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Old 01-24-2020, 03:38 PM   #29
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Most pre-pros get crushed. But others are saleable, or can be converted to saleable units with minimal effort. It mostly depends on how far along the program was when it got built.



Given that we're about a week out from regular production beginning, any car built in Bowling Green is going to have all the production parts and everything will be validated. What they're doing at this point will be working out how to assemble the pieces quickly & correctly. Such cars often get sold used.

Others that were built a short while ago, might have a few trim pieces that got tweaked or something. Change those out, and you've got something identical to a regular production car.

Now, the ones that were hand built on a dummy line to 'prove' the car is in fact build-able, or the ones that were engineering prototypes? Yeah, the only way they're leaving GM's hands is as a little cube of metal and plastic.
The one that Rick Hendrick will be receiving will not be the red one shown at Barrett-Jackson, but it will be triple black, the highest trim level, and every available option installed.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:14 PM   #30
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The one that Rick Hendrick will be receiving will not be the red one shown at Barrett-Jackson, but it will be triple black, the highest trim level, and every available option installed.
Since regular production had not started at the time of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, there is no way that the car on stage is the one he was buying. Same thing with the 5th gen Camaro. I watched the auction in January, and I shook hands with Mr. Hendrick when he got his car about 3 months later in Oshawa.

But regardless, what does that have to do with anything either of us said?
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:36 PM   #31
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Yeah the car itself is fine, but still not good pub when you have one crash, engineers arrested for racing and then the wheels get stolen off one.
It's likely irrelevant for most of the general public.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:43 PM   #32
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I mean if it's a CTF car (which at this late stage of development it very likely could be) it has a VIN and can be saleable once full production starts. A lot of the 5th gen Camaro CTF cars are now in customer hands.



And this has happened before...to a member on this site actually. Granted they stole the wheels off of the car in his driveway.
Change "wheels" to "stereo" and you can add me to the list. 1998 Bonneville SSEi that I had ordered as my Drive & Buy.

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Most pre-pros get crushed. But others are saleable, or can be converted to saleable units with minimal effort. It mostly depends on how far along the program was when it got built.



Given that we're about a week out from regular production beginning, any car built in Bowling Green is going to have all the production parts and everything will be validated. What they're doing at this point will be working out how to assemble the pieces quickly & correctly. Such cars often get sold used.

Others that were built a short while ago, might have a few trim pieces that got tweaked or something. Change those out, and you've got something identical to a regular production car.

Now, the ones that were hand built on a dummy line to 'prove' the car is in fact build-able, or the ones that were engineering prototypes? Yeah, the only way they're leaving GM's hands is as a little cube of metal and plastic.
The fact that this car did not have manufacturer plates furthers the idea that it is a production saleable CTF.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:29 PM   #33
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What airheaded engineer leaves an IVER parked in the g-d street??

That particular car probably cost GM a half mill to build.
Not an IVER. This is pre production, not a prototype.
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I mean if it's a CTF car (which at this late stage of development it very likely could be) it has a VIN and can be saleable once full production starts. A lot of the 5th gen Camaro CTF cars are now in customer hands.



And this has happened before...to a member on this site actually. Granted they stole the wheels off of the car in his driveway.
Yeah, I know him........me
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