Late production as the result of the UAW strike most impacted the total sales numbers on the 1970 Corvette. Only 17,316 cars were made for model year 1970.
In 1969, sales took a vertical leap, increasing by more than 10,000 units to a total of 38,762 Corvettes sold that year. It was a Corvette sales record that would not be topped again until 1976
The first year of C3 Corvette production got off to a strong start for Chevy. A total of 28,566 cars were made for model year 1968.
The final year of C2 Corvette production was another strong one for Chevy. A total of 22,940 cars were made for model year 1967.
If the first few years of the C2 Corvette were strong sales years, 1966 blew it out of the ware. A total of 27,720 1966 model year cars were built.
Strong sales continued in 1965 and Chevy pushed hard on production, growing sales volume for the third year in a row. In total, 23,562 units of the 1965 model year produced.
The C2 continued its strong sales run and 1964 saw 22,229 units produced. Several other small design tweaks were made in 1964 thanks to customer feedback after the 1963 model year.
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).
The final year of production of the C1 model did not dampen demand for the Corvette, with a C1 record 14,531 units of the 1962 model year produced.
In 1961 hopes were high for big growth in Corvette production and while the numbers didn't move much, Chevy was still able to produce 10,939 units for the 1961 model year.
1960 saw the Corvette break the 10,000 unit production mark with a total of 10,261 units produced for the 1960 model year.
No changes were made to the mechanical packages and chassis of the 1959 Corvette versus the 1958 model year. Sales remained strong and a total of 9,670 cars were produced for the 1959 model year.
Another year of Corvette sales and another year of strong growth for the still nascent American sports car. 1958 saw 9,168 Corvettes produced. The design was tweaked again this year with more aggressive highlights
The momentum continued from 1956 into 1957 with production volumes ramping up. 6,339 units were produced in 1957, up from 3,467 units in 1956.
1956 saw the introduction of a redesign to the C1 Corvette and the changes made a difference with 3,467 units produced in 1956. All were convertibles since that was the only body style in 1956.
In 1955 hopes were high for big growth in Corvette production (north of 10,000 units were predicted). It turned out to be a horrible year and almost caused the death of the model. Only 700 units were produced in 1955.
In 1953, a total of 3,640 Corvettes were produced. 1954 Corvette production started in December of 1953 at the St Louis plant in Missouri. A number of new options were added for the 1954 year.
In 1953, a total of 300 Corvettes were produced. The first Corvette came off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first two were destroyed as they were engineering test cars.
Corvette production was basically flat for the final year of C6 production. GM offered a record 7 different models and we saw a total of only 13,466 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2013 model year.
Corvette production was basically flat in 2012. The poor 2009 - 2011 production volumes continued essentially as Chevy was unable to get improved demand. A total of only 11,647 Corvettes rolled off the assembly line.
The recession continued to impact Corvette production in 2011. A total of only 13,596 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2011 production model year. That was slightly up from 2010s 12,194 units.
The great recession continued to impact Corvette production in 2010. A total of only 12,194 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2010 production model year, down 28.1% from 2009’s paltry 16,956 units.
Thank the great recession for the destruction caused in Corvette production volume in 2009. It hurt all brands, but clearly sports cars with their discretionary nature were hit hardest. A total of only 16,956 Corvettes.
A total of 35,310 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2008 production model year, the fourth year of the C6 generation Corvette. Production volumes fell slightly in 2008 (down from 40,561 units in 2007).
A total of 40,561 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2007 production model year, the third year of the C6 generation Corvette. Production volumes grew a lot in 2007 (up from 34,021 units in 2006).
A total of 34,021 Corvettes rolled off the end of the assembly line for the 2006 production model year, the second year of the C6 generation Corvette. Production volumes remained solid in 2006 despite.
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.
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.
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.
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.