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Old 10-12-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default 2018 MY... will be the leanest year since 1959!

According to the NCM Museum (link below) Less than 9700 Corvettes will be produced for MY 2018. That makes it about equal to 1959 production of 9670 cars built.
http://www.corvettemuseum.org/2019-c...ion-announced/
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I guess that is one "positive" out of GM making my 2018 old before it's time.

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Woohoo, my car will be rare!
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Not quite correct. 1983...
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Not quite correct. 1983...
There were no production Corvette's in 1983. The MY was 1984.
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There were no production Corvette's in 1983. The MY was 1984.
I thought there was one produced, that lives in the NCM??
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I thought there was one produced, that lives in the NCM??
There is a Silver one there, however it was one saved from the crusher and was not a production car. There was no 1983 Model Year. Corvette production started in March of 1983 as a 1984 model.
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Actually there are 1.5 1983 cars. Half of one is mounted against the wall of the NCM garage.
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Woohoo, my car will be rare!
Speaking of rare....

I had ordered the 2018 Carbon 65 edition partly because I liked it's uniqueness, I valued the idea it would be somewhat rare.

Now in an absolutely ironic twist of fate, thanks to this new production timeline, I find that I am all but guaranteed to receive the most duplicated/replicated car of the 2018 model year cycle.

On top of that, the ceramic matrix gray color has not been very well received. It was anticipated to be one of, if not the absolute lowest volume color for 2018.
Fast forward just a few short months and here we are in a situation where there is a very real possibility that ceramic matrix could be the most popular color for 2018.
Given that there are guaranteed to be 650 carbon 65's, plus whatever numbers the color was ordered in across the rest of the line up. When you divide by a paltry 9,600 projected cars produced in 2018, there is a very real chance that the "take rate" could be well into the 20%+ range for ceramic matrix.
Who woulda' thunk it
And just like that we did a complete 180°
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How confusing is it to start making 2019 cars in JANUARY of 2018?! And with "No major changes are coming for 2019 as models, colors and options from 2018 will carry over..."

So why are they doing this?

I haven't been on here in weeks and obviously missed something!
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If I were Chevy, I'd call them 18.5's. It'd be a win win. They get to keep saying 18, and call it a freshining. That could hold them over to a 19 with significant changes... owners happy, future buyers happy...
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How confusing is it to start making 2019 cars in JANUARY of 2018?! And with "No major changes are coming for 2019 as models, colors and options from 2018 will carry over..."

So why are they doing this?

I haven't been on here in weeks and obviously missed something!
Probably to add the ZR1 to the line up
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Probably to add the ZR1 to the line up
So they just want the ZR1 as a 2019? Or they need to retool things to do that? Or what?

I'm so out of touch that I hadn't heard there was going to be a ZR1. Life's had me too busy to be on the forum. For shame!
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Speaking of rare....

I had ordered the 2018 Carbon 65 edition partly because I liked it's uniqueness, I valued the idea it would be somewhat rare.

Now in an absolutely ironic twist of fate, thanks to this new production timeline, I find that I am all but guaranteed to receive the most duplicated/replicated car of the 2018 model year cycle.

On top of that, the ceramic matrix gray color has not been very well received. It was anticipated to be one of, if not the absolute lowest volume color for 2018.
Fast forward just a few short months and here we are in a situation where there is a very real possibility that ceramic matrix could be the most popular color for 2018.
Given that there are guaranteed to be 650 carbon 65's, plus whatever numbers the color was ordered in across the rest of the line up. When you divide by a paltry 9,600 projected cars produced in 2018, there is a very real chance that the "take rate" could be well into the 20%+ range for ceramic matrix.
Who woulda' thunk it
And just like that we did a complete 180°
Sebring Orange will probably be one of the lowest produced colors for 2018.

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How confusing is it to start making 2019 cars in JANUARY of 2018?! And with "No major changes are coming for 2019 as models, colors and options from 2018 will carry over..."

So why are they doing this?

I haven't been on here in weeks and obviously missed something!
Guess there isn't much of a point to go to the NCM bash in April then, as that is usually when they say what the changes for the next MY will be.

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It's going to be one heck of a production run for the 2019 model year.
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Speaking of rare....

I had ordered the 2018 Carbon 65 edition partly because I liked it's uniqueness, I valued the idea it would be somewhat rare.

Now in an absolutely ironic twist of fate, thanks to this new production timeline, I find that I am all but guaranteed to receive the most duplicated/replicated car of the 2018 model year cycle.

On top of that, the ceramic matrix gray color has not been very well received. It was anticipated to be one of, if not the absolute lowest volume color for 2018.
Fast forward just a few short months and here we are in a situation where there is a very real possibility that ceramic matrix could be the most popular color for 2018.
Given that there are guaranteed to be 650 carbon 65's, plus whatever numbers the color was ordered in across the rest of the line up. When you divide by a paltry 9,600 projected cars produced in 2018, there is a very real chance that the "take rate" could be well into the 20%+ range for ceramic matrix.
Who woulda' thunk it
And just like that we did a complete 180°
Are they really guaranteed to make 650? Look at the MY17 GSCE, they were planning to hit a number but fell short. Same thing could happen with the C65. Won’t know until we see the final numbers.
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There is a Silver one there, however it was one saved from the crusher and was not a production car. There was no 1983 Model Year. Corvette production started in March of 1983 as a 1984 model.
Here's the story on the missing 1983 MY.

http://www.corvetteblog.com/2007/02/...1983-corvette/
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There is a Silver one there, however it was one saved from the crusher and was not a production car. There was no 1983 Model Year. Corvette production started in March of 1983 as a 1984 model.
Here is one. We tested several that most likely were scrapped.
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It's going to be one heck of a production run for the 2019 model year.
Yeah really! You figure from the end of January 2018 to June of 2019! That's almost a year and a half!
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You never know. If a large stockpile builds up, they could go to a much lower production rate. I also have to think that production on another GM vehicle will begin in the expanded plant before June of 2019, and it may not be a Corvette.

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