Georgia resident's social media post helps him secure his Corvette order.
Just a couple of days ago, a Georgia resident by the name of Dennis Kahler struck gold when he not only won $250,000 in cash but also a new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, with the latter valued at up to $107,000. However, local dealers were unable to source the Corvette of Kahler's choice as one simply wasn't available, putting a damper on his winnings.
Eventually, he learned that he may have to wait until the third quarter of this year for his car, but that's all changed. Thanks to a Facebook post on the group C8 Corvette Owners, Kahler was able to secure an order of the Corvette of his liking once the post gained some traction.
In the original Facebook post, Kahler posted a picture of his winning lottery ticket indicating that the situation "is turning into a circus", as the Corvette he wanted could not be found. An update on the same post from Kahler said that his Corvette had finally been ordered, with a special mention for Jim Ellis Chevrolet in Atlanta.
According to Fox News, a lottery representative connected Kahler with the dealership, who agreed to order a new Corvette C8 Stingray in Rapid Blue and with the popular Z51 Performance Package. Crucially, the order is at sticker price after other dealers wanted to charge Kahler a significant markup for a new Corvette.
According to the report, Kahler's new 'Vette should be delivered from the Chevrolet Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky in March, which is much closer than the original Q3 date he was offered. For the rest of us, well, we'll have to wait in line to secure a new C8. Chevy's mid-engine sports car has proved to be immensely popular, far outselling rival German competitors last year.
Much in the way that Dodge's lineup offers more horsepower per dollar than most competitors, so too does the 2021 Corvette, which still starts at under $60,000 for nearly 500 hp. For Kahler, a situation riddled with uncertainty at least has a happy ending.