Chevrolet ended production of the C6 Corvette, with the last car rolling off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Thursday.
The last C6 Corvette built is a 2013 Corvette 427 convertible with a 7.0-liter V8 built by chief engineer Tadge Juechter. The car will go to General Motors’ Heritage Collection in suburban Detroit. It was the No. 13,466 car for the 2013 model year.
“There’s been a great deal of anticipation as we get ready to build the Stingray. 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,” plant manager Dave Tatman was quoted as saying by Autoweek.
Chevrolet dealers will still be selling the current Corvette for several months, as the Stingray will only arrive in showrooms in late August or early September. The convertible version of the Corvette Stingray will debut March 5 at the Geneva motor show and will arrive in showrooms in December.
Chevrolet’s Bowling Green plant build 251,100 C6 Corvettes over nine years of production.