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Corvette Customers Face Potential Six-Month Backlog

Many dealers also adding stiff premium to price tag.

by on Sep.30, 2013

You could be in for a long wait for the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, Chevy warns.

Even as dealers begin delivering the first of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays to customers, many buyers could be in for a long wait, General Motors officials are warning – and a potentially stiff premium.

The new Corvette continues to garner a wave of strongly positive reviews, while buyers also appear to be strongly attracted to a $51,995 base price that is significantly lower than key competitors, such as the Porsche 911. But many dealers are acknowledging that early customers are ponying up anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 extra to jump to the head of the line.

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“We probably have six months’ worth of orders,” said Chevrolet General Marketing Manager Chris Perry, adding that some dealers have already reported selling out their initial allocation. And Chevy won’t even begin to fill the order bank for the new Corvette Convertible until early next year.


Chevy to Offer Limited Edition Corvette Premiere Edition

Special model adds custom luggage – and Z51 performance package.

by on Jul.01, 2013

Thule will provide the Corvette Premier Edition's matching set of luggage.

The very first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray commanded a whopping $1.1 million when it went up on the auction block earlier this year. True, it was a charity benefit event but there are only so many dedicated Vette fans able to come up with cash like that.

Nonetheless, Chevy has something special for those on a bit tighter budget a special Corvette Premier Edition that will be offered in a limited run of just 500 models for an estimated $75,000 apiece.

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The news coincided with the 60th anniversary of the factory roll-out of the very first Corvette, Chevy working hard to prove the new model lives up to the so-called C7’s advanced billing. The maker pulled the wraps off during a special launch party at the National Corvette Museum – which is around the corner from where the seventh-generation sports car is getting ready to go into production.