Want to get your hands on a new mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette? Well, you’re going to be waiting a while. Thanks to a number of factors, including the UAW strike and the time it’ll take to retool the factory and train workers, C8 production won’t start until February 2020. And even after production begins, it’ll take more time for customer cars to actually reach dealerships.
If you’d rather not wait, we have some good news. According to a report from Corvette Blogger, there are still around 5000 new C7-generation Corvettes sitting on dealer lots, unsold.
The information comes from einventorynow.com, a dealer inventory management site. Its data, updated November 15, reports there are 5025 C7s at Chevy dealerships nationwide, which the site equates to a 122-day supply before they’re all sold out. That should give dealers a sufficient cushion of Corvette inventory before C8 deliveries get underway.
To be clear, these cars are all already built—the final C7, a Z06 painted in black, was built just last Friday—so if you want to own your perfectly specced dream C7, you can’t order it. You’ll just have to hope there’s one that fits your preferences sitting on a Chevy lot somewhere.
But if you’re willing to accept that, and want a new Corvette as soon as possible, there are plenty of front-engine variants looking for a home. And there’s a good chance you’ll be able to score a good deal on them, too.
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