If you have to have a 2015 Corvette Stingray or Z06, you better hit the gas because the window to order one from a dealer with available allocation is rapidly coming to an end.
Kerbeck Corvette’s Dave Salvatore gave us a heads up about the coming end to 2015 Corvette production and when the start of 2016 Corvette ordering and production will occur.
Dave tells us that the last allocation period for both the 2015 Corvette Stingray and the Z06 was on April 1st. The last day to place an order for a Z06 is April 16th while the last day to order the 2015 Stingray is April 23rd.
The 2015 model year for Corvette production will come to an end on June 20th.
Starting on April 16th, Chevy dealers will be able to place orders for the 2016 Corvette. Dave cautions that the ability to place the order and actually having it picked up for production are two very different things. Before production of the 2016 Corvette begins on June 22nd, dealers will receive their initial consensus (allocation) from GM on May 1st with the factory starting pull orders on May 14th.
Dave also says that the despite having the ability for placing orders for the new 2016 Corvette, pricing on the car will probably not be confirmed until June. He says that “even though we are actually placing orders to get pulled in mid-May, we usually end up ordering the first few weeks of orders not knowing what the prices are for the car.”
As for any new colors or content upgrades on the 2016 Corvettes, we’ll have to wait until the Corvette Team makes the new model announcements at the Corvette Museum’s Bash at the end of April. The 2016 Order Guide is expected to be available right after the NCM Bash Event so look for that during the first week of May.
Dave’s final piece of advice is that don’t expect to be driving a new 2016 Corvette in July. “Just because the production will start 06/22 that doesn’t mean there won’t be a quality batch hold” and then he added, “plus, if the factory has its normal 2 week shut down in early July, they probably won’t get much built before that.”
If you are still interested in ordering a 2015 Corvette Stingray or Z06, visit Kerbeck Corvette on the web at www.kerbeck.com or call Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.