[PICS] The Corvette Assembly Plant Is Now Building Saleable C8 Corvette Stingrays

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[PICS] The Corvette Assembly Plant Is Now Building Saleable C8 Corvette Stingrays


For those of us who have been following the development of the C8 Mid-Engine Corvettes, this is some welcome news! But please! Don’t call your dealer to ask where your car is as these new “Saleable” cars aren’t for you and me…yet!

Up until this week, all the 2020 Corvettes we’ve seen from the Reveal, the C8 Dealers Tour, and special events like Corvettes at Carlisle have all had an “EX’ at the end of the VIN. The “EX” cars are considered Experimental and are labeled as such with the “EX” on the VIN. In almost all cases, these cars can’t be sold to the public and will be destroyed once all the testing is completed.

[PICS] The Corvette Assembly Plant Is Now Building Saleable C8 Corvette Stingrays


A saleable car is one that doesn’t have the “EX” designation and they are part of GM’s Captured Test Fleet. Engineers and others are on the team will drive and test these cars, but once they have finished, they will be cleaned up and sold to dealers at auction sometime in the next year.

We caught two Saleable C8 Corvettes in the parking lots at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. VIN #11 is the Rapid Blue Stingray Coupe driven by Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande and we also see a lucky #13 in Black that is currently being piloted by Corvette Engineering Manager Josh Holder.

[PICS] The Corvette Assembly Plant Is Now Building Saleable C8 Corvette Stingrays


Currently, the C8 Corvettes are being assembled at the plant in limited quantities or “buckets” as they are called when they send a batch of them down the line. Officially, the cars produced for you and me won’t start production until early December. But this is another important threshold that the team has reached in the development cycle.


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Photos by Keith Cornett

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5 COMMENTS

  1. My friend and I saw a truckload of Corvettes heading north on I -71 between Columbus and Mansfield Ohio…..Would these still be model year 2019 or the new 2020 mid-engine Corvette. This would have been on Sunday , aug 25…..

  2. Can we please at least get the artical title grammar correct. Correct word is “Sellable” or at least “salable” … not “saleable”

  3. I toured the plant Thursday and I saw one C8 on the line, but there were parts that were clearly C8 parts on the floor. Ron Fellows also has stated publicly that they will get 40 C8s for a contract to train the dealers on the car. Fellows hasn’t said if they have a contract for an owners’ program yet and when I spoke to the Fellows rep in Bowling Green she said they expect a contract, but they don’t have one yet. Very tight lipped, though, when I asked if I could come out for a session on the C8 before I buy one: “I’ll send you pricing.”

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