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August 2009 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 2, 2009

Corvette sales have sunk to their lowest point since the beginning of the automotive recession which started the second half of 2008. In August, GM delivered 746 Corvettes, down from 966 in July and -82% off the 4,242 Corvettes delivered in the same time period a year ago. For the calendar year (Jan-Aug) there have been 9,210 Corvettes delivered, a decline of -56.3% from 2008 sales of 21,066.

Based on historical data, we believed that August ’09 would have been better as the factory started building the 2010 models including the new Grand Sport. However, because of the extended furloughs at the assembly plant, dealers are just now starting to receive the new cars ordered by customers so look for these sales numbers to rebound in September.

Nationwide, dealer inventories have shrunk to levels we’ve never seen. Although we don’t have any inventory numbers yet for how many 2010 models are in dealer showrooms, the 2008 and 2009 are very encouraging. As of today (9/02) 201 2008 Corvettes and 3,667 2009 Corvettes are available. A year ago, the total inventory of available new Corvettes was 7,605.


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%
March 1,183 2,692 -56.1% Jan-Mar 3,052 6,778 -55.0%
April 1,407 3,190 -55.9% Jan-Apr 4,459 9,968 -55.3%
May 1,643 2,904 -43.4% Jan-May 6,102 12,872 -52.6%
June 1,396 2,082 -32.9% Jan-Jun 7,498 14,954 -49.9%
July 966 1,870 -48.3% Jan-Jul 8,464 16,824 -49.7%
Aug 746 4,242 -82.4% Jan-Aug 9,210 21,066 -56.3%


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%
December 1,324 2,914 -54.6% Jan-Dec 26,971 33,685 -19.9%


Corvette Stock Report:

A check of Jeff Hardy’s website shows a total of 3,868 Corvettes on the ground today and can be broken down into the following years:

  • 2008 Corvettes – 201
  • 2009 Corvettes – 3,667

2009 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 1,941
  • Corvette Convertibles – 564
  • Corvette Z06 – 1,071
  • Corvette ZR1 – 91

2008 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 26
  • Corvette Convertibles – 114
  • Corvette Z06 – 61


Source:
GM.com
JeffHardy.com

Related:
July 2009 Corvette Sales
June 2009 Corvette Sales

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