Chevrolet Corvette C6 Production Comes to an End

Bring in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The final Corvette C6 has rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky and will be heading for preservation at the General Motors’ Heritage Collection in Detroit.

The final Corvette C6 was a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible packing a 7.0-liter V8 built by chief engineer Tadge Juechter. It was the 13,466th C6 built for the 2013 model year. A short ceremony was held at the plant to mark the end of an era, but within half an hour, workers were already taking down the general assembly line to get it ready for the Stingray’s production.

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The new Stingray isn’t expected in dealership showrooms until late August or early September and the Stingray Convertible will be making its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

“There’s been a great deal of anticipation as we get ready to build the Stingray,” Tatman says. “But it’s been pretty much all business here. We added in the 427 convertible and the 60th anniversary edition, and built more cars this year than in the past few years and did it in a model year that was three months shorter. We’ve been on overtime this entire model year.”

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