2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: 1 of ...
October 6, 2014
As we've discussed, Chevy made the bad (totally reasonable based on sales numbers) decision to discontinue the best color available on 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Lime Rock Green.
So, is it, as I postulated, rare enough to be a collector's edition? With its Lime Rock Green paint and Kalahari leather interior, our Corvette is one of...
...652. Brownstone interior was the most popular color paired with LRG. Chevy built 664 of those.
Total number of Lime Rock Green Corvettes: 1,577
Total number of 2014 Corvettes: 37,288
That means that only about 4% of 2014 Corvettes wore the right color combination and since we know only 45% of Stingrays were sold with the manual, that puts our Corvette at just about 2% of all produced. As you've read, the most common color is the predictable-to-the-point-of-boring Red followed by the non-colors (white, black, grey) and then Laguna Blue (lovely color), then a better red, Velocity Yellow (lol), blade silver (not a color), Night Race Blue (super cool) and then LRG.
Some other interesting bits? 41 people thought that a yellow Corvette with a red interior was a good idea (Hulkamania reference already used on Twitter); Black-on-black is the most popular combo; 5 persons wound up with LRG over red (If you are one of these people, please contact me. I NEED to see this); and 81 plopped out of the factory in my guilty-pleasure combo, Laguna Blue with Adrenaline Red leather.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor