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August 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 6, 2011

August 2011 Corvette Sales

The monthly sales figures were released by General Motors last week and Corvette sales dipped to its lowest number in seven months. In August, there were 936 Corvettes sold, a decline of -17.5% over the 1,135 Corvettes sold during the same month in 2010. For the year, Corvette sales continue to run 5% ahead of 2010 with a total of 9,123 Corvettes sold during the 2011 calendar year.

The largest single contributing factor to the decline in sales during August was Hurricane Irene. With much of the Eastern United States under threat from the storm for nearly a week, Chevy dealers from the Carolina’s to New England took a hit as potential buyers hunkered down or evacuated from the coastal areas. Many dealers in the path of the storm like Atlantic City’s Kerbeck Corvette moved their inventory to a secure facility on higher ground.

 

Corvette Delivery Statistics for August 2011
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2011 2010 % Change Months 2011 2010 % Change
August 936 1,135 -17.5% Jan-Aug 9,123 8,689 +5.0%

Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 721 955 1,163 1,454 1,304 1,299 1,291 936          
2010 854 624 955 1,089 1,428 1,405 1,199 1,135 1,109 1,011 836 979 12,624
2009 842 1,027 1,183 1,407 1,643 1,396 966 746 1,585 1,154 952 1,033 13,934
2008 2,015 2,071 2,692 3,190 2,904 2,082 1,870 4,242 2,318 1,170 1,093 1,324 26,971
2007 2,234 2,784 3,158 3,227 3,300 2,377 2,377 2,877 2,837 2,484 2,438 2,914 33,685
2006 2,579 3,058 3,655 3,516 3,317 2,938 2,794 2,990 3,056 2,761 2,773 3,081 36,518


Corvette Stock Report:

We are able to estimate the 2012 Corvette inventory by keeping track of the monthly production and sales numbers. We are estimating a total 1,427 2012 Corvettes currently on the ground as of September 1st. A check of Jeff Hardy’s website shows 1,803 2011 and 2010 Corvettes so the total inventory is estimated to be 3,257 Corvettes. Last month’s total was 2,346 for a net change of +911 Corvettes. Here is the breakdown by year and models:

  • 2012 Corvettes – 1,427
  • 2011 Corvettes – 1,705
  • 2010 Corvettes – 125

2011 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 478
  • Corvette Convertibles – 155
  • Corvette GS Coupes – 548
  • Corvette GS Convertibles – 285
  • Corvette Z06 – 112
  • Corvette ZR1 – 127

2010 Corvette Inventory Breakdown:

  • Corvette Coupes – 39
  • Corvette Convertibles – 35
  • Corvette GS Coupes – 9
  • Corvette GS Convertibles – 12
  • Corvette Z06 – 3
  • Corvette ZR1 – 27


Bowling Green Production:

  • 2012 Model Year Production in August 2011: 1,493
  • 2012 Model Year To Date Through August 2011: 2,810
  • 2011 Calendar Year to Date through August 2011: 9,034


Source:
GM.com
JeffHardy.com

Related:
July 2011 Corvette Sales
June 2011 Corvette Sales
May 2011 Corvette Sales

 

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