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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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  • why the c8 is coming out sooner rather than later

    Salemen can only sell what they can actually get to the dealerships. I dont know whats true or not with regards to when the c8 will be released...but i do know a good way to sell existing inventory is to suggest the next generation vehicle has hit a snag and will be delayed.

    car salemen say whatever it takes to sell existing inventory...

    take you tube videos with a grain of salt.

    none of us know when the c8 official release will be at this point.


    Salesmens job is to sell what they can get their hands on now.

    corvette c7 sales this year are off dramatically from last year.

    corvette sales were off 51 percent last month.

    down 51.5 percent for the month compared to last year.


    Year to date corvette sales are off 23 percent.

    down from 22800 to 17500 units.

    from a business perspective ...

    the c8 cant come out soon enough...
    Last edited by JB; 12-04-2018, 10:23 PM.

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    I sure agree with you, “the C8 can’t come out soon enough.”

    How about tomorrow!
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by John View Post
      How about tomorrow!
      I checked the web... no news yet, but it's still early.
      My C8:
      '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

      Current Vettes:
      '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
      '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
      '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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      • #4
        ROI! For GM it cannot come soon enough... That being said---they better get the bugs out of this one before it is released or it will not be pretty especially since this is a radical departure from the old technology of the C7 in my opinion. GM does not want a list of problems to deal with in the press or with owners on this one.

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        • #5
          As a few of us said about a year ago over lunch, there are two critical things that GM must get right for the ME. Many of you have echoed both things here several times since.

          First, the DCT must be excellent in its execution, especially decelerating to a stop and taking off from one; and,

          Second, it must have its cooling perfected, for a mid engine is a harder car to cool than a front engined one.
          2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            So, can we assume C7's will be discounted even more next year?

            Currently, depending on model, prices are what, up to 20% off MSRP - will it go to 25% or more?

            Looking at used C7 prices, some are about the same as you could get a deal on a new one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by C8-wannabe View Post
              So, can we assume C7's will be discounted even more next year?

              Currently, depending on model, prices are what, up to 20% off MSRP - will it go to 25% or more?

              Looking at used C7 prices, some are about the same as you could get a deal on a new one.
              I believe 25% is doable next year.

              i would shop new starting in january rather than 2018 calender year. The more corvettes dealers sell next year The larger allocation of c8 s they will get motivating them to really give away c7 s next year.

              jmo

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              • #8
                According to a thread on GM Authority only 1,244 Corvettes sold during November 2018, a 51.5% drop from November 2017. Another reason C8 needs to be out soon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post

                  I believe 25% is doable next year.

                  i would shop new starting in january rather than 2018 calender year. The more corvettes dealers sell next year The larger allocation of c8 s they will get motivating them to really give away c7 s next year.

                  jmo
                  Yup, I agree. I bought my C5 new end of Jan., and it has been the only new car I've bought ever. I prefer to buy used and save the MSRP depreciation, however if used prices are so close to discounted new ones...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WoW Factor View Post
                    According to a thread on GM Authority only 1,244 Corvettes sold during November 2018, a 51.5% drop from November 2017. Another reason C8 needs to be out soon.
                    Last year wasnt a banner year for corvettes at 22k units ...year to date corvettes sales are down 23 percent...at 17400 units to the end of the year with one month to go.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WoW Factor View Post
                      According to a thread on GM Authority only 1,244 Corvettes sold during November 2018, a 51.5% drop from November 2017. Another reason C8 needs to be out soon.
                      Thank you very much WoW Factor. I did not want to place a “like” next to your post because that is bad news. What is expecially troublesome is that during November they made 93 per day for 20 days, or 1860 new C7’s. That deliveries to production ratio is going to get even worse for December, January, and February, e.g. so many more unsold new Corvette piling up every month. Add another 600+ more unsold Corvettes sitting on Corvette dealers lots just for November alone.

                      As we also know, every day a bunch of non-forum Corvette folks are waking up to learn about the upcoming C8, and consequently that ratio is going to get worse for perhaps not just the winter, but maybe for early Spring and even summer? A key question we do not know, is whether GM is, as their plans were in December 11, 2017 in an internal document they shared with their dealers on that date, going to keep making 2019 C7’s through next March.
                      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                      • #12
                        Is that the plan, to stock up on C7 inventory. Then have the plant go through the C8 change over, including, isn't there usually a BG summer production lapse?

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                        • #13
                          Yes, there is typically a two week summer shut down. However, for a generation to generation change, there is typical a 6 to 8 week shut down for re-tooling.
                          Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post

                            Last year wasnt a banner year for corvettes at 22k units ...year to date corvettes sales are down 23 percent...at 17400 units to the end of the year with one month to go.
                            Couple that with the declined November sales rate, though factoring fewer deliveries for December (even worse weather), that would mean around 18,500 new Corvettes deliveries to customers this year.

                            I was told years ago that thisannual sales rate is still a “break even” rate, so even during the 2018 calendar year, GM did not lose any money on the C7, maybe even made a little bit.

                            GM has made around $2B in profits on the C7, so even if sales next “half year” are less than even the current rate, GM has done extremely well with the current generation.
                            2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by C8-wannabe View Post
                              So, can we assume C7's will be discounted even more next year?

                              Currently, depending on model, prices are what, up to 20% off MSRP - will it go to 25% or more?

                              Looking at used C7 prices, some are about the same as you could get a deal on a new one.
                              I know some of the C6 427's, even though a wonderful car, left the dealers at 30% off after the C7 arrived.
                              '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
                              '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
                              Several others including two C7's

                              '20... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels- 10/1/20😀 GAME CHANGER

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