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Due to the UAW strike and tracking down various internal issues with the car, the number of 2020 production days available prior to the September 1 2021 Production Start date, requires a reduction in many dealer allocations. Word is that the larger Corvette volume dealers will not be affected and smaller volume dealers can increase their newly reduced allocations. Dealers asking for large markups or intending to build a large inventory of unsold C8s are seeing their allocations eliminated.

The September 1 2021 model year start is considered to be absolutely locked in.

From GM:
We have had to make adjustments to our planned dealer allocations due to the work stoppage we experienced last year. We're not providing specifics on the level of adjustments.
 

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BE AWARE of C8 "news" sources. Any Corvette news attracts readers, so we often see 'sources' like "Cars Direct" jump on the bandwagon and the result is not always accurate. These folks are reporting that GM has "...cut C8 production by 20%."

Their statement is wrong in several ways.
1. GM has NOT "Cut Production." The UAW strike ate into days originally expected to produce C8s. GM has simply stated the production quantity that can be produced due to the shortened production year. The word "cut" that Cars Direct used implies a GM Reduction as if demand was low or there was a problem of some kind with the car and THAT is NOT the case.
2. "20%" Wrong again. The actual post-strike number is down 15% from the original expectation/plan. GM reduced "ALLOCATIONS" not production by 20%. That 5% difference will go to whichever dealers provide MSRP priced orders and NOT high-profit mark up schemers.
 
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