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Corvettes sales are booming, in fact the same last month as in the exciting times of April, 2006. Last month 3,516 StingRays were sold!


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It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to talk about the monthly sales report from General Motors. For April 2014, Corvette sales continue their near record setting pace as 3,514 Corvettes were delivered last month. That is a 260.8% increase over the 974 Corvettes sold in April 2013. The sales for April 2014 was slightly higher with a 1% increase in sales over the 3,480 Corvettes sold in March 2014.

For the Calendar Year (January-April) 11,693 Corvettes have been delivered. That’s a 198.7% increase over the 3,915 Corvettes sold in 2013 over the same time period.

April 2014′s Corvette deliveries are the fifth highest month of sales since we started paying attention to the monthly sales numbers back in January 2006. Looking though April’s historical numbers, 2014′s sales of 3,514 were just two less than the 3,516 Corvettes sold in 2006.

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I would forget comparing 2014 sales to 2013 even though as a point of reference it is interesting.However, it is like comparing apples to oranges. What would one expect the end of a model series sales of 9 years and the beginning of a new model that is exceptional. It actually should have been higher who would actually purchase the 2013 with the anticipation of the 2014.
 

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I think people who were skeptical about what the new one was going to cost went out and bought what they thought would be a cheaper car, the C6. Then they got suprised when it (C7) came in @ virtually no increase and in some cases a reduced price over the C6. This was particularly noticeable in Canada. More than a $10,000 drop in the price of a base Vette if my memory serves me right. Canadians have been paying a lot more than Americans for years. Ever since the Cda $ was down at 65 cents and it was never brought back in line. In 2010 I would have had to pay in excess of $145,000 for a ZR1 and the same car sold in the US at approx. $118,000. Just as an example. These good prices are also another reason for the increased sales so far. It is just too bad that they did not have the ability to keep up with the demand. Virtually no dealers in Cda. have any stock of the Vettes as they do in the states. In Cdas. they are still waiting up to one year while not so in the states. I wonder how long they are waiting in the Europe or Asia since it is a world car now. Or at least so they say.
I better stop now but I could go on especially since I am still waiting for mine. LOL!! CYA........
 

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I would forget comparing 2014 sales to 2013 even though as a point of reference it is interesting.However, it is like comparing apples to oranges. What would one expect the end of a model series sales of 9 years and the beginning of a new model that is exceptional. It actually should have been higher who would actually purchase the 2013 with the anticipation of the 2014.
The sales could have been higher if they wanted. There are probably a few thousand who have ordered and are still waiting for a dealer allocation. Most of these will never get a 2014. Many more didn't order because of the hassle of dealing with the allocation system.

In the end the demand will remain for a longer period of time and sales of the C7 will remain at a level rate for a few years before it drops off.
 
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Yes mpd you have hit it right on.When you order A car in April with A deposit etc.You would think at the end of the building cycle that
You would get the car.NOT.It looks like GM didn't want to sell as many as they could.I believe their plan is to sell those others 2015 when they come out,yes at A higher price naturally.
 

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I disagree. GM knows exactly how much pent up demand there is as every order entered, even at 1100 status, is known to them. If you think they aren't doing everything they can then you must not have read about them picking up the production pace to 170 cars / day starting June 1st. I also don't think the backlog is as high as many here would like to believe. If it were they would never have released it to the Employee and Supplier pricing programs.

It's not a conspiracy guys and gals, GM is doing everything they can to put butts in seats but it's a very complex system with all the suppliers, labor, etc.


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