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  • WOW: GM Projecting February Customer Deliveries

    Eye popping news today! The very last sentence in GM press release a few hours ago has a glorious nugget stating that the first customer deliveries of the C8 will be BEFORE the end of February.

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    That news came from this sentence:

    Originally posted by media.GM
    Corvette coupe production will begin at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky in early February, with customer deliveries slated to begin before the end of February.
    Analysis:

    1) That the press release used the word “deliveries” (a plural noun, so GM was not just referring to Rick Hendrick’s first car), but other customer cars arriving BEFORE the end of February. Since the PR said that is was before the end of February, it means customer C8’s arriving no later than Feb. 28th.
    2) With Monday, Feb. 3rd being a Monday, even if a vehicle started down the line that exact day, it would not be finished until later that day, and with the traditional one or more days of additional time always needed for internal vehicle processing, that would mean one more additional day before the first customer C8’s were cleared for transport.
    3) There are 20 work days between the start of C8 production and February 28th (the last M-F day during the month),
    3) That would leave, counting the production day, the additional internal processing day, and just one travel day, an absolute max of 3 1/2 weeks for the currently scheduled quality control hold — and quite possibly less.
    4) Given that the QCH for the C7 was between 3 and 5 full weeks, many not until the latter end of that continuum, today’s information strongly suggests that GM is very pleased with the quality evaluations of their dissections of the captured test fleet C8’s that they have been making the last four actual production weeks.
    5) We have seen a few posts that reported that an internal GM document listed that initial C8 shipping as soon as ten days.

    To call today’s GM news glorious, would be a major understatement!


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  • #2
    Well Alright!!! Thanks for the analysis John!

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    • #3
      Zoinks. I plan a road trip after NCM delivery and I have a first week TPW. I don’t want to run into real winter weather on my trip. I’m headed to northeast US and then possibly Canada.

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      • #4
        This is UBER fantastic news!!! That would mean a 3 week or less hold on the first production run, as John stated sounds like they already have great feedback on how the CTF cars are testing. I’m SUPER EXCITED!
        Last edited by Richrat; 01-18-2020, 09:05 PM.
        Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam, longtubes and Vortech supercharger. C8 ordered from Kerbeck, VIN 00336 built on 2/10/20 - DELIVERED. C8 Spec: Torch Red 2LT, Z51, FE4, E60, CF7, FA5, AH2, HUL, J6E, TU7, 3F9, Q8P, 5ZU, R8C

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        • #5
          A month and a half of Christmas Eve days left!!!! Let the countdown begin.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by VicH View Post
            Zoinks. I plan a road trip after NCM delivery and I have a first week TPW. I don’t want to run into real winter weather on my trip. I’m headed to northeast US and then possibly Canada.
            I hear ya VicH,
            I hoping to drive mine home also, back up plan if we get a winter storm is to take delivery at NCM then have it shipped in an enclosed trailer. I hope that’s not the case but I’m ready for whatever happens.
            Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam, longtubes and Vortech supercharger. C8 ordered from Kerbeck, VIN 00336 built on 2/10/20 - DELIVERED. C8 Spec: Torch Red 2LT, Z51, FE4, E60, CF7, FA5, AH2, HUL, J6E, TU7, 3F9, Q8P, 5ZU, R8C

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            • #7
              1) That the press release used the word “deliveries” (a plural noun, so GM was not just referring to Rick Hendrick’s first car), but other customer cars arriving BEFORE the end of February. Since the PR said that is was before the end of February, it means customer C8’s arriving no later than Feb. 28th.
              Not to be picky, but this is a leap year.
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              • #8
                To be honest I’m glad for everyone but also quite surprised.

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                • #9
                  Less than 2 weeks ago, the Corvette concierge told me that my 3-2 TPW would see a delivery to the dealership in 8-12 weeks. While this new timeframe is good news, it is significantly different than GM reported
                  Last edited by LightningBolt; 01-19-2020, 07:18 AM.
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                  • #10
                    My TPW is 2/3 and my Corvette specialist told me I’d have my C8 the week of 2/17. Rick Hendricks car he bought at Barrett-Jackson last night will be delivered to same dealership ( He can do museum delivery but he’s picked up all C7 VIN 1 cars like that so I’m thinking he’ll just ship it to the dealership). Maybe things are going way better than we thought with the quality of the builds. I’m just happy it’s so close.

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                    • #11
                      Wow! This is great, I need to thin the herd before this one comes to the stable my TPW is 2/17 as of last week.
                      Last edited by jack1954; 01-19-2020, 07:23 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by VicH View Post
                        Zoinks. I plan a road trip after NCM delivery and I have a first week TPW. I don’t want to run into real winter weather on my trip. I’m headed to northeast US and then possibly Canada.
                        You’re not alone. Seems several of us were hopeful for a warmer delivery road trip. If I end up taking delivery in late March or early April in DC, the worst I’ll encounter will be cool rain. Then I’m Florida bound and I’m in shorts here already.

                        Vin # 2539
                        Torch Red LT2 Z51

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                        • #13
                          Seems like a lot of optimism here. I guess it will be a wait and see but starting up a new line will have some growing pains. Also we have not heard or seen any info on the various parts suppliers . How about the plant inventory . Are all of the components in place by now or will there be some shortfalls. I would love to see everything come together as soon as possible but will wait and watch as it evolves. I am hoping to get my convert. placed in February but we'll see.

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                          • #14
                            With the production delayed for the 40 day strike maybe all the suppliers just produced on the original timetable and all the parts are waiting to be put together. Maybe the 40 day strike had some other preproduction quibbles sorted out before the production began.

                            we all might get lucky and c8 production will ramp up quickly...

                            Orders are in..orders are waiting to go in....the system.

                            first time Ive ever ordered a new generation corvette first year..lOMG...this is an unbelievable process...

                            Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT

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                            • #15
                              Great news!
                              Torch red 1LT, no options

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