General Motors has delivered less than 2,700 examples of the 2020 Corvette C8 so far. The UAW strike forced the automaker to delay the start of production by nearly three months and shortly after the sports car began to roll off the assembly line, GM closed its plants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This has delayed the delivery of many customers’ new Corvettes, including one who recently passed away from COVID-19. As YouTuber and Chevrolet salesman Rick Conti announced in a recent video, a customer of his named Greg had a Torch Red Corvette Convertible on order with the 2LT trim, Z51 performance package and red brake calipers. His order was set to be fulfilled in the second allocation cycle for the Corvette C8, but unfortunately, he passed away due to complications from COVID-19 and never received his car.
Rick Conti received an email from the buyer’s wife notifying him of his death and telling him to cancel the order of the Corvette C8.
“Rick this is Doris, Greg’s wife. Need to let you know that Greg passed away on Wednesday from the coronavirus. He was so looking forward to this mid-engine Corvette. I guess it’s not meant to be. Please cancel his order. Thank you, Doris,” the email said.
In the video description, Rick Conti indicates Greg went to the hospital on March 23rd and was eventually put on a ventilator to aid his breathing. He passed away on April 8th following a brief battle with the virus. Greg loved talking Corvettes with Rick Conti and enjoyed watching his YouTube channel, his wife also said.
The photos in this article show what Greg’s 2020 Corvette Convertible would have looked like were it delivered.