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  • GM Announces C7’s End

    The C7’s run is soon over. That is sad because so many of us have, or have had, and tremendously enjoyed our C7’s. What a phenomenal looking and performing Corvette, which in its first year, won more major auto media awards than any other vehicle before or since. Approximately 180,000 C7’s have been so far produced, and by the time production ends roughly in July, August or September, the total run will be about 190,000 units.

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    GM’s Chairperson Mary Barra just announced in NYC, at the same time she showed us the 7.18.19 camo’d C8 with that reveal date on its side, that the front engine C7 production is ending.

    Ms. Barra told us clearly and precisely that the last C7 Z06 is being auctioned off at an upcoming Barrett Jackson event this year. We have learned from many other sources over the past few months, that not just is Z06 production ending, but along with it, so will C7 Stingray, Grand Sport and ZR1 C7 production too.

    Approximately 180,000 C7’s have been produced, and if production continues as is believed through July or maybe a touch later, that would mean a total production run of roughly 190,000 units.

    The C7 has been the most wonderful generation, but sorry, the C7 is coming to an end before this summer is over. Those who have had or have one now, are miles of smiles with our ownership experiences and our memories.

    It is sad that the C7 is coming to a close!

    Originally posted by media.gm
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    Auction of Final Seventy Gneration Corvette To Benefit Siller Tunnel To Tower Foundations!

    Sale to help veterans and first responder families, pave way for Next Gen Corvette

    2019-04-11

    General Motors will auction the final production seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette this summer, with the proceeds benefiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

    The announcement, along with confirmation of the Next Generation Corvette’s development, was made this evening by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who was honored at the foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York.

    “GM, GMC and Chevrolet support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to injured and fallen military members, first responders and their families,” said Barra. “The sale of this iconic Corvette will help the foundation continue its good work, and pave the way for the Next Generation Corvette that we will introduce on July 18.”

    The final seventh gen Corvette — a black 2019 Z06 model — will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast sale in Connecticut June 28. Registration information is available at www.barrett-jackson.com.

    Every dollar of the winning bid will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, named for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who died during the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.

    “The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation thanks GM, GMC and Chevrolet for supporting the brave men and women of our armed forces and our first responders,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO. “This generous gift will help us provide more injured veterans with the independence they deserve.”

    For the past five years, GMC has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its national foundation of choice. In that time, it has helped the foundation raise more than $10 million. That includes $2.2 million raised last year, with $925,000 of it coming from the auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1. It was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.

    Other money has come from employee donations and events across the country such as 5K Tunnel to Towers races and other activities sponsored by GMC dealers.

    GM is committed to helping those who have given so much for their country. GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.
    https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/...1-auction.html











    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    Only dreamers thought the C7 & C8 could survive together

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    • #3
      Sad news but inevitable, will always love the C7. On to the next!

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      • #4
        Since the final C7 will be auctioned on June 28th, production would have to end before then.

        I ended my C7 ownership on Wednesday when I sold my 2016 Z06 back to my dealer.
        1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
        2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

        NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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        • #5
          It ain't over until its over. Vermont farm country will continue to be blitzed for the 2919 season by my NRB roadster, and probably 2020 as well. And beyond that, ,,,,???

          As the Blind Men said when Jesus entered the room, "We'll See".

          A close friend bought a Grand Sport last Fall, and due to health and other issues, had to sell it this week with only 2500 miles on it. I consoled him that, now that he knows how to get to New Hampshire, he is in a perfect position to buy a C8 when his life straightens out next year.

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          • #6
            I will keep my Z06 but sold the ZR1

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            • #7
              The only sad part of getting my C8 will be saying goodbye to my C7.

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              • #8
                End of the stick too.
                2019 Z06 Shadow Gray Metallic M7 Coupe

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                • #9
                  Hasta la vista, C7 - we'll always love you!
                  Current Vettes:
                  '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                  '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
                  '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust - Ordered on 4-1-2014, 2000 Status on 4-10-2014, TPW 5-12-2014, Built on 5-16-2014, Picked-up at dealership on 5-30-2014
                  "Delta t = 23"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mobius View Post
                    Hasta la vista, C7 - we'll always love you!
                    I'll tell you what.. the ME would look great in Lime Rock Green
                    2019 Z06 Shadow Gray Metallic M7 Coupe

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                    • #11
                      After further reading (thanks Corvetteblogger) it makes more sense that the auction on 6/28 is only for the rights to the last C7 which will be produced later in the summer or fall.
                      1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
                      2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

                      NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Boomer View Post
                        The only sad part of getting my C8 will be saying goodbye to my C7.
                        So true. It was very sad to say goodbye to our C6 Z06 when we drove away, and will be very sad when we leave our C7 Z06 for the last time too.
                        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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                        • #13
                          They have to cease C7 production to make way for the C8 FE model that will likely come down the road. But they do not want anything to steal the thunder of the ME model.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mobius View Post
                            Hasta la vista, C7 - we'll always love you!
                            Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. Still plenty of time to savor our C7s. Hope you got yours "unchained" from its winter hibernation.
                            Last edited by Boomer; 04-12-2019, 07:32 PM. Reason: clarity

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Boomer View Post
                              Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. Still plenty of time to savor our C7s. Hope you got yours "unchained" from its winter hibernation.
                              Yes, you're right on both points. I've had a couple of nice, long top-down rides over the past week.
                              Current Vettes:
                              '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                              '91 Turquoise Convertible w/hardtop
                              '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust - Ordered on 4-1-2014, 2000 Status on 4-10-2014, TPW 5-12-2014, Built on 5-16-2014, Picked-up at dealership on 5-30-2014
                              "Delta t = 23"

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