2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package Unavailable To Order Again17
The 2023 Corvette is the fourth model year of the latest eighth-generation sports car, introducing a handful of updates and changes compared to the previous 2022 model year. Among these is the launch of the new 70th Anniversary Edition package, but now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is once again unavailable to order.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is currently unavailable to order as the result of a supplier constraint. The new constraint affects both the 2023 Corvette Stingray, as well as the 2023 Corvette Z06. It’s unclear at this time when the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package will once again be available to order.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package for the 2023 Corvette normally offers a range of cosmetic enhancements that pay homage to the 70th birthday of America’s sports car, including unique exterior colors, wheels, interior colorways, badging, painted brake calipers, an Edge Red engine cover, and more.
Tagged with RPO code Y70, the 70th Anniversary Special Edition package is usually offered for both Coupe and Convertible 2023 Corvette models. Pricing for the package is set at $5,995 (Corvette C8 Stingray).
As GM Authority covered last May, orders for the 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition were delayed as a result of unavailability for the wheels included with the package. Due to this delay, production of C8 Corvette models equipped with the 70th Anniversary Edition Package did not get underway until mid-summer, while production of the “regular” 2023 Corvette Stingray began in May. The constraint on the 70th Anniversary Special Edition Package wheels was lifted in July, as GM Authority covered previously.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, with production taking place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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Seems that all cars have all these constraints on them either change suppliers or quit making cars I’ve been a Corvette fan for many years I’m starting to lose any interest at all each time they go to build something only to have problems getting it done so why build them at all you can’t sell them if you can’t build them
Agreed. I was excited about the Z06, but have already lost interest…I don’t even care anymore if/when they start building them…Chevy did that with all their nonsense. I assumed there had to be at least a few others that felt the same way.
They should be better at this by now…the supply chain challenges aren’t something new anymore…adjust accordingly, and don’t launch something if there’s too much uncertainty getting the necessary supplies to actually make it. If I was this bad at my job, I’d lose all my clients.
I agree. However, the biggest problem is getting workers not only in the automotive field but every field. They would build these supplies if there wasn’t a breakdown in workers. I mean workers involved from the beginning of making the part to assembly of a vehicle. In my little town several restaurants keep closing because they keep losing help. Same as in the car business the restaurants want to serve you food and a drink, but they can’t if there is no chef or server to serve it to you.
You are correct. There are over 10M jobs available in all kinds of industries large and small but no one wants to work anymore. I owned multiple businesses and sold them all because I could not get good employees that wanted to work. When I asked an employee while he was quitting he said, my spouse and I are getting 48K + EBD cards each – 96K a year plus free food from our government why should we work? That said, there are a lot of small to medium-sized businesses that supply the auto industry that have the same issue, hence they are closing or cannot meet the production demand. Our government needs to stop paying people not to work!
I’ve heard this story also. Those people ought to be ashamed. They are trash as far as I’m concerned.
All the public has accepted to a great extent the chip shortage in a worldwide scale. However, there are things like wheels, colors, decals, emblems, paint that I still wonder what the hell do they have to do with the chips?
Wheel constraint is driving the whole package constraint. But what is holding the wheels to be made? they are just another set of wheels, very nice, black, nice design, but either cast, flow forming or forged wheels, so no new technology that requires chips.
Or perhaps, are they being made in China and because of some COVID thing lock down over there are unable to ship?
If you advertise a product, you need to have the inventory. Relying on suppliers is not the same as controlling your production. Maybe Chevrolet needs to take a page from the foreign car companies that have high standard content and fewer options. That would reduce the complexity. And do we really need a 70th Anniversary model? It’s just cosmetic changes. I did not want it when I ordered my car. But if it was the ZO6 engine, I would have.
Per The US Dept. of Labor Statistics, either you have to pay 35-40% more for goods OR you can’t even get them at all.
Are you having fun yet?
Love my Zeus Bronze C8. Couldn’t be happier. Awesome car !!
We got tired of waiting during the last constraint. Ended up making our own anniversary “tribute” car. White, red dipped interior, black HTC. Turned out awesome!
Can you get the black metallic exterior paint?
Constraints constraints constraints. One has to wonder if better supplier management on GM’s part couldn’t have mitigated most of them. Or…. maybe GM is just messing with us.
you sound like a educated man ( that has been hiding in the closet for the past 3 yrs). Jump on your next conspiracy theory, and come out of the closet for F&*5 sake. Looking at the comments on these forums is a true testament to keyboard warriors having nothing better to do. If you truly believe a manufacture that needs production of vehicles to produce income, is choosing to not mass produce a vehicle, then perhaps you should really go back a few years, and drink the green Kool-Aid, so you can be living your best life. They will advertise all of them once the product is released, sadly in this market, you won’t all get what you want.
Supply chain constraints are not in gm’s control. They don’t make many of the parts. They design and build. A wheel supplier or any other outsourced part is at risk for ALL auto manufacturers. Supply chain is affecting everyone, not just cars. Let’s go Brandon.
Please GM, make the white pearl an option for non-anniversary packages. I really dont need the luggage or red striped wheels.
I’m guessing the Z51 constraint is lifted because my Red Mist convertible Corvette is now in production. It’s been a long wait, but I’m excited to get it.