Corvette Mike Testimonials
What Corvette Mike's Customers Are Saying...
Last week, after searching and researching availability and price for a convertible top replacement on my 2001 C-5, and not having much success, I decided to seek out the advice of your restoration and parts experts.
From the minute I walked in the door, the entire staff was attentive and very helpful. Two gentlemen in the parts department assisted me in locating the correct replacement top, then referred me to Sergio at Orange Auto Upholstery. Not only was the job done absolutely correct and to specification, his original estimate matched his final price, and the vehicle was delivered on the date he promised it would be ready.
Thank you again for your kind assistance and in the recommendation of Sergio. I will not hesitate to visit Corvette Mike’s again whenever I need parts or advice.
Regards, Christopher M.
I recently purchased a 55 T-Bird from Corvette Mike. It is he only car I have ever bought without viewing it - being some 5500 miles away in the UK this wasn't a viable proposition. Having made initial contact with Troy via e-mail, after several telephone conversations, more e-mails and perusal of plenty of photographs a deal was struck, money transferred and shipping arranged. A short time later I received an e-mail from Troy saying that they had found a problem with the gear selector and that shipping would be delayed until they had received the parts to repair it. How long was this going to take? Was this a ploy to renege on the deal? Had they had a better offer?
I needn't have worried, a week later I received an e-mail from Troy saying that the repairs had been completed and that the shippers had been informed. When the car arrived it was far better than I had expected, looking good, absolutely solid and on the button. It needs a new soft top - which I knew about, a change of fluids, and good to go.
Thanks guys, when I get the funds together for a C1 Corvette I will be in touch.
Satisfied UK Client
Troy, Here is a recent pic of me and my beautiful 2004 Commemorative Z06 which I purchased from Corvette Mike's. Just wanted to let you know I am really enjoying my Vette. You would not believe the comments I get with this car. It's AWESOME !!!
I did put a Borla exhaust and an SLP Donaldson air intake on it to get better air flow. Also had a dyno tune done to the car. When I take it to a car show I get a lot of attention and questions about the car. A lot of people have never seen the Commemorative Edition. The car only has 12,500 miles on it. Basically a Sunday Driver. Just wanted to say hello and let you know how much I am enjoying my car.
Thanks again to Corvette Mike's for selling me a quality Corvette sight unseen. It met or beat my expectations!!
This is Jason, a customer collecting my car today. You may remember our correspondence of a few weeks ago querying quote times.
Anyway, I wanted to write to praise Chris and his exceptional care and consideration in handling the job. Not only did he give me his time to explain what he planned to do, offering options, but most importantly made me feel so very comfortable with handling my investment. He completed the job right on time, even navigating the odd supplier hitch and co-ordinating off-sight paint work. He is such a personable guy with a calm temperament, exactly the kind of person I want to deal with ... and will in the future unreservedly. A mention of Robert too. Such a nice guy who again was willing to sit and answer the mountain of questions I had learning about my car.
I look very forward to dealing with Corvette Mike for all my 'vette needs. Thank you. Regards, Jason B.
I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help with my 73 vette.
I cannot tell you how much it means to me to know that I bought my car from a man who truly respects the process, loves Corvettes, stands behind his product, and is a good guy.
I am proudly your new self proclaimed "Corvette Mike ambassador to LA" and I'm happy to have you use me as a reference anytime you like.
My car is running like a dream and I could not be more appreciative.
I look forward to upgrading with your guidance in a few years when my wife lets me!
Thanks again Mike.
Best Regards, Jonathan D.
Pictures from our museum delivery on Monday 11/11. It was well worth the cost. VIP factory tour was amazing and the museum staff were great. When will you have logo mats, etc.? The color combo is awesome. I could not be happier.
I'd like to go on record for the benefit of how responsive and honorable it has always been to work with you and your staff over the years and specifically on the most recent purchase of the 2014.
Thanks for your help. Best, Ron
On Monday, July 29, I broke the glass in my 98 Tahoe’s lift gate. I didn’t know what to do because my truck was so old, so I took it to your service department the next day. They called a glass company, who brought out the exact glass a few hours later. Several of your employees helped me open the lift gate, which was stuck because glass had wedged in the latch. The person who brought out the new glass did a great job with the installation.
I had originally thought I would be driving around with an open air lift gate for weeks, but in less than a day it was fixed. I want to thank everyone in your service department for helping me out. I'm glad I get all my cars serviced by your company. Thanks, Bob C.
Corvette Mike has received a 5 star review by a consumer on Cars.com.
Corvette Mike Experience By Dewayne W. on June 24, 2013
I had no Idea what to expect when making the 2+ hr drive to Corvette Mike's , but I must say it was the most pleasant car buying experience of my life. It was a moderately warm day and we were able to bring our Black Lab into the dealership and she was treated warmly. Going there was like stepping back in the past all the amazing cars there not just for sale but on display. Sales was extremely helpful and well informed. Easy to deal with absolutely NO PRESSURE just a great experience. If you are looking for a Corvette Mike's is the place.
Rating from Dewayne W.
Overall: 5 | Customer Service: 5 out of 5 | Buying Process: 5 out of 5 | Quality of Repair: N/A | Overall Facilities: 5 out of 5
Just wanted to say that I had a very good experience Monday working with your mechanic Chris. It was a pleasure working with him on the maintenance items I had done, he took the time to explain to me what he was going to do and let me look under my car to see where the different things he would be working on were located. He also told me about other features my car had and how to use them. It was nice to be able to talk directly with the mechanic that would be working on my car. Much better than trying to explain things to service advisor like they do at the dealerships. The service that he did on the differential seems to have taken care of the binding and growling that was happening when I backed up. I will have no problem recommending other people to use you for their service and repairs. Please let Chris know that I am very happy and I appreciate all that he did for me.
Corvette Mikes is the only place I will take my custom C5. These boys don't play. The Mechanics are top notch Professionals that offer personalized one to one service & consultations. Something you do not get from other shops. Carl, Chris and Chad are all very good at their jobs and put their professionalism to every project I have seen or done with them.
You guys are great. Also your service department.
Carl is the best.
All the guys in SACC really like the car that I bought from you more than three years ago. It made the cover of this month's SCOOP and is also on the cover of the SACC Membership Roster. It was on the inside cover of the Summer, 2011, issue of "On Solid Ground." Your service department is great. I have all three of my cars serviced there and the work has been excellent. I hope you and your employees have an excellent holiday.
See you next year. Bob C.
Just thought I'd let you know that the wheels came in and they were perfect.
Hi Troy, Just letting you know that we finally collected the Camaro on the 10/8/2012 but it was not as described. It is about 200% better. Just wanting to let you know that everything is fantastic.
We have done around 3000 miles with it now (on the trailer); it's been to it's 1st car show with great success - best original, etc. Everyone is amazed at the car & it's condition. Looking forward to our next deal & thank you for a great easy transaction on the 1st one.
p.s. The car will never be registered as it is a great piece of history.
Great letter Mike - so glad to see that you are as excited about Corvette's as I and Marybeth still are. I hope you still remember our 63 - that is a recent picture below from last Halloween. I dress up as Elvis and drive it around before trick / treating. The kids love the car and Elvis. Wish that was my real hair though. The car has not been repainted since you did it in 1984 and the engine is as you rebuilt it in 82 I believe. Still runs perfectly. We have a new ZO6, a 911 Carrera, and BMW M3, to also occupy my car time.
We have seven grandkids and they take up much of our time as does the gym and car shows. I retired 10 years ago at 55 (the company offered me once in a lifetime buyout).
My car "want" is the 67 Jaguar E Type Roadster I sold for $750 back in 1974 - I still kick myself, as that car was mint. I won't make that mistake on our 63. That one stays in the family forever.
I really enjoyed your letter and actually seeing paper from a yellow pad again. Great to hear from you.
Elvis may be the rock n roll king, but you are the Vette King.
I just wanted to say thanks a ton for the help with the 68. It's awesome, it looks great and runs great. It was all that Bob expected too. The door panels look way better and we are super pleased with our purchase. The water isn't near our place just downtown so things are good here. I can't wait until Bob can get a replacement for the 59 then we'll have a super nice collection. Look forward to talking to you soon, hope you have a good rest of your week. And, give Mike our regards and thanks also.
We took possession of the Corvette on 04/09/2011 and drove it 400 kilometres home to Albany and have done several day trips; the car is running very nicely. After twenty years of wanting to own a Corvette we bought one.
I purchased an 1982 Corvette Stingray collector’s edition from Jeff Romm of Corvette Mike in Anaheim CA, as we live in Australia this deal had to be done on trust and honesty.
Throughout the deal and shipping arrangements I found Jeff to be totally honest and up front and most importantly when the Corvette arrived in Australia it was in mint condition as Jeff had portrayed it to be. The condition of the car is better than I expected and everything is in good working condition.
A big thank you to Jeff Romm and the staff at Corvette Mike.
Best regards, Arthur B.
The car made it home safely. I'm very pleased with the whole transaction. Now I know first hand why Corvette Mike is the best!! You have another loyal customer. Thanks a million!!!!! Next testimonial: 66 Chevelle.
Excerpt from the CorvetteForum.com:
When I was in the market for a new C5 Z06, I almost bought one from you guys (somehow you had a new one on the floor, maybe it was a dealer trade), but it didn't have torch red interior which I really wanted (it was all black). The salesman (who I think was Mr. Corvette Mike himself) was very gracious & helpful. While I didn't buy the car, the whole process was handled so well and left me with a great impression. As consequence, I'd have no hesitation in referring someone to Corvette Mike.
And speaking of which, a buddy of mine might swing by your showroom to look at the red Z06 w/43k miles currently in inventory (I told him about it, he's currently shopping around for used C5 or C6).
SLO VETTE CF Senior Member
I felt I needed to congratulate you on the great team you have brought together at your Anaheim Facility.
I am a Canadian based vehicle locator that works with private buyers across North America and while the majority of our business focuses on Euro Exotics from time to time we have an opportunity to serve a Corvette buyer. Given the nature of our business and the fact we deal across N.A. daily we are not often in a position to personally inspect the cars we source for our clients and instead we rely on local (to the seller) specialist shops to complete Pre-Purchase Inspections on prospective cars.
We have been working with a client on the purchase of a 1990 ZR1 from a dealer in Brea CA and had an opportunity to have the vehicle first inspected and then repaired at your Anaheim Shop. Jeff took my initial call then put me in touch with Carl Pugh in the shop and Carl worked with me through the inspection and repair process.
Great communication throughout with highly professional customer service, which I must tell you can be very rare in this industry, amazing first hand knowledge, sensible recommendations and ultimately a very fair price for the work completed. Overall a fantastic customer experience from one of the best Corvette Shops in the World.
I know that both these guys are old hands in the business, which in some ways makes it even all the more impressive. It is great to find a near 20 year old business that has not forgotten that a reputation is earned on a daily basis one customer at a time. Very impressive Mike! It makes me want to source more Californian Vettes for my clients.
Love What You Drive, Dan C.
I hope you're not missing your '06 too much, and I hope Jeff's fingers heal quickly. I couldn't believe he closed the hatch on them and then he continued to show us the car. Troy also did a great job not pressuring me in any direction to buy one car or the other. All in all it was a pleasure doing business with everyone at Corvette Mike.
It was nice to meet the man behind the name on my visit to California earlier in the month. I wanted to drop you a few lines about your staff.
When I first got in touch with Jeff, I had shared a very emotional story regarding my father and his c5. I made it clear that although I love Corvettes, I had to let this one go. He reassured me that the memories would stay with the car, and that when I was ready, new ones could be formed at any time by him finding a different one.
Aside from Jeff's assistance, Neida was extremely resourceful through several communications regarding various aspects of my arrangement with "Covette Mike". I would have to say that your staff resembles that of a 5 star hotel.
Thank You, Kevin C.
Driver delivered the car this afternoon. It was as advertised and my wife loves it! All of the roof rack /T Top parts are there as well.
Bart & Audrey
The car arrived Saturday without incident. We're pleased with it, as you can see from the attached picture. After CA and AR temps it's in for quite a shock - we'll have to hunker down till spring. Attached is a photo of my wife and I and the new acquisition. Buying a car sight unseen and shipping it coast to coast is a challenging experience, but Troy was able to guide us through it with minimum discomfort. Our thanks to him and to the entire Corvette Mike team that made this possible. Of' course, your help (Neida) is greatly appreciated and the "team" is fortunate to have you.
Best Wishes, Mike B.
Good Morning Mike / John;
The car was delivered today at 10:30 EST. Your description of the car was actually underrated. I must say that the restoration on this car is one of the best that I’ve seen on a ’57. After inspecting the car the only cosmetic defect I found was a small scratch on the inside door jam that appears to have been created from an entrance or exit from the tight quarters of the driver’s seat.
I have purchased seven vintage (‘55 to ‘67) restored Corvettes through the years and this is the first time I did so sight unseen. Needless to say, I was a bit concerned initially but after doing some investigating I found mostly good things about “Corvette Mike’s”. It is refreshing to do business with an organization and its people that are responsive and truthful of what they are selling.
You have gained me as a potential future buyer of your organization and a good salesperson of your name. If I can ever be of service as a reference do not hesitate to use me.
Kindest Regards, Jim G, Toms River, NJ
The more I work on the car (I bought from you) the more I like it.. It really is preserved...Thanks for everything,
I'm also spreading the word that your company is the only place to go for corvettes in any direction. I only wish we could have done it sooner. Your Co. is the place to be trusted.
Talk again soon. Bob
Just thought Id let you know my Z06 arrived in New Zealand a few days ago and is now sitting in my garage. Awesome car. Thanks,
Good morning Mike,
Carl has been servicing my vehicles for a number of years now - 54, 66 vert,96GS,01,01Z,06Z and my 07 vert. This guy does a great job. I trust my vettes to no one. Carl has earned this trust. Myself and my family restore our vettes and I dread when someone besides Carl is needed.
I am very particular and have beautiful vehicles. Carl respects my wishes “listens” to me and is always there to help. I don’t need to tell you that you have a wonderful mechanic in this man, but I want to stress his customer service is second to none.
Hats off to a craftsman that actually knows the importance of the customer.
-- Gregory S.
I was in your store in Anaheim in the mid 90's while at a convention. I've always considered my visit there to be the highlight of my trips to CA. Currently have a 67 Vet Coupe. Will watch this red roadster and dream a little. Keep up the great work.
-- Terry N.
Mike / Jeff:
The 57 Fuelie was delivered this morning. Very, very nice car. It is my earliest Corvette and one I'm proud to add to my collection. I have a coupe of each C2 year including two Bloomington Gold cars. Also a 78 Pace Car with 9.3 miles and an 82 with 885 miles. Also have a 65 convertible (last year) fuelie. I'll put the 57 next to that one.
Dear Mr. Vietro:
I had my first service experience at your facility on Monday, March 29, 2010. To say the least, it was a very professional experience. With my past 4 Corvettes, I went to Selman Chevrolet until the Manager retired. I own a 2003 50th anniversary Corvette (medium spiral grey metallic) and Chad Hales was my service technician. Mr. Hales was very helpful and very cordial and most important, honest! You have quite a staff of professionals at your shop. Thank you for the honesty and integrity your company showed. I will definitely make sure all my Corvette friends know about you. I'll be back!
-- Sincerely, Kathleen C.
PS Neida was great also and especially Bob in parts. He's great!
I have bought two Vettes from you. I salute your comments.
-- John O
You are my one and only Corvette dealer. So yes, you will be my first and only contact.
I'm a builder and a corvette bug, I had and sold 5 C-2 vettes and am in the market for a 66 or 67 big block, I've been checking your inventory along with everyone else's. I am a small business owner and share these same beliefs, keep me in mind.
-- Joseph C.
A very nice letter, great job Mike and staff, proudly a Corvette Mike, owner and pal.
-- Sincerely, Vinnie.
Read your note, having spent my whole life in the auto business in many positions and now retired at 65 I feel your outlook is right on, more people should take positive actions to adjust to our current condition and adjust as necessary to carry on in the greatest country in the world rather than complaining to others, some of us tend to forget how lucky we are to have been born and raised in a free country, and for that I applaud you, keep up the good work.
-- Marty P.
Right there with you.
Keep it up buddy, you are doing it right no doubt.
We met many years ago in Northern California. I liked you when I met you although I don't believe we ever did any business together and we haven't crossed paths in a very long time. I have a fading memory we last crossed paths at a So. Cal. concours when I had a red 427 Cobra. I would like to let you know that in all the years I've been around and been passionate about cars, any time your name has come up in a conversation, it has ALWAYS been spoken in a positive and respectful tone. You do indeed have a reputation of integrity and fair play. I just thought you might appreciate hearing this from someone you don't really know. Congratulations and well done. Take care and happy motoring.
You are an inspiration.
-- Scott W.
P.S. Love the new look of my 435. Those side pipes are loud!
I have traveled a parallel path as I opened the Jeep store in 1980. You know we were nuts to open a business under that climate. If I recall my cap. loan was at 18% and my flooring was 21%. We have many friends in common and you are blessed to be thought of very well in our industry. My son now runs the day to day operation of our business so I get to play with the old cars. My favorite remains the vette. Here is to your continued success.
Wish I could be one of those to help you maintain/build your biz. You were so very good to me so many years ago....
-- Val V.
I just wanted to write and thank you and your company for your outstanding treatment last week when I brought my 1996 Polo Green Vette in for emission system service.
Two years ago, on my 50th birthday, I finally achieved my childhood dream of owning a Vette. Now, I regret waiting so long! Owning a Vette is more fun than I could have ever imagined, and my wife and I enjoy 'Corvette Sunday' drives each week.
However, I didn't really know where to take 'my baby' for service. The Chevrolet dealers know the car, but are out for profits above all else. And, it's difficult to find independent technicians that know Vettes. I had heard of your business and I thougth I would give you a try. Am I ever glad I did! Your service staff, Carl, explained everything about the emissions testing process. It was very obvious that he not only had an extensive knowledge of Vettes, but also enjoyed his job and had a very friendly attitude. Once it was finished, your office staff, Neida, made arrangements for me to pick it up after the service department closed on a Friday (I work in LA). Again, the extra effort is appreciated. And, your showroom is more like a museum than I could have imagined. Even my wife was impressed (no small feat).
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you have a new, satisfied and loyal customer.
Thanks again. Mike C., Mission Viejo
I guess our small vette collection doesn't look too bad when they are all together. (The neighbor's house made a good background). I just need a C3 and C5 to go with it. The Titan looks good with the Callaway too. Thanks for all your help with everything. I do appreciate it. I will always be looking your way when it comes to buying more vettes. I enjoy buying/shopping at your place.
Dear Mike & Carl,
I love my 55 Chevy wagon - big time! I drive it more than my Z06!! It is a precious present & I thank you.
Of course, I cherish my 67 Corvette coupe & roadster, 65 Shelby, 2006 Ford GT, 62 Vet, 1967 Mustang GT, 2007 Corvette Z06, 1966 Cobra, 1957 Thunderbird, 1994 Porsche Turbo & 1999 Acura NSX but my point is that I appreciate all you have done to help me select, buy, improve and care for my cars in such a trusting, professional & personal manner.
Warm regards, Mike
Dr. Michael P., Norton Simon Professor
Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine