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Old 05-30-2019, 04:34 PM
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Default C8-when will it be in dealerships?

After the reveal how long will it take before they will be in some showrooms? TIA
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:49 PM
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Obviously no one knows since GM hasn't announced when they are going into production. Come on, man.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:01 PM
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Well like I told someone else on another thread. I'm just following patterns from previous corvettes. I'm going to say a huge dealership like Kerbeck for example you will probably start seeing them by late December 2019, and with smaller dealerships you'll start seeing them by late January 2020. Thats just my guess though.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:07 PM
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BG is hiring assemblers, but one thing that will keep them out of dealers is the backlog of C7's.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/04/...c8-production/

IMO you might see a few deliveries in Dec.

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:15 PM
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The Factory will soon stop C7 production...Let’s say 3 to 4 weeks to convert to the C8 production...figure end of July. New C8 production could start early August...figure 2 weeks for quality control checks, and September could see delivery to Chevy Stores...Dealers could have cars in stock to sell to us shortly after...Late September or early October is my guess. And it could be earlier than these dates if C7 production stops in June...which starts Saturday.

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JBHunter View Post
The Factory will soon stop C7 production...Letís say 3 to 4 weeks to convert to the C8 production...figure end of July. New C8 production could start early August...figure 2 weeks for quality control checks, and September could see delivery to Chevy Stores...Dealers could have cars in stock to sell to us shortly after...Late September or early October is my guess. And it could be earlier than these dates if C7 production stops in June...which starts Saturday.

I think you could be pretty close with your estimate. However, since GM hasnít yet advised dealers of order cutoffs, it could be a up to a month later. We should have a pretty good idea when we hear that C7 orders are closed. It shouldnít take too long to close out the orders for sold cars, and like you said, the model change over should take 3-4 weeks.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:51 PM
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Don't they usually have to build a run of "pre-production" cars, once they convert the assembly line over, to test manufacturing processes and validate quality control?
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:58 PM
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Dont know but i thought it was third week of january
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Late Fall of 2019 to Winter 2020.
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I don't think GM is in too much of a hurry to get the C8 into production. I expect the changeover, including assembly validation for the line and paint shop to take more like 8-10 weeks.
Assuming production stops at the end of July (which would mean the last ordering date of June 11 or 18) we are looking at October as the earliest the C8 will roll off the line, and I wouldn't be surprised if it is closer to the end of the year.
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It would suck to take delivery of a C8 in New England in Dec-Feb and not be able to really drive the car much for a few months...
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Originally Posted by thill444 View Post
It would suck to take delivery of a C8 in New England in Dec-Feb and not be able to really drive the car much for a few months...
Get it at The Corvette Museum and then drive to Florida for vacation?? Stop by and show it to me please.
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Get it at The Corvette Museum and then drive to Florida for vacation?? Stop by and show it to me please.
Ha! Wife gave me the green light to buy a C8 but without a manual I'll likely be buying something else.
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Originally Posted by thill444 View Post
Ha! Wife gave me the green light to buy a C8 but without a manual I'll likely be buying something else.
I had a similar feeling as you about automatics...Do you care to know what changed my mind? We won an auction to drive a Porsche Boxster for a weekend...The Car had a PDK double clutch automatic transmission that was fun, flawless, and very quick either automatically or with the paddle shifter mode...
i am CERTAIN that scores of manual biased Corvette owners will appreciate the new double clutch transmission in the new C8 Corvette...Maybe you can give one a try at a Chevy Store or at the Track on the other side of the freeway of the Corvette Museum...they will likely have one or some to try on their track soon after the C8 debut...
i think if you try the transmission, you may like it...
Also, you will have to search pretty hard to find a new manual Sports Car...possibly Audi or Porsche in some models...
You will find double clutch cars are very easy to drive and faster than manuals if that matters to you at all...and spouses or adult children can easily drive you around in the automatic car...some of the younger generation do not drive 3 pedal cars.

Please reconsider the C8 Corvette with the new double clutch transmission sir...I really enjoyed it in the Boxster...
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Originally Posted by JBHunter View Post
I had a similar feeling as you about automatics...Do you care to know what changed my mind? We won an auction to drive a Porsche Boxster for a weekend...The Car had a PDK double clutch automatic transmission that was fun, flawless, and very quick either automatically or with the paddle shifter mode...
i am CERTAIN that scores of manual biased Corvette owners will appreciate the new double clutch transmission in the new C8 Corvette...Maybe you can give one a try at a Chevy Store or at the Track on the other side of the freeway of the Corvette Museum...they will likely have one or some to try on their track soon after the C8 debut...
i think if you try the transmission, you may like it...
Also, you will have to search pretty hard to find a new manual Sports Car...possibly Audi or Porsche in some models...
You will find double clutch cars are very easy to drive and faster than manuals if that matters to you at all...and spouses or adult children can easily drive you around in the automatic car...some of the younger generation do not drive 3 pedal cars.

Please reconsider the C8 Corvette with the new double clutch transmission sir...I really enjoyed it in the Boxster...
I guess it wouldn't hurt for him to try it. I drove a friend's 911 GTS with PDK. I found it boring after about 10 minutes. Even he found it boring, and sold it to buy one with a manual.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:43 AM
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I guess it wouldn't hurt for him to try it. I drove a friend's 911 GTS with PDK. I found it boring after about 10 minutes. Even he found it boring, and sold it to buy one with a manual.
Cool story. What's your imaginary friend's name?
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RUMOR is orders in the fall after reveal in July. I think cars will be in some show rooms about the same time folks order. I want to start seeing them before I order or buy.
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Originally Posted by Walter Raulerson View Post
RUMOR is orders in the fall after reveal in July. I think cars will be in some show rooms about the same time folks order. I want to start seeing them before I order or buy.
Unlikely that there will just be inventory cars in dealers, as GM doesn't build cars that are not ordered to custom specs by a dealer.
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The Current Two weeks of DSOP (This week And next) are slated to be production through July 29th. There is still no listed Build Out cycle for 2019 Corvette and No Start Up Cycle For 2020 listed for dealer consensus purposes.

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I like facts. Thank you SuperChevyICM!
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