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Old 08-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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I have confirmed Production has started.

Due to the fact I am impatient and want my car, I set out on a mission to find out what in the hell is really going on at Bowling Green.

I started with the online chat. No go, my vehicle has been "accepted" but does not have a TPW.

I spoke with the GM chat person, and he stated he makes "internal" calls to check progress. After a lengthy conversation, and me claiming I was close to canceling my order because of GM keeping me in the dark for months, he gave me a phone number to a contact at Bowling Green. Out of respect of this persons job, I will not give out this number.

I called the number, and spoke with a very nice lady. She basically was in defense mode and I felt as if her mission was to calm me down and ensure that my car was close to being built and there is no reason to cancel my order.

She went on to say that production has begun on the new 2014 Corvette. I quickly asked for clarification as to if this meant "customer sold" vehicles or more test fleet cars. She said that limited production on customer sold cars has begun as of last week, and that only a "few orders have been pushed through as of now. These cars are undergoing strict quality checks before production ramps up to full speed. This makes sure less-than-perfect vehicles are not built and then mistakenly delivered and having to be recalled shortly thereafter. Please be patient as production control is expecting full speed customer production very soon." I also stated that is there any hard dates to work off as I sold my main vehicle and need one ASAP. She simply reiterated that "your order could even be one that has been built, but the current ordering system would not have this information until the production control approved full speed production and then the systems reflect actual progress".

Hope this helps.. trying to be patient here...
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Well.. its encouraging.. I have a deposit on a convertible and don't even have an order number yet.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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Due to the fact I am impatient and want my car, I set out on a mission to find out what in the hell is really going on at Bowling Green.

I started with the online chat. No go, my vehicle has been "accepted" but does not have a TPW.

I spoke with the GM chat person, and he stated he makes "internal" calls to check progress. After a lengthy conversation, and me claiming I was close to canceling my order because of GM keeping me in the dark for months, he gave me a phone number to a contact at Bowling Green. Out of respect of this persons job, I will not give out this number.

I called the number, and spoke with a very nice lady. She basically was in defense mode and I felt as if her mission was to calm me down and ensure that my car was close to being built and there is no reason to cancel my order.

She went on to say that production has begun on the new 2014 Corvette. I quickly asked for clarification as to if this meant "customer sold" vehicles or more test fleet cars. She said that limited production on customer sold cars has begun as of last week, and that only a "few orders have been pushed through as of now. These cars are undergoing strict quality checks before production ramps up to full speed. This makes sure less-than-perfect vehicles are not built and then mistakenly delivered and having to be recalled shortly thereafter. Please be patient as production control is expecting full speed customer production very soon." I also stated that is there any hard dates to work off as I sold my main vehicle and need one ASAP. She simply reiterated that "your order could even be one that has been built, but the current ordering system would not have this information until the production control approved full speed production and then the systems reflect actual progress".

Hope this helps.. trying to be patient here...
I did an online chat with Chevy yesterday afternoon. The rep asked for the usual info and then they asked what model. I informed them I was inquiring about my 2014 Corvette order. Then the waiting began and the rep I was chatting with apologized several times saying they were trying to obtain a status. It took nearly 10 minutes before the Rep said that production hadn't started yet and that I should check back next week. A little while later it occurred to me that if production hadn't started it wouldn't have taken the Rep so long to find that out.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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I have heard from other sources it started last Friday not 100% on this but it's what many not just this forum or anyone who is on order said... Also GM did say they will NOT tell us when it will start... Never said that they won't tell us if we asked after the fact
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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I read on another forum that Rick Hendrick's car (#1) has been built, and they are building about 20 cars a day.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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I think my BS App is going off on my Iphone 5......cause they have said all along that when his car rolls off the production line.....he will be there with Speed TV and start the car and drive it off the line


As Speed TV reports, part of the deal includes a special ceremony at the start of production of the seventh-generation Corvette at the car’s factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this summer. Hendrick will be allowed to start up the first car as it exits the production line.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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I think my BS App is going off on my Iphone 5......cause they have said all along that when his car rolls off the production line.....he will be there with Speed TV and start the car and drive it off the line


As Speed TV reports, part of the deal includes a special ceremony at the start of production of the seventh-generation Corvette at the carís factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this summer. Hendrick will be allowed to start up the first car as it exits the production line.
They were there yes but they will not release the video or statements said during the process until GM has allowed them to do so... Same thing happend with the Camaro and the Camaro ZL1
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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I think my BS App is going off on my Iphone 5......cause they have said all along that when his car rolls off the production line.....he will be there with Speed TV and start the car and drive it off the line


As Speed TV reports, part of the deal includes a special ceremony at the start of production of the seventh-generation Corvette at the carís factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this summer. Hendrick will be allowed to start up the first car as it exits the production line.
No more Speed TV, don't know if Fox committed to that??
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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Well.. its encouraging.. I have a deposit on a convertible and don't even have an order number yet.
well you should have an order number by now. Vert orders have been in the system since Aug 8. Either your dealer doesnt have allocation, or you are being jacked around. I gave my dealer a deposit in May for a vert, and on Aug 8 (the first day gm allowed) he sent me the order from GM with an order number. checking the chevy website the order was in the system (although it took 4 days for it to appear).
Better make sure you arent getting screwed with.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:59 AM   #10
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C7 Corvette Production has started!

Corvette forum has confirmed that production has started. The line is running slow but is producing sold order cars now.

If you don't believe me go see your self
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #11
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Please note I was not able to get an order # till this last MONDAY. Due to the fact I waited for the comp sport seat option. Had my deposite in months ago...
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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To answer the question ariising from the original post, a dealer has posted he is getting 0006. Since Hendricks gets 0001, I wonder who will be getting 0002, 0003, 0004, and 0005?

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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I was just there. Fichtner has posted he is getting 0006. Since he has the VIN that means the car is assembled.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #14
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To answer the question ariising from the original post, a dealer has posted he is getting 0006. Since Hendricks gets 0001, I wonder who will be getting 0002, 0003, 0004, and 0005?

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I think NCM gets 0002 for their SOLD OUT raffle.
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