July 4, 2010
Dear Mr. Callaway,
Thank you for your letter dated June 23, 2010 regarding feedback about my Callaway Corvette with VIN 1G1YW2DW7A510****.
I have known of Callaway Corvettes for several years but I had never seen one since there was never a Callaway Corvette dealer in Ohio. A couple of weeks ago I drove from Bowling Green, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio to talk with Rod Stalter at Dave Gill Chevrolet. I was going to talk to him about trading in my 2009 Corvette Coupe and order a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. I knew that he had ordered a Callaway but I did not know it had arrived at the dealership until I got there. Before we went inside to talk about ordering a new 2011 Grand Sport we spent quite some time talking about the Callaway. I spent the next two hours trying to justify trading in my 2009 Vette and purchasing the Callaway he had on the lot. All it took was a test drive and I was sold on it. At 8:00 that evening I left there with my new Callaway and left my 2009 Vette there and have not regretted it for a minute.
I had my right hip replaced this past March and still need to get my left one replaced so it takes a little effort to get into my car, but as I told Rod, once in the driver’s seat it’s well worth the effort. It is the most fun car I have ever driven.
My buying experience with Rod and the rest of the staff at Dave Gill Chevrolet could not have been better. They have made me feel like family and have sent me several e-mails thanking me for my purchase and making sure I am happy with my car and have also called me several times. I have recommended them to several friends already. I have a standing invitation to sit in their tent at any car show they go to. This certainly has meant a lot to me.
I have only owned my Callaway for 16 days but my ownership experience has been fabulous. As I said earlier it is the most fun car I have ever driven. I get positive comments everywhere I go with it. I certainly turns heads. I had seen photos of previous Callaway Corvettes but often times did not like the extensive body modifications that were made because some no longer looked like a Vette. I love that you did not change anything about the Grand Sport body (except of course for the hood scoop). My Callaway is the same color and has the exact same interior as the coupe I traded in. I plan on owning this car for years and years to come.
I have nothing but praises for the car and have had no problems what so ever. Except that I constantly find excuses to have to drive it.
In the past I have owned a 1986 Nissan 280Z, a 1990 Nissan 300Z, a 2000 Corvette coupe, a 2005 and 2006 Corvette coupe and most recently my 2009 Corvette coupe. I truly enjoyed each of them but none come even close to how I feel about my 2010 Callaway Corvette Grand Sport coupe. I absolutely love driving my new car and plan on keeping it for many years.
There is not much that I can think of that could have made my buying experience any better than it was. I am sure you will be nothing but pleased that Dave Gill Chevrolet is now a Callaway dealer also. Rod Stalter is wonderful to work with and makes the buying experience very pleasurable. I can’t imagine ownership being any more enjoyable than it already is.
You have my permission to use my comments as a testimonial. I also told Rod that I would be happy to share my experience with anyone who is thinking of buying a Callaway from him. I will be a Callaway "salesman" with anyone I talk to about my car.
I have a few questions for you if you would not mind answering them. How many 2010 Corvette Grand Sport SC 606 Callaways have been built so far and how many do you think will be built in total? How many total Callaway Corvettes do you think will be built in 2010? How many Callaway Camaros do you think will be built in 2010? I joined the Callaway Corvette Owners Club and one of the questions they asked was what number was my Callaway. I’m not sure what they meant by that. Can you tell me what number my SC606 Callaway Corvette is?
Also, would it be possible for me to get a new Callaway window sticker for my car as mine was badly damaged when removed from the front window? I would surely appreciate it and would be willing to pay whatever fee might be involved. Please let me know that you received this e- mail and was able to open it as I have Mac computer and sometimes PC owners cannot open my e-mails. Thank you so very, very much for building such a fine quality automobile. Let me know if you have any other questions for me.
I am going to attach several pictures of me and my car.
Bowling Green, OH
2010 GS Coupe, Paddle Shift