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Old 11-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Nearly 4,000 New Corvettes Sold Last Month, Wow!

If this keeps up, soon we will see a vette at every street corner
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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There was a little bit of pent-up demand. I doubt we'll see it stay near 4000 a month for more than a month or two, but I have no doubt this will far exceed the ~12k units that finished the C6 run.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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There was a little bit of pent-up demand. I doubt we'll see it stay near 4000 a month for more than a month or two, but I have no doubt this will far exceed the ~12k units that finished the C6 run.


Close but no cigar... let's say as we know figuratively we already see Mustangs or Camaros at every city block but I think the total sales will reach between 25k-30k per year... maybe even +/- a few Gs. No way will it be at the 80k-90k figures like the pony cars. C7's entry pricepoint is too high plus it's only a 2-seater...
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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This is certainly a great #, go GM !
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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I believe that the 3,929 figure is for ALL Corvettes sold by the dealers to retail customers in Oct, 2103. That would include any left over C6's sold during that period, I believe.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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Close but no cigar... let's say as we know figuratively we already see Mustangs or Camaros at every city block but I think the total sales will reach between 25k-30k per year... maybe even +/- a few Gs. No way will it be at the 80k-90k figures like the pony cars. C7's entry pricepoint is too high plus it's only a 2-seater...
Spot on!!!The goal is to keep those 25k-30k numbers throughout the model run.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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There was a little bit of pent-up demand. I doubt we'll see it stay near 4000 a month for more than a month or two, but I have no doubt this will far exceed the ~12k units that finished the C6 run.
I think a big chunk of it were C6s sold at steep discounts. Still has Corvette ever been sold these many a month?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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I believe that the 3,929 figure is for ALL Corvettes sold by the dealers to retail customers in Oct, 2103. That would include any left over C6's sold during that period, I believe.
The number is new registrations, including fleet or any bulk sales. But it doesn't matter, each month is the same accounting.

On second thought the number may be inflated if all those demo units are counted in.

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No, the number is new registrations, including fleet or any bulk sales. But it doesn't matter, each month is the same accounting.

On second thought the number may be inflated if all those demo units are counted in.
Isn't a leftover unsold 2013 C6 that is sold new in Oct, 2013 a new registration? I believe it is.

I didn't mean to imply that sales of used Corvettes were included in that figure.

My point was that there were not 3929 2014 Corvettes sold last month buy Chevrolet dealers to retail customers.

Any cars running with manufacture's plates or owned by GM in Bowling Green and running KY dealer's plates, would not be included in that figure.

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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And dealers can report it sold to themselves to support their sales velocity and support allocations...very hard to tell with hot cars what truly went over the curb to true paying customers...
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and have only seen 1 C7 on the road so far! FC kerbeck in in my back yard as well.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #12
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My dealer said they sold eight. Have not seen any in central Pa to date.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #13
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Sales will remain strong through 2015. Usually by the third model year you will see sales level off or even decline somewhat. Larger Dealer discounts will start appearing on the Stingray in the 2016 model year once the shock and aww factor dies down.

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And dealers can report it sold to themselves to support their sales velocity and support allocations...very hard to tell with hot cars what truly went over the curb to true paying customers...
If a dealer "sells" it to themselves don't they have to go to the DMV and register the car, buy license tags, and pay sales tax on it?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #15
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Whether it is a C6 or a C7 that was sold, still a good number of new Vette owners.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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Sales will remain strong through 2015. Usually by the third model year you will see sales level off or even decline somewhat. Larger Dealer discounts will start appearing on the Stingray in the 2016 model year once the shock and aww factor dies down.
$1,000(since January 2013) to $3,000 discounts(today) are already starting and there are still two months remaining in 2013. Believing that prices will hold firm at MSRP until 2016 MY is delusional.
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Believing that prices will hold firm at MSRP until 2016 MY is delusional.
So will the belief that they will sell an average of 25-30,000 units during the production life cycle
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #18
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Whether it is a C6 or a C7 that was sold, still a good number of new Vette owners.
Point was that it appeared that GM sold some 4,000 C7's last month. They didn't, even though 3,929 Corvettes(C6 & C7)sold in one month is a great number.

I believe sales of the C7 will hold strong for quite a while, but it will take discounts on most C7's sold for that to happen, after the first of the year.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #19
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C5s sold in years > 50K units a year. You don't see them on every corner. You see a lot of them but not on every corner.
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C5s sold in years > 50K units a year. You don't see them on every corner. You see a lot of them but not on every corner.
C5's ran around 31,000-35,000 annually for it's entire run(except for 1997 when they only had ~5 months of production). I still see plenty of them running around today.

I do see more homeless people on the corners than C5's though.
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