A quick note from our friend John via the MidEngineCorvetteForum.com gives us some great news regarding the production of Corvettes at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
We know that the assembly plant had built approximately 2,700 Corvettes before the Coronavirus shut down the facility on March 20th for just over two months. Since reopening on May 26th, the plant has built another 4,000 Corvettes. That total of 6,700 gets us to about 1/3rd of the total 20,181 orders that have been accepted for production in the 2020 model year.
Since reaching that 6700 number last Friday, we can estimate that Corvette production will hit VIN 7000 in the next day or so and by the end of the week we should be close to or just past the VIN for 7200.
As we discussed Monday, Convertibles started this week. It takes about 2.5 8-hour shifts to fully assembly a C8 Corvette so we expect the first convertible to be completed on Wednesday.
We are still waiting for the 2nd Shift to start and the rumor that’s been bandied about is that it will start in the next couple of weeks, but again that is always dependant on the supply chain being able to keep up with the increase in production. This will be huge news once it does and we’ll let you know when we know.
With all of all the negative news in the world today, continued production of the C8 Corvettes is one of the bright spots for Corvette enthusiasts. Thanks to the Corvette Team and all those who work at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. You are doing a fantastic job in keeping those “Vette Dreams” alive for those buyers who have been waiting so patiently. And we get that some are not that patient, to which we say Zora waited his whole life without seeing one…you can surely wait a few months longer.
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