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Please note that as you read this, that there are two kinds of orders, "sold customer orders," and orders for dealer "stock." Dealer stock orders are for those units a dealer want to place on their showroom, to be visible for all customers to see. This press release applies to dealer's stock orders, as per below.

GM Press Release Excerpt: Noon, Thursday, Sept. 19th

Corvette Removable Roof Panel Constraint
As you are aware, a "zero" constraint was recently instituted for 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe's with the optional visible carbon fiber panel (RPO: C2Z) and the dual roof panel package (RPO: C2M). We have been working with the supplier to increase production, but in the short term, we find ourselves needing additional orders with transparent roof package. The Dealer Business Center (DBC) will be contacting dealers starting today with orders marked as "STOCK" that are in-system (Event 3000 - 3400) with either the standard painted carbon fiber roof panel or the visible carbon fiber roof panel (RPO: C2Z) to ask if the dealer would be interested in changing the order to the optional transparent roof panel (RPO: CC3). The optional transparent panel carries a MSRP of $995 which will NOT be waived if the dealer elects to change the order. The benefit to the dealer is by changing a stock order from a carbon fiber panel to the transparent panel, the order may be produced and delivered to the dealer sooner than an order with the carbon fiber panel.
 

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Please note that as you read this, that there are two kinds of orders, "sold customer orders," and orders for dealer "stock." Dealer stock orders are for those units a dealer want to place on their showroom, to be visible for all customers to see. This press release applies to dealer's stock orders, as per below.

GM Press Release Excerpt: Noon, Thursday, Sept. 19th

Corvette Removable Roof Panel Constraint
As you are aware, a "zero" constraint was recently instituted for 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe's with the optional visible carbon fiber panel (RPO: C2Z) and the dual roof panel package (RPO: C2M). We have been working with the supplier to increase production, but in the short term, we find ourselves needing additional orders with transparent roof package. The Dealer Business Center (DBC) will be contacting dealers starting today with orders marked as "STOCK" that are in-system (Event 3000 - 3400) with either the standard painted carbon fiber roof panel or the visible carbon fiber roof panel (RPO: C2Z) to ask if the dealer would be interested in changing the order to the optional transparent roof panel (RPO: CC3). The optional transparent panel carries a MSRP of $995 which will NOT be waived if the dealer elects to change the order. The benefit to the dealer is by changing a stock order from a carbon fiber panel to the transparent panel, the order may be produced and delivered to the dealer sooner than an order with the carbon fiber panel.
Sorry to be dense but does this mean that a 3300 status with the visible roof is on hold? Ooops. Sorry again. Unless I'm mistaken, your prologue to the memo clearly states this applies to orders for inventory...correct?
 

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Yes, the key to this press release is that GM's is trying to keep every exposed CF roof that they have, that meets their quality standards, for its sold customers. They are telling dealers in this press release, that they will hold filling their dealers stock orders for a while, until they have enough to first meet customer sold orders and then, and only then, will they start to fill dealers "showroom," STOCK orders.

In order words, dealers, if you want you cars soon, change your order to the translucent roof.
 

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Yes, the key to this press release is that GM's is trying to keep every exposed CF roof that they have, that meets their quality standards, for its sold customers. They are telling dealers in this press release, that they will hold filling their dealers stock orders for a while, until they have enough to first meet customer sold orders and then, and only then, will they start to fill dealers "showroom," STOCK orders.

In order words, dealers, if you want you cars soon, change your order to the translucent roof.
It looks like they are even trying to keep the painted CF roofs as well not just the exposed roofs. Makes sense that they satisfy customer orders first then put the translucents into dealer inventory! Smart move and good customer service by GM is that was there intention!
 

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I wanted to change my order to a glass top and they said it was too late, They are welcome to change mine. :)
 

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It means that their parts suppliers were not able to keep up with demand for body body colored and visible carbon fiber roofs. This initial press release was last September, and carbon fiber coupe roofs remained on constraint much of the production year. They are no longer restrained (meaning that demand no longer exceeds part supplier production capacity).
 

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It means that their parts suppliers were not able to keep up with demand for body body colored and visible carbon fiber roofs. This initial press release was last September, and carbon fiber coupe roofs remained on constraint much of the production year. They are no longer restrained (meaning that demand no longer exceeds part supplier production capacity).
There was another twist to the story that caused all CF based roof panels (exposed and painted roofs are both CF) to become constrained. It was reported there were major quality issues with the CF roof finish, especially the exposed CF. That, plus the high uptake caused the shortage.


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There was another twist to the story that caused all CF based roof panels (exposed and painted roofs are both CF) to become constrained. It was reported there were major quality issues with the CF roof finish, especially the exposed CF. That, plus the high uptake caused the shortage.


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I wonder if this pushed back the build on my car so far. In May I was given a TPW of Aug 4th , the car was ordered with the exposed CF roof but no one could explain to me why typical TPW's were all a month in front of mine or more at the time. I see some TPW's granted today and end of last week for those on this forum of early July.
 

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I wonder if this pushed back the build on my car so far. In May I was given a TPW of Aug 4th , the car was ordered with the exposed CF roof but no one could explain to me why typical TPW's were all a month in front of mine or more at the time. I see some TPW's granted today and end of last week for those on this forum of early July.
I believe being a Canadian car is probably more likely the cause than the exposed roof though I don't recall seeing too many exposed CF roofs 2 weeks ago when we were on the factory tour.
 

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It means that their parts suppliers were not able to keep up with demand for body body colored and visible carbon fiber roofs. This initial press release was last September, and carbon fiber coupe roofs remained on constraint much of the production year. They are no longer restrained (meaning that demand no longer exceeds part supplier production capacity).
ok John, I know this is for dealer stock cars but the last line in you post above makes no sence. I guess the better way to ask is do you have a guess as to the chances of Exposed CF roofs being back on constrants at the start of 2015?
 

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ok John, I know this is for dealer stock cars but the last line in you post above makes no sence. I guess the better way to ask is do you have a guess as to the chances of Exposed CF roofs being back on constrants at the start of 2015?
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