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1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06
The chassis featured an independent rear suspension with a single transverse leaf spring. 1963 was a big production year with the first year of the C2 Corvette seeing production of 21,513 units (and still demand exceeded supply).
2005 Corvette
A total of 37,372 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2005 production model year, the first year of the C6 generation Corvette. Production volumes jumped off to a great start for the C6.
For the 2020 model year, Chevrolet manufactured a total of 20,368 Corvettes. A decently strong year given everything going on the in the world. The Coupe was the most popular of the two models available with 82.4% of the 20,368 total.
The first mid-engined Corvette came along during a pandemic. That didn't stop Chevy from selling 20,368 units in its first year (at premium prices I might add), even with a global chip shortage stopping production in both 2020 and 2021.
1965 C2 Corvette
A total of 117,964 C2 Corvettes were produced over the five year production cycle for the second generation Corvette. A relatively short lived model the C2 sold a lot of convertibles at 72,418 units versus the 45,546 coupes made.
The Corvette C5 was a better car across every function than its predecessor. Performance, quality, handling, packaging and functionality improved. Production volumes were consistent at between 30,000 and 35,000 units per year.
1977 Corvette
The 1977 Corvette set another new sales and production record at 49,213 units. The popularity of the Chevy Corvette throughout the 1970’s was proven time and again by the year over year increase in sales numbers despite the dramatic increases in cost.
corvette sales and production numbers
Covid and supply chain issues did nothing to slow down the demand for the Corvette. The real question is whether there were lasting impacts from these big global events that impacted just how many Corvettes are produced. The good news is that the Corvette continue to win awards and it is in high demand. Let's take a look at Corvette sales volumes for the last few years and see just how it stacks up vs yesteryear.
1991 Corvette
Overall, sales of the 1991 Chevy Corvette followed the downward trend started earlier in the model year by the ZR-1. In all, 20,639 units were sold, with coupes outselling convertibles at a ratio of about three-to-one