :D My order is for crystal red Z51 with polished chrome wheels.
 

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About 3 miles from the intersection of CA 4 with I-80.
 

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Smokey, I got your personal message, and I have not heard of your dealer. Since you are doing a museum delivery, the only thing to hold you back from the large NH dealership is if you want to give your business locally because you like your dealer and feel loyal. On the other hand, you will need to have your service done somewhere in CA close enough that you are willing to drive, so that is something I personally would factor into the equation as well. But you also need to consider if you want to have service done at a dealership where they may pretty much use your car as a Guinea pig. Also, I think there are special training and tools required for Corvette maintenance service.

Based on this thought process, I decided to put my order in with Boardwalk Chevrolet in Redwood City. They are one of the larger Corvette dealerships around here. My salesman told me they get about 30 cars/month delivered. I didn't ask him for proof of allocation because they have had a bunch of cars in-house every time I go there (and a new, different bunch of cars each time). They keep one car in the showroom, but the rest of them are special orders by customers that you can see through the glass window in the delivery bay/holding areas getting prepped to be picked up by the owners. When they took my order in the third week of December, they said I am #32 on the waiting list. At that number and their delivery rate, I don't expect my order to be delivered any earlier than the last of March, but mid to late April is much more likely, I think.
I have bought and sold cars from Boardwalk and actually had a deposit there, but then I saw this one in N.H. and fell in love so I got my deposit back. I get my Volt maintenance done there and will be taking the Vette there as well. They are a very good dealership and have a Corvette guy there too his name is Tim. The only reason I didn't buy from them is because I couldn't wait!!!
 

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I was down that way today with my wife as we were going to dinner. We stopped in to say hello and see if they had a 3LT Gray without suede in. They did. They actually had about a dozen C7 in stock. The one with the 3LT Gray was not for a customer order (it was a non Z51 for showroom stock), so we got to get in it and adjust the seats, etc. They also had a crystal red one there waiting on its owner to go get it, so we didn't touch that one, but we did admire it from far away. My wife liked both colors, so it looks like my order is coming together (crystal red+gray). He said I should get my allocation later this month, and that is when my order must be finalized, of course.

By the way, the crystal red was more beautiful in person than any picture I have seen of it. It seems that color is almost impossible to accurately capture in a photograph.
 
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