Production Numbers at Orion
I have searched everywhere for the details of the production numbers of the G6, but all I have found is more confusion. One source states 157,644 for model year 2006 and another states 193,185. Wikipedia says the calendar year production was 124,844 in 2005 and 157,644 in 2006.
My new toy is a 2006 GTP Coupe with only 78,000 miles on it. It is Granite Metallic with Taupe leather and the polished alloy wheel option. This car was built on 12/5/05 and its VIN is 217609. For the life of me, I cannot find any evidence that GM built anything for the 2006 model year except G6's at its Orion plant. How could this car be #217,609 or #7609, or even #17609. It was constructed near the middle of the 2006 production year. Can anyone explain this?
Author of Daydreams in the Wind: Collectible Open Sports Cars of the Sixties by a numbers junkie, can't you tell?