It was one year ago today, February 3, 2020, that the first retail ordered 2020 Corvettes started production at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.
The first VIN 001 Corvette off the line was a Black 3LT Z51 Coupe that was sent to Rick Hendrick following his winning bid of $3 Million for the car at Barrett-Jackson’s 2020 Scottsdale auction.
It does seem like C8 production has been going on a lot longer than that when you combine all the outside influences on the production schedule that included a five-week UAW Strike which delayed the start of regular production (SORB), as well as the COVID-19 shutdown that happened just six weeks later.
Through it all, the Corvette Team was able to build a total of 20,368 Corvettes during the first year and we expect to see even more produced for 2021.
For those of you who were able to get a 2020 Corvette, congratulations! You are the envy of the car-buying universe!
We wanted to take this moment to say “Thanks!” and “Job Well Done!” to the Corvette Team, BGAP’s management and staff, and everyone else involved in building America’s Favorite Sports Car!
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