Am surprised by your dealer's not being able to get more although, I am told, it was intended that smaller dealers would only get one a year. How many Corvette's does he get each year?
My buddy in the Midwest Zone office, who has been helpful in finding trucks for friends, indicated to me this morning that there is a good supply in your (Tx) market area; he suggested that at least two of the Houston delears have more than 7 in inventory (Heard & Landmark). He has directed people I know to both of these dealers in the past two months and they were able to get product, service & price they were happy with when they could not elsewhere..... :mad
A colleague decided he wanted an SSr 6 weeks or so ago and was directed to a small town Minnesota dealer who had resisted ordering a truck and was, apparently, under some pressure to do so. This guy ordered a very basic vehicle (1SA, boards & compartment trim) and was 33 days from date of order to delivery of his "decontented" SSr. BTW, he is very pleased> great build quality and you cannot tell his SSR from a MSRP $46k truck! He paid $750 over the dealers invoice (after holdback plus marketing allowance)..... :cool
WRT the '05, understand that pricing et cetera has yet to be determined but that production will begin in August as previously noted. Note sure why dealer cannot order yet. In Canada, I am told, pricing came with their Order Guides that was sent out in late June and that dealers could order on the day they got the guide. Saleman I know in a large Toronto dealer said they have not sold one of the 4 they have received thus far and they are not anxious to order an '05 until they sell off some inventory....
My sense is that there is a lot of product around and dealers are starting to understand what they have is not a scarce commoditiy anymore.... :leaving