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I recently traded in my 2000 blue convertible for a beautiful 2003 anniversary convertible ,6 speed. Joe found this for me and delivered it on a Sunday and picked up my 2000. I'm over 4 hours away (1 way!!) I wouldn't even consider getting a corvette anywhere but Keystone corvettes!!! The price was very reasonable and Joe and his family are FANTASTIC. This is my 4th Corvette....I always say it's perfect and my last one ! (We'll see ?!? )
I recently purchased a 78 silver anniversary from Joe, when I got the car it had a few minor issues. Joe wanted my car buying experience to be a good one, he drove over 5 hrs, picked up my car, did all the repairs to make it perfect, and then delivered the car back to me. He did not have to do this, he went above and beyond I can not say enough about Joe and Keystone Corvettes, He is the best. If you are in the market for a corvette, he is the man. When I get ready for another vette he is my go to guy. Thank you so much.
Keith Cuilla, New York
When I mentioned to a family friend I was in the market for a C5, they immediately recommended Joe at Keystone Corvettes. I searched their site and found a beautiful 2000 Maroon 6-spd and needless to say, within a couple days was there and fell in love. Joe was able to answer any and all questions I had with photos, videos, you name it before I even arrived. When we went over the car if we found anything slightly out of place or seemed to not work (headlight was a little slow to go up) he told me he would have it fixed by the time I came for the ca,r which built trust and I can say I have never had with someone who has sold me a car before. I highly recommend Joe at Keystone Corvettes to anyone looking for a corvette.
Brandon Hoffman Pennsylvania
I started my C3 search in the middle of 2019 knowing that I wanted a rubber-bumper 74-77, and looked in all of the usual places: Craigslist, Autotrader, Facebook marketplace, etc. I looked at 10 cars in person and made exactly one offer (not accepted) as these cars were not as advertised. A member on one of the Corvette message boards recommended Joe at Keystone Corvettes, so I took a look at the website. I came across a ‘77 that looked beautiful in the pictures, and Joe answered my every question. We came to a deal and I bought the car without ever seeing it in person, just based on the pictures and Joe’s description. When it arrived I could not have been happier, as the car looked even better in person. There were a few small things that needed addressed, and Joe stepped up and took care of them immediately.
Joe and I have now become friends, which I can honestly say I’ve never had happen with someone I bought a car from. Joe is just that nice of a person and really does what it takes to make a customer who buys a car from him happy. If searching for a Vette, I would not hesitate buying from Joe again!
I was in the market for a used car. We gave Joe a budget to work with and the year, make and model I was looking for. I was not in a hurry, so after 6 weeks or so of looking and a near miss here and there, I wound up with exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention $1000.00 under budget. I’ll be back in three years or so for another one.
Blacksburg, South Carolina
Amazing…. It is the only way to describe Keystone Corvettes and Mr. Joe Shields.
My wife and I decided to sell our two collector cars this year and to replace them with one nice, drivable classic from the 1974 model year. After looking through hundreds of photos, the only model we were seriously considering was a Stingray Coupe. Searching the internet, I came across an ad for Keystone Corvettes indicating that Mr. Shields had a 1974 yellow coupe available at his dealership. Even though yellow would probably not be our choice of color, I decided to chance a phone call to inquire about the car. Wow!! What a terrific experience this all turned out to be. We decided to make the two and a half hour drive to Keystone Corvettes, with his invitation to come and look, touch and drive whatever was available to help us determine if a Vette was right for us. This trip was one of the best decisions we made. Mr. Shields is always helpful, answering every question, with no pressure tactics like typical car lots use. Although the yellow coupe was nice, it just wasn’t for us……but the newly arrived 1974 medium red with saddle leather was!! A few weeks later, after Mr. Shields had finished getting the car ready for sale, our burgundy 74 Stingray has found its new home in our garage. I have owned over 100 cars in the last 45 years and dealt with even more sales people and private sellers…..and I must say that Mr. Shields is really a one-of-a-kind guy. He is truly a pleasant and nice gentleman, who is extremely passionate about his business and corvettes, a man just as concerned about selling a good vehicle as a customer is about buying one. If you are in the market for a classic Corvette, make sure you contact Keystone Corvettes! Nice solid cars, great prices, and outstanding customer service before, during and after the sale!
You can’t go wrong with Mr. Joe Shields!!!
Jim and Karen
We bought our 1975 Stingray Corvette from Joe Shields at Keystone Corvettes, he did an awesome job, and we would highly recommend Keystone Corvettes to anyone shopping for a Corvette. Joe answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable about the car we bought. Even after we bought our Corvette, Joe told us if we have any questions about the car feel free to call him.
I bought a 1991 ZR-1 from Joe a few weeks ago and I could not be happier with the purchase. It was a bit of a hike to get up to Keystone Corvettes from where I live but at the end of the day it was well worth it. Joe has a small lot full of what seemed to be fairly well sorted corvettes, I did not look around too much because I was focused in on putting that LT-5 in my garage. He is very easy to work with, no pressure and fair. Joe is a Corvette enthusiast who sells Corvettes rather than a used car salesman and prices his inventory very fairly. One final comment is prior to contacting Joe about the ZR-1 he had ordered replacement BOSE amps for the rear speakers. They came a day after I bought the ZR-1 and he shipped them to me at no cost. If you see a Corvette he has listed on his lot that you like do not hesitate to take a look. When I am in the market to buy another Corvette his inventory will be one of the first places I look.
I just purchased my third car from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. Joe and his family delivered the Corvette to my house, on Sunday, a 4 hour drive each way! It's so much more than just a great place to purchase a Corvette. Joe is honest, knows more about Corvettes than anyone I've ever met and takes customer service to a whole new level. I'm proud to call Joe a friend, not just someone to buy a car from! You can't go wrong with Keystone Corvettes.
Thank-you to the whole Shields family!
John Bonnett and my whole family!
I bought my first Vette ever from Joe at age 67, all promises have been kept and exceeded! Always prompt with answering questions and helping me where he can. Should I ever want to trade for another, he's worth the drive from Dover to Mt. Union to get another quality car. To sum it up, a honest businessman.
I couldn’t be happier with the car or the ease of doing business with you. I’ve wanted an 80 or 81 Vette for a few decades now and had been seriously looking for months. I should have saved myself a lot of time and aggravation and just come to you first! Lesson learned. If I’m ever in the market for another, you’ll be my first stop. I will recommend you to anyone that I meet that is interested in purchasing a Corvette.
Once again…thanks for the great buying experience.
About 10 years ago I stopped by Keystone Corvettes and met Joe Shields. He was very welcoming. After discussing what I was looking for, he let me drive a few Corvettes. Joe was attentive and available to answer questions about the cars, but at no time did I feel pressured to make a decision. Ultimately I purchased a 2001 Corvette. The transaction was very smooth and the car was something I enjoyed for several years. Fast-forward to August 2017, I was again in the market for a Corvette. Based on my prior experience with Joe, I knew the only place I was going to purchase a car was from Keystone. Again, he let me drive and compare the cars I was interested. Once I made a decision, he worked on the car to make it right before I took possession of a 1977 Corvette. My experience the second time was just as pleasant as my first experience. After dealing with Joe, my wife and I consider him a friend. His knowledge of Corvettes is outstanding and he remains only a phone call away if I have questions. When you buy a car from Joe, you can be sure your dealing with someone who is going to be available after the sale. Thanks for continuing to do your best.
Mike & Amy E.
My husband has wanted a corvette as long as I have known him (30 years); he learned to drive on a 65 Corvette. He is the only person I know who can say that. He had been searching online for his dream car and, after a few dead ends, came across Keystone Corvettes. He would look at other sites but always went back to Keystone and the 1974 yellow Corvette. He contacted Joe Shields and made arrangements to go look at his “dream on 4 wheels.” It didn’t take long before my husband was sold on the car and Joe had a sale. He even drove us to the local AAA to get a transit tag. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Joe Shields. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, and not the slightest bit pushy or arrogant. Should we ever purchase another Corvette, we will not hesitate for a second to go back to Keystone Corvettes. After we got the car home, my husband called him with a question about a wire that seemed out of place. Joe didn’t know off hand but went the extra mile and found out what it was, where it went, and not only called my husband with the answer but texted him pictures of one as well! I have never known a “car salesman” who was so helpful AFTER the sale. I wish all “customer service” agents were as helpful and kind as Joe Shields. He is the real deal. We were beyond impressed with not only Joe’s kindness and honesty but also the way he runs his business - - with honesty and integrity. Definitely 5 stars!
Several years ago we purchased a 2002 Corvette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. It was a great car buying experience, and consider Joe to be a friend, not a car salesman. So a few weeks ago, we traded the 2002 in on a 2007 Corvette. Once again, an incredible car buying experience. Joe could not be friendlier, or more accommodating, and makes the process of purchasing a Corvette very easy, and stress free. We cannot imagine, and wouldn't even consider, purchasing a Corvette from anyone else. Thank you so much Joe for being a fair, honest, and accommodating person to purchase a car from.
I have been buying cars for almost 40 years and my experience in purchasing this Corvette from Joe was an absolute pleasure. My wife and I made several 1 1/2 hour drives to look at cars and talk with Joe . He is always ready to answer any questions with an honest , well educated, extremely experienced knowledge base. He has seen it all and his passion for these cars shows in how he treats each customer; like an old friend. If you take the time to visit Keystone Corvettes, you will be a customer for life.
Lester C. Custer
I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed the corvette you sold me and how much I have been thankful for your help, getting the paperwork, and transportation to me in Kentucky. To anyone reading this and ooking for a great deal and great person to buy a corvette from, this is the place and Joe Shields is the man. My wife has fallen in love with the car, so I might be back sooner than I expected. Thanks again Joe, for the answers to all the questions I came up with
I have bought many cars in my lifetime and had many different experiences. However, I never had a truly "Wowed" experience as I did with Joe. This was my first classic Corvette purchase (YES a 1973 Convertible). Although I did have other classics in my lifetime, my dream was the stingray. I am also a hands on person and have difficulty buying unseen as well. From the first conversation through the complete experience, Joe was always available and open for questions and discussion. I did in fact ask him how can I purchase a car that I physically did not sit in or look at myself. He paused and said "your just going to have to trust me". Yea, I heard that from others!!! BUT nothing could be further from the truth, this man is one of the few that truly loves his business, his customers, and his cars!!! I had the car delivered the other day and it was a true family experience. Joe showed up with his family and I watched his 12 year old son work with Joe. This put the relationship and trust over the top so much that I was ready to buy another car, and I will some day!!! If you are looking for a classic and don't want the run around, this is the man to work with and the company to buy from!!! Joe you have a wonderful family, great values and a great business. You now have a new friend and family with the Prendergast's!!!
Thank you for the experience and the 73 VETTE!!!
Jackson, New Jersey
Joe was fantastic. This was my first classic car purchase and Joe made it so easy. I live roughly 3 hours away from Keystone Corvettes and emailed Joe frequently over the course of 3 weeks. First to check up on the 1973 yellow Corvette I was interested in and then with questions about things while i waited to pick it up. Joe was patient with all of my questions and very quick to respond to me. He made everything so easy and the car is wonderful. I love it. I could not have gotten a better corvette. Also, his son, Kameryn, was very kind and helpful the day I picked up my corvette. Though young, he gave me pointers and encouragement. I would like to thank both Joe and his son for the wonderful experience I had at Keystone Corvettes. I would happily return to Joe with future questions and for future car options.
Rating from Michelle, PA 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
Fantastic buying experience!
We stopped in out of the blue and looked at Joe's inventory one evening after hours and spotted the vehicle that interested us right away. I called Joe, let him know that we were interested in the vehicle and could we come see it. Both of us have health issues and we had limited resources to deal with but Joe assured me over the phone that the deal we had discussed was one that he intended to keep. Without knowing us or possessing a great knowledge of Harleys he gave us a fair market value for our bike and we recieved an incredible vehicle that Barb absolutely loves. Without his willingness to create a deal this would never have happened. Thank You so much Joe!
I found Keystone Corvettes on the internet. I was interested in one of the corvettes. I was concerned about purchasing and shipping the corvette without seeing or driving the corvette. Joe understood my concern and was very helpful taking extra pictures and answering many questions about the condition of the corvette. He was very helpful in the shipping of the corvette to Texas. The corvette arrived and I am very pleased with my 1975 corvette purchase. Thanks Joe for all you done!
I was looking for a reliable, quality used vehicle when I found Keystone Corvettes via Cars.com. I was able to schedule an appointment in less than 24 hours. I meet with Joe and Wayne, both were very professional, knowledgeable and fair. After looking at a few other comparable vehicles, I decided to purchase my vehicle from Joe due to overall superior product and overall experience with him. Joe was able to have the vehicle registered, cleaned, fully gassed up and ready to go the next day. Overall, I left feeling really good about my purchase and I would highly recommend purchasing a vehicle from Joe. If or when I am in the market for another vehicle, I will absolutely check out what Joe has. Great transaction from good people. Thanks again Joe, I appreciate everything!
Joe did it again! I purchased a second car from him and once again I am really happy with my purchase. Joe's customer service and willingness to address a couple of minor problems exceeded my expectations. As I continue to upgrade and hopefully purchase another car, I will be knocking on his door.
I recently bought my first Corvette at Keystone, Joe was very easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, patient with multiple questions, no pressure. As a result, I bought my red 1971 corvette, at a fair price. A few weeks later, I had a minor problem (that could not have been foreseen) Joe worked with me over the phone (on a Sunday, no less) and when it could not be resolved, fixed the car the next day for me at an unexpected cost of zero dollars. Highly recommend this seller.
We wanted to thank you again for an amazing experience with purchasing our 1999 corvette. We never thought making this transaction would be as stress free as it was for us. We must state that it was because of you! Your experience and knowledge was impressive. We appreciated your willingness to make sure that we were buying what we wanted and fit our needs vs. what you wanted to sell us. Jim and I love our new addition and know that if we need anything you will be willing to help us again. We would recommend you to anyone as a trust worthy and friendly place to go.
Jim & Dineen McDevitt
Just wanted to say I purchased my C5 from Joe about a month ago and I could not be happier. Joe was very helpful in making my particular car choice and everything went smoothly. I am happy what I paid for it and a month later I have had no surprises. I would certainly buy another car from Keystone Corvettes.
I am very pleased with my 'new' 1975 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Thanks to Joe, I now have one of the nicest cars on the highway. Thanks Joe !
State College, Pennsylvania
Ever since I can remember, I've always had a thing for Corvettes. Pure American muscle, plus the fact that my dad had one helped keep the love going. I never would of guessed that at the young age of 22, I would have a Corvette. Now the dream has been a reality and I have been fortunate enough to have supportive parents to help along the way. After having some headaches with a previous Corvette that my parents and I had an interest in, we found this place and his nice variety. One main difference between Keystone Corvettes and our last visited place is that Joe has decent condition Corvettes at entry level prices while the other place had mainly project and mint cars either way out of our price range or weren't complete and needed work. The car we got from Joe was the one I had my eye on and for good reason, it just seemed right. We had no problems getting out there from Altoona, testing driving it and on the same day, I knew it was the one. Four days later and it made its way home with us and I still can't believe I own a Corvette. After putting down a deposit, he cleaned up the car, filled it up, and checked out some quick things. Afterward, we did have some slight problems with it stalling in our driveway, but Joe kept in touch twice about our progress and has devoted himself to helping us with any endeavors from now and onward. Joe is really an awesome businessman who knows how to manage his business. He keeps the customers in mind and goes out of his way to help anyone willing to make a deal on getting the car of their dreams. It was also unique that him and I went through the same experience for getting our first Corvettes. So if you looking for the best place to find your very own Corvette and an owner who puts people first, then look no further.
I bought from Joe C3 1978 Silver Ann and everything 100% right. Joe is an honest seller. I am from the Polish. Everything went great. Vette is just like Joe described. I am very pleased with this transaction. Joe answered all my questions and described the Vette as it is. How do I buy the next Vette is the start of Joe. Keystone would recommend highly. Joe greet you and your customers. Sorry for my poor English.
I bought a 1994 C4 Corvette from Keystone Corvettes two years ago and was completely satisfied with the experience. The owner, Joe Shields, is as honest a businessman as I've ever met. When there were minor issues with the C4, he went out of his way to solve the problems and ensure my satisfaction. He once even brought his truck to my house, 90 minutes away from his dealership, and took the Vette back to his garage to work on it without charging me for the transportation. If a problem comes up that he can't solve, he'll find someone who can deal with it. He has years of experience with Corvettes and knocks some of the quirks of each generation. I've been so happy with Joe that I recently traded in the C4 and purchased a 2004 C5 from him. Joe offers high-quality cars for sale and backs up what he sells. If you're in the market for a Corvette, it would be hard to do better.
All three corvettes that I purchased from Joe fit my need at the time but the last one, my 2004 is the best!! Thanks Joe, we are really enjoying it. A real fair deal and a fair price.
State College, Pennsylvania
I am very satisfied with the deal Joe gave me on my ca. I am very happy with the deal. He even filled the tank up for the trip back to York, Pa. Will recommend him to my friends!
I wanted a black C5 manual transmission and hoping for a ZO6 in good condition. My wife found one at Keystone Corvettes, which was close to where I grew up and went to college. It was a 4 hour drive but worth it. Joe is a straight up guy and does not play the used car games that other used car dealers play. I did have an issue with fuel gauge on way home to Maryland, which is a known issue for C5 vettes. Joe talked me through it and there are no issues now. Joe also followed up multiple times to make sure there were no other issues. I highly recommend Joe if you are looking for a vette. Many of the other used car dealers I have been to have rarely seen a vette or do not know the cars. Joe does. Joe also took the time to drive up with me to AAA to help me get temporary plates for the car. If you find a car you like on his website, take the time to drive out of the way to Keystone Corvettes and you probably won't be disappointed that you did...
Last month, I took delivery of a millennium yellow corvette convertible from Keystone Corvettes, sight unseen. Beautiful color combination and six speed, the car I was looking for. Proprietor Joseph Shields advertised this vehicle at a fair price. I am very pleased with the transaction end of the deal. All things considered, my Corvette was delivered to my residence by Joseph!! We will do business again!
I purchased a 2001 C5 convertible from Joe at Keystone Corvette about 6 months ago. The first time I called to ask some questions, Joe was professional, friendly, and polite. I decided to take a trip up to Mt. Union from Harrisburg to look around and gain some information. I visited and was very pleased with Joe and his operation. I really didn't know much about Corvettes when I arrived. Joe was extremely knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. I went out on 5 or 6 test drives. Again, Joe was patient and helpful. What started my day as a informational trip turned out to be me buying my first corvette day. Since my purchase, there have been a few minor things that needed corrected. Joe has not missed a beat in his great service. His response has been "I'll take care of it " when it is convenient for you. I continue to be very pleased with my Corvette and also with the outstanding customer service I have received from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. I would recommend Keystone Corvettes to anyone who is looking for a Corvette.
I Just Wanted To Thank Joe Shields Of Keystone Corvettes For Helping Me Purchase My 1976 Corvette. I Am Very Pleased With The Car And The Way Joe Runs His Business.I Had A Small Problem With The Front Brake Calipers On My Way Home To DuBois. I Called Joe And He Had A New Set Of Calipers Sent To Me The Very Next Day, At No Cost To Me. If Your Looking For A Used Corvette See Joe Shields At Keystone Corvettes, You Wont Be Disappointed. He Has The Best Prices And The Best Looking Corvettes In The Area. Thanks Joe!
I had spent about a month researching Corvettes before I decided that I wanted a late model C3. I had communicated with several sellers including Joe by email before deciding to make the trip to Corvettes at Carlisle to see if I could find what I wanted. Joe had about a dozen cars there, including the nicest two C3s that were listed for sale. He let me drive a Dark Claret 1981 model and I soon decided that I had to have it. Joe held it for me for a couple weeks before I could make another trip from West Virginia to pick it up. When I told him what day I wanted to come, he rescheduled another appointment and drove over 2 hours round trip to pick us up from the airport. I made the 320 mile trip home from his shop and as I was pulling into my driveway, Joe called to make sure everything went smoothly and wanted to know if there was anything else he could do. I had a wonderful experience purchasing my Corvette from Joe, and if I ever decide to purchase another Corvette, Keystone Corvettes will be the first place I look.
I saw this car at Corvette Carlisle and couldn't make a deal there but after the show I called Joe and he still had it. Long story short, we made a deal and I drove 3 hours to get it, but it was worth it. He is a good guy to deal with and I love the car! I thought a C6 was out of my price range but we managed to work a deal and I could get what I really wanted! Thanks Joe!
I recently bought a car from Joe and I can't say enough about the positive experience that I have had. He was extremely helpful, patient, and accommodating through all of my questions and requests. I am very happy with my purchase and he has helped pre-, during, and post-sale. He has a customer for life and when I am in a position to upgrade or add another car, I will be going to him. Thanks Joe!!
I love the 1999 c5 I bought from Joe. It was an easy purchase and beautiful drive. If i buy another one, Keystone Corvettes will be the place I'll look first!
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
The Hamman family has purchased three pre-owned Corvettes from Joe over the past ten years. Each purchase has been highly satisfactory. We had specific criteria for this most recent purchse in July's. Joe found the "car of our dreams" within two weeks! Working out the deal with Joe is easily done: Joe knows the values of his cars, and is very realistic for the quotations. Each car has required some minor follow up maintenance or accessory additions, Joe has been extremely supportive for the repairs and additional purchases with installations. The personal attention to customer satisfaction is fantastic! We highly recommend dealing with Joe Shields at Keystone Corvettes.
Ed & Deb Hamman
I happened onto this web site by chance. I called the phone number & Joe answered. He seemed very knowledgeable about the cars & willing to talk about them. He & I talked via email or phone over the next several weeks. I finally settled on a gorgeous Silver 1981 with black leather interior, 4 speed, PW, PL, PM, & A/C. Joe was very patient with me and promptly addressed all my concerns. He worked very diligently to make me happy. Since I am 3.5 hours away, I was skeptical at first, but Joe assured me that he was interested in customer satisfaction. I am very hard to please! Joe did everything & then some to make me a satisfied customer. He is the best car dealer I have ever dealt with. I have bought, sold, & traded many cars over the years, but Joe made it a pleasant experience. My opinion is that you will be hard pressed to find a better deal or dealer any where else. I will be a repeat customer.
Not just a buying experience, but a road trip to visit an old frield! I just purchased my second Corvette in the last 6 months! The first, a 69 vette convertible, turns out to be one of 606 total production with gun metal interior! My second, a 77 vette, which is far superior to any that I have looked at in the tri-state area. He is worth the trip and it is a nice area to visit while you are there. Thank you Joe for your kindness and consideration.
Brick, New Jersey
I recently purchased a 2001 C5. From the first call I made and spoke with Joe, I was convinced after that conversation, this is who I wanted to buy my car from. While speaking with Joe, he made me feel at ease about such a large purchase that I was going to make with out even seeing the car. He was very understanding when I didn't want to put a lot of miles on the car at purchase, so for a small fee, he agreed to deliver the car to my door step. I thought that was exceptional customer service and I will recommend Keystone Corvettes to everyone I know. When the car arrived, it was excellent. Just as it was described and pictured.
I found the '70 vette that I eventually purchased from Keystone Corvettes online, and by all appearances it was a great deal. I live in Lawrence, Kansas a trek of ~1,000 miles, so doing business from this distance poses a good deal of difficulty compared to a local purchase. It seemed fairly obvious from phone calls to Joe that he was passing along all the information he had on the car. He pointed out every imperfection that was on the vehicle and then agreed to hold the car until I got a chance to see it myself, a week later. We agreed on a price over the phone and I bought a one way plane ticket, with the intent of driving the car home. I was actually rather surprised to learn that Joe was completely honest with me over the phone and that the car was as advertised. Pricing, by the way, was very fair from the start- Joe prices his vettes reasonably. I came away from the deal thinking that it was unusual for a dealer to be interested in a deal good for both parties, rather than trying to squeeze the customer to a breaking point. Additionally, Joe spent half a day helping me return my rental car and getting the title work done. I brought a tool kit- assuming that I would have some difficulty driving a 44 year old car half way across the country, but as it turned out, never needed it. The car is mechanically sound, and I had a hell of a good time driving it back. Much thanks Joe, and best of luck!
I have been around Corvettes owned by others most of my life. So I decided as I entered my seventies that I would spice things up a bit and enter the world of Corvette myself. I looked for about two years and stumbled upon Keystone Corvettes. Joe immediately made me feel welcome and he had the Dark Bowling Green car that I had been looking for. Since this was not only my first Vette, it is my first used car, and bought site unseen, no less! Joe was very patient with my inspection and nit picking at the pictures. Final result...Vette is nestled in my garage in Memphis, TN and I absolutely love it!! I am pretty sure it's the only one in town with that color combo. Thanks Joe for making a nervous buyer comfortable. I'll be back for my C7 when the prices cool off a bit.
It was a pleasure dealing with Joe, I waited a long time for my dream ride. Joe was patient with myself and my wife as we looked over his inventory. We drove a few to compare to the Corvette we ended up buying. I am thrilled with my purchase. Even after the sale, I called Joe with questions. He answered my questions and even added some advise, which was very helpful. So if your looking for a Corvette go see Joe! You will be glad you did. Thanks Joe for everything, you helped make my dream come true.
I bought my 1999 Corvette from Keystone Corvettes at the Corvettes at Carlisle show at Carlisle in 2006. The car had 72,000 miles on it and I got it for a fair price. It has been less than seven years and I am now at 192,000 miles. I have traveled to 19 different states and basically kept up maintenance. Except for Winter months, I drive it all the time. It gets great MPH and is a lot of fun. This is the best used car I have ever bought and it's a Corvette! I will look to Keystone Corvettes for my next one too!
I looked at different dealers and did not trust them. Then I met Joe. He is honest, helpful and very knowledgeable about Corvettes. The problem for me is that I am too tall for 1974-81 Corvette I was looking to purchase. Joe knew I would fit better,much better, in the newer cars. He was right. He put me in a red 2003 and my wife and I went for test ride. My wife and I fell in love with the car. Joe checked the car and made sure I was happy. It was worth the 4 hour drive to have a honest and helpful salesman. I got the car at a good fair price. Thank you Joe for all your help!
PS. ask him what I said to him when we came back from test drive.
I searched for a long time and was unable to find a clean, stock, low mileage FRC in my immediate area. I needed the FRC model because a lot of the groups I do open-lap events with at the race track do not allow cars with removable tops (e.g. any car where the B-pillar is not connected to the A-pillar). This included most of the C5 coupes I found out. I was unwilling to pay the premium for the Z-06 model as the car was to undergo many modifications which would replace almost everything the zo6 has to offer. I shied away from buying an already modified FRC in my area and went with the low mileage, stock FRC that Joe had. Joe was very helpful throughout the sale process. He even drove me a few towns over to get the temporary registration to bring the car home as my wife had expressed a desire to get back home quickly after we arrived in her Jeep. Joe told us he would handle everything and she left me there with him so she could get back home and continue her day. Joe answered all of the questions I had regarding the C5 corvette on our way to and from the AAA office. I know much about the performace stats of these cars but not much about the mechanical workings of them and was greatfull to speak with someone so knowledgeable. The car reflected his mechanical skill because any thing repaired on it prior to sale were unnoticeable and had been performed better than new. The car met its first real test last weekend at the track and performed great. It even had to pull double duty to get another driver some seat time, because the afformentioned, local half-modded FRC (purchased by a friend of mine after I decided against it)did not make it through 3 minutes of the weekend's first session. I am very happy that I was referred to Keystone Corvettes during my search and very happy to have met Joe. I know if there ever is something that would need repaired beyond my knowledge, Joe would be there for advice.
After months of looking for just the right Corvette, I found it! I bought a 1999 Corvette Convertible from Joe at Keystone Corvettes and I love it!! I would do business with Joe again in a heart beat! It was a pleasure dealing with someone like Joe. He went above and beyond to match me with the perfect Corvette with no high pressure sales pitch. His business ethic is top notch and customer friendly making the entire experience positive and stress free. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fair, honest deal to stop by and talk to Joe. You won't be disappointed! Thanks Joe for a wonderful business experience! It was a pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
As I'm about to retire, I was looking for a car to have a little fun with while getting rid of my work car. I was thinking something like a subcompact within my price range. Certainly, a Corvette was the farthest thing from my mind. But then I happened across an article about C4 prices and was surprised to find how affordable they were. Even so, I'm no mechanic and was dubious about buying a 20-year-old car of any type.
Just for the heck of it, I looked up Pa. Corvette dealers online and saw Keystone Corvettes listed in Mount Union, Pa. I'm familiar with Mount Union, and quite frankly was surprised to find a guy selling used Corvettes was making a go of it in a place that's somewhat off the beaten track. That got me thinking maybe here was a guy who had something on the ball. I contacted Joe Shields by email, liked what I read in his replies, and decided to go see him.
What I found was a straight talker who sells good cars. Joe is a guy who seems to sincerely care about the cars, and he isn't in the business of selling rust buckets. After a couple of test drives, I purchased a very clean 1994 C4 and have been very satisfied in the short time I've had the car. At age 65, I've crossed off a check box on my bucket list with my first Vette. From what I've seen, Joe's prices are fair. And a big selling point for me is that I'm confident Joe will stand behind what he sells and do his best to give me good service after the sale. You can't ask more of anyone than that. Joe seems to be that most valuable of commodities — an honest car dealer. I recommend him without reservation if you're in the market for a Corvette.
Joe was extremely easy to do business with. He is very friendly, honest, and willing to go the extra mile to help a customer. I highly recommend him and Keystone Corvettes and want to thank him for an excellent buying experience.
I recently had the pleasure of purchasing a Red 2000 Corvette with 4,900 miles on it from Joe. I owned a few in the past and was looking for that special car. I visited the Keystone Corvettes website and spoke with Joe a few times. He made me feel like I could trust him. I'm very picky and integrity to me is everything. Joe did not disappoint. The car was spotless, not a mark on it inside or out. I love it! I would recommend to anyone looking for a Corvette to give Joe a call. You will not regret it! Thanks for everything Joe!
I purchased a 2001 Corvette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. I had been looking for quite some time for the right car to purchase. The car I bought was exactly as described on the web site. I have been very happy with the car and the whole buying process. I would recommend Keystone Corvettes to anyone looking to purchase a used Corvette.
I have been looking for about 2 years at different Corvettes. Last Feb 2012, I knew I was ready to buy my vette. I went to other Corvette shops to pick out my c3. Most of the Corvettes didn't run, didn't have an engine, or a missing battery, and the price`s were way too high for a car that didn't even run. So, I thought i would never get my vette. This is when iI came across Keystone Corvettes. I called and asked Joe if his vettes ran. He laughed and said of course they run. So, I drove out and picked out my vette. Joe and his business have been a class act ever since I bought my vette. It has been an awesome experience. I have had minor problems with my vette. Joe has actually hauled it in for repair, fixed it and returned it. If you are looking to buy a Corvette, dont go anywhere else. Go to Keystone Corvetts! Joe will help you and give you 100 percent customer service. It has been a pleasure and I look forward to buying another Corvette off of Joe.
Great Service and nice Corvettes! I searched the tri-state area for a Corvette and found what I was looking for at Keystone Corvettes. I loved the price, condition of the car, and the excellent service from the owner/dealer, Joe. I've been searching over several months for another corvette and remembered that I sold a corvette to Joe approximately 1 1/2 years ago. When I found his website, I saw exactly what I was looking for so I gave him a call. I made an appointment and purchased my corvette. As before, it was a seamless and easy process when dealing with Joe. The whole transaction was great. Being that I had to travel, he ensured that he was available and all the paper work was in order and ready to sign. So, the bottom line is that if you're in process of looking for a great Corvette in great condition, at a great price, I totally recommend visiting Joe. He is fair and very knowledgeable about Corvettes. Even though I had to travel, I found the service and product was well worth the trip. In addition, you get to see some great scenery and test out your corvette on some great roads.
Rating from Tony
- Overall: 5 out of 5
- Customer Service: 5 out of 5
- Buying Process: 5 out of 5
- Quality of Repair: 5 out of 5
- Overall Facilities: 5 out of 5
I bought my first Corvette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. Owning a corvette has been a life long dream. However, I wanted a C3 "driver" that looked and drove great at a reasonable cost. Most people told me this couldn't happen on my budget. Joe not only got me in the car I wanted but he painstakingly went over the car to make sure everything worked great! My bright blue 82 Corvette is amazing! However, what is more amazing to me, is Joe even called me (after delivering the car) to see how I was doing. He asked if driving my 82 Corvette was everything I thought it would be. I am very certain Joe takes a lot of pride and really enjoys fulfilling peoples dreams of Corvette ownership. Joe then reminded me that if there were any problems to call him; he meant it! Owning and driving my first Corvette is better than I could imagine partly because of the experience of buying the car from Joe. I will be back to purchase another one (some day)! Thanks Joe!
I recently purchased a 1970 Corvette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. The deal was done completely over the telephone and through e-mail. I had not dealt with Joe before. However, after a few telephone conversations I felt comfortable making a deal for the purchase of a car without seeing it. When the car arrived at my home in Phoenix, it was just as Joe described it. I am completely satisfied. Joe was very responsive to all of my questions and requests for photos. Joe was extremely accommodating and helpful in getting the car to my transporter. I would highly recommend Keystone Corvettes.
Thank you for the wonderful experience we had in locating and purchasing a beautiful car from you and your company. Having once owned a C-5 my true passion for Corvette is with the C-3. Your professional expertise with locating Corvettes and ensuring that they are quality vehicles is commendable. There are so many people out there just passing the vehicles around to just make a buck that the process can be somewhat stressful. In today's market, a quality vehicle for hard earned money is far and few. The way you run your business made the 4 and half hour trip to your location time well spent. I just need the warmer weather to surface to get the car out to show and enjoy it. Once again, thank you for being the business owner and person you are.
Michael and Brenda Clarkson
Forked River, New Jersey
Great customer service. Car was better than described. Joe is very honest and straight forward. Will definitely be a repeat customer. If your looking for a great corvette at a great price Keystone is the place to go!!
Alden, New York
On July 19th. I bought a 1980 Corvette off of Joe. My parents and I drove 250 miles from Wyoming, Delaware. I was very pleased with the car and when I found a light out Joe fixed it on the spot. We were there for over 6 hours waiting for my insurance agent to fax the necessary paperwork. Joe took care of us and made us very comfortable. He answered all of my questions about the car in a professional manner. I just wanted to write to say I had a great experience. I got a great car and it is all thanks to Joe !!
Back in April, I got in contact with Joe about a '68 c3 vette he had for sale. He was absolutely first class in his helpfulness toward me. I had all sorts of questions, which he was happy to reply to in a happy and understanding manner. The importing company I chose to use caused a lot of headaches, and where anyone else (even including myself!) would of pulled the plug, he patiently waited for me. It took approx 3 months for the transaction to be finalized. During that time, all he had was the word of a bloke in another country. Thankfully he was understanding of my situation down here. He held the car for me until it was sorted out. He even went out of his way to research other importers in which I could use if my problem wasn't sorted out!. Thanks to his attitude, I'm now sitting in the car of my dreams as I write this! There was no nasty surprises when the car was delivered to my house, everything was as he stated. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND, AND COMMEND JOE FOR HIS SERVICE. Anyone who is looking to buy a vette, whether your local or international like myself; this is the place to do your business. Thank you for your honesty, prompt responses and patients. Regards;
I recently purchased a small Chevy pickup from Joe at keystone Corvettes and I have to say, Joe is the real deal! If you think there are no honest and dedicated car dealers out there, then you haven't dealt with Joe. He is a good guy with every intention to satisfy his customers and keep a good name for himself and his business. I know now that when purchasing another vehicle I will go back to Keystone Corvettes for a fair price and an honest deal from an honest and hardworking man. You cannot go wrong with keystone Corvettes.
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
Thanks for making my search for a C3 convertible 4-speed a big success. I was convinced by other Corvette retailers that I would never find what I was looking for in my price range. This car is very solid and looks great, it exceeds my expectations. I will tell all my Corvette buddies to check with you first when looking for a car. Thanks Joe!
I will always buy my vehicles from Joe at Keystone Corvettes. I am very particular as to whom I let work on them. However with Joe, I always feel confident he will do outstanding work. My parents have both bought Corvettes from him and happily introduced us when I was in the market to purchase. Since the first time I met Joe, he has been everything I would want from a trusted professional. He has gone above and beyond to make sure I am one hundred percent satisfied with every detail. Most importantly, I know I can trust him and integrity means everything to me.
Sarah Elizabeth Lepardo
I bought my first corvette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes and I have to say the experience was a great one. He made the deal easy going and went out of his way to accommodate my needs. I will buy from him again and will recommend his dealership to friends and family looking for a corvette.
I would like to let you know how pleased I am to have purchased my 99 C5 with Keystone Corvettes. I have never bought a car out of state online before and Keystone Corvettes made the process very easy. The car was exactly as described and maybe even better than described. The few cars that were available in Colorado and in my price range either had more miles than I wanted or were the wrong color. When I found the ONE at Keystone Corvettes, it had the miles and color that I wanted. Joe sounded like he knew his business on the phone. I was right on all accounts! Again, thank you very much for a great buying experience!
We bought our first Corvette from Joe in 2004. Ever since that initial purchase Joe has been there with advice, guidance, and a personal approach that shows he is truly customer focused. We've made multiple purchases from Joe, the most recent one this June. Joe has worked with us to understand exactly what we've been looking for with the proper equipment, color, and budget constraints. I highly recommend new Corvette buyers, and those already familiar with the great cars, to contact Joe for your purchase. You'll not regret it!!! Thanks Joe!
Ed and Deb Hamman
I have been searching for a very long time for a newer Corvette, to replace my 1992 Corvette. I searched local dealers, as well as dealers on the internet. Everyone had prices that were ridiculous,and/or they were not willing to work with me to make any kind of deal happen. I found Keystone Corvettes and Joe. After months of emailing Joe back and forth, (He is a very patient man!)we finally came up with a car that I was very interested in and that fit my budget. I did some minimal financing. Within one day of my receiving the loan proceeds, Joe drove three hours to deliver my new 2002 Corvette on his flatbed. The next day I drove it 200 miles, and it ran like a charm. I would highly recommend Keystone Corvettes and Joe to anyone interested in purchasing a Corvette.
Jeff Wida & Joanne Smith
I purchased a 1979 Vette from Joe at Keystone Corvettes a few weeks ago. After spending hours and hours looking over & driving different cars, I decided on the 1979. Joe was extremely helpful in pointing out the good and the bad of all the cars I looked at. This is my first Vette and he was really helpful with all the information. I have never had a better purchasing experience. Joe also stands behind what he sells. On my way home with the vette, I started to hear a grinding in the rear end. Joe told me to bring the car back and he would correct it. Well, he ended up putting a replacement rear end in the car as well as changing all the universal joints at no additional expense to me!!!!! Now that is customer service! I would recommend anyone looking for a car to talk to Joe. He is a great guy and good to deal with.
I have been searching for a corvette for a couple of months, I went to a couple of other dealers who were not very nice and I think when you are purchasing something it should be a pleasant experience. After doing some searches on the internet, I found Keystone Corvettes website and went down to look at a couple of cars that interested me. Joe was so nice and laid back and made my shopping experience comfortable. I live 5 minutes from a corvette dealer and would tell everyone I know to check out Joes cars and get the same experience that I received. It was definitely worth the 1 hour drive and I would highly recommend Keystone Corvettes.
David B. Peake
Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania
I had been searching for MONTHS until one day I came across Joe's Website. I had my eye on another Vette on Joe's Website until I drove to his place and found my FIRST Corvette! When I first met Joe, I knew that I was in good hands. After I decided on the car I was going to purchased, I noticed that it had 2 different brands of tires on it. I just mentioned it to Joe and I when I went to pick up my car, he had put 2 BRAND NEW tires on the Vette to match two of the existing tires. On the drive home, I noticed something not quite right in the back-end. I called Joe and he told me to bring it in for him to take a look at. He SUSPECTED a bad Universal Joint and took it upon himself to replace them ALL.!!! Joe took very good care of me! I would encourage anyone interested in buying a Corvette to go to Joe!!! Customer Satisfaction is TRULY Joe's NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!!!
Wayne R. Bernard
I first bought a Corvette from Joe in 2006. Wanting a nice driving car, I found Keystone Corvettes on line and checked out his inventory. He had a 1994 convertible 6 speed, which was exactly what I wanted. I contacted Joe for info on the car. With that info, I decided the 200 mile trip may be worth it. Well, it was. I bought the car and put just over 20,000 miles on it. I must say great Corvette miles. The car ran perfect the whole time and never had any problems. Then in March of 2012, I wanted to get into a C-5. I started looking around. Wanting a convertible 6 speed and dark color was not exactly easy to find. During my search, I did check out Keystone Corvettes, along with other dealers. I had a choice of selling my 1994 Corvette or seeing what I could get on a trade. Joe and I exchanged emails about his car and mine. He then said that he would be interested in seeing mine and that maybe he would be interested in taking it on trade. So I made the 200 mile drive to Mount , Pa. He checked out my car and I checked out the one he had for sale. We did come to an agreement and I drove home in the C-5. It was exactly what I wanted, plus Joe was very honest in the info he emailed me regarding the car. After it was all done, I definitely would recommend Joe and Keystone Corvettes to any potential Corvette buyer. Joe will tell you exactly how the car is, so when you get there, there will be no surprises. If anyone buys the car I traded to him, they will be getting a great car which I perfectly maintained over the year. I plan on having fun with this C-5 and when and if it comes time for me to move up again, I will definitely be contacting Joe. I would recommend Keystone Corvettes to anyone interested in getting a Corvette. Especially earlier models, as his inventory is quite nice. Anyone is always welcome to email me any questions about Keystone Corvettes. They have been in business over 20 years and their customer satisfaction is one reason.
Westfield, New York
Just wanted to write you a quick thank you on my purchase of your ’76 Corvette Stingray. I have bought a lot of cars over the years and I can honestly say I have never had the experience I have had with you. You are a man of your word. You went above and beyond my expectations. It was by far the best experience I have ever had buying a car. Please use this letter and my phone number as a reference if anyone ever has a doubt about buying a car from you. You will always have a customer when I look for another ‘vette. Thank you for everything!
A truly satisfied customer,
Reflections Automotive Wax Shop
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you again for the excellent service on the purchase of my third Vette from you. I have always been pleased with the way you do business. A true man of his word; a value I have always lived by. This convertible is one of the nicest cars I have bought thus far. We are going to truly enjoy it. I would truly tell everyone, as I do, if you are considering a Corvette, make the trek to Keystone Corvettes or view their website for your dream car and believe me, Joe will assist you in making it happen! I have bought Corvettes from other dealers in the area. Let me tell you, was sadly disappointed in the sale and the service too! I am a Keystone Corvette buyer for life now! Joe, please use this message to let people know.
Terence L Mitnik
How do you say Thank You to someone who has made a life long dream come true? The 2002 C5 Z06 I purchased from you is WONDERFUL. The car is a show stopper and I have the trophies to prove it. Not only has the car met all my expectations of a dream car but the kindness, honesty and service I received from you during and after the sale far exceeded my expectations. If there is one thing you know besides corvettes it is how to treat your customers. I have and will continue to recommend Keystone Corvettes to everyone interested in purchasing their dream car.
I wanted to take the opportunity to share thoughts on Keystone Corvettes' and Joe Shields. I have never been more pleased with the level of customer service provided by Joe. We spoke by phone on a Wednesday regarding a 73 coupe he had in inventory. From our conversation, I had no reservations about making the 3 hour 30 minute drive to look at his car. Joe was straightforward and very professional. Upon arrival, he recognized my voice and greeted me with a warm handshake I knew then, this was a person to do business with. I am pleased to have met and done business with Joe. I'll buy my next Vette here and recommed Keystone Corvettes to my friends. Thanks for making the purchase of my first Vette a pleasurable experience.
I recently purchased a 1997 Corvette from Keystone Corvettes. The level of service, knowledge, and honesty that I experienced during this transaction, from Joe and his staff, was unbelievable. My wife and I drove a long distance to pick up the car and there were some unexpected, last minute details that needed done to the car. Joe told us to start back home. He would make the repair, call our cell when it was done, and put the Vette on his roll-back and catch-up to us either in route or deliver it to our house 3 1/2 hrs. away! (We took delivery half way home!) That's service and integrity at a whole new level.
John & Arlene Bonnett
Joe at Keystone Corvettes took what I thought would be a very stressful experience and turned it into one of complete pleasure and satisfaction. I had been looking for a corvette seriously for a few months. I came across Keystone Corvettes and sent Joe an email. He followed up the same day. I was very impressed with Joe. He took a genuine interest in my situation and desire for a certain corvette. He was professional and informative, answering all my questions. Keystone Corvettes was 150 miles away, yet worth the trip. I made it up to Keystone Corvettes and met Joe. We talked and then he tossed me the keys. The 2003 50th Anniversary Convertible was absolutely perfect! I knew very quickly that this was it! Because of the distance it was somewhat a challenge getting back up to Keystone Corvettes. Joe said he would be available whenever I could make it up. I came up that weekend and became a proud owner of a corvette. Joe made the whole process easy and stress free! That is the way it is suppose to be!
Thank you Joe!
We have purchased two cars from Keystone Corvettes. A Steel Blue 1991(July 2010), and just purchased a Red 1979(February 2011). Joe's knowledge of the cars, his friendly and easy-going attitude, and his excellent customer service make buying a car from him a pleasure. We highly recommend doing business with Joe and Keystone Corvettes.
Tom & Joanne McKinney
I purchased a 1999 Corvette convertible from Joe December 29, 2010. Needless to say this was a long winter. The car sat in the garage for months until the weather started to clear and I could get it out. Once I was able to drive the car, I noticed several things that needed attention: the ac pump was squeeling, the ac didn't work, and the tires kept losing pressure. I drove it over to ask Joe a couple of questions. He said "let's put her on the lift". Next thing I knew, he was giving me a ride home so he could keep the car and fix the above issues. All the issues were taken care of and the car was carefully detailed when I picked it up!! When I asked "what do I owe you?" He said, "nothing". I just want to say THANK YOU JOE for the great customer service! When I get another Corvette in two years, I'll be going to see Joe.
I purchased a 1998 corvette from Keystone Corvettes, and am very pleased with the car, and the after the sale service. Everything that needed taken care of, was completed. I live in Georgia, and Joe met me halfway to deliver the car. I highly recommend Keystone Corvettes to anyone. If you do not see the car on the website, Joe can find one.
I purchased my first Corvette (‘91 Convertible) from Keystone Corvettes in 2004, and my second (‘97 Coupe) in 2010 and, I'm pretty sure where my next one will come from. If you’re looking to buy a Corvette, I highly recommend “Keystone Joe". In my personal experience; he has been great to deal with. On the sales side, there has never been any pressure. In both cases for me, I wasn’t sure what I wanted and Joe was patient while I drove a variety of cars trying to figure it out. Once I knew what I wanted, he helped find it. In one case, he even helped me by installing a factory option that I wanted, but wasn’t originally available for my model year. n the service side, I have been equally pleased. Joe has addressed any issues I’ve had quickly and in multiple cases when I’ve asked if something would be covered under the warranty, the answer has been “no, but I’ll cover it”. He even picked my car up, repaired it, and returned it to my house on one occasion. Joe has always been helpful and able to either directly answer my questions or to get me answers quickly. He’s sent me information when I needed it for my own research, he’s kept his doors open late when I couldn’t get there during normal business hours, and he always answers the phone and returns emails. So, I guess the bottom line is: if you’re looking for a corvette, in my opinion, this is the place to go.
I recently purchased a 2001 Corvette convertable from Joe, and am not only completely satisfied with the car but also with the honesty and kindness of Joe Shields. He answered all my questions on the phone before I decided to drive 100 miles from Keymar, MD, to see the car and indeed even stayed open on Saturday past normal hours until I arrived. Joe is a great guy to deal with and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to purchase a Corvette.
I purchased my first Corvette, a 2002 Z-06 from Joe in the fall of 2010. Joe described the car on the phone and sent me photos. I live in Canada, so it was important that I could rely on his word and his honest description of the car. I drove 10 hours to get the car. When I got there, it was up on the hoist ready for my inspection. The car was exactly as describe; it is an awesome car and I really enjoy it. The experience with Joe went so well that I have purchased another Corvette in the spring of 2011, a 2000 Corvette convertible. This time, Joe held on to it for me for 1 month until I was ready to pick it up. After I paid him and left with the car, I realized that I was missing information on one of my papers for the import process. When I called him, he offered to meet me an hour away from his location. Now that is service! The car was great and exactly as described. I will be buying my next Corvette from Joe for sure. I have purchased and sold many many cars over the years and this was by far the most pleasant and trouble free experience I have ever had.
I just purchased my second Corvette from Joe. This one is my dream vette, a red 1972. From the second I contacted Joe, he did everything he could to help me. He even called me from North Carolina, while he was on vacation with his family, to answer a question I had about the car. I tell everyone I know how great Joe is to deal with. I would not hesitate to deal with Joe again. Joe is honest and trustworthy. In this day and age, that is a very rare quality in a sales person. Joe, thank you again for all of your time and help making this dream corvette purchase possible.
I want to share what a wonderful and refreshing experience I had in purchasing my 1972 Corvette convertible. I have wanted such a car since I was 12 years old, that was 44 years ago. Nevertheless, I found this car on the internet at Keystone Corvettes and after talking to Joe Shields sensed that I could trust him in purchasing the car without physically seeing it or driving it. I was delighted when I received the car after Joe arranged the transport and have had many opportunities to source him for advice on various restoration items, he is always willing to help and has been a most reliable source of information long after the purchase. It is indeed rare to find such an honest and caring person in an industry with a questionable reputation. I am enjoying restoring this classic car and even more driving it. I attended my first car show in the Corvette last week and had many compliments.
Thank You Joe!
Sergio Escobar DDS
We purchased a 2001 corvetee in June. It was the color I always wanted. When a few things went wrong, Joe stood behind his promise. He came and got it, fixed it and brought it back to us. What more can you ask for from a dealer. I will recommend him to anyone who asks.
This is the first sports car I ever wanted and Joe made it so easy for me to obtain exactly what I was looking for. I bought my corvette from Joe and the experience was wonderful. Joe is honest and gives the customer a sense of confidence to buy from him. He is not a typical dealer, where the buyer feels harrased. I would recommend buying from Joe at Keystone corvettes. You will not go wrong and get decesent prices. Thanks again Joe. I love my Corvette.
Mr. Jesus DeJesus
Mount Holly, New Jersey
New to Corvettes and before going to the show at Carlisle, I stopped by to ask Joe a few questions. In less than five minutes he had me educated, motivated and informed. I now have the seed planted after a brief test drive around the block! I'll be sure to look for Joe this coming weekend!
I just wanted to drop an additional line about Joe's customer service after the sale. We have purchased three cars from Joe over the years and we did however experience some of the usual problems that occur with used cars. Joe has gone above and beyond all expectations of a car dealer and man of his word when there are problems/issues with your corvette purchase from him. I stated prior that we have purchased corvette's from other corvette dealer's in the Pensylvania area with regret to their ability to be totally honest and truthful before and after the purchase. However with Joe, he has always tried his best to make it right. Remember if you are considering a used Corvette make the trip to Mount , Pa or utilize his website. You will see the car of your dreams and I am sure that Joe will be happy to assist you in any way he can to make you an owner of a corvette from his inventory stock. If he does not have it in stock,he will find you the special one you want.
Terence L. Mitnik
I started my search for a Corvette several months ago. After looking at several local dealers, it was apparent that Keystone Corvettes was advertising the best prices for comparative vehicles that I could find. I made the 2 hour drive to see what Joe had in stock and was glad to see that his cars were just as nice or better than several I had looked at from other dealers. Driving several cars was as easy as asking for the keys with no pressure from Joe. After the test drives, he just asked what I thought about each vehicle. I told Joe I would call him in a few days to let him know what my decision. I called back and told him which one I wanted. I told him that it may be a few weeks till I get back to pick it up due some banking matters and some personal family issues that needed attention first. I sent Joe a deposit to let him know I was serious and he said it's yours. Let me know when you're ready for it. I finally got back to get it about 2 1/2 weeks later. The Corvette was nice and clean and ready to go when I got there. Keystone Corvettes will get my business again if I decide to up grade down the road.
The car is running great.
Tower City, Pennsylvania
When I wanted to purchase an older corvette, the local selection was very limited. I came across Keystone Corvette's website. I had to drive almost 200 miles to view these cars. I was apprehensive about the accuracy of the pictures accurately representing the cars. When I arrived, I was not disappointed. I decided on one and Joe worked with me on all phases of the purchase. If I decide to trade this vehicle in, I will not hesitate to return to Keystone Corvette to make another purchase.
I bought my 2002 Corvette from Joe in 2007. Almost five years later, it is still the best purchase I've ever made. When my friend drove me to PA to pick my Corvette, the battery was dead from sitting through the winter and the computer needed reset. Joe felt bad that I was unable to drive my first Corvette home that day so he sent me home driving one of his Corvettes. The next day, he drove my car to Maryland and picked up hia. My next Corvette purchase will definitely be from Keystone Corvettes. This is only one example of why Keystone is the best.
I have purchased two Corvettes from Keystone Corvettes. Joe Shields, the owner, has been more than fair and accomodating in our dealings. There have never been any "high pressure" tactics or double talk. Since I have known Joe for many years, first as his 6th grade teacher and later as a friend, I am pleased (but not surprised) that he is doing so well. He has always been honest and forthright. Keystone Corvettes is located in a relatively remote area of Pennsylvania. However, Joe's reputation for knowledge of his product and his admirable businesses practices have spread. Without a doubt, I will buy another Corvette from Joe and highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a great car with great service!
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
I bought two Corvettes from Joe at Keystone Corvette. I bought them in 2009. It was a 1980 white t-top and a 1973 blue convertible. I have Joe to ship them to Norway where I live. I got the best service and help with everything. I have the best and only the best to tell you about this company and the owner. The cars I got home to my door was the cars I bought and in the condition he told me. The year after, the blue won a price in a carshow in Norway. In 2011, I was in Carlisle on the fall meet. Then I needed some help and Joe never said no. So if I have a friend or you have a friend that need a car do not hesitate to tell about Joe and Keystone Corvettes. Thanks Joe!