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Hope you guys can help! I know I am arriving late to the party but does anyone know a dealership that still has any allocations with the Z51 package? The best I have been getting is ordering without it which from the advice I have seen on hear that would be a mistake. This will be my first Vette so I am new to this and unsure if I should do it without or not. I am from the Georgia area but working in Afghanistan so the dealership location doesn't matter as much.

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Trey20, I know Kerbeck corvette in Atlantic City, NJ was suppose to get over 500, hopefully there is one for you there!, Dean:
 

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Just left my dealer that got me one of the first 2014 in the state of Missouri ..got ours SEPT 30.. This is our 9th vette from them including a zr1... Wayne is our contact at Jim Falk Motors..Wayne has two z51s being built this week that are available today, one black and one blue...they will sell them right . No bs....give Wayne a call 6603513181 tell him Jerry told you to call and you can probably be driving yours next week..the 2014s are awesome....can't wait for the new zr1 so I can trade my other one...
 

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Ready to Order?

I needed to order to get the options I want, so I needed to find a dealer with allocations remaining.

Those dealers are advertising in autotrader.com. Go to autotrader.com and look under "New". When you choose a location, scroll down to "any distance". There you will see listings for many Stingrays, most of which are probably sold by now. Order the listings by "nearest" to your zip code.

Shop around by phone, be willing to travel to get your car. I'm sure you can find a dealer with remaining allocations that will waive the dealer fee. I found two within 300 miles of Washington DC, without hardly trying. I paid retail, no dealer fee or cost. Only add-on is state tax and transfer fees. Nothing else.

When you are ready to order, call the dealers in the areas you might want to travel to (Google a dealership for its location). Ask for the Internet Sales Manager. Keep the BS to a minimum, so you seem like a serious buyer - don't be asking questions about the car you want. When you find the right dealer or sales rep, and the process of ordering might take 10 minutes. Be sure to discuss the terms of the sale - like MSRP, like no dealer add-ons, no other fees or funds to the dealership, like how you will pay for the car. A typical credit card deposit is $1000. Remember that they want to sell you a car as much as you want to buy one - they should - they're making well over $10 grand on every one they sell at retail.

I talked to Kerbeck before I ordered. They wanted $5 grand down and a healthy dealer fee as well. So I moved on.

Currently I'm sure you can find a dealer with remaining allocations that will waive the dealer fee - I found two within 300 miles of Washington DC, without hardly trying.

Z-51's are on a short-term hold in late October because of a parts supply problem, so get your order in there!

Plan to take a Greyhound bus to pick up your car.
 

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I needed to order to get the options I want, so I needed to find a dealer with allocations remaining.

Those dealers are advertising in autotrader.com. Go to autotrader.com and look under "New". When you choose a location, scroll down to "any distance". There you will see listings for many Stingrays, most of which are probably sold by now. Order the listings by "nearest" to your zip code.

Shop around by phone, be willing to travel to get your car. I'm sure you can find a dealer with remaining allocations that will waive the dealer fee. I found two within 300 miles of Washington DC, without hardly trying. I paid retail, no dealer fee or cost. Only add-on is state tax and transfer fees. Nothing else.

When you are ready to order, call the dealers in the areas you might want to travel to (Google a dealership for its location). Ask for the Internet Sales Manager. Keep the BS to a minimum, so you seem like a serious buyer - don't be asking questions about the car you want. When you find the right dealer or sales rep, and the process of ordering might take 10 minutes. Be sure to discuss the terms of the sale - like MSRP, like no dealer add-ons, no other fees or funds to the dealership, like how you will pay for the car. A typical credit card deposit is $1000. Remember that they want to sell you a car as much as you want to buy one - they should - they're making well over $10 grand on every one they sell at retail.

I talked to Kerbeck before I ordered. They wanted $5 grand down and a healthy dealer fee as well. So I moved on.

Currently I'm sure you can find a dealer with remaining allocations that will waive the dealer fee - I found two within 300 miles of Washington DC, without hardly trying.

Z-51's are on a short-term hold in late October because of a parts supply problem, so get your order in there!

Plan to take a Greyhound bus to pick up your car.
How much $$ was the "healthy dealer fee at Kerbecks?
 

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Trey20, I've seen some 2014's on EBay. About 24 of them some are way way. Overpriced, some not so bad, Dean
 

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Thank you everyone for the advice. I have some good news and some not so good news. I found a dealership in Atlanta that said they can get my order by the end of the year if I go without the carbon vibor roof and the z51 package. He asked me if I planned on racing a lot which I do not. Based off that, he said the z51 package is not really needed or worth it. I also read a review that said similar if you were planning to use it as a daily driver that the non z51 was better. I honestly do not know enough about the z51 to know if I am really going to miss it besides the cosmetic differences. I called 5 different dealers and they are all saying that it will be well into next year before I they can order me one with the z51 and carbon fiber package. I have to say that the idea of me getting it while on vacation in December is appealing. If I didn't get the car by mid Jan then I wont be home again until July. That would be a long time knowing you have this beautiful machine waiting for you and you can't do anything about it..haha I What are your thoughts?
 

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Has anyone taken delivery of their C7 Coupe with the exposed carbon fiber roof? I am told my coupe with the EF roof will built in the next week or two. I ordered in April.
 

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Has anyone taken delivery of their C7 Coupe with the exposed carbon fiber roof? I am told my coupe with the EF roof will built in the next week or two. I ordered in April.
I ordered in Han and picked my options late July. My car is being built next Tuesday. Pretty sure it was the CF roof that held me up.
 

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Trey...I'm also working in Afghanistan. I wanted to order last month but since I don't plan on returning stateside until late March, I was advised to wait until sometime in January to order. Besides, I will not order unless I can get the Z51 package...period. If I have to wait for a 2015 model, then so be it. Where in Afghanistan are ya? I'm at BAF. Stay safe Buddy...and good luck getting your C7!
 

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A friend of mine has a base 2lt and the car is absolutely phenomenal. He had the same problem as you so he went without the z/51 package and has no regrets. It all depends on what you want good luck you cant loose either way
 
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