Chevrolet dealers are offering killer discounts, too.
If you wanted to get your hands on the last front-engined Chevy Corvette, now is your last chance. Well, technically you have a little over two weeks, as the order books will soon close. CorvetteBlogger reports that, while Chevrolet has already closed the books on the ZR1, other variants are still up for grabs, at least for now. As of June 25, that will change, as the C7 Corvette order books will close for good.
The article contends that there is some conflicting information on exactly how long dealers have to place orders. Right now, the site says that “sold” customer orders must be in the system by June 25. However, orders on the convertible will halt next Monday, June 10.
The end date to get an order in on a 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 has already passed. Those books closed at the end of May, and Chevrolet is getting ready to wrap up its production.
Plenty of inventory on dealer lots
Bear this in mind if you aren’t able to get an order in on time. There is plenty of dealer inventory left out there. That said, be careful if you’re looking to buy a brand new ZR1. These are now hot-ticket items since dealers can’t order any more, and they know that. As a result, some dealers are placing ludicrous markups on the 755 horsepower flagship model.
However, the ordinary C7 Chevy Corvette is an entirely different story. Since dealers have huge inventories right now, you can walk onto a Chevrolet lot and drive away in a Corvette for well under MSRP. On everything from the humble 1LT to the Z06, dealers are offering up to $13,000 or more off unsold 2018 models.
The last C7 Chevy Corvette will be a black Z06 with a seven-speed manual transmission and fully loaded 3LZ package. That includes Napa leather seats, navigation, and Chevy’s onboard performance data recorder. The car will sell at auction on June 28, with proceeds going to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The car’s MSRP is a bit over $91,000, but we expect it to go for way more than that.
Stay tuned on the results of that auction near the end of the month. In case you missed it so far, check out more on the mid-engined C8 Chevy Corvette below: