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Recap of 2013′s Monthly Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on January 9, 2014

Recap of 2013 Monthly Corvette Sales

One of the content features on CorvetteBlogger throughout our eight plus years of blogging about America’s favorite sports car has been tracking the monthly sales of new Corvettes. But last year we sort of got away from that when the assembly plant shut down as it prepared to build the new 2014 Corvette Stingray.

So here is a recap of the monthly sales of Corvettes in 2013 and then each month moving forward we’ll be back to our regular schedule of bringing you the previous month’s official sales numbers from Chevrolet, along with our award-winning and slightly-biased analysis.

Despite the plant shutting down 2013 production in February, sales remained relatively steady through May before falling off in the summer months. The summer of 2013 account for some of the lowest consecutive monthly sales figures since we’ve been following Corvette sales but that is a given considering the sales were from remaining 2013 inventories while all the hype surrounding Corvettes was for the new Stingray.

Production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray kicked off in late August but you’ll remember how the shipping lot was allowed to fill up behind the plant as Chevrolet conducted an intense round of quality assessments. Those quality checks lasted nearly the month of September before the cars where allowed to be shipped to dealers and delivered to customers.

Deliveries of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray in the 4th quarter illustrate the demand for the 7th generation sports car as sales for the final three months totaled 9,461 units, compared with only 7,830 sold from January-September.

Below are the sales figures for each month in 2013, along with the corresponding sales number from the previous year as well.

  Monthly Sales   Calendar Year Sales  
Month 2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Change
Jan 908 629 44.4 908 629 44.4
Feb 980 927 5.7 1,888 1,556 21.3
Mar 1,053 1,376 -23.5 2,941 2,932 0.3
Apr 974 1,396 -30.2 3,915 4,328 -9.5
May 905 1,219 -25.8 4,820 5,547 -13.1
Jun 853 1,475 -42.2 5,673 7,022 -19.2
Jul 671 987 -32.0 6,344 8,009 -20.8
Aug 655 1,210 -45.9 6,999 9,219 -24.1
Sep 831 1,351 -38.5 7,830 10,570 -25.9
Oct 3,929 1,167 236.7 11,759 11,737 0.2
Nov 2,527 1,104 128.9 14,286 12,841 11.3
Dec 3,005 1,291 132.8 17,291 14,132 22.4

These numbers from 2013 have been included for easy reference into our archive of Monthly Corvette sales going back January 2006:

Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2013 908 980 1,053 974 905 853 671 655 831 3,929 2,527 3,005 17,291
2012 629 927 1,376 1,396 1,219 1,475 987 1,210 1,351 1,167 1,104 1,291  14,132
2011 721 955 1,163 1,454 1,304 1,299 1,291 936 1,147 946 910 1,038 13,164
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

We also got our hands on the 2013 sales numbers by dealerships so look for that feature shortly as well.


Source:
General Motors

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