General Motors is changing all orders that were scheduled to be built after Jan. 3 from polished wheels to silver painted wheels delivered by another supplier. Any substitution of a lower cost wheel will be reflected in a reduced invoice for the dealers. The chrome wheel option will be postponed until “late spring production.” The impact on production of the top version Z06 is still undetermined.
(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Production of certain models of Corvette could be delayed as a result of wheel supply interruption. Supplier Amcast went into bankruptcy on Dec. 2, 2005.