Vancouver, British Columbia – The Olympic-branded GM vehicles that were used during the 2010 Olympics will be available for sale to the public at the end of the Paralympic Winter Games in March.
More than 4,600 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles were used to ferry athletes, Olympic officials and international dignitaries to and from the competitions, victory ceremonies and celebrations.
“Wherever I go during the Games, everyone wants to know what will happen to the vehicles once the events have wrapped up,” said Tom Laurie, GM of Canada’s manager of Olympic partnership. “We’ve been flooded with requests from Olympic revellers wanting to take home more than just a pair of red mittens. Canadians want to take advantage of this special opportunity to own a vehicle that was part of our country’s Olympic legacy.”
Select GM dealerships in B.C. are taking customer deposits on Olympic fleet vehicles, which will be ready for pickup in mid-March. Dealerships outside the area will bid on the remaining vehicles in an auction, and Canadian customers across the country are encouraged to contact their local dealers for details.
All fleet vehicles will be specially-priced and permanently marked with a commemorative Vancouver 2010 medallion.
GM Canada is also providing 1,500 vehicles for the Paralympic Winter Games, with those vehicles available to customers in April.