If You Want a New C7 Then Time is of the Essence
C7 Corvette production is ramping down, which means fans of the front-engine layout don't have much time left to buy a new one.
With the revolutionary C8 Corvette right around the corner, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of folks out there who aren't thrilled about the massive mid-engine changes about to take place. But if you're on the fence about ordering yourself a new C7 to spec, you're going to want to hurry.
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June 6 marked the start of the final order cycle for the C7 convertible. Sold orders had to be in GM's bank by June 10.
C7 Coupes can be ordered through July 18, which also happens to be the C8's official reveal date. Sold orders by dealers without allocations will only be accepted through June 25, however.
As far as the final production date for the C7 Corvette, well, that's yet to be discovered. But Corvette Blogger anticipates that date will surface in the next few weeks.
The good news is, prospective buyers of a new C7 Corvette still have plenty of dealer inventory to choose from. And those cars can often be had at a large discount.
Prospective buyers don't have a lot of competition at the moment, as many are simply waiting for the C8 to arrive. But that also creates a lot of opportunity for those who prefer the traditional front-engine layout.
So if you miss the cutoff dates and still want a specific spec, you'll likely be able to find it sitting on a lot somewhere. And you might even get it at a discount.
Piece of History
GM is auctioning off the last C7 Corvette for charity on June 28, and that car is a Z06 with the 3LZ trim package. It'll be a sad day for sure, but also a great score for some Corvette historian.
Regardless of how you plan on purchasing your final front-engine Corvette, time is obviously running out. Soon, we'll be entering an entirely new era of Corvette performance. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on your personal preference!
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