How It All Starts: NCM Delivery is referred to as OPTION “R8C” and is available through any Chevrolet Dealer at a cost of $995.00. It must be specified at the time the order is finalized and a special Ship Code of “184590” must also be used to identify your Corvette for Museum Delivery.
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The Communications: The National Corvette Museum will contact the customer and offer a reasonable time frame in which the customer can choose a date for delivery. The first available date for delivery is approximately two (2) weeks from the offline date of the car. Once the car is built and its release from GM is confirmed a representative from the NCM Delivery Department will contact the customer to schedule their delivery date. The Museum will confirm the date, agreed upon by the customer, through email and will handle all further communications. If at any time the selling dealer and/or customer should have any questions regarding the delivery, they may contact the Museum at 1-800-205-4248.
The Paperwork: Customers must arrive at the NCM with the following items before a delivery can take place:
- A License Plate or Temporary Tag
- Proof of Ownership (Bill of sale, etc.)
- Proof of Insurance
- Valid Operator’s License
- Dealer Acknowledgement Form (download, print, fill out and return to the Museum via fax, email or mail)
The Delivery: The customer arrives at the NCM with up to three additional guests of age 10 and up, total (4) and is welcomed with signs commemorating the event. A personal, special VIP guided tour of the NCM is conducted where they will see their Corvette on display. Next, a member of the NCM Delivery Team provides a quality orientation followed by a thorough delivery presentation of their new vehicle. A unique gold decal is placed on the inside of the drivers’ door jamb to signify the importance of this memorable occasion. Customers also receive a personalized interior dash plaque, personalized wall plaque and an individual photograph in front of the Museum – weather permitting. Additionally, customers have the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise showcasing the “R8C Museum Delivery” logo, bricks in a special commemorative section, and build sheets/window stickers if available, during the program presentation. Deliveries can also be viewed world-wide via our live webcams.
The National Corvette Museum proudly uses Adam’s Polishes products on all R8C Museum Delivery Corvettes. Adam’s Polishes is the official car care product of PDI (pre-delivery inspection). The full line of Adam’s Polishes products is available for purchase from the Corvette Store in-person or online.
The customer is presented with an individual one year NCM membership. Memberships which come with our R8C Museum Delivery program are upgradeable.
R8C customers also have the opportunity to get on track for complimentary touring laps in OUR Corvettes at the NCM Motorsports Park. Laps are not available during private events, or while the track is in use by an event. Track availability is also dependent on weather. If you are unable to participate on the day of delivery, you can obtain a voucher that would be redeemable on a future visit.
Planning to bring a special child or grandchild with you for your R8C Delivery? Sign up to participate in the Ed and Shari Glazer Family Corvette Delivery Program! This complimentary offering is an enhancement to our R8C Museum Delivery Program, providing additional features when our delivery customers bring their children or grandchildren to share in their experience.
What to Wear/What to Bring: Closed-toe shoes (no sandals or high heels) are a requirement for all visitors to the plant. No cameras, backpacks, purses, fanny packs, or other packages or containers may be brought into the plant except by special request (for medical reasons, etc.). Cameras are welcome at the Museum.
Post Delivery: A commemorative nameplate (with the customer’s name, date of delivery and VIN) is ordered that can be applied to the wall plaque. The nameplate will then be shipped directly to the customer approximately 4-6 weeks after delivery.
Lodging: The Museum proudly recommends our business member hotels, motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. Business Members Lodging.
Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has special rates and services for R8C participants arriving at the Nashville airport. One is a discount rate rental and the other is a set rate rental. Reservations can be made for one-way rentals with the option of returning the car at the NCM. Use the links below to make reservations on the Enterprise web site. Be sure to enter the appropriate NCM account code when making a reservation. Select the Highway 31-W location as the drop off destination. They send representatives to the Museum to retrieve the car.
- Enterprise – Corvette Museum Discount Rate Program – XZ58H90
- Enterprise – Corvette Museum Set Rate Program – XZ58H89
Shane Webb manages this one of a kind program for the NCM. He will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns using the special NCM Delivery Hotline of 1-800-205-4248 or 270-777-4505. He can also be emailed at: [email protected] Lori Bieschke is also available to assist. She can be reached at [email protected] or call (270) 467-8851.
**Tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant are closed and a date of reopening has not been determined. Customers taking delivery during the downtime will not receive a tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant on the day of their delivery. However, when tours resume, we will provide a complimentary tour. Please subscribe to NCM eNews for future updates.**