Like any 'new' car that comes out, being the *first one* to have one loses it's significance once many are on the road. THE MOST significant new unit which never loses it's significance is the SNxxx0001.. ie. the 'lowest sn' built for sale to the public. sometimes it's snxxx001 and sometimes it's not. The first C5 Corvette built which was placed into public hands was Snxxx007, which was given to the NCM, and auctioned off for about a year to see who won it!
Completely agree. To me, the lowest serial number would be preferred. Sure, it's cool to say (and prove) that you have a car sold on the first day of availability, but there were probably a lot of them sold that day. And who knows exactly what day that was.