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Anyone know why Z06's are not eligible for the full slate of Vette colors? Why not Mag Red II or SW?

Given the near hysteria over a new blue, why aren't new colors standard fare each year? It seems odd that Vettes have few colors (or better quality, for that matter)not available on Silverados.
 

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That would have just been my luck for the General to offer Mag Red, if it was painted like my mag red convertible it would be a sweet looking car. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
 

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I heard a rumor while I was in Bowling Green that the 2003 Anniversary Z06 would be available in Mag Red II. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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On 2001-08-09 09:14, Jim Dawes spewed forth this drivel:
I heard a rumor while I was in Bowling Green that the 2003 Anniversary Z06 would be available in Mag Red II. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Not going to be an anniversary model Z06. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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I was told at BG the reason for Z06's not being available in all colors was due to suppliers. The hardtop piece of the car is sent to BG already painted. The supplier of the hardtop piece could not reasonably handle the entire palette of colors.
 

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The limited color selection of the car is a holdover from the FRC. The colors, as well as options, were limited to keep demand down.

If you recall, according to Dave Hill, the 2000 FRC didn't come in MY because it required the "special" paint process. Then magically in 2001 the Z06 was available in MY. They can paint them any color they choose. It's just a technique to limit demand.
 

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Limit demand? I thought one of the reasons behind having the Z06 available on the FRC only was to prop up sales. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
 

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On 2001-08-09 11:06, Zoomin spewed forth this drivel:
I thought one of the reasons behind having the Z06 available on the FRC only was to prop up sales. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
The FRC was always destined to be the Corvette Performance Platform.
 

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True, it was supposed to be the lightweight, "essence of sports car". Hence the low number of options. But it just didn't sell up to expectations, so they inject some testosterone and voila' - they get over MSRP for it.

Rather than get a subset of colors, I wonder why not some unique colors? For any of the models.
 
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