Is economy back? Not yet, says Vette

Rick Kranz is product editor for Automotive News.
Despite the robust talk about November car and truck sales, Chevrolet Corvette sales continue slide downward.

I mentioned last month that one of my barometers for determining the state of the economy is still way over on the negative side -- namely, Corvette sales.

Sales numbers were released Wednesday. Last month Chevrolet sold 836 Corvettes, a 12 percent decline from November 2009. Sales for the year total 11,645, a drop of 9.7 percent. As recently as 2007, Chevy sold 34,000 Corvettes.

Corvette remains on track for its lowest sales in half a century.

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