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    GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'
    https://www.foxnews.com/auto/gm-desi...early-sold-out
    July 29, 2019
    By Gary Gastelu

    The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won’t even be in showrooms for several more months, but one insider claims it is virtually sold out already.
    Autoblog caught up with GM head designer Michael Simcoe at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Troy, Mich., over the weekend where Chevy had the mid-engine car on display and he told a crowd “I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers.”

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Wow!

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    So raise production! Get it while you can GM!

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    This is dealerships ordering cars. Not orders from customers. Correct?

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Don't worry. Marry will have them screwing together C8's in Mexico at the drop of a hat.

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    This is a good problem to have sort of but then it needs corrected if they want to rake in the bucks.

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    This is a good problem to have sort of but then it needs corrected if they want to rake in the bucks.
    Well if Bowling Green is maxed out it's maxed out. I don't know if they're running three shifts. They're not going to build a new plant just for Corvette. Because sales always fall off after the first couple of years of a new gen Corvette.

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Bowling Green doesn't run three shifts.
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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Quote Originally Posted by joey View Post
    Don't worry. Marry will have them screwing together C8's in Mexico at the drop of a hat.
    I nominate this for "most idiotic post of the day".

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Quote Originally Posted by Myron 65 View Post
    This is dealerships ordering cars. Not orders from customers. Correct?
    It has been widely reported that dealerships are taking deposits on cars without firm pricing and many have more orders than allocations. So yes, I totally believe 2020 will not see a single car on a lot that was not presold.

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    This is a good problem to have sort of but then it needs corrected if they want to rake in the bucks.
    I wouldn't be too concerned.
    Demand is going to be hot for quite awhile. Even more badass versions are yet to come.
    So much for the Old Fart Revolt. They've got no shortage of people with open wallets, ready and willing to take their place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    It has been widely reported that dealerships are taking deposits on cars without firm pricing and many have more orders than allocations.
    How it works:
    https://kerbeck.com/reserve/

    If you haven't already done this, you may be SOL or have to pay the dreaded Additional Dealer Profit.
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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    I saw the C8 at Kerbeck Corvettes in Atlantic City on Friday. It's genuinely awesome. I left a deposit.

    I was told they were selling all pre-orders at MSRP. I think at that point they had over 600 deposits, and it was early in the day and they were doing it again on Saturday. Kerbeck gets a HUGE allocation, though.

    I met another guy there who FLEW IN FROM MONTANA just to see the C8 at Kerbeck. He also left a deposit. My photos from the day:
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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    I wonder what that number is, doing a little digging it looks like 2014 was the highest recently with roughly 36k sold between the US and Canada. Is 36k the max? Can this model be produced as fast or faster/slower? It would be nice to know those answers. At this point I'd say add a 3rd shift GM!

    Oh yeah and I forgot about the rest of the world, I'm sure they'd like some too!

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    It's kind of nice to see something with the GM badge being sold out. We don't hear success stories like this regarding GM very often.

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    Re: GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is 'nearly sold out'

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahr1 View Post
    I saw the C8 at Kerbeck Corvettes in Atlantic City on Friday. It's genuinely awesome. I left a deposit.
    You selling the ELR or adding on?

    I was told they were selling all pre-orders at MSRP. I think at that point they had over 600 deposits, and it was early in the day and they were doing it again on Saturday. Kerbeck gets a HUGE allocation, though.
    That's why I post that link.
    Many haters at various sites have claimed that there's no way that they'll be sold at MSRP.

    The link shows that they don't have a clue.
    Of course, after 7/19 that's all they got... there was BC (Before Corvette) and AC (After Corvette).
    AC, pretty much every other sports car mattered a whole lot less to all but the very rich.
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