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I'm getting close to ordering my C7 but, for the life of me, I can't make heads nor tails out of the different options for the roof. I want the roof to be the same color as the body. I'd like it removable (are they all removable?) Dual vs Single panel? Carbon Fiber - what's that all about? I don't have the luxury of seeing examples up close and personal as I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan. Can anyone help a brother out? :)
 

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At the current time the ONLY roof available is the transparent due to the carbon fiber constraint...you can order what you want but until the CF constraint is resolved it will be a long wait.
If you want the roof to be the same color as the car it is the standard roof but at this time on constraint.
 

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Been driving my C7 since beginning of Oct. I have cf painted body color black. It's one piece. All coupes are ( my '72 was a two piece top). It stores nicely in the back. It's light weight , so one man operation to take off and put back. You are going to love this car. GO FOR IT!!! Thank you for your service and get home safe!!
 

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There are three roof panels available. All 3 are one piece and remove the same way, two latches in front and one at the center in the rear of the panel. Once removed the panel can be placed in the trunk where there are catches built in to secure the panel so that it doesn't get damaged or move about. When the panel is secured in the trunk it can actually be lifted at the rear as if it is hinged at the front catch so you can get to items in your trunk stored beneath the panel. The three options are the carbon fiber body color panel, the exposed carbon fiber panel that looks black, and the transparent plastic panel that also looks black. The two carbon fiber panels weigh the same, about 14 pounds, and do not allow any light through to the interior. The transparent panel is about a pound and a half heavier. The exposed carbon fiber panel looks on close examination from the outside of the C7 just like you would expect, carefully laid down carbon fiber. The transparent roof looks similar from a distance to the carbon fiber panel in color, that is, black. But when you get close you can see inside the car through its heavy tint. From the inside looking out, the transparent roof panel allows clear vision through a heavy blueish tint. The transparent panel will allow more heat transmission in full sun than either of the carbon fiber panels. You can order the C7 with just one panel or two panels, depending on your choice at extra cost. Currently all panels except the transparent are on constraint. But as with other components on constraint, that changes. When you are ready to place your order it may not be an issue. If you want it to be the same color as your exterior body color choice, then the standard (no extra charge option) of the painted carbon fiber panel is the one for you. The dual roof panel options come into play if you wanted to have a different panel to swap out, such as the transparent. Hope this helps Clarkster. :cool:
 

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I do have to mention that transparent roof panels are almost like magnifying glass in the summer and will heat up interior pretty bad in the sun in southern climates. Ive had my C5 and in Phoenix I have to leave windows cracked if I park outside. I also have a transparent roof on my C7 now with all black interior and will be going to dealer to order a solid roof for summers. Something to consider.
 

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3 roofs. Visible carbon fiber with body surround $1995 option. Body color which is still made of carbon fiber but painted to match (which is what you want) comes standard. And transparent $995 option. All removable. Or you can get both body color and transparent for $1995. Or you can get both body color and visible carbon fiber for $2995. But it looks like in the "build & price" section you cannot select dual roof packages or visible carbon fiber. (Like the others mentioned, because of constraints).
 
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I wish GM had offered an exposed CF roof/painted CF roof combo. I would have happily chosen that.
But yeah...these ongoing constraints are really putting a dent in things.
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Thanks everyone - so much! That completely cleared it all up for me. No longer am I confused! And thanks, too, for your support! Can't WAIT to get home now!
 
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