So long Sterling Blue…We hardly knew ya!
The silver/blue exterior color introduced for the 2017 model year will end its run early according to our friend Rick “Corvette” Conti of Coughlin Chevrolet. Rick tells us that the last order date for Sterling Blue will be February 16, 2017 and the last build week is March 20, 2017.
So if you’re on the fence and this was your color, it’s time to call your Chevy dealer!
What we’re not sure about is whether a replacement color will be offered or if the space on the color wheel will remain empty for the remainder of the 2017’s production.
We’ve only seen a replacement color added midway through a model year once since we’ve been blogging about Corvettes over the last 10 years. That was this year’s 2017 Admiral Blue which had already been confirmed as a new color for 2017 but was offered during the final months of 2016 Corvette production.
But with the new Corvette paint shop slated to be completed in April 2017, anything may be possible.
I actually like these one-year colors as they expand the Corvette’s color palettes and offer owners a somewhat exclusive exterior instead of the popular White, Black and Red.
Do you have any ideas on what you would like to see offered as a replacement? Let us know in the comments below.
The National Corvette Museum confirms through Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles that Sterling Blue is indeed going away on the dates specified.
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