If you want to get behind the wheel of a previous-gen Chevrolet Corvette, there are still plenty of them left on dealer lots.
We’re all very excited for the mid-engine 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray, which just debuted last week as the fastest and most powerful base-level Corvette ever made. But it does have a radically different design that maybe not everyone enjoys, and if you’re one of those front-engine-loving Corvette fans you’ll be happy to know there are still a ton of C7-gen Corvettes just sitting on dealer lots.
And there are some pretty big discounts if you want to buy one.
According to Corvette Blogger, which gathers their data from dealer inventory management site einventorynow.com, there are currently 6,025 C7 Corvettes waiting to be sold. That represents an 84-day supply based on the current rate of Corvette sales.
Just over 6,000 Corvettes left is quite the drop from February when there were 9,000 Corvettes waiting to be driven home. Around April, Chevy started offering some steep dealer discounts to get their Corvette inventory moving and even gave a $3,000 cash loyalty bonus to former Corvette owners looking to upgrade their wheels. It seems those tactics worked as there are now far fewer C7s available to purchase.
If you do want a C7, you’ll have to make do with whatever you find. Chevy stopped taking orders for the previous-gen Corvette on June 23rd, with production expected to wrap up sometime in September.
The last C7 to be made was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction at the end of June. The final price was a cool $2.7 million with all the proceeds being donated to charity. It was a black Z06 trim, although the car on display was just a mockup. The actual final car won’t be done for a few months yet.
We expect the C7 to continue production until September, then GM will retool their Bowling Green, Kentucky plant to make the new C8. Production of the mid-engine model should begin in December, which deliveries likely to start early next year.