Authenticity & Value – Callaway C16
The Genuine Article
At Callaway, we have a long history of producing specialty vehicles that are highly valued, if not coveted. For years, individuals and businesses have tried, unsuccessfully, to produce copies of Callaway cars. For just as long, Callaway has remained vigilant, protecting Callaway owners, their cars’ value and Callaway’s brand reputation. Rest assured that no one else can replicate a Callaway C16.
Callaway maintains a database that includes every Callaway C16, Callaway Corvette, Callaway SS, Callaway Camaro and Callaway SportTruck it has produced, beginning with the first Callaway Twin Turbo Corvettes built for Chevrolet in 1987. Each of these records includes the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), as well as other specific vehicle information, including a chronicle of telephone and e-mail correspondence between Callaway personnel and each owner since the vehicle purchase. If someone needs to confirm whether a Callaway car is authentic, they can call our Connecticut office with the car’s VIN. Other information is not shared without the explicit permission of the current owner.
In addition, Callaway C16 emblems and many other components are manufactured exclusively for the Callaway C16 and cannot be purchased separately. This is another element that makes cloning impossible. Callaway C16 supercharger serial numbers are also kept in Callaway’s electronic database and correspond to cars’ specific VIN’s.
Callaway’s investment in its Marque ensures that the Callaway C16 provides excellent value. Recognition by NADA in their Exotic and Collectible Car Price Guide, reception at national specialty vehicle auctions, and Callaway’s unique relationship with vehicle OEM’s are just a few of the factors illustrating the maturity and power of the Callaway C16 model and the Callaway brand.
To provide documentation of your Callaway C16′s authenticity, Callaway supplies you with a letter from Reeves Callaway welcoming you to the Callaway family, Callaway warranty documents, Callaway C16 promotional literature and your Certificate of Authenticity. The Certificate specifies the original owner’s name and address and certain vehicle information, including interior and exterior colors, Callaway options and VIN. Reeves’ signature serves as ultimate validation that your Callaway C16 is the Genuine Article.