It may well be that the production numbers will somewhat fluid as Bowling Green works out the bugs on the newly retooled production line. I can also well imagine that the car itself will provide a fair number of issues for the production team to deal with. I think back on the production woes of the Kappa platform (Sky / Solstice) when the Solstice first left the production line. The unusual convertible top design caused the production team to hold & recall all the vehicles produced first month or so of production because the tops leaked, badly. All the body / top seals had to be redesigned and retrofitted. This is not the sort of thing GM wants to have happen on the C-7. Let's hope they have it right, but I fully expect that there will be production line issues to deal with that might reduce the initial monthly production numbers. As you say, it will be interesting to watch it all shake out.
•Dealers offered initial allocation of 2014 Corvette Stingray have until Friday, April 5, 2013 to acknowledge training and tools requirement through GMPrograminfo.com
•Order Guide Available April 15, 2013 – Order acceptance starts for dealers with initial allocation on April 18, 2013
•Consensus scheduled to start May 2013"
Yes, and America's #1 dealer in Texas is getting over 50 cars. 50! And he doesn't sell over MSRP either.
Dealers know how many they are getting, and they should be able to PROVE it to you. Many will tell you they can get one, but they will not be able to deliver. Happened many times with the Camaro launch, and some included mandatory extra's like paint portection, glass etching, etc.
Deal with a dealer with references.... ask for some of their first Camaro customers as references.