C8 Production Stopped AgainOctober 16, 2020
C8 Production Stopped Again
Chevrolet has been forced to stop the production of the C8 Corvette again. This time the problem is a temporary parts supply issue.
Chevrolet has had a hard time keeping the C8 line up and running since the start. First it was the 40-day strike, then COVID-19 caused an eight-week shutdown, and now a parts shortage.
The plant stoppage is expected to last all week and is scheduled to reopen on October 19th. GM didn’t specify what parts caused the stoppage in production, but said “our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production.” No other plants are affected so it is a Corvette specific part(s).
“We want to get in there and roll what we can, but we just don’t have the parts to do it,” said Jack Bowers, president of the UAW Local 2164 representing Bowling Green workers. “We got customers waiting.”
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Whoever ordered this Split Window Coupe from the St. Louis factory back in the day was more concerned with comfort than all-out, tire melting performance. Because he checked just about every box that had anything to do with the ease of driving it. First on the list was the optional 327/300hp engine mated up to a Powerglide automatic transmission. Then, of course, the aforementioned (and very rare with only 278 units built) air conditioning, Followed by power brakes, power steering, power windows, tinted glass, AM/FM radio and whitewall tires.
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