Chevrolet Corvette Special Delivery

A special delivery of a Chevrolet Corvette has recently taken place: Former U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff General Richard Cody was supposed to get 2010 Torch Red Grand Sport Convertible, but instead of driving it off a dealership lot, he took the car from the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz suggested that Cody should witness the car’s manufacturing process, an experience that would bring him even closer to the Vette’s spirit. Cody liked the idea and he also involved his son, Major Clint Cody, recently returned to U.S. soil after serving as a Army Apache helicopter pilot and his brother, Bob Cody, a Chevrolet dealer.

This is quite a common practice, as hundreds of Corvette customers are invited to witness the building process annually, visiting the plant and the museum.

It was more than I expected,” Richard Cody said. “I really came here thinking I would see how the Corvette was made. Certainly the experience of watching Corvettes come down the line, the complexity as well as the orchestration of that assembly line was very, very unique,

All of our deliveries are special,” said Gary Cockriel, delivery manager for the museum, which has delivered almost 7,500 Corvettes to their new owners since 1996. “To have the general here and him being a Corvette guy, to us Corvette owners is really special,

The general entered the Corvette by become the owner of a 1973 model, when he graduated from West Point.
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