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February 2009 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on March 3, 2009

GM released its sales figures today that show 1,027 Corvettes were delivered in February 2009. While the sales number is down 50% over February 2008′s 2,071 Corvettes delivered, the good news is that this is a 22% increase over the paltry 842 Corvettes delivered in January 2009.

Of the 1,027 Corvettes delivered in February, about half were 2009′s and the other half are coming from remaining 2008 stocks. The good news is that GM is continuing to offer rebates, incentives and special financing deals on 2008s and with nearly 1,600 2008 Corvettes remaining, there are still plenty of good deals to be had.

Lastly, in terms of national Corvette inventory, Jeff Hardy’s website (see below) shows a total of 7,664 Corvettes available, down from the 8,505 total Vettes when we did the sales report last month. Now that the Corvette plant is up and running for the first time again since Christmas, we expect this number to remain fairly constant as new inventory is added daily, replacing what has been sold.

2009 Corvette Delivery Statistics
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2009 2008 % Change Months 2009 2008 % Change
January 842 2,015 -58.2% Jan-Jan 842 2,015 -58.2%
February 1,027 2,071 -50.4% Jan-Feb 1,869 4,086 -54.3%


2008 Corvette Delivery Statistics
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2008 2007 % Change Months 2008 2007 % Change
January 2,015 2,234 -9.8% Jan-Jan 2,015 2,234 -9.8%
February 2,071 2,784 -25.6% Jan-Feb 4,086 5,018 -18.6%
March 2,692 3,158 -14.8% Jan-Mar 6,788 8,176 -17.1%
April 3,190 3,227 -1.1% Jan-Apr 9,968 11,403 -12.6%
May 2,904 3,300 -12.0% Jan-May 12,872 14,703 -12.5%
June 2,082 3,055 -31.8% Jan-Jun 14,954 17,758 -15.8%
July 1,870 2,377 -21.3% Jan-Jul 16,824 20,135 -16.4%
August 4,242 2,877 47.4% Jan-Aug 21,066 23,012 -8.5%
September 2,318 2,837 -18.3% Jan-Sept 23,384 25,849 -9.5%
October 1,170 2,484 -52.9% Jan-Oct 24,554 28,333 -13.3%
November 1,093 2,438 -55.2% Jan-Nov 24,647 30,771 -16.6%


Corvette Stock Report:

A check of Jeff Hardy’s website shows a total of 7,664 Corvettes on the ground and can be broken down into the following years:

  • 2008 Corvettes – 1,592
  • 2009 Corvettes – 6,072

2009 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 3,566
  • Corvette Convertibles – 989
  • Corvette Z06 – 1,508
  • Corvette ZR1 – 9

2008 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 542
  • Corvette Convertibles – 631
  • Corvette Z06 – 419


Source:
GM.com
JeffHardy.com

Related:
January 2009 Corvette Sales
Corvette Assembly Plant Extends Shut Down Until End of February

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