Dave Thompson

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.

Dave Thompson
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania