The Toy Store is "Florida's Largest Volume Corvette Dealer" and is proudly celebrating 54 years in business. Jim Crist, founder of the Toy Store has been considered a pioneer in the field of pre-owned Corvettes. Jim's knowledge and involvement as well as support the Toy Store has provided to the Corvette Community have been extensive.
The Toy Store has always considered all Corvette transactions as investments. No other production model can boast the value retention the Corvette has carried over the last 60 years. Based in Largo Florida, the Toy Store attracts buyers and collectors from around the world and provides specialized bank financing of up to 84 months on any vehicle in their inventory. The staff at the Toy Store are experts and can assist customers seven days a week in person or by phone. The secret to the Toy Store's success has always been Service beyond the Sale. We offer our clientele a special invitation to utilize our private service center, open only to Toy Store clients. Priority Service, Deeply Discounted Parts Department, and Real-Time Labor (not Book) at half the labor rate of new dealerships is what keeps Toy Store customers coming back!
The Signature of the Toy Store is the featured inventory we carry at our dealership and our attention to every detail. We strive to create a high sense of customer satisfaction. We appreciate the opportunity to show you our beautiful inventory of low mileage, pre-owned Quality Corvettes. Contact us today!
The Toy Store offers special VIP financing. Our exclusive Vette Investment Plan provides up to 84-month bank financing on our entire inventory for qualified buyers. Allowing the Corvette enthusiast to have a full range of financing options available provides the key component in making a sound investment in a Corvette. By combining the car buying and financing processes into one, we make acquiring your Corvette an easy and convenient experience.
Racing has always been the passion of TEAM Toy Store and has brought the dealership national exposure throughout Jim's professional racing career. Jim has earned several championships at various levels racing primarily Corvettes. In 1996 IKON Office Solutions sponsored the first "Grand Sport" Corvette to race since 1967. TEAM Toy Store debuted this car which they built for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix with Jim driving his #19 Trans AM Corvette to a 13th place finish. This also marked the official entrance that Corvettes came back into racing with the sponsorship of other professional race teams. As the C5 emerged on the scene in 1997 the team again built a brand new car for the 1998 season with Eckler's sponsoring a C5R for the Trans Am Series. Along with promotional tours and caravans to major shows promoting Corvette racing and the Legacy of Corvette, Jim Crist is also a collector of rare and vintage Corvette race cars. The #2 "Challenge Car" driven by Juan Fangio sits alongside the rarest Corvette ever not produced, the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 Convertible, built by Chevrolet, Lotus and Mercury Marine. These cars along with others have been featured numerous times in magazines like Corvette Fever and Corvette Enthusiast. Jim has also been considered a "go-to" source for information in the industry. As the dealership has been prominently displayed on the cover of these magazines over 5 times in the "How to Buy" a Corvette series.