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reefdiver
02-15-04, 04:57 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows how many C 6 's are alive now? I was on my way to the Pittsburgh auto show yesterday (just to see one) when I decided to stop into one of the larger corvette dealers in the area first. I'm interested in what types of deals are available now on C 5's. I was told by a salesman that there were NO C 6's at the Pitt auto show! He told me that because we are not a very big market, the C 6 was in Chicago for the auto show there. Well.....I'm bummed now :cry ....so I decide not to hit the auto show, and start talking C 5 's with the salesman. I thought that I'd heard some folks around cac saying that GM had big incentives to move 04's.........but the best he could do was 2k rebate and 3% finance for 60 months. Not enough of an incentive for me to drive one home on the spot. Of course I never told him that...........so I'm lookin forward to some nice weather here so I can take him up on his offer to take the spiral gray one for a spin. :D Looks like I'll be driving my C4 for awhile yet (unless I find a killer deal somewhere). So...does anyone know how many C6's are alive now? :confused

c4c5specialist
02-15-04, 05:23 PM
HI there,
Exact numbers are not available.
I do know however, that there are at least 5 Alpha cars, 5Beta cars, and some that are preproduction validation cars.
I would suggest at least 30.
Allthebest, c4c5

reefdiver
02-15-04, 05:57 PM
If there are that many of em floating around.....any ideas why it was a no-show in Pittsburgh?

realtor
02-15-04, 06:45 PM
Don't be bummed. A lot of auto shows sponsored by local dealer associations don't have the C6. St Louis show in January was the same way. If there is corporate involvement (GM, Ford etc.) in the local auto show, the "one offs", and new model show up because the corporate people are their as well. In the caseof St Louis, only Ford seemed to wanted to show off the really new stuff. Dealers are selling C5s at or near invoice plus the 2K incentives. Find a big dealer with a lot of C5 inventory....they'll deal because Vettes don't sell well in cold winter states and many people will wait to July or August for a C6. Look at Kerbeck.com on line in Atlantic City to see what I mean.

reefdiver
02-15-04, 08:14 PM
I see what you mean realtor........just checked Kerbecks website........if I would have been offered a deal like what they have going on....I might be sitting in my garage now drooling over my new spiral gray c5! Atlantic City isnt that far of a drive for me tho. :Steer

LongTimer
02-17-04, 08:56 PM
They still have only 2 show cars - Orange and Red. These were hand built somewhere in or near Detroit. This is why the paint quality of the two cars is probably not representative of what we will see off the BG line - although quality improvement is expected due to XLR paid-for upgrades in the paint booth. You know, by now I'm probably wrong . There should be a blue vert somewhere right now, waiting to be "lifted" to Europe for it's introduction - it must have been started by now.

JPendasulo
02-17-04, 09:27 PM
I see what you mean realtor........just checked Kerbecks website........if I would have been offered a deal like what they have going on....I might be sitting in my garage now drooling over my new spiral gray c5! Atlantic City isnt that far of a drive for me tho. :Steer


I bought mine in Atlanta a few weeks ago for invoice + $200 and 0% interest so it doesn't matter where you live right now if the dealer has a lot of Vettes available. Start negotiating at invoice price and have your car already priced from edmunds.com or autos.msn.com.

StillDreaming
02-18-04, 12:11 AM
Well, I just so happended to be passing through Bowling Green on my way to the Daytona 500 and again on the way home. I saw a couple of guys from the plant and they said that cars were being built as we speak. No details of how many and to what extent. I was basically asking how long the change over would take and if it was complete. The guy told me that complete cars were rolling of the line. Sorry but no more details than that. The museum said that the plant was to reopen for plant tours on April 26th. Looks like I know where I am going at the end of April. I also picked up my 1:18 scale C6 $30 at the museum.

Double D
02-18-04, 11:33 AM
I was shopping for a C% yesterday in NJ and it looks like the going rate is $6k or $7K off the MSRP plus the $2k rebate. I never did ask about financing.

LongTimer
02-18-04, 12:57 PM
Well, I just so happended to be passing through Bowling Green on my way to the Daytona 500 and again on the way home. I saw a couple of guys from the plant and they said that cars were being built as we speak. No details of how many and to what extent. I was basically asking how long the change over would take and if it was complete. The guy told me that complete cars were rolling of the line. Sorry but no more details than that.
Good point. There are early production line cars now that could be sent to shows. However, my bet is that GM would significantly prepare any C6 headed for a show. I'd like to think that the production line quality is up to first impression-show quality, but I have to doubt it - at least this early on.