Corvette C8 and Z06 Production Notes for December 2022

c8 assembly line

c8 assembly line

Photo Credit: Larry Smith

Christmas is right around the corner, Chevrolet only has two more weeks of Corvette production scheduled for 2022. Our friends at Corvette Blogger ran the numbers and updated where Corvette Production currently stands.

It looks like Chevrolet produced close to, or will have surpassed, 21,150 C8’s. 19,500 of these are base C8’s. Approximately 1,650 are 70th Anniversary Stingrays.

Speaking of Stingray’s 70th Anniversary package, Corvette Blogger reports that customers are buying the White Pearl Tri-Coat versions over the Carbon Flash Metallic by nearly 4 to 1.

As for the 2023 Z06, the plant is continuing its ramp-up process and producing around 18-20 per day for a total of 300 Z06s. Of these 300, 36 include the 70th Anniversary package.

Another interesting point is that last week was a blackout week for Plant Tours. So, there could have been something special that the plant was working on or taking a closer look at. Of course, the E-Ray Visualizer Leak brings even more attention to what is being worked on inside the plant.

The plant will be closed the week of 12/26 for its annual Christmas break.

Read more about the production numbers on Corvette Bloggers site Here.

CF1 Roadster
Kindigit Designs & Corvette Mike Collaboration

cf1 at the wynn

Kindigit Designs of Bitchin Rides and Corvette Mike have collaborated to bring you the Koolest of Bitchin Rides — a series dedicated to the ultimate resto-mods. The last of a true breed of combustion engines purpose-built by Lingenfelter, developing enough horsepower to rip the steel cords right off these Michelins.

This combination of a very limited, select edition of carbon fiber bodies mated to Roadster Shop chassis culminated into something very special. The first, from scratch, retro look 1953 Corvette Roadster with all the trick goodies of modern-day Sportage transportation with a flare to dare you not to stare.

This CF1 is already SOLD, though you can custom build
and reserve yours today! Talk to us, baby!!

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Win a Carbon Flash Black 70th Anniversary 2023 Corvette Z06 with Z07!

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that annually raises money for autistic and IDD charities. The organization just secured a 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Coupe through Pittsburgh’s North Star Chevrolet, which they will give away to one lucky ticket holder in August 2023. The 70th Anniversary Coupe is outfitted in Carbon Flash Black Metallic Paint with Satin Black Metallic Stripes, Satin Graphite Wheels with a Red Stripe, and 70th Anniversary badging. Also included is the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Cup 2R tires, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

Subscribers to Thundering Thursday can get 30% Bonus Entries with ticket packages starting at $25 by Clicking Here!

This Week’s Owners’ Corner

Jamie F’s 1969

My Riverside gold 1969 427 3 x 2, four speed, side exhaust convertible. NCRS top-flight with 45,000 original miles. I personally restored every piece of this car over 18 months, and then promptly took it to an NCRS chapter meet where it got Top-flight on the first attempt.

It is a complete numbers matching, born with Tri-powered car, With factory side exhaust in the one year only Riverside gold color. 400HP, M20; 3:55 gears, Which I am told was what the Chevy engineers in the day agreed was the best all-around street combination.

I traced it back to the second owner who purchased it in 1971 from a Ford dealer as he was a employee at the Ford factory in Ohio. It subsequently went from him to two of his buddies who were also Ford factory employees. Finally settling with the third one for 25 years.

That owner raced it occasionally, only drove it in the summers and kept the miles off. The next owner who purchased it in 2000 moved it to Phoenix and I purchased it from him on eBay.

Once the vehicle was in my hands I discovered its originality and obtain the NCRS restoration guide which set me on the path to returning it to factory condition. The L88 hood was in place when the second owner purchased it and is believed to be dealer installed as it is an original factory hood.

This picture above is a copy of an original 1969 Chevrolet ad, that a friend of mine who is a talented photographer and graphic artist took pictures of my car and superimposed it into that original ad.

Jamie F.

Corvette Mike’s End Of Year Sale

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2023 Z06’s for sale

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2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury

Brand new, highly desirable SUV!

Black Raven with Jet Black Interior

Fully loaded with all the good stuff! You will be the first owner.
Available only due to a last-minute order cancellation. Get it while it is hot!

Priced at: $117,900

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Priced at: $117,900

Call 714-630-0700 or email: Troy@CorvetteMike.Com

1967 427/435hp, 4-speed
Bloomington Gold Award
Original Tank Sticker

1967 L71 427/435
Awesome color combo!
Completely restored!

1969 L89 427/435hp, 4-speed
Certified original engine
Factory side exhaust

1969 L89 427/435
Certified original engine by C.C.A.S.
highly documented and with partial Tank Sticker $175,000

2010 Callaway SC606 Grand Sport
Only 11k miles!

2003 50TH Anniversary
Like new with only 3200 miles!
 Rare 6-speed manual transmission

2022 3LT Z51 Coupe
Front Lift, Trident Wheels
Magnetic Ride Control

2023 Z51 Convertible
New and loaded with options!
Only 329 miles.

1968 Plymouth GTX Hardtop
440/375hp Super Commando V8
4-speed manual transmission

1978 Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser
ompletely restored and highly sought-after!

1983 Porsche 928 S
Rare color, extensive service records

2008 Diamond Black Bentley GTC
Saddle interior, 6.0L/552hp W12, automatic
Only 22k miles

2017 Porsche Carrera S Convertible
Beautiful example with low miles

2014 Long Wheel Base Range Rover
Black with Ebony interior

2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury
Meticulously maintained with history

2018 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Loaded with low miles

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Quartzite Gray Metallic
Bordeaux Red interior

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Corsa Red with Black Leather Interior
Rosso Scuderia Brake Calipers


1974 Vintage Honda and Yamaha motorcycle collection!

The collection consists of:
1974 Honda Elsinore MR50 – $5,200
1974 Honda XR75K1
1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M – $13,000
1974 Yamaha YZ 80 – $6,500
1974 Yamaha YZ125 – $8,900
1974 Yamaha YZ250 – $13,000
1974 Yamaha YZ360 – $15,000

Call for more details (714-630-0700) or email!

Sold For $550,000!

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible

57 dual ghia 6

This could be your car next!

No one gets more money for your premium classic cars
than Corvette Mike!

Parts For Sale!

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For sale. Two brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S 355/25 ZR21 tires. They have never been mounted and have date codes of 0722 (7th week of 2022). These road warriors have Dynamic Response Technology, which adapts to the road for precise steering, wicked corner power, and remarkably good tread life for summer tires.

Some of the cars they fit on are:
Corvette C8 Z06
Lambo Aventador SV & SVJ
Ferrari 458,488, 488 Pista, F8, F12, 812
Nissan GTR, GT-R
Pagani Huayra & Zonda
Bugatti Chiron
Dodge Viper ACR

Priced at: $1,800 (plus shipping)

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1967 Black 435
Red 1959 Wanted!

If you have a 1967 Black L71 427/435
a Red/Red or Red/Black 1959, we have Cash!

Email me to talk about any cars you want to sell: Troy@CorvetteMike.Com!

Comic of the Week

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