2020 Chevrolet Corvette Production Resumes After Parts Shortage

Last week, we told you a parts shortage had halted production of the Chevrolet Corvette C8.

Now the lines are rolling again.

The parts-shortage shutdown followed production shutdowns due to a UAW strike and the coronavirus pandemic.

Reports now indicate that 800-850 units of Chevy’s flagship sports car are now rolling off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky each week, with plans to continue production of 2020 models deep into December, perhaps right up until the holiday break that ends the year.

This after a second shift was added earlier this month to help catch up to demand.

I just drove the C8 for the first time, and contributor Chris gave it high marks, so demand for the ‘Vette is understandable. It’s a damn good car, and of course, it’s also the first model year of a new generation. Always catnip when it comes to iconic models — buyers want to be among the first.

Production of the 2020 has been a mess, but what hasn’t in 2020? The report suggests some 2021s could also be built before year’s end if the production shutdowns don’t mess with the planned timeline too much, but who knows? When it comes to making plans, the only certainty in this crazy year is uncertainty.

a version of this article first appeared on TTAC

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