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A couple of questions for the pros on this site. I just visited my local dealer today and selected options for my C7. First Corvette so naturally I'm excited. The dealer told me he has initial allocations remaining and he'll be placing the order late this coming week. He's telling me to expect delivery in late March or early April. I'm fine with that timing since winter in Northeast Ohio isn't a good time to be driving anything but a 4X4, but I'm wondering if his assessment of the delivery time sounds reasonable. Also how long do you typically wait before you get an order number from the plant for tracking purposes? Any insight anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Welcome Samian! If your dealer has allocation, you could hear in a matter of weeks or months, as it all depends on your dealer's comparative standing in GM Corvette sales,last year, vis-vis other dealers. Every dealer, even those without allocation, can place an order, generate a six digit order number (most often starting with the letter "R"). The key is when GM generates an acknowledgement, meaning that they have accepted your order (status 2000). Have an eyeball-to-eyeball with your dealer finding out how many coupes he has allocation for, how many he has received so far, when he expects the next ones, etc, and what number you are in his own internal priorities; next (if you want a convertible) have the same conversation as to how many convertible allocations he has, at what number your order would be there. Here's a thread, though very long, that is well worth working your way through, post by post.
Have no reason to doubt your dealer's estimated timeline. The other key is whether you are placing an order which has a part)s) under constraint. Suggest you also read the second thread below.

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum.../318-c7-corvette-stingray-order-tracking.html

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...ns/889-constraint-updates-post-info-here.html

Note that constraints can change at any time, with new parts being added, others removed.

After and during digesting those threads, feel free to post/ask again, and post/again.
 

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So, the dealer says he has allocation and will be placing the order next week. Assuming that's correct and it gets picked up by GM I believe the scheduled production week for coupes on next weeks order would be early to mid December. That should place the car at the dealership sometime in early January. So, his projected delivery of March/April sounds off unless he knows his allocation won't get picked up until January, not next week when he enters it into the system.
 

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Wow that's quicker than I thought. So a couple of weeks from order date to GM acknowledgement, and then only a 4-week queue in their production schedule. I would have thought with convertible production the production queue would have been longer than that. I was hoping for a spring versus mid-winter delivery but it is what it is.
 

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Wow that's quicker than I thought. So a couple of weeks from order date to GM acknowledgement, and then only a 4-week queue in their production schedule. I would have thought with convertible production the production queue would have been longer than that. I was hoping for a spring versus mid-winter delivery but it is what it is.
It really depends on when it gets picked up by GM. On the 10/31 allocation report it indicated first week of December projected production, that's roughly 4 weeks from order acceptance date. Be aware it won't be picked up by GM if any part of the order is in constraint so that could delay it by weeks or months, depending on what the constraint is.

In the best of all possible worlds you should never have to wait more than 8 weeks from order to delivery but we all know, new model rollouts are rarely smooth.

I'm kind of in the same boat, looking for a spring delivery so I plan on getting serious about ordering come January.
 
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When I ordered in April I was offered an option to help build my engine. I think the price was $7000. Has anyone ordered that option?
 

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Gwm help build in your engine in what way? What do you mean?


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It really depends on when it gets picked up by GM. On the 10/31 allocation report it indicated first week of December projected production, that's roughly 4 weeks from order acceptance date. Be aware it won't be picked up by GM if any part of the order is in constraint so that could delay it by weeks or months, depending on what the constraint is.

In the best of all possible worlds you should never have to wait more than 8 weeks from order to delivery but we all know, new model rollouts are rarely smooth.

I'm kind of in the same boat, looking for a spring delivery so I plan on getting serious about ordering come January.
Thanks for the feedback. I thought about waiting until January but read articles on this site and others about 6-month lead times, and Chevy potentially selling out the entire 2014 production allocation once European and convertible demand starts to show up in production schedules. I really didn't want to wait until 2015 for a vehicle. I guess I could tell my dealer to hold the order for another month just to be safe, or roll the dice and take what I get.
 

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Gwm help build in your engine in what way? What do you mean?


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When I heard it I was under the assumption that you went to the engine factory when your engine was getting assembled and you were there to assist if you wanted. Brings up another question. Is the engine builders name anywhere on the engine. I was told your name would be right under his. Was it a dream? or did I Actually hear that?
 

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The new GM's high-perf motor build operation, that used to be in Wixom, MI, is schedule to resume operation in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant (BGAP) this spring. It was a $5,800 option that you could select for C6 427 ci motors. Yes, you actually build your own motor side-by-side with one of the GM Master Motor Technicians (to insure you don't screw it up). Many (count me in on this theory) believe it is one more sign that the 2015 Corvettes will include a Z06 option, and that it is way more than coincidence that it is starting up just as the 2015 Z06 line would be starting up. We do not know more except that several top GM's staff have indicated that, if you select this option, you will be able to build your motor at BGAP, then watch it being installed in your car. Not surprisingly, at $5,800, the "Engine Build Experience," (it's formal name), was not chosen by many C6 owners.

Do not know if your name went under the Master Tech's name, but that makes sense that they would allow that for your $5,800.
 

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Don't forget about the fact that the plant closes for a few weeks during the holidays ?


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