- October 23rd, 2014
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Nothing can be more frustrating than bouncing between dealerships (whether in person or online) trying desperately to locate the new or used Corvette you want to buy. Many shoppers would expect that any Chevrolet dealer in the network would have access to the specific Corvette they want to configure. Unfortunately that is not always the case. So, finding the largest or highest volume Corvette specific dealership becomes a need of many buyers. Here at findavette.com we’ve done some research and hopefully can help shorten the time you have to spend searching.
Based on their claims and heavy internet marketing, the front runner for largest used corvette dealer would seem to be Kerbeck Corvette. Based in Atlantic City, NJ, these guys have been around for a long time and are big players in the market. Their collection of new Corvettes is unmatched. However, we did say “NEW”, but their selection of pre-owned Vettes may not measure up to the lofty claims of being the largest. Their online advertisements and special boast great deals and offers for their new vehicles, but it takes some digging to find their selection of used vehicles. They obviously make more money selling new Chevrolet Corvettes, so there may be other dealers options in the used marketplace that we need to explore.
The market in the state of Texas for used Corvettes has always been and likely always will be one of the hottest in the nation. Some of the big game dealers in that state include Corvette Warehouse in Dallas, Corvette World in Houston and Dallas, along with a few Chevy dealers like Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, TX. The diifcult part of this equation, even when comparing Kerbeck, is determining how to guage which dealer is the “largest” in the used car market. Used car sales data is not readily available in the same way that new car data is provided, so you essentially have to go by each dealer’s word. And when it comes to selling used cars – we know how trustworthy many of them are – or are not.
Now we have previously review several online websites which, if considered a dealer themselves, far outweigh the selection at any individual dealer. However, online sites often cannot be trusted in the same way that a long lasting and reputable car lot can. So the final truth is that there really is no way to determine exactly who the largest used corvette dealer in the country is. And besides, just because they are large does not always mean they are the best. A small lot with great attention to detail and a love of Corvette’s may provide a greater product than what the large volume guys offer. Although they are now defunct, Corvette Palace in Austin, TX for many years was the premiere place to buy used Vettes in the country. Sadly they went out of business (or went on to pursue other ventures) and the market place has been a constant competition for the title of the biggest and baddest player in the world of used Chevy Corvettes. It may be years before we are able to determine who should rightfully be called the largest used Corvette dealer.