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.
A Year In Review – the 2018 Corvette Since the launch of Corvsport.com in 2010, one of the biggest requests...
Earlier this month, Corvsport.com presented the sales statistics the most recent Corvette sales. We thought we'd take a moment to break down the sales numbers by month for the each generation. For all Corvette owners (and prospective owners), these numbers are a key indicator of how the Corvette is performing in the marketplace.
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Production and customer delivery of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe began in September 2013. Corvette assembly plant tours in Bowling Green, Kentucky began in October 2013. In all, a total of 94,529 C7 Corvettes were sold.
There were 215,223 C6 Corvettes produced. The C6 started selling well, the new body style as well as fixed headlights design proving popular. In its first and second years, a total of 37,372 and 34,021 units were produced.
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.
The C4 generation Corvette cars should have begun selling in 1983, but they didn’t. Development and quality control issues prevented the introduction of the C4 Corvette until March of 1983.
C3 production volume started strongly in 1968 with 28,566 cars built, with 18,630 convertibles and 9,936 coupes. Production volumes grew quickly in the second year with coupe volume overtaking convertibles with 22,129 units.
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 that started it all was a huge production success. Over its 10 year production life 69,015 C1 Corvettes were produced (that is about 6,901 per year which is sold in those days).
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You would never guess that 2004 was the final production year for the C5 Corvette because production continued at the same feverish pace as 2003 with 34,064 Corvettes produced.
In 2003 things continued at the same pace for the C5 production with no real slowdown (which is expected towards the end of the generation). A total of 35,469 Corvettes were produced in 2003.
In 2002, a total of 35,767 Corvettes were produced, which was the peak for the C5 models. Production volume was consistent as strong demand continued to drive C5 sales.
In 2001, a total of 35,627 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong in 2001 as cars continued to be churned out of the Bowling Green, KY facility.
In 2000, a total of 33,682 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong for the C5 production at Bowling Green, KY in 2000.
In 1999, a total of 33,270 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong for the C5 production at Bowling Green, KY in 1999. We also have production builds by RPO code.
In 1998, a total of 31,084 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong for the second year of C5 production at Bowling Green, KY in 1998.
In 2014, a total of 37,288 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong for the first year of C7 production at Bowling Green, KY. C7 sales were off to a flying start after a bit of a slowdown at the end of the C6...
In 2015, a total of 34,240 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was strong for the second year of C7 production at Bowling Green, KY despite being down slightly versus 2014. A decent year given the slowing demand for sports cars.
In 2016, a total of 40,689 Corvettes were produced. Production volume for the C7 peaked in 2016 and was the only 40,000+ unit year in terms of output at the Bowling Green factory.
In 2017, a total of 32,782 Corvettes were produced. Production volume was down almost 8,000 units versus 2016 despite the introduced of the Z06 convertible and the Grand Sport Coupe and Convertible variants.
In 2018 things really slowed down at the Corvette factory. Only 9,686 cars were made in 2018. For those keeping count 2018 was the lowest production volume year since 1959. Not terribly surprising given it was a shortened model year.
Between January 2018 and September 2019, Chevrolet manufactured a total of 34,822 Corvettes. Of these, a total of 2,953 examples of the 755 hp ZR1 Corvette were produced.
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.