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.
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These numbers from 2013 have been included for easy reference into our archive of Monthly Corvette sales going back January 2006:
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We also got our hands on the 2013 sales numbers by dealerships so look for that feature shortly as well.