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Mark JD and his Crystal Red 3LT with CF roof got his VIN of 6229 on Oct 29 and has a Museum delivery scheduled on Nov 20. I received my VIN of 5633 on Oct 31 for my Crystal Red 2LT and am still awaiting the Museum call. Does anyone know what might have caused the 5633 VIN to be delayed for what appears to be a few days (596 cars) in production? QC issues maybe?
 

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It might be color or package issues.. From what I understand, they build certain cars in a certain order.. Could be supplier issues too


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Mark JD and his Crystal Red 3LT with CF roof got his VIN of 6229 on Oct 29 and has a Museum delivery scheduled on Nov 20. I received my VIN of 5633 on Oct 31 for my Crystal Red 2LT and am still awaiting the Museum call. Does anyone know what might have caused the 5633 VIN to be delayed for what appears to be a few days (596 cars) in production? QC issues maybe?
Mine is in the very low 4000s and still in BG. I respectfully recommend that you not torture yourself with the reasons. It's been killing me. With so many suppliers, it wouldn't surprise me if something was found in QC that did not pass inspection. Could be something pretty minor but no parts available. Could be something much simplier... no carrier space going your way at the time. Who knows? To be honest, I wrote this hoping to feel better myself... I don't. Damn. Wait we will.
 

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Mark JD and his Crystal Red 3LT with CF roof got his VIN of 6229 on Oct 29 and has a Museum delivery scheduled on Nov 20. I received my VIN of 5633 on Oct 31 for my Crystal Red 2LT and am still awaiting the Museum call. Does anyone know what might have caused the 5633 VIN to be delayed for what appears to be a few days (596 cars) in production? QC issues maybe?
I think you got it exactly right. The factory selects some random, some from predetermined priorities, cars to go through an extra 25 hour Quality Control Review (used to be a team of five QC engineers/technicians). For example, say they were already seeing a pattern that the pink cars with the nine speed trans were having some assembly issues, so they would not only select random cars coming off the line, but say 20% of nine speed, pink cars would get the extra quality review. My car, an early C6 Z06, was selected, and even knowing it was going to take a extra amount of time till I got it (also Museum Delivery), I was thrilled. Having the QC team spend an extra 25 hours going over my car, tweaking who knows what, is great, and my car has been trouble free since I got it (other than typical usage maintenance). Quessing your car is getting a little extra primping and pampering to insure it is "just right", and maybe this is occurring solely because your combination of options or colors was different then Mark's?
 

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Hi

Is the 4 digit vin you reference the last 4 digits of the vin ??

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Yes, last four digits -- numbers 14, 15, 16 and 17 per below complete StingRay VIN code guide.

C7 VINS:

There are 17 characters. Starting with first character on left the codes are:
01. "1"= Built in US
02. "G"= General Motors
03. "1"= Chevrolet
04. Denotes the car line: Corvette is a "Y" body.
05. Provides more info about the car:
.. A=1LT M/T
.. B=1LT A/T
.. C=2LT M/T
.. D=2LT A/T
.. E=3LT M/T
.. F=3LT A/T
.. G=Z51 1LT M/T
.. H=Z51 1LT A/T
.. J=Z51 2LT M/T
.. K=Z51 2LT A/T
.. L=Z51 3LT M/T
.. M=Z51 3LT A/T
.. 9=export (Non US, Non Canada)
06. Body style: "2" = Coupe, "3" = Convertible
07. Restraint code: D – AJ7 Active Manual Belts, Airbags – Driver & Passenger and Seat Side
08. Engine: LT1 = "7"
09. Check Digit – 0 to 9 or X
10. Model year: E (2014)
11. Plant: Bowling Green = "5"
12-17. Production sequence number that starts with the #100001 for each model yr.
 

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VIN numbers don't necessarily reflect the order cars are moving down the line. The VIN is attached to an order when it's sequenced for production but because they batch cars based on a number of factors it's quite possible two cars going down the line together may have VIN's off by as much a 500.

For example, when your order gets to the point of being sequenced for a production week it gets a VIN assigned. When they get to the next step it may turn out that because of your color or option combo you are put in a batch for Thursday while another car sequenced at the same time gets batched for Monday. The Monday car may roll off the line with a VIN of 5346 while your 5345 VIN isn't built till Thursday. In the mean time they may have built VIN #5864 Wednesday.
 

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SCR2014VETTE.....
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Hey Man.... you may be the lucky one. After reading the above.... maybe mine was rushed through a little too fast.... with no QC at all!:eek:

We will see how many parts fall off on the ride back to Florida!:eek::rolleyes::confused:
 

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Yes, last four digits -- numbers 14, 15, 16 and 17 per below complete StingRay VIN code guide.

C7 VINS:

There are 17 characters. Starting with first character on left the codes are:
01. "1"= Built in US
02. "G"= General Motors
03. "1"= Chevrolet
04. Denotes the car line: Corvette is a "Y" body.
05. Provides more info about the car:
.. A=1LT M/T
.. B=1LT A/T
.. C=2LT M/T
.. D=2LT A/T
.. E=3LT M/T
.. F=3LT A/T
.. G=Z51 1LT M/T
.. H=Z51 1LT A/T
.. J=Z51 2LT M/T
.. K=Z51 2LT A/T
.. L=Z51 3LT M/T
.. M=Z51 3LT A/T
.. 9=export (Non US, Non Canada)
06. Body style: "2" = Coupe, "3" = Convertible
07. Restraint code: D – AJ7 Active Manual Belts, Airbags – Driver & Passenger and Seat Side
08. Engine: LT1 = "7"
09. Check Digit – 0 to 9 or X
10. Model year: E (2014)
11. Plant: Bowling Green = "5"
12-17. Production sequence number that starts with the #100001 for each model yr.
John; IMO you ought to consider creating a new thread featuring this info and pin it. This is good info. to be able to read as new folks join us and those of us that have been here a while would find it useful as well. It would be good to have it where we can find it without digging through the search engine.
 

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LOL, Mark. I'm still jealous of the bold:
DELIVERY SCHEDULED!! Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 7:45am CST
 
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Does it make any difference if the production sequence number starts with a 1 or 5??
 

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Does it make any difference if the production sequence number starts with a 1 or 5??
Based on ELEGANT's post it appears that the last 6 digits should start with a one. The number before that should be a "5" for Bowling Green production. If the last 6 digits start with a 5 maybe you are getting a faux vette
 

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The reason for the questions was I found this car on ebay Chevrolet Corvette 3Lt | eBay and thought is started with a 5 but now notice that it is 0. Was just wondering if there was something to it?
 

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Here is my understanding of the first digit of the sequence number.

0 = Captured test fleet (not unheard of for some of these to find their way to a dealer)
1 = Regular production
3 = Premier edition
5 = VIN number to order ($5000 option)
 
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Here is my understanding of the first digit of the sequence number.

0 = Captured test fleet (not unheard of for some of these to find their way to a dealer)
1 = Regular production
3 = Premier edition
5 = VIN number to order ($5000 option)
Thanks for that info, Mark
 

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