Now that the initial buzz surrounding the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has worn off, Chevrolet is expanding the number of dealers eligible to sell the car. You may recall that during the car’s sales launch last fall, Chevrolet limited the Corvette Stingray’s availability to only those dealers that had sold four or more Corvettes the previous year.

It meant only around 900 of Chevrolet’s 3,000 strong U.S. dealer network sold the Corvette Stingray initially, helping to build hype--more than 7,000 examples were sold within the first two months of sales.

Now Edmunds reports that the 2,100 dealers that missed out are being invited to start ordering the car.

"They are all eligible and it is up to them to decide if they want to participate," Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran is reported to have said. "However, as a dealer [of the new Corvette Stingray], you have to agree to specific criteria that includes sales and service training requirements."

These added requirements for selling the Corvette Stingray means that not all Chevrolet dealers are expected to participate. One of the requirements includes a one-and-a-half day training session at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, which costs $2,000 per attendee, excluding travel costs.

Click here for our first drive report on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, and here for our report on the Corvette Stingray Convertible.


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