Tour the Plant, See Your Vehicle Being Built, Customize Your Stingray and More
From the moment the Corvette concept vehicle was displayed as part of the GM Motorama in New York City in January 1953, the history of American sports cars was set into motion. The vehicle was so popular in its debut that Chevrolet accelerated it into production. Six months later, the very first production Corvette rolled off a Flint, Michigan assembly line. And a legend was born.
You don’t just stop by the dealer and decide between a station wagon and a Corvette. You crave a Corvette. You aspire to one day be a Corvette owner. And when you finally buy one, the experience should be like any other. That’s why Chevrolet offers a variety of options when ordering and taking delivery of your new 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Everything from a personalized interior console plaque to watching your exact vehicle being built along the assembly line at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And right across the street, you can take delivery of your newly finished car on the showroom floor of the National Corvette Museum.
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BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY PLANT
$131 million in upgrades
Since 1981, every Corvette in the world has been made at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The plant employs many specialized operations with nearly 400 production workers, including unique hand-crafted techniques. And over the past few years, General Motors has invested $131 million in the plant to support production of the next-generation Corvette.
Upgrades to the plant include an all-new state-of-the art body shop utilizing the latest aluminum joining processes and equipment, a new batch and hold facility, 100 new electric single spindle tools for increased torque control and error proofing, an all-new pretreatment system to provide corrosion protection for the frame, all-new paint conveyor details and more.
The Bowling Green Assembly Plant also features a wildlife habitat spread across 75 acres, roughly the size of 83 football fields. The space features 42,000 pounds of ground-up ergonomic mats reused from inside the plant to form the foundation for a picnic area, student-planted sunflowers and bluebird boxes built and installed by a local Boy Scout troop. The plant’s environmental team also collaborates with experts to best choose appropriate native plant species for the grounds. Learn more about the Bowling Green Assembly Plant at their website.
Take a Tour
Make the pilgrimage to Bowling Green and take a public or private tour of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to learn all the innovative processes and technologies that go into this precision-born vehicle.
When Corvette was born, so too was its culture. Since 1953 Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. Since 1981, the Corvette has been made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And in 1994, the National Corvette Museum opened across the street from the assembly plant, telling the Corvette story. Hundreds of Corvette models, as well as several interactive displays, are arranged in showrooms focusing on design, engineering, Corvette Racing and more. And for those who just have to get out on the track, a 184-acre Motorsports Park is currently in development.
Make your own history by taking delivery of your new Stingray right on the showroom floor of the National Corvette Museum. You and three guests will receive a private tour of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant and National Corvette Museum, concluding at a special exhibit — your brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray — where a product expert will give you a personalized demonstration of your car’s features. In addition, the Museum Delivery program includes a one-year Museum membership, a unique gold exterior decal, a personalized interior plaque and a personalized wall plaque.
Personalized interior plaque
Even if you don’t take advantage of the Corvette Buyers Tour or Museum Delivery, as a Stingray customer, you can still personalize the plaque on the front center console of your new car’s dash. The plaque features your name, as well as your Vehicle Identification Number and and the Corvette crossed-flags logo.† Learn More At Your Local Dealer.
Custom photo album
Whether you travel to Bowling Green or not, you can still see your Corvette being built by ordering a custom photo album through the National Corvette Museum. This leather-bound album contains 20 pages of text and photos detailing your Stingray’s build process, as well as a letter of authenticity from the National Corvette Museum. You can also combine the photo album and the Corvette Buyers Tour options into one package.†
Corvette Buyers Tour
Rather than just pick up your new Stingray at the dealership, get involved in the process and take the Corvette Buyers Tour. This tour is a unique opportunity for new owners to watch their Corvette being built at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The National Corvette Museum administers this program and will let you know the scheduled build date of your car. Then you and a guest are
treated to a guided tour of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, and may even get to follow your actual Corvette through the build process from the start of body assembly to the end of the line. This tour includes the chance to witness areas of the plant not included in the general public tour, including paint areas; body start area; installation of seats, doors, trunk, steering wheel, air bags and engine; and more.†
This program is administered by the National Corvette Museum and is not an orderable option from your dealer. Customers must have an order number before they can sign up. For more details, please visit www.corvettemuseum.org.
This option is available only with a sold customer order. The dealer will be contacted after the order is accepted for production and is assigned a targeted production week to confirm plaque information.