Notices
C8 General Discussion The place to discuss the next generation of Corvette, be it mid-engine, Zora, or whatever form it may take.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

C7 to sell along side C8?

 
Old 07-11-2019, 08:59 AM
  #1  
boostm2
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
boostm2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 29
Received 20 Likes on 9 Posts
Default C7 to sell along side C8?

Just read this in https://www.thedrive.com/news/28907/...the-nrburgring

"However, if youíre a fan of the classic front-engined Corvette, donít fret. Chevrolet will allegedly sell the new C8 Corvette side-by-side next to the current C7, so the current model isnít going anywhere just yet."

I thought production was finished on the C7s? Is this fake news, or am I misreading?

Last edited by boostm2; 07-11-2019 at 11:30 AM.
boostm2 is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 09:03 AM
  #2  
Corgidog1
CF Senior Member
 
Corgidog1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,822
Received 1,308 Likes on 842 Posts
Default

You could buy a c7 from dealer inventory or order a C8 from the factory is the only simultaneous choice you are going to have.
Corgidog1 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
ArmchairArchitect (07-11-2019)
Old 07-11-2019, 09:13 AM
  #3  
mountainears
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
mountainears's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: Georgetown CA
Posts: 2,597
Received 804 Likes on 498 Posts
2018 Corvette of Year Finalist
2017 C7 of Year Finalist
Default

Yea, that would **** off the guy who spent over $2M to buy the "last" C7
mountainears is offline  
The following 5 users liked this post by mountainears:
benplace (07-11-2019), jamesampm (07-11-2019), John T (07-11-2019), Judgment Day (07-11-2019), ToddC7 (07-11-2019)
Old 07-11-2019, 09:14 AM
  #4  
Gotta-Qik-C6
CF Senior Member
 
Gotta-Qik-C6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 275
Received 27 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by corgidog1 View Post
you could buy a c7 from dealer inventory or order a c8 from the factory is the only simultaneous choice you are going to have.
yup!
Gotta-Qik-C6 is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 09:14 AM
  #5  
boostm2
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
boostm2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 29
Received 20 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mountainears View Post
Yea, that would **** off the guy who spent over $2M to buy the "last" C7
Exactly! this must be fake news. So much BS surrounding this reveal.
boostm2 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CJ Willys (07-11-2019)
Old 07-11-2019, 09:28 AM
  #6  
General_TSO
CF Member
 
General_TSO's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 80
Received 60 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

They specified that the 'last' C7 wasn't built yet... so who knows when they'll actually build it. Could be 2021? Could be 2023? Could be December? No one knooows!
General_TSO is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 09:40 AM
  #7  
Newdude
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2017
Posts: 126
Received 62 Likes on 37 Posts
Default

In all technicality, they will be "sold side by side" because there stands a chance that some dealers will still have C7 inventory left over. Remember, there still is no end of production date for C7, just the last DOSP of July 18th. I'd expect C7 production to last out through September/October at the latest. Those final cars will hit lots October/November/December.

Last edited by Newdude; 07-11-2019 at 09:42 AM.
Newdude is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 09:51 AM
  #8  
sly1
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,227
Received 169 Likes on 96 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by General_TSO View Post
They specified that the 'last' C7 wasn't built yet... so who knows when they'll actually build it. Could be 2021? Could be 2023? Could be December? No one knooows!
I don't know the exact date, but a certainty is that the last C7 will be built before the C8 goes into production. Once the factory retools to assemble C8s, there won't be any more C7s built. No way that a FE and ME Corvette will be built simultaneously on the same assembly line. Of course if the C8 is an utter failure, unlikely but possible, then GM could revert back to FE but I don't see that happening.
sly1 is offline  
The following 3 users liked this post by sly1:
16/C7Z (07-11-2019), CJ Willys (07-11-2019), Red67John (07-11-2019)
Old 07-11-2019, 10:06 AM
  #9  
cmonkey713
CF Senior Member
 
cmonkey713's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2008
Location: Edmond Oklahoma
Posts: 11,658
Received 459 Likes on 400 Posts
Default

I would think that the remaining inventory of the C-7s would be marketed with the C-8 at a substantial discount until the C-7 inventory is depleted. Only makes sense. I'm sure that some people will not care for the C-8 and would opt for the last front engine Corvette. It will be interesting to see how this play out.
cmonkey713 is online now  
Old 07-11-2019, 10:09 AM
  #10  
16/C7Z
CF Senior Member
 
16/C7Z's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 5,658
Received 1,398 Likes on 1,059 Posts
Default

Still say they will upscale the next gen Camaro maybe even call it something else- to fill void left by FE car people.

Ferrari is the perfect example of how to do both...successfully.
16/C7Z is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 10:12 AM
  #11  
Warp Factor
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Warp Factor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
Posts: 5,445
Received 812 Likes on 538 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by sly1 View Post
Once the factory retools to assemble C8s, there won't be any more C7s built. No way that a FE and ME Corvette will be built simultaneously on the same assembly line.
Why a single assembly line?
Warp Factor is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
  #12  
CJ Willys
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,006
Received 85 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

Somebody who just paid $2.4MM for 'the last C7' is gonna file a lawsuit, if that's true.
It's always Bad policy to send the message that,
'we invented a new product but don't have enough faith in it, so we'll keep selling the old product, too"
Go whole hog or no cheese.
CJ Willys is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 10:17 AM
  #13  
boostm2
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
boostm2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 29
Received 20 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

I think its rather obvious that they will sell along side each other at dealerships that still own C7 inventory.. The issue is whether production is over as intimated by the auctioning off of the last produced C7, a Z06, a couple of wks ago, or whether this article I quoted in the opening post has any veracity. Selliing side by side so long as inventory exists is a Captain Obvious statement that would hardly deserve a mention.

", but the C7 isn’t going away quietly. We mean that literally and figuratively, as the final production ‘Vette is a supercharged Z06 that whines and burbles with a 650-horsepower (485-kilowatt) 6.2-liter LT4 V8. And it just sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction this past weekend for no less than $2.7 million dollars."

Last edited by boostm2; 07-11-2019 at 10:20 AM.
boostm2 is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:13 AM
  #14  
marknagy13
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2018
Posts: 109
Likes: 0
Received 105 Likes on 34 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by General_TSO View Post
They specified that the 'last' C7 wasn't built yet... so who knows when they'll actually build it. Could be 2021? Could be 2023? Could be December? No one knooows!
Incorrect. The last c7 ever built was already sold at auction.
marknagy13 is online now  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:16 AM
  #15  
RedMercy
CF Senior Member
 
RedMercy's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2019
Location: Michigan
Posts: 199
Received 92 Likes on 55 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by marknagy13 View Post
Incorrect. The last c7 ever built was already sold at auction.
It was sold but isn't built yet. So you're incorrect...
RedMercy is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:16 AM
  #16  
General_TSO
CF Member
 
General_TSO's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 80
Received 60 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by marknagy13 View Post
Incorrect. The last c7 ever built was already sold at auction.
False.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...r-2-7-million/

The car in question is a seven-speed manual Z06 coupe in 3LZ trim painted black, equipped with the Z07 performance package. This includes carbon ceramic brakes, a high-downforce aero package, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The car shown in the image above is not the actual car, just a stand-inóthe real thing will be built sometime in the near future.
And of course they wont man. I was just making a joke. I figured the sarcasm would be heavy enough to pick up. My apologies for those that weren't strong enough to lift it.

Originally Posted by sly1 View Post
I don't know the exact date, but a certainty is that the last C7 will be built before the C8 goes into production. Once the factory retools to assemble C8s, there won't be any more C7s built. No way that a FE and ME Corvette will be built simultaneously on the same assembly line. Of course if the C8 is an utter failure, unlikely but possible, then GM could revert back to FE but I don't see that happening.
General_TSO is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:22 AM
  #17  
TheGadgetGuru
CF Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
TheGadgetGuru's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Location: Disney World
Posts: 78
Received 34 Likes on 20 Posts
Default

I wouldn't be surprised if there's both C8 FE and ME models. This would allow GM to hit a variety of price points.
TheGadgetGuru is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:28 AM
  #18  
Corvette ED
CF Senior Member
 
Corvette ED's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2000
Location: Pottsville, PA. USA Home Of America's Oldest Brewery Yuengling
Posts: 7,811
Received 597 Likes on 405 Posts
Default

I am the Corvette Manager at a Chevrolet Dealership. Today is the last consensus cycle to order 2019 Corvettes. Production for C7 Corvette will end in September. That is it for the front engine Corvette. The last car built will be the car auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson which will be a ZO6 coupe black/red interior.

7-19-19 begins the new era the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette. Dealers will know their allocations for C8 on 7-19-19. Stay Tuned lots of new information coming on the C8 from Chevrolet!!

Last edited by Corvette ED; 07-11-2019 at 11:29 AM.
Corvette ED is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Corvette ED:
Red67John (07-11-2019), Steven Bell (07-11-2019)
Old 07-11-2019, 11:28 AM
  #19  
boostm2
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
boostm2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 29
Received 20 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RedMercy View Post
It was sold but isn't built yet. So you're incorrect...
An interesting nuance I hadnt considered.
boostm2 is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:31 AM
  #20  
MikeG37
CF Senior Member
 
MikeG37's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2012
Location: Hernando MS
Posts: 1,400
Received 572 Likes on 278 Posts
Default

The last C7 will be built before the first retail C8 is built. After the first retail C8 is built there'll be no more C7's, C7.5's, or any other FE Corvette during the C8's lifespan. After that who knows.
C4's sold along side C5's, C6's and C7's sat on dealer's lots for a short period together.. been the same with every generation.
This mess of them building two Corvettes simultaneously is pure crazy talk.
MikeG37 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CJ Willys (07-11-2019)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: C7 to sell along side C8?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: