Within a few weeks, I was on a plane to Atlanta. Jimmy and his partner, Greg Rush, picked me up at the airport. When we walked outside the Atlanta airport, we noticed a cool piece of art I hadn't seen before (very odd as much as I fly through Atlanta each year)-a very large suitcase with all kinds of license plates on it. We thought it would be fun to take a photo of Jimmy and me in front of the art. We then headed right to the dealership, which is about 30 minutes away.
When we arrived at their dealership, I was amazed at the number of top-shelf Corvettes that were in their current inventory. From C1 through C6, seemingly all the Corvette model years were covered. Some of the cars were parked outside, and some were in nicely appointed showrooms. The dealership also has a complete service and detail center to keep their entire inventory in top condition. An added bonus for the ASC Corvette buyer is The Last Detail Corvette Parts and Accessories is located in the same building. You can specify any new accessorizes for your Corvette after the sale, and the car can be delivered with your own personal touch when you take delivery.
After taking the nickel tour and served a catered lunch, I was finally introduced to my new best friend-the '00 Torch Red coupe. The car looked fantastic. ASC had taken the liberty of correcting the few imperfections that were on the car, and it looked awesome. We quickly checked the car out, and then I asked if the car could be put up on the lift in their fully equipped service department. the car was then moved for a serious final inspection. This inspection was so thorough, we decided to document the procedures they use on every car they sell, and we will share those procedures with you as a C5/C6 buyers guide in the next month or so. As you can imagine, the car looked great from all angles. We then took the car out for a quick spin. The car pulled hard and strong and had no problems whatsoever during the test drive. With less than 30,000 miles on the clicker, the car felt brand-new. We came back to the dealership to finalize the purchase agreement papers, where ASC gave us a great deal. The whole purchase process with American Sportscar Center was the most fruitful and stress-free car purchase process I have ever encountered. Everyone at ASC was personable and professional.
Then is was time to head back home. Once we cleared the always-nasty Atlanta traffic, it was clear sailing all the way to Tampa. The 500-mile trip home was one of the most enjoyable we have ever encountered.
stay tuned for more about our new Project C5X.