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Chevy builds last sixth-generation Corvette

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Spring cleaning came early in Kentucky this year.

The last of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvettes (C6) rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green yesterday morning, as the automaker began prepping for the launch of an all-new ‘Vette later this year.

The final car built was a white over blue 427 convertible, which was also the last version of the C6 introduced, created to celebrate the model’s sixtieth anniversary in 2013. The 7.0-liter V8 of this particular example hand-assembled by Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter

It was the 215,100th C6 built since 2005.

But don’t go looking for it in showrooms hoping to snag a future collectable, the drop top is on its way o the GM Heritage Center in Michigan, where it will join GM’s collection of historic vehicles.

And while it’s gone and not forgotten, just 26 mins after the car came off the line, workers started retooling and remodeling the plant for production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

They hope to have the work done in record time, just four weeks, and the new car on the road by the end of the summer.

Test Drive: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427