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    I am definitely having museum delivery this time...who else? Thoughts/concerns?

  • #2
    I didn't do museum delivery on mine, but I've been to the museum with a friend who picked his up there. For me, I don't think it's worth the extra grand. But what I WILL do, almost certainly, is the buyer's tour. Getting to walk along with your car being built, and getting photos of it being built, seems just too cool to pass up.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dolfanlon View Post
      I am definitely having museum delivery this time...who else? Thoughts/concerns?
      Well that's on you. I don't know how far you have to drive. There is no dates set in stone. I have no idea what the weather might be like. Could be a blizzard by then. We don't even know the pricing yet and cannot even order one yet. No way I would commit and pay up a grand without knowing all the variables.
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      • #4
        I'm 100% in for the Museum Delivery.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post

          Well that's on you. I don't know how far you have to drive. There is no dates set in stone. I have no idea what the weather might be like. Could be a blizzard by then. We don't even know the pricing yet and cannot even order one yet. No way I would commit and pay up a grand without knowing all the variables.
          This will probably be my last Vette. So its my last chance to have museum delivery...I will also be trailering it back to CT to have the car totally wrapped in Xpel by Automobilia (they wrapped my C7 & did a tremendous job!!!)

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          • #6
            My wife and I talked about it, but it would require us taking a third person along so we could drive home together. We decided to pass on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post

              Well that's on you. I don't know how far you have to drive. There is no dates set in stone. I have no idea what the weather might be like. Could be a blizzard by then. We don't even know the pricing yet and cannot even order one yet. No way I would commit and pay up a grand without knowing all the variables.
              For museum delivery you have a lot of flexibility in scheduling. My friend's car was built in early May, he didn't pick it up until 6 weeks later in mid-June. There might be a limit to how long you can wait, but it's not like the buyer's tour where if you're not there when your car comes down the line you're out of luck.

              Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
              My wife and I talked about it, but it would require us taking a third person along so we could drive home together. We decided to pass on it.
              Rent a car to drive down in and drop it off in BG. That's what my friend did.
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              • #8
                I am totally new to this. I have never bought a Corvette before. Could everyone who has done museum delivery before explain why it is worth the price of entry? I am just struggling with how it is worth $1,000 or more when I really don’t understand what the experience comes with.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mpgxsvcd View Post
                  I am totally new to this. I have never bought a Corvette before. Could everyone who has done museum delivery before explain why it is worth the price of entry? I am just struggling with how it is worth $1,000 or more when I really don’t understand what the experience comes with.
                  This should answer your questions:

                  https://www.corvettemuseum.org/visit...seum-delivery/
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                  Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                  • #10
                    Here is a link https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ct-mike-furman
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                    • #11
                      It would be such a wonderful experience to start with a road trip beginning at the most famous location for the Corvette! It must really add to the ownership feeling.
                      Hopefully there will be a resolution to the issue about the high wing install for museum delivery cars. If that's an ongoing issue, it could crush a few people's dream of a museum R8c delivery.
                      Last edited by ReddyZ06; 07-29-2019, 03:49 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mpgxsvcd View Post
                        I am totally new to this. I have never bought a Corvette before. Could everyone who has done museum delivery before explain why it is worth the price of entry? I am just struggling with how it is worth $1,000 or more when I really don’t understand what the experience comes with.
                        It is a great experience. Whether it is worth $1000 is of course up to the individual. I did it on my (first, only) Vette purchase--a 2017 GS. I was surprised just how much I felt it was worth it. Some random things that made it have value to me:

                        -- I live in CO, but ordered from MacMulkin in NH. I was either going to have to have do a courtesy delivery (for a few hundred and the chance of the local dealer not being so courteous), pay to have it shipped (several thousands), or do museum delivery and get to drive it back from KY to CO.

                        -- The factory tour was awesome. I don't know if it was allowed on all tours or just on R8C tours but I stopped and backtracked and asked questions and my personal guide for the day was happy and never once suggested we needed to pick up the pace.

                        -- I have doubts that my local dealers have any clue about Corvettes. I worried about them doing the dealer prep. MacMulkin does an excellent job but to have them do it I would have to have the car delivered there, prepped, and then shipped to me. I trusted the museum prep team at the museum and wasn't disappointed.

                        -- This one surprised me because in theory it should have no value. But they put your car out on Corvette row a week before delivery. You can watch it on camera. Then you show up to the museum before it opens, and just start walking to your Vette. My guide laughed when he introduced himself. He said, "You walked right past us and straight over to your Vette." I had friends watching on the camera and they saw me take delivery. Again, it shouldn't be cooler than going to your local dealer and just getting your car. But it was.

                        -- I was actually embarrassed but you have to sit in the passenger seat and your guide drives out of the museum (for liability reasons). They announce every time it happens, all the employees leave all the stores and venues, and everyone in the museum claps. Again, I thought that was too much, other people say it was the highlight of their experience.

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                        • #13
                          If you haven't been to the museum, this link is the camera that shows where the R8C cars are displayed while awaiting delivery. The yellow C6 up front is a racing simulator so ignore that one. You can also select the individual camera locations to view a specific car.

                          https://www.corvettemuseum.org/explo...corvette-blvd/
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                          • #14
                            Absolutely no question here. I'm 'all in' for the Museum Delivery. A fringe benefit.... you can buy it anyplace!
                            2020 HTC Torch Red with lots of goodies. Built in September. Museum Delivered in October......

                            Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

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                            • #15
                              If I might brag about a related NCM/BGA program, Buyers Tours. It is a huge priority for me; been on two, and wish to do it a third time.

                              https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...your-own-motor

                              https://www.corvettemuseum.org/visit...s/buyers-tour/
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