Looks like the 2021 Corvettes will be here sooner rather than later according to a memo sent this week to Chevrolet dealers. That memo states that 2021 Corvette production will officially start on Tuesday, December 8th.
This news is contrary to our previous estimates of the 2020 Corvette being produced through December, ending just before the Christmas/New Years break. We’ve reached out to one of our trusted sources who has confirmed the December 8th start day, and more importantly, confirmed that all 2020 orders will be completed by December 7th (barring any further disruptions).
On Wednesday, the plant built 184 Corvettes with the last VIN being 15,444 – leaving 4,737 to be built over the next five weeks. The Corvette Action Center shared a section of the memo that tells dealers that “production has stabilized with 2 shifts producing ~186 cars per day.” If that’s the current rate, they will need 25.5 days to complete the remaining 2020 orders.
In related 2021 news, dealers are receiving their first allocation numbers for the new model year. Dealers will begin officially submitting the orders to General Motors beginning next Thursday. We’ve been told the allocations are only for the first three months.
What this means is that dealers will know how many 2021 Corvette orders they can submit per cycle over the next three months and can begin contacting their buyers to confirm and submit those orders to GM. If your dealer reaches out to you in the next week, you’re among the first in line for a 2021 Corvette!
And now that the model year changeover is taking place earlier in December, it could be possible that the first 2021 Corvettes are delivered just in time for Christmas!
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