Most buyers are having to wait almost two years.
After the dust of the second world war had settled, the US found itself enjoying one of the biggest economic booms the world had ever seen, and those brave young men and women who had served our country so valiantly found themselves sitting on a bit of spare cash. Auto manufacturers quickly caught onto this fact and were soon producing all sorts of niche vehicles to satisfy the demand. The Chevrolet Corvette proved massively popular with the post-war crowd, and has since gone on to become an American hero in its own right. Fast forward to 2021 and the C8 Corvette has proven to be so successful that people are willing to literally steal them from dealerships, and the waiting list now spans over two years, but for one WW2 vet, that was two years too many. Until Chevy stepped in.
Bobbie Carson, an Army veteran who served the US during the final stages of WW2 recently got behind the wheel of his brand new Chevrolet Corvette after waiting only 30 days. The 95-year-old veteran was greeted with a brand new 3LT Arctic White Stingray Coupe outside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky after being bumped up the waiting list by some appreciative Chevy employees.
“I've had seven of these cars,” Carson told WNKY-TV. “This dwarfs every one of them. This is one of the top-rated cars in the world and there is a waitlist 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 a position to get one.”
His new Corvette is the 42nd car to roll off of the production line for the 2022 model year, and Carson has promised Chevrolet employees and the local media that this car won't be a garage-queen: he plans on selling his other cars, and daily driving his new Vette until his time's up. Now that's badass.