No more Corvettes coming to the UK - is this true?

No more Corvettes coming to the UK - is this true?

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carl0s

Original Poster:

549 posts

231 months

Tuesday 9th April
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I just saw this on an eBay advert:
"Sadly you can no longer get a new UK C8 in RHD, only what's currently in the country available, Ian Allen motors lost their UK dealership in a Chevrolet restructure and no planned reappointment for the UK."

Is that true?

bobchevy

275 posts

186 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Rumour has it I have heard that from several people who should know but nothing official yet the rumour started circulating early last year.

With right hand drive C8s now I can not see how Chevrolet will stop importing them after all the development costs involved.


carl0s

Original Poster:

549 posts

231 months

Tuesday 9th April
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They're still listed on the https://www.chevrolet.co.uk/ website, and Ian Allen's facebook page (what little I can see if it as a non-facebook-user) seems to show new cars arriving within the last month.

I want one, in a year or two's time!

ratrod 2

1,129 posts

12 months

Tuesday 9th April
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carl0s said:
I just saw this on an eBay advert:
"Sadly you can no longer get a new UK C8 in RHD, only what's currently in the country available, Ian Allen motors lost their UK dealership in a Chevrolet restructure and no planned reappointment for the UK."

Is that true?
I doubt it,they have a strong customer base now being the only Chevy outlet left in the UK,

If it is true they will continue and do well trading as a specialist maybe even better without big bother looking over them.

Personally it wouldn't worry me as i can't stand the look of the C8 and try to ignore it far preferring the proper front engine cars,

Have tried to like them thinking they will grow on me but after seeing a C8 at Wheels Day in a horrid plastic blue just confirmed

that will never happen.



largelunchbox

586 posts

204 months

Monday 13th May
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I thought the same until I saw this beast at bowling green last week.