Jack, I’m the guy who sent you a Corvette question a few weeks back (probably one of many). You suggested I buy the C7, and I did as you suggested. I’m glad I did.
On the left coast dealers aren’t dealing (that may change with recent events), but somewhere in the great plains I found a 7M GS 2LT for $15K off MSRP. Even after paying $1200 to truck it to me, it still ended up being a heck of a deal. They were offering 0% in February as well, but also offering $4K in rebates that I’d give up to get it, so I paid cash instead.
I won’t say that a C8 isn’t in my future, but not until the hype dies down, the dealer markups evaporate, and hopefully a manual transmission enters the picture. Some rumors indicate that the C8 ZO6 will be NA, which would be extra enticing. But that said, the C7 is, in my opinion, a tour de force and a work of art.