Chevrolet will stop taking new orders for the C7-gen Corvette on June 23rd.
The new mid-engine Corvette is coming on July 18th. Or at least some more details on when the mid-engine Corvette will be coming on July 18th. Something is going to happen July 18th and it will involve a new Corvette, which means that the old Corvette is on its way out.
According to Chevy sources speaking to CorvetteBlogger, GM is going to stop taking new orders for the C7 starting on June 23rd. That’s the last day you’ll be able to place a custom order for your new C7 straight from GM’s factory.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to start going to car auctions just to get a C7. Dealers reported at the end of February that they still had thousands of Corvettes just sitting on lots waiting to be sold, so there are likely quite a few Corvettes still out there looking for their forever homes.
Additionally, the source reports that those looking for custom orders for convertible ‘Vettes and the top-of-the-line ZR1 trim are already out of luck. The last day to get an order in for a convertible was June 6th, while the last day to get the 755 horsepower ZR1 was actually at the end of May.
Again, you’ll likely still be able to find a convertible or a ZR1 sitting on a dealer’s lot somewhere, but you won’t be able to order it customized straight from the factory.
In other Corvette news, Motoring Research reports that the C7 Corvette and current-gen Camaro will no longer be sold in Europe starting August 31st. Apparently, neither the Corvette nor Camaro will meet strict new EU emissions regulations, so both cars are to be discontinued. No word on whether the C8 Corvette will meet regulations or not, but considering how it uses the same engine as the current C7, the outlook is not so good.