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Corvette C5
Production Time Line
1998 Model Year:

Numbers Reflect Start Of Production Day

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Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
July 17, 1997 Thur 100090 009911 Last Pilot - Silver Convertible (See Note 1)*
July 18 Fri 100091 000001 1998 Model Year Production Begins (Note 2)
July 21 Mon 100382 000292 1998 Nassau Blue NCM Raffle Convertible
July 22 Tue 100848 000758 1st Japan Export
July 23 Wed 100891 000801 1st (Lead Fuel) Middle East Export
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
August 1, 1997 Fri 101259 001169  
August 4 Mon 101394 001304  
August 5 Tues 101507 001417  
August 5 Tues 101549 001459 1st European Export
August 6 Wed 101648 001558  
August 7 Thur 101779 001689  
August 8 Fri 101923 001833  
August 11 Mon 102102 002012  
August 13 Wed 102338 002248  
August 14 Thur 102476 002386  
August 15 Fri 102608 002518  
August 18 Mon 102733 002643  
August 20 Wed 103006 002916  
August 26 Tues 103646 003556  
August 28 Thur 103995 003815  
August 29 Fri 104056 003966  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
September 2. 1997 Mon 104200 004110  
September 3 Tues 104290 004200  
September 8 Mon 104695 004605  
September 11 Thur 105101 005011 First Indy Pace Pilot Car
September 15 Mon 105352 005262 Second Indy Pace Pilot Car
September 16 Tues 105514 005424  
September 17 Wed 105650 005560  
September 18 Thur 105741 005651 Third Indy Pace Pilot Car
September 18 Thur 105791 005701  
September 22 Mon 105975 005885 Fourth Indy Pace Pilot Car
September 22 Mon 106057 005967  
September 23 Tues 106101 006011 Fifth and Last Indy Pace Pilot Car
September 23 Tues 106184 006094  
September 24 Wed 106323 006233  
September 25 Thur 106467 006377  
September 26 Fri 106598 006508  
September 29 Mon 106864 006774  
September 30 Tues 106999 006909  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
October 3, 1997 Fri 107355 007265  
October 7 Tues 107602 007512  
October 8 Wed 107741 007651  
October 9 Thur 107883 007793  
October 10 Fri 108031 007941  
October 13 Mon 108277 008187  
October 16 Thur 108677 008587  
October 17 Fri 108745 008655  
October 20 Mon 108892 008802  
October 21 Tues 109019 008929  
October 22 Wed 109036 008946 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
October 22 Wed 109037 008947 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
October 22 Wed 109038 008948 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
October 22 Wed 109039 008949 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
October 22 Wed 109040 008950 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
October 22 Wed 109133 009043  
October 27 Mon 109576 009486  
October 28 Tues 109722 009632  
October 29 Wed 109874 009784  
October 30 Thur 110007 009917  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
November 3, 1997 Mon 110390 010300  
November 4 Tues 110542 010452  
November 5 Wed 110668 010578  
November 6 Thur 110638 010548 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 6 Thur 110639 010549 Aztec Gold Convertible - Auto - Finished
November 6 Thur 110640 010550 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 6 Thur 110641 010551 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 6 Thur 110642 010552 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 6 Thur 110821 010731  
November 7 Fri 110975 010885  
November 10 Mon 110988 010898 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 10 Mon 110989 010899 Aztec Gold Convertible - 6 Speed - Finished
November 10 Mon 110990 010900 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 10 Mon 110991 010901 Aztec Gold Convertible - Auto - Finished
November 10 Mon 110992 010902 Aztec Gold Coupe - Auto - Finished
November 10 Mon 111121 011031  
November 11 Tues 111256 011166  
November 12 Wed 111402 011312  
November 13 Thur 111412 011322 Last Fairway Green a  Convertible, AT, with Lt. Oak Interior, Top, and  Sold in West Palm Beach, FL
November 13 Thur 111543 011453  
November 14 Fri 111664 011574  
November 17 Mon 111804 011714  
November 18 Tues 111942 011853  
November 19 Wed 112092 012004  
November 20 Thur 112239 012152  
November 21 Fri 112393 012307  
November 25 Fri 112850 012765  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
December 1, 1997 Mon 113069 012984  
December 2 Wed 113215 013130  
December 4 Thur 113558 013473  
December 5 Fri 113624 013539  
December 8 Mon 113751 013666  
December 9 Tues 113870 013785  
December 10 Wed 113978 013893  
December 11 Thur 114102 014017  
December 12 Fri 114255 014170  
December 15 Mon 114460 014375 Last Rear Mount ABS Module C5
December 15 Mon 114461 014376 1st C5 with Front Mount ABS Module. (JAG)(Note 3)
December 15 Mon 114500 014415 1st Standard Production JL4 (Not Indy)
December 15 Mon 114513 014428  
December 16 Tues 114659 014574  
December 17 Wed 114797 014712  
December 18 Thur 114924 014839 1st Production Indy Pace Replica (Std. RPO JL4)
December 18 Thur 114949 014859  
December 19 Fri 115091 015006  
December 22 Mon 115245 015160  
December 23 Tues 115384 015299  
December 23 Tues 115365 015280 Last C5 Out Of The Plant Door For 1997 (Note 4)
December 23 Tues 115366 015281 The last completed C5 for 1997 (Note 5)
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
January 5, 1998 Mon 115512 015427 1st 1998  VIN with a 1998 Build Date
January 5 Mon 115530 015445 Jake's Z51 Signature Edition Baby Is Born
January 6 Tues 115557 015472 1st Six Speed Indy Produced -
Shipped To Georgia Dealer
January 6 Tues 115634 015549  
January 7 Wed 115784 015699  
January 8 Thur 115919 015834  
January 8 Thur 115940 015856 Last Export Indy Car Built - (Note 6)
January 8 Thur 116053 015970 First Domestic Indy Car Built - Goes to Ohio
January 9 Fri 116059 015976  
January 12 Mon 116201 016118  
January 13 Tues 116344 016261  
January 14 Wed 116485 016402  
January 15 Thur 116627 016544  
January 16 Fri 116764 016681  
January 19 Mon     Plant Closed - Holiday
January 20 Tues 116906 016823  
January 21 Wed 117051 016968  
January 22 Thur 117191 017108  
January 23 Fri 117321 017238  
January 26 Mon 117467 017384  
January 27 Tues 117603 017520  
January 28 Wed 117749 017666  
January 29 Thur 117882 017799  
January 30 Fri 118029 017946  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
February 2, 1998 Mon 118169 018087  
February 3 Tues 118310 018227  
February 4 Wed 118458 018372 Snow Day Plant Closed Early
February 5 Thur 118515 018435  
February 6 Fri 118663 018580  
February 9 Mon 118811 018728  
February 10 Tues 118957 018874  
February 11 Wed 119101 019026  
February 12 Thur 119257 019176  
February 13 Fri 119410 019327  
February 16 Mon 119562 019479  
February 17 Tues 119692 019609  
February 18 Wed 119820 019737  
February 19 Thur 119978 019985  
February 20 Fri 120130 020047  
February 23 Mon 120268 020185  
February 24 Tues 120408 020325  
February 25 Wed 120548 020465  
February 26 Thur 120689 020606  
February 26 Thur 120776 020693 Last Production "Indy Replica", Started BuildToday
February 27 Fri 120848 020745  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
March 2, 1998 Mon 120968 020885  
March 3 Tues 121111 021028  
March 4 Wed 121246 021163  
March 5 Thru 121388 021306  
March 6 Fri 121528 021448  
March 9 Mon 121664 021586  
March 10 Tues 121813 021736  
March 11 Wed 121952 021878  
March 12 Thur 122093 022021  
March 13 Fri 122237 022167  
March 16 Mon 122358 022291  
March 17 Tues 122484 022420  
March 18 Wed 122623 022563  
March 19 Thur 122741 022684  
March 20 Fri 122887 022834  
March 23 Mon 123039 022987  
March 24 Tues 123158 023107  
March 25 Wed 123297 023247  
March 26 Thur 123448 023399  
March 27 Fri 123591 023544  
March 30 Mon 123733 023688  
March 31 Tues 123877 023836  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
April 1, 1998 Wed 124021 023980  
April 2 Thur 124166 024127  
April 3 Fri 124311 024276  
April 6 Mon 124428 024395  
April 7 Tues 124573 024545  
April 8 Wed 124722 024698  
April 9 Thur 124874 024847  
April 10 Fri     Plant Closed - Good Friday Holiday
April 13 Mon     Plant Closed - Easter Holiday
April 14 Tues 124997 024970  
April 15 Wed 125143 025116  
April 16 Thur 125287 025260 Hail Storm Today 4:PM - See Member Story
April 17 Fri 125420 025393  
April 20 Mon 125551 025524  
April 21 Tues 125699 025672  
April 22 Wed 125845 025818  
April 23 Thurs 125987 025962  
April 24 Fri 126132 026108  
April 27 Mon 126257 026234  
April 28 Tues 126400 026378  
April 29 Wed 126542 026522  
April 30 Thurs 126683 026665  
Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
May 1, 1998 Fri 126828 026812  
May 4 Mon 126950 026936  
May 5 Tues 127090 027078  
May 6 Wed 127231 027222  
May 7 Thurs 127375 027366  
May 8 Fri 127522 027513  
May 11 Mon 127647 027638  
May 12 Tues 127781 027772  
May 13 Wed 127925 027917  
May 14 Thurs 128071 028062  
May 15 Fri 128217 028208  
May 18 Mon 128339 028330  
May 19 Tues 128484 028475  
May 20 Wed 128601 028592  
May 21 Thurs 128757 028749  
May 22 Fri 128885 028876  
May 25 Mon - - Plant Closed For Memorial Day
May 26 Tue 129020 029011  
May 27 Wed 129170 029161  
May 28 Thurs 129321 029312  
May 29 Fri 129467 029458 Ealry Morning Production  Begins On
Navy Blue Experimental Color
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Date Day VIN Number Job Number Comment
June 1, 1998 Mon 129594 029585  
June 2 Tues 129734 029726  
June 3 Wed 129885 029877  
June 4 Thurs 130034 030028  
June 5 Fri 130178 030173  
June 8 Mon 130303 030298  
June 9 Tues 130427 030422  
June 10 Wed 130553 030548  
June 11 Thurs 130677 030672  
June 12 Fri 130801 030796  
June 15 Mon 130925 030920  
June 16 Tues 131044 031039  
June 16 Tues 131069 031064

At 7:22 A.M. June 16, 1998 the last 1998 C5, a Coupe VIN # 1G1YY22G1W5131069 And JOB # 031064 painted Amethyst Purple (95U ), with Light Oak Interior (67I), Automatic Transmission, G92 Performance Axle, started down the assembly line. According to the Corvette Plant Newsletter "The Vette Gazette" it was finished at 10:15 A.M. on June 17, 1998 and is heading for Ed Moorse Chevrolet in Lake Park, FL

   

END OF 1998 PRODUCTION

 

 

Experimental "Navy Blue" Production:

All the 1998 "Navy Blue""Navy Blue""Navy Blue"  C5's were started down the line  on Thursday May 28, 1998 and completed on Friday May 29, 1998.
Sequence
Number
Build Date Job Number VIN Model Interior Transmission
01 05/29/98 029320 1G1YY22G2W5129329 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto
02 05/29/98 029321 1G1YY22G9W5129330 Coupe Black Auto
03 05/29/98 029322 1G1YY22G0W5129331 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto
04 05/29/98 029323 1G1YY22G2W5129332 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto
05 05/29/98 029324 1G1YY22G4W5129333 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto
06 05/29/98 029325 1G1YY22G6W5129334 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto
07 5/29/98 029326 1G1YY22G8W5129335 Coupe Lt. Pewter Auto

These numbers represent the start of a production day. The Plant produces 100 to 140 per day on average.
Some of the commented vehicles were completed on the start day and were already in the line for completion.
(See December 23rd For example)

Note 1: Ninety Pilot Vehicle C5s were produced in 1997 with 1998 VIN Plates. This last pilot was Completed on July 17, 1997 as it was already in the production line. This Car was equipped with RPO N73   Mag Export Wheels, and a Black Top.
Note 2: This first 1998 Production was a Torch Red Automatic Coupe, with Black Interior, Base Axle. It was sent to John Bowman Chevrolet in Clarkston, MI
Note 3: December 15, 1st "JAG" option base C5. JAG is the RPO for moving the ABS module to the front of the car and not including RPO JL4 - 39 C5s were produced this way before the first production "Indy" with  RPO JL4. RPO JL4 will go in 23 jobs this day which includes 8 Indy Pace Indy Pace Indy Pace Indy Pace Cars.
Note 4: The last C5 out the door before the Christmas holiday break was a Black Automatic coupe headed for Jim Ulrich Motors in Crockett, TX
Note 5: The last completed C5 for the 1997 calendar year was a Black Convertible Six-Speed - Headed for Fairway Chevrolet in Las Vegas, NV when the plant re-opened after the New Year.
Note 6: Thirty Seven of these "Export" Indy cars were built - These are for overseas shipping only and do not include exports to Canada. All Thirty Seven  cars were equipped with  N73 Mag Wheels.

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