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txcamarogirl 03-30-2009 09:56 AM

Why aren't there any Aqua Blues yet?
 
I looked at the vin tracking thread and noticed that there has not been any aqua blue cars built yet. Does anyone know the reason for this? I have one ordered and I am currently at status 3400. I ordered on October 13th.

detroitboy 03-30-2009 10:11 AM

They only made 4 or 5 IOM's also (in the first couple days of production) and have made none since. No IBM either. They had announced CGM was on constraint, they should have announced that for the IOM and blue colors too since that is effectively what has happened. I don't know why they are so "hush hush" on this whole color issue.

CamaroChelline 03-30-2009 11:25 AM

LOOKIE
 
Got this from another thread... I think it's for someone in Canada but at least one got made!!!


"Below are the Canadian Camaro VINs I've found so far searching #'s 1 to 1700. [It looks like 1432, 1499 and 1568 are really US cars]

I've searched:
- 2SS Manual (count 33)
- 2SS Auto (count 14)
- 1SS Manual (count 3)
- 1SS Auto (count 4)
- 2LT Manual (count 0)
- 2LT Auto (count 10)
- 1LT Manual (count 8)
= TOTAL COUNT 72

I still need to search 1LT Auto and 1LS Manual & Auto.

I'll probably add these to my spreadsheet later in the week along with more details.

2G1FT1EW1A9100063, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW7A9100178, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EW0A9100281, 2SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FT1EWXA9100336, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW7A9100343, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW9A9100375, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW0A9100443, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW2A9100458, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW6A9100558, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EW6A9100561, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW4A9100574, 2SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FT1EW8A9100688, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW1A9100709, 2SS Manual, Victory Red
2G1FT1EW4A9100817, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW8A9100822, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW4A9100915, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW6A9100964, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW4A9101031, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW0A9101043, 2SS Manual, Victory Red
2G1FT1EW2A9101044, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW6A9101080, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EWXA9101213, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW1A9101231, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EW5A9101247, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW1A9101262, 2SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FT1EW9A9101297, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EW8A9101307, 2SS Manual, Inferno Orange Metallic
2G1FT1EW7A9101329, 2SS Manual, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FT1EW3A9101456, 2SS Manual, Black
2G1FT1EW5A9101474, 2SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FT1EW3A9101487, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FT1EW5A9101538, 2SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FT1EW1A9101584, 2SS Manual, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FK1EJ1A9100054, 2SS Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FK1EJ1A9100541, 2SS Automatic, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FK1EJ9A9100979, 2SS Automatic, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FK1EJ5A9101028, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FK1EJ2A9101035, 2SS Automatic, Victory Red
2G1FK1EJ3A9101061, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FK1EJ6A9101183, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FK1EJXA9101218, 2SS Automatic, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FK1EJ8A9101315, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FK1EJ9A9101324, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FK1EJ1A9101351, 2SS Automatic, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FK1EJ7A9101404, 2SS Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FK1EJ9A9101467, 2SS Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FK1EJ4A9101571, 2SS Automatic, Black
2G1FS1EW6A9101499, 1SS Manual, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FS1EW8A9101505, 1SS Manual, Rally Yellow
2G1FS1EWXA9101568, 1SS Manual, Victory Red
2G1FJ1EJ9A9100080, 1SS Automatic, Black
2G1FJ1EJ1A9100350, 1SS Automatic, Black
2G1FJ1EJ7A9100966, 1SS Automatic, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FJ1EJ8A9101432, 1SS Automatic, Black
2G1FC1EV1A9100278, 2LT Automatic, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FC1EV3A9100461, 2LT Automatic, Aqua Blue Metallic
2G1FC1EV6A9100602, 2LT Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FC1EV3A9100721, 2LT Automatic, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FC1EV4A9100842, 2LT Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FC1EV2A9100936, 2LT Automatic, Black
2G1FC1EV1A9101088, 2LT Automatic, Victory Red
2G1FC1EV7A9101094, 2LT Automatic, Victory Red
2G1FC1EVXA9101185, 2LT Automatic, Red Jewel Tintcoat
2G1FC1EV5A9101353, 2LT Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FB1EV6A9100280, 1LT Automatic, Victory Red
2G1FB1EV1A9100655, 1LT Automatic, Imperial Blue Metallic
2G1FB1EV1A9100753, 1LT Automatic, Imperial Blue Metallic
2G1FB1EV9A9100855, 1LT Automatic, Silver Ice Metallic
2G1FB1EV5A9101064, 1LT Automatic, Victory Red
2G1FB1EVXA9101075, 1LT Automatic, Black
2G1FB1EV2A9101121, 1LT Automatic, Rally Yellow
2G1FB1EV1A9101143, 1LT Automatic, Victory Red"

detroitboy 03-30-2009 12:38 PM

Thanks...now theres more to the mystery. For the CGM they had a reason and a constraint. For IOM and blues though we don't know what the heck is going on.
Actually its only because I ordered an IOM. I forgot to tell you about this black cloud that follows me around.....

mousemotor 03-30-2009 12:52 PM

I ordered my 2SS in aqua blue and i'm wondering why there is hardly any production of the blues, ordered back on oct 13th and i'm still sitting at 1100, and i'm priority 1 at my dealer. Is there a production problem with the blues or just waiting to do a bunch of them with the CGM?

infernoinandout 03-30-2009 12:57 PM

I am also wondering the same thing I am the next car to go at my dealer and I ordered orange. Does anyone at the plant have any inputs on the select colors not being pumped out like the silver, black, red and yellow are?

Badger 03-30-2009 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mousemotor (Post 372509)
I ordered my 2SS in aqua blue and i'm wondering why there is hardly any production of the blues, ordered back on oct 13th and i'm still sitting at 1100, and i'm priority 1 at my dealer. Is there a production problem with the blues or just waiting to do a bunch of them with the CGM?

I think they are waiting for a supplier to deliver the Blue SS front Fascias to the plant....I think they are ready to go but it may be just a slight supplier issue. I can not speak for IOM ..but maybe they are going to do a new RUN of different colors in the near future...(crossing fingers)
Yellows and blacks and reds...Oh MY!
Yellows and blacks and reds Oh MY!..................................

Milk 1027 03-30-2009 02:39 PM

I think they can only paint so many colors at a time.

detroitboy 03-30-2009 03:20 PM

So when they start producing orange and the blues are they going to stop making the black, yellow, silver and reds so that the production can match up? If so, its going to push back the TPWs that those customers are getting now. If they don't stop producing the existing colors and dedicate the line to the neglected colors it will be quite a delay in filling the orders for the orange and blue cars.
Theres that black cloud over me again...damn...

Vash 03-30-2009 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detroitboy (Post 372711)
So when they start producing orange and the blues are they going to stop making the black, yellow, silver and reds so that the production can match up? If so, its going to push back the TPWs that those customers are getting now. If they don't stop producing the existing colors and dedicate the line to the neglected colors it will be quite a delay in filling the orders for the orange and blue cars.
Theres that black cloud over me again...damn...

Don't worry about it. It's just not practical for them to shoot every single car that day. Probably the best way is to shoot (paint) a few cars of the same color. You have to change the paint feed out and clean stuff each time you change paint.

Relax... your getting probably a more rare color so you'll be rewarded for the patience.

Camaro_Corvette 03-30-2009 03:35 PM

Nobody ordered them:iono:

SaintTimothy 03-30-2009 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mousemotor (Post 372509)
I ordered my 2SS in aqua blue and i'm wondering why there is hardly any production of the blues, ordered back on oct 13th and i'm still sitting at 1100, and i'm priority 1 at my dealer. Is there a production problem with the blues or just waiting to do a bunch of them with the CGM?

I was #2 at my dealer and my IBM went to 3000 last week. Do you know if #2 (or higher) has passed you up at your dealer? Does your dealer have any cars past 1100?

UCF w00t 03-30-2009 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Badger (Post 372644)
I think they are waiting for a supplier to deliver the Blue SS front Fascias to the plant....I think they are ready to go but it may be just a slight supplier issue. I can not speak for IOM ..but maybe they are going to do a new RUN of different colors in the near future...(crossing fingers)
Yellows and blacks and reds...Oh MY!
Yellows and blacks and reds Oh MY!..................................

This seems plausible. Maybe the fascias are manufactured at a different facility and painted and then shipped. This may shed some light into why the original no blue on SS thing. Maybe the v6 fascia is built at a separate plant from the SS fascia and the SS plant couldn't do as many colors as the other one so they decided to ditch the blues? But then when they saw the demand they had to figure out a different solution. The SS fascia plant could still be working on getting those other colors going. But if this was the case, why not put a constraint on blues? It's not like they are afraid of putting a constraint on even the post popular of colors so the conspiracies don't really make much sense.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vash (Post 372715)
Don't worry about it. It's just not practical for them to shoot every single car that day. Probably the best way is to shoot (paint) a few cars of the same color. You have to change the paint feed out and clean stuff each time you change paint.

Relax... your getting probably a more rare color so you'll be rewarded for the patience.

They can paint 10 colors at once. They don't change the colors very often at all. Hence the delay on CGM and white.
Quote:

Originally Posted by camaro_corvette (Post 372733)
Nobody ordered them:iono:

As ridiculous as it may seem, I think this just might be the case. I haven't heard of any US Camaros that got pulled in week 1 that were blue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Those colors aren't really traditional muscle car colors (hence GM not even offering them at first) and people that ordered #1 at their dealer are most likely to be the very traditional type people who are big Camaro fans.

Badger 03-30-2009 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCF w00t (Post 372772)
This seems plausible. Maybe the fascias are manufactured at a different facility and painted and then shipped. This may shed some light into why the original no blue on SS thing. Maybe the v6 fascia is built at a separate plant from the SS fascia and the SS plant couldn't do as many colors as the other one so they decided to ditch the blues? But then when they saw the demand they had to figure out a different solution. The SS fascia plant could still be working on getting those other colors going. But if this was the case, why not put a constraint on blues? It's not like they are afraid of putting a constraint on even the post popular of colors so the conspiracies don't really make much sense.


They can paint 10 colors at once. They don't change the colors very often at all. Hence the delay on CGM and white.

As ridiculous as it may seem, I think this just might be the case. I haven't heard of any US Camaros that got pulled in week 1 that were blue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Those colors aren't really traditional muscle car colors (hence GM not even offering them at first) and people that ordered #1 at their dealer are most likely to be the very traditional type people who are big Camaro fans.

They are waiting for Blue SS fascia's from the supplier...They are manufactured and painted by a supplier. just stating what I have been told. :iono:

Dylan 03-30-2009 05:35 PM

Today at work I saw about 15 or so IOM's
and about 6-7 Aqua Blue ones...

Trust me people.. they are producing every color right now..
That vin tracking system isnt entirely correct.

Take care,
Dylan

Badger 03-30-2009 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan (Post 372969)
Today at work I saw about 15 or so IOM's
and about 6-7 Aqua Blue ones...

Trust me people.. they are producing every color right now..
That vin tracking system isnt entirely correct.

Take care,
Dylan

Dylan...we need info on blue SS not the V6..If you see a Blue SS can you let us know...Thanks

Dylan 03-30-2009 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Badger (Post 372978)
Dylan...we need info on blue SS not the V6..If you see a Blue SS can you let us know...Thanks

I wouldn't know, I dont see what engines go in them unfortunately... for now. :cry:

heinzd01 03-30-2009 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan (Post 372969)
That vin tracking system isnt entirely correct.

Dylan,

Would you elaborate on "isn't entirely correct". Do you think some of the data is incorrect or do you basically mean the data is incomplete because of the VINs not found?

detroitboy 03-30-2009 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaro_corvette (Post 372733)
Nobody ordered them:iono:

Ouch:sm0: Doubtful though. Lots of members at this site ordered IOM. Must be that the spreadsheet we are seeing is not perfect since Dylan says they are being made. My order got pulled for production 2-27 and I still have no TPW from the dealer.
Lets hope that lots of us get surprised. Its great that we have people from the plant here on the site to help us out.

detroitboy 03-30-2009 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan (Post 372969)
Today at work I saw about 15 or so IOM's
and about 6-7 Aqua Blue ones...

Trust me people.. they are producing every color right now..
That vin tracking system isnt entirely correct.

Take care,
Dylan

Thanks Dylan! I owe ya a few beers if I get up your way this summer:happy0180:

CanadianCamaro 03-30-2009 08:24 PM

I should add that I'm told by people on the inside that everything is shot on site (no painting of panels outside the paint plant - Dylan can probably confirm) and the Oshawa paint line can shoot up to 10 different colours - at any time. So they don't have to do them in batches of the same colour (one of the Oshawa advantages). Now there may be some other logistics reasons for batching them - for that you'd have to talk to a plant engineer.

Badger 03-31-2009 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadianCamaro (Post 373285)
I should add that I'm told by people on the inside that everything is shot on site (no painting of panels outside the paint plant - Dylan can probably confirm) and the Oshawa paint line can shoot up to 10 different colours - at any time. So they don't have to do them in batches of the same colour (one of the Oshawa advantages). Now there may be some other logistics reasons for batching them - for that you'd have to talk to a plant engineer.

:popcorn:.................................Waiting. ...........................:popcorn:

Badger 04-07-2009 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan (Post 372988)
I wouldn't know, I dont see what engines go in them unfortunately... for now. :cry:

You could just look at the front Fascia for the "Mail Slot".....that would denote SS....thanks for Lookin.....:thumbsup:

lonnie 04-07-2009 07:30 PM

I order my aqua blue first week of november and I was told from my dealership I would get my car in October. How do you know when your car is being built or keeping track of it?

NightmareSS 04-07-2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCF w00t (Post 372772)
As ridiculous as it may seem, I think this just might be the case. I haven't heard of any US Camaros that got pulled in week 1 that were blue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Those colors aren't really traditional muscle car colors (hence GM not even offering them at first) and people that ordered #1 at their dealer are most likely to be the very traditional type people who are big Camaro fans.

i mean im not sure cuz i wasnt around back then but when ever i picture a 69 camaro...i picture it blue with white stripes...maybe cuz thats what my dad had back in the day

Quote:

Originally Posted by lonnie (Post 391215)
I order my aqua blue first week of november and I was told from my dealership I would get my car in October. How do you know when your car is being built or keeping track of it?

OUCH!


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