2023 Corvette Production UpdateOctober 20, 2022
Chevrolet has not published official production numbers, but Corvette Blogger has used VIN numbers to calculate where they stand as of October 14th. Using the VIN’s reveals that 14,718 base coups and convertible C8’s have rolled off the assembly line, another 840 of the 70th-Anniversary Edition, and only 31 Z06’s (17 “regular” Z06s and 14 70th Anniversary Editions) have been built and are on a quality control hold at this time. This equates to an estimate of 15,558 C8s built so far for the 2023 model year.
This news comes as the plant has been shut down again this week due to the ongoing supply chain shortage. Even when the plant reopens on Monday, October 24th, there will still be options that remain unavailable (i.e. the high wing).
Some more information on the Z06 models being built. Currently, coupes lead convertibles by just one car for the regular production models while the 70th Anniversary builds are heavy on the White Pearl convertibles. There are also the normal batch of rumors going around. Corvette Bloggers sources have said that Z06 production will start to increase in the coming weeks which would be normal, but that the Z06 quality control hold may also go on for another couple of weeks or longer.
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This Weeks Owners’ Corner
Nancy M.’s 1975 Mercury Comet
This is a picture of my wife Nancy in her 1975 Mercury Comet. This is just like the one she bought new and regretted selling. I was able to find this low mileage car locally and gave it to her as a present on our 33rd wedding anniversary in 2019. She is the 4th owner. The car has an antenna but has never had a radio installed. The car is named “Geraldine” in honor of the wife of the couple that were the 1st owners!
Tuxedo Black w/Lite Blue interior, 427/435hp, 4-Speed
This 1967 L71 was originally Marina Blue w/Blue interior before the owner restored the car. He decided that Tuxedo Black with a Blue Stinger was the only way to go, so, that is what he did. Under the hood is a N.O.M. L71 427/435hp big block backed up by a 4-speed manual transmission. Inside the control room, things are spartan. Even the fairly standard am/fm radio is missing, as it was a radio delete car. Outside, there’s a side exhaust system and a set of Bolt On Wheels wrapped in red line radial tires. Cosmetically, it’s in show condition. Mechanically, it runs like the beast it is! While not a candidate for N.C.R.S. or Bloomington judging, it’s still every bit as fun to experience as one that is!
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