All new vehicles leave the factory with some protection outside. In most cases, it is done to help protect the car during the delicate transport process where close maneuvers on a semi-trailer are required. Few cars go to extremes like the Chevrolet Corvette C8, however, as seen in this new video from Cars and Crosbie.
New car deliveries to the U.S. and Canada are underway, and this clip captures the arrival of 2LT ‘Vette finished in Elkhart Lake Blue – a superb metallic shade that has an almost electric glow in the sun. But you will never know it sitting on the truck, because all the Corvette C8 are literally wrapped from nose to tail in a full cocoon. The protective coating can be peeled off to allow a driver behind the steering wheel to load and unload, but otherwise everything is covered.
When all new cars are delivered to dealerships, they go through an inspection and preparation process where the protective covers are removed, various hoods and caps are installed, etc. For the C8, this process is a bit like unwrapping a huge gift, as full body coverage is glued to the car in several key areas. The video describes the process, starting with the passenger side inspections that move forward, the driver side and finally back. Through it all, the blue finish of the Corvette is finally revealed.
Corvette’s hype has died out in the year since the start of the Chevrolet mid-engine bomb, but it’s interesting to watch some of the shipping and delivery process rarely seen outside of a few people. selected from dealers. Many collectors flock to cars that still have original packaging in place – we can’t help but wonder if there are already C8 owners who have insisted on keeping the delivery cover, or even leaving it installed on a garage queen that doesn’t work ” see the street.