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My dealer just called me, and said that they got an allocation for an order, and the person who placed it canceled today. If I were willing to take the dual top combo, clear see through and Carbon Fiber my order would be allocated tomorrow.

I had ordered the T.R. with full length Carbon Flash Stripes. I want the striping to run the full length including the painted top. I had to say no thank you. I just didn't think it would look right.

So I'm still at 1100. :(
 

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My dealer just called me, and said that they got an allocation for an order, and the person who placed it canceled today. If I were willing to take the dual top combo, clear see through and Carbon Fiber my order would be allocated tomorrow.

I had ordered the T.R. with full length Carbon Flash Stripes. I want the striping to run the full length including the painted top. I had to say no thank you. I just didn't think it would look right.

So I'm still at 1100. :(
I am glad for you. Get exactly what you want! If you're like most of us, you'll have it a long time.

Doesn't sound like an 'allocation' came up. Sounds like an already entered order came up and they want it sold before it hits their dealership. ?
 

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My dealer just called me, and said that they got an allocation for an order, and the person who placed it canceled today. If I were willing to take the dual top combo, clear see through and Carbon Fiber my order would be allocated tomorrow.

I had ordered the T.R. with full length Carbon Flash Stripes. I want the striping to run the full length including the painted top. I had to say no thank you. I just didn't think it would look right.

So I'm still at 1100. :(
Calif Vetteman, Great call, I would have made the same call that you did. You're going to throw down some serious coin so get exactly what you want, no regrets!!

SF
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My dealer just called me, and said that they got an allocation for an order, and the person who placed it canceled today. If I were willing to take the dual top combo, clear see through and Carbon Fiber my order would be allocated tomorrow.

I had ordered the T.R. with full length Carbon Flash Stripes. I want the striping to run the full length including the painted top. I had to say no thank you. I just didn't think it would look right.

So I'm still at 1100. :(
What you wrote makes sense. The constraints for the package with visible carbon fiber and a transparent top changed recently to a non-zero number. It sounds like your dealer had one.

It totally makes sense that he could offer you what he had an allocation for, but could not offer you one for the body-colored top because all of those were already given to others.

Hang in there. Your time will soon come to get what you want.
 

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Is this the correct use of the term "dealer allocation"? An order is made subject to constraints. This dealer had a car on his hands. Of course the dealer had been allocated it. It just isn't what this buyer wants. Or are we somehow saying the same thing?
The way I read what the OP wrote is that the dealer did not have a car on his hands. The dealer had an allocation to build a car. Due to constraints, the allocation permitted a dual roof package of carbon fiber plus transparent, and the dealer was determined to build it that way (another option would have been transparent only, but the OP's desire of a body-colored roof was not available on this allocation due to constraints).
 

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I don't know how we do this. Can the buyer now order a C7 from this dealer for the options he wants subject to constraints and dealer allocation?
The practice of most dealers is that if, due to constraints, a buyer passes on an allocation when it is offered to them, they will still retain their position in line on the dealership's internal order priority list and will be offered another allocation again during a future consensus.
 

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I don't know how we do this. I haven't been paying attention to constraints but am surprised that the constraint requires "a dual roof package". It used to be the other way around, no dual roofs. Why would Chevy require dual roofs. That constraint itself says both roofs are available.
The constraint for a dual roof package involving visible carbon fiber recently changed. See the constraint thread for details.

The dealer could have offered him a transparent roof only (no constraints are on that). If the dealer had an allocation for the dual roof package of visible carbon fiber plus transparent, he also could have offered just the visible carbon fiber roof to him. However, he could not offer a body-colored roof to the OP, which is what the OP wanted.
 

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Uh Oh ! Please tell me I didn't screw up. I was just in the GM Z06 Web Site. It shows Carbon Fiber Hood and Top and they are painted. I thought all the CF roofs were black.

I just called my sales person but she is out today. Talked to Fleet Sales and was told that he thought the CF roofs could be painted. Left a message with the guy that puts in the orders to GM. Haven't had a call back yet.

I'm depressed.
 

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Uh Oh ! Please tell me I didn't screw up. I was just in the GM Z06 Web Site. It shows Carbon Fiber Hood and Top and they are painted. I thought all the CF roofs were black.

I just called my sales person but she is out today. Talked to Fleet Sales and was told that he thought the CF roofs could be painted. Left a message with the guy that puts in the orders to GM. Haven't had a call back yet.

I'm depressed.
What was your build? All C7's have standard body-colored roof and top. For example- if you ordered a Torch Red coupe then the hood & roof is painted Torch Red but they are still made of carbon fiber. If you opted for the Visible Carbon Fiber roof then you will get that exactly (with the carbon fiber weaves visible). The hood is always body-color, there is no option to have an exposed or visible CF hood.
 

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Uh Oh ! Please tell me I didn't screw up. I was just in the GM Z06 Web Site. It shows Carbon Fiber Hood and Top and they are painted. I thought all the CF roofs were black.

I just called my sales person but she is out today. Talked to Fleet Sales and was told that he thought the CF roofs could be painted. Left a message with the guy that puts in the orders to GM. Haven't had a call back yet.

I'm depressed.
By default, you get a body-colored roof and hood. You have to pay extra to get a visible carbon fiber roof, or a carbon flash vinyl stinger stripe on the hood.

You can easily add the stinger stripe on the hood after you get the car. You can either get vinyl, or even have the stinger stripe painted on the hood. Both would be less expensive than the factory vinyl anyway.

As for the roof, did you want visible carbon fiber, or a black-painted roof? If black-painted carbon flash is what you are looking for, you can't get that from the factory anyway. You can get that painted at a trustworthy body shop after your car arrives.

It will all be okay (unless you wanted a visible carbon fiber roof - but even that can be ordered later, or traded for).
 

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I had ordered both panted and see through tops. I canceled the see through top because of the constraints on the dual package. Yesterday when I was offered the carbon fiber & see through conbination I thought the CF would be black. That's why I turned it down.
 

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I had ordered both panted and see through tops. I canceled the see through top because of the constraints on the dual package. Yesterday when I was offered the carbon fiber & see through conbination I thought the CF would be black. That's why I turned it down.
The exposed carbon fiber does look "black" from about 5 feet. In fact it looks just like the transparent roof panel from that distance (except for the painted body color side spars). Closer than 5 feet and you see the carbon fiber elements. The painted carbon fiber top is painted the same color as your exterior Stingray body.
 
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I had ordered both panted and see through tops. I canceled the see through top because of the constraints on the dual package. Yesterday when I was offered the carbon fiber & see through conbination I thought the CF would be black. That's why I turned it down.
Exposed / Visible CF top....

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Thanks everyone. I spoke to the Guy that submits the orders into the system, and it is as you said. The exposed carbon fiber roof is what they were talking about, when they asked if I wanted to change my order. All but 3 orders that were ahead of me have been pulled. Two of the 3 ahead of me have constraints that will hold them for awhile. He said to call tomorrow and he will know what allocations he will have for next week. I am second in line. Started out with 11 ahead of me three weeks ago. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
 

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Exposed / Visible CF top....

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Interesting but I don't think that is a real example of a true exposed carbon fiber top since it appears that you can see through the top. There is (at least on the 2014s) no transparency to the exposed carbon fiber top, no light is transmitted. This looks like a transparent top with color spars added. If someone knows different by first hand with the 2015 please jump in.
 

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That's the exposed CF roof, the red you see is a reflection from the open hood, not the interior.
 

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Ummm... out of all C7 enthusiast I wouldn't pose a fake or modded C7 roof. This is the same Stingray I personally saw at the Chicago Auto Show back in Feb 2013, right after the reveal in Detroit on 1/13/13. Here are 2 more pics from my camera:

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That's the exposed CF roof, the red you see is a reflection from the open hood, not the interior.
Great observation Mark, I missed that and thought I was seeing the red from an LT3 interior. Thanks!
 

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Ummm... out of all C7 enthusiast I wouldn't pose a fake or modded C7 roof. This is the same Stingray I personally saw at the Chicago Auto Show back in Feb 2013, right after the reveal in Detroit on 1/13/13. Here are 2 more pics from my camera:
I think you misunderstood my post. Not intended to indicate it was intentionally posted and a fake, but that following the earlier posts of Calif Vetteman wanted to make sure that no one thought an exposed carbon fiber panel was transparent. As Mark pointed out the red was not from seeing through the panel but a reflection of the open hood.
 
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