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Corvette C3: 1968-1982

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C3 Corvette History

The “C3” Corvette, a.k.a. third generation Corvette, was produced by General Motors for the 1968 – 1982 model years. The styling of the new C3 was considerably different than its predecessor with a longer, fully redesigned body and interior. However, designers still carried forward the shark like styling cues in the C3 coupe and C3 convertible versions.

Though its skin was markedly different the underpinnings of the C3 were carried over from its predecessor including suspension, disc brakes, small-block and big-block V8’s, and manual transmissions. That’s not to say that Chevrolet was letting the C3 corvette stagnate and in fact quite the contrary. Over its 15 years of production the C3 Corvette evolved into a product that became one of the most popular and coveted of all corvette generations – with respect to both styling and performance. From an engine standpoint alone there were almost 2 dozen variants. From a production standpoint over half a million vehicles were delivered.

What that means is that we here at Eckler’s Corvette know that there are a lot of C3 Corvettes out there. Maybe you have a barn find? If so then we have all the C3 parts you need to restore your corvette to as new condition. Maybe you have a daily driver? If so then we have all the right C3 parts and C3 accessories to keep your baby well maintained. Maybe you have a fully restored C3? Well, we all know that no Corvette project is ever “done done”. We also have a full line of upgrades, performance add-ons, maintenance, and car care products for your C3 vette.

fun facts:

The “Stingray” was officially used from 1969 through 1976.

1968 was the first year for the Turbo Hydromantic 3-speed transmission. Prior automatics were the two-speed Powerglides.

1968 was the first year where the battery was not in the engine compartment. It was placed behind the seats for better weight distribution and handling.

C3 Corvette Specifications

 

1968 Corvette Specifications

1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette Ad

The styling of the new C3 1968 Chevy Corvette was considerably different than its predecessor with a longer, fully redesigned body and interior. However, designers still carried forward the shark like styling cues in the C3 coupe and C3 convertible versions. The "Mako Shark" show car heralded the beginning of the 3rd Corvette generation (C3). The 1968 Corvette had T-top roof panels and a three-speed Turbo Hydramatic transmission, and 1968 was the first year where the battery was not in the engine compartment. It was placed behind the seats for better weight distribution and handling.

Total Production: 28,566 (9,936 Coupe, 18,630 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
9936
$4663.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
18630
$4420
---
Genuine Leather Seats
2429
$79.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
17635
$15.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
5509
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
7065
$57.00
A82
Headrests
3197
$42.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
350
$26.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
9735
$231.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
3050
$52.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
693
$31.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
27008
$46.00
J50
Power Brakes
9559
$42.00
J56
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
81
$384.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
5457
$73.00
L73
427ci, 390hp Engine
7717
$200.00
L79
327ci, 350hp Engine
9440
$105.00
L68
427ci, 400hp Engine
1932
$305.00
L71
427ci, 435hp Engine
2898
$437.00
L88
427ci, 430hp Engine
80
$947.00
L89
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine
624
$805.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
10760
$184.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
12337
$184.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty
80
$263.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
5063
$226.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
4695
$36.00
N36
Telescopic Steering Column
6477
$42.00
N40
Power Steering
12364
$94.00
P01
Bright Metal Wheel Covers
8971
$57.00
PT6
F70x15 Red Stripe Tires, Nylon
11686
$31.00
PT7
F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon
9692
$31.00
UA6
Alarm System
388
$26.00
U15
Speed Warning Indicator
3453
$10.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
24609
$172.00
U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio
3311
$278.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
708
972
Polar White
1868
974
Rally Red
2918
976
LeMans Blue
4722
983
International Blue
2473
932
British Green
4779
984
Safari Yellow
3133
984
Silverstone Silver
3435
988
Cordovan Maroon
1155
992
Corvette Bronze
3374

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

Std/Blk
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
408
Red Leather
411
Dark Blue Vinyl
414
Medium Blue Vinyl
415
Medium Blue Leather
425
Dark Orange Vinyl
426
Dark Orange Leather
435
Tobacco Vinyl
436
Tobacco Leather
442
Gunmetal Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1968
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 7"
(-) 7mm
3.22"
F70 x 15

1969 Corvette Specifications

1969 Corvette

1969 Corvette Ad

An extended production year yielded an unusually high build quantity. The '69 Corvette was visually identical to the 1968 model, with the exception of the "Stingray" (now one word) emblem over the side "gill" vents and the 350 replaced the 327 small block engine.

Total Production: 38,762 (22,129 Coupe, 16,633 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
22129
$4781.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
16633
$4438
---
Genuine Leather Seats
3729
$79.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
31270
$16.00
A31
Power Windows
9816
$63.00
A82
Headrests
38762
$17.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
600
$42.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
7878
$252.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
3266
$57.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
2485
$32.00
C60
Air Conditioning
11859
$428.00
F41
Special Front and Rear Suspension
1661
$36.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
36965
$46.00
J50
Power Brakes
16876
$42.00
J56
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
115
$384.00
K05
Engine Block Heater
824
$10.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
5702
$81.00
L36
427ci, 390hp Engine
10531
$221.00
L46
350ci, 350hp Engine
12846
$131.00
L68
427ci, 400hp Engine
2072
$326.00
L71
427ci, 435hp Engine
2722
$437.00
L88
427ci, 430hp Engine
116
$1032.00
L89
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine
390
$832.00
MA6
Heavy Duty Clutch
102
$79.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
16507
$184.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
13741
$184.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty
101
$290.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
8161
$221.00
N14
Side Mount Exhaust System
4355
$147.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
10325
$84.00
N40
Power Steering
22866
$105.00
P02
Deluxe Wheel Covers
8073
$57.00
PT6
F70x15 Red Stripe Tires, Nylon
5210
$31.00
PT7
F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon
21379
$31.00
TJ2
Front Fender Louver Trim
11962
$21.00
UA6
Alarm System
12436
$26.00
U15
Speed Warning Indicator
3561
$11.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
33871
$172.00
U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio
4114
$278.00
ZL1
Special L88 (aluminum block)
2
$4718.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
---
972
Can-Am White
---
974
Monza Red
---
976
LeMans Blue
---
980
Riverside Gold
---
983
Fathom Green
---
984
Daytona Yellow
---
986
Cortez Silver
---
988
Burgundy
---
990
Monaco Orange
---

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

ZQ4
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
408
Red Leather
411
Bright Blue Vinyl
412
Bright Blue Leather
416
Green Vinyl
417
Green Leather
420
Saddle Vinyl
421
Saddle Leather
427
Gunmetal Vinyl
428
Gunmetal Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1969
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
F70 x 15

1970 Corvette Specifications

1970 Corvette

1970 Corvette Ad

The 70's came in with a roar, and that meant changes for the Chevy Corvette. The 1970 Corvette kicked up its power with a more 454 cubic inch engine and a more powerful 370 hp LT1 small block engine. While the car was improved, sales were down due to a late start in the production year. In fact, the sales were at their lowest since 1962.

Total Production: 17,316 (10,668 Coupe, 6,648 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
10668
$5192.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
6648
$4849
---
Custom Interior Trim
3191
$158.00
A31
Power Windows
4813
$63.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
475
$42.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
2556
$273.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
832
$63.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
1281
$36.00
G81
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
2862
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
8984
$47.00
J46
350ci, 350hp Engine
4910
$158.00
LS5
454ci, 390hp Engine
4473
$289.00
LT1
350ci, 370hp Engine
1287
$447.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
4383
$0.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty
25
$95.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
5102
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
5803
$84.00
N40
Power Steering
11907
$105.00
P02
Deluxe Wheel Covers
3467
$57.00
PT7
F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon
6589
$31.00
PU9
F70x15 White Letter Tires, Nylon
7985
$33.00
T60
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS5 engine)
165
$15.00
UA6
Alarm System
6727
$31.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
14529
$172.00
U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio
2462
$278.00
ZR1
Special Purpose Engine Package
25
$968.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

972
Classic White
---
974
Monza Red
---
975
Marlboro Maroon
---
976
Mulsanne Blue
---
979
Bridgehampton Blue
---
982
Donnybrooke Green
---
984
Daytona Yellow
---
986
Cortez Silver
---
991
Ontario Orange
---
992
Laguna Gray
---
993
Corvette Bronze
---

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

400
Black Vinyl
403
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
411
Blue Vinyl
414
Brown Vinyl
418
Saddle Vinyl
422
Green Vinyl
424
Saddle Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1970
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
F70 x 15

1971 Corvette Specifications

1971 Corvette

1971 Corvette Ad

While the 1971 Corvette faced new emission standards, resulting in a decrease in power, the 454 LS6 engine under the hood produced 425hp. Visually the '71 Vette looked the same as the '70 Vette and is known to be the least changed visual model from previous years' models. Still, more than half the cars were ordered with air conditioning.

Total Production: 21,801 (14,680 Coupe, 7,121 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
14680
$5496.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
7121
$5259
---
Custom Interior Trim
2602
$158.00
A31
Power Windows
6192
$79.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
677
$42.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
2619
$274.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
832
$63.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
1598
$42.00
C60
Air Conditioning
11481
$459.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
2395
$13.00
J50
Power Brakes
13558
$47.00
LS5
454ci, 365hp Engine
5097
$295.00
LS6
454ci, 425hp Engine
188
$1221.00
LT1
350ci, 330hp Engine
1949
$483.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
2387
$0.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty
130
$100.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
10060
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
8130
$84.00
N40
Power Steering
17904
$115.00
P02
Deluxe Wheel Covers
3007
$63.00
PT7
F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon
6711
$28.00
PU9
F70x15 White Letter Tires, Nylon
12449
$42.00
T60
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS5, LS6 engine)
1455
$15.00
UA6
Alarm System
8501
$31.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
18078
$178.00
U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio
3431
$283.00
ZR1
Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package
8
$1010.00
ZR2
Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package
12
$1747.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

972
Classic White
1875
905
Nevada Silver
1177
976
Mulsanne Blue
2465
979
Bridgehampton Blue
1417
912
Sunflower Yellow
1177
973
Mille Miglia Red
2180
983
Brands Hatch Green
3445
987
Ontario Orange
2269
988
Steel Cities Gray
1591
989
War Bonnet Yellow
3706

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

std
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
412
Dark Blue Vinyl
417
Saddle Vinyl
420
Saddle Leather
423
Dark Green Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1971
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
F70 x 15

1972 Corvette Specifications

1972 Corvette

1972 Corvette Ad

The 1972 Corvette was produced with the now-standard fiber optic warning lights in the center console as well as an anti-theft alarm system. 1972 was the final year for the front and rear chrome bumpers, and the first year horsepower would be measured as net rather than gross. Nearly half of the 1972 Chevy Corvette produced were equipped with an automatic transmission.

Total Production: 27,004 (20,496 Coupe, 6,508 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
20496
$5533.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
6508
$5259
---
Custom Interior Trim
8709
$158.00
AV3
Three Point Seat Belts
17693
$0.00
A31
Power Windows
9495
$85.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
749
$42.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
2646
$273.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
811
$158.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
2221
$42.00
C60
Air Conditioning
17011
$464.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1986
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
18770
$47.00
K19
Air Injection Reactor
3912
$0.00
LS5
454ci, 270hp Engine
3913
$294.00
LT1
350ci, 330hp Engine
1741
$483.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
1638
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
14543
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
12992
$84.00
N40
Power Steering
23794
$115.00
P02
Deluxe Wheel Covers
3593
$63.00
PT7
F70x15 White Stripe Tires, Nylon
6666
$30.00
PU9
F70x15 White Letter Tires, Nylon
16623
$43.00
T60
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS4 engine)
2969
$15.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
19480
$178.00
U79
AM-FM Stereo Radio
7189
$283.00
YF5
California Emission Test
1967
$15.00
ZR1
Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package
20
$1010.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

972
Classic White
2763
924
Pewter Silver
1372
945
Bryar Blue
1617
946
Elkhart Green
4200
912
Sunflower Yellow
1543
973
Mille Miglia Red
2478
979
Targa Blue
3198
987
Ontario Orange
4891
988
Steel Cities Gray
2346
989
War Bonnet Yellow
2550

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

400
Black Vinyl
404
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
412
Blue Vinyl
417
Saddle Vinyl
421
Saddle Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1972
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
F70 x 15

1973 Corvette Specifications

1973 Corvette

1973 Corvette Ad

Chevrolet advertised the 1973 Corvette with the headline "We gave it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job." The nose job was a new lighter urethane bumper, installed due to new federal collision safety requirements. The chrome rear bumper and new side-impact door beams remained. Some say this was the year the Chevy Corvette began becoming more of a touring sports car than a muscle car.

Total Production: 30,464 (25,521 Coupe, 4,943 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
25521
$5651.00
1YZ67
Base Corvette Convertible
4943
$5398
---
Custom Interior Trim
13434
$154.00
A31
Power Windows
14024
$83.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
788
$41.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
1328
$267.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
323
$62.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
4412
$41.00
C60
Air Conditioning
21578
$452.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1791
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
24168
$46.00
LS4
454ci, 275hp Engine
4412
$250.00
L82
350ci, 250hp Engine
5710
$299.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3704
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
17927
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
17949
$82.00
N40
Power Steering
27872
$113.00
P02
Deluxe Wheel Covers
1739
$62.00
QRM
GR70x15 White Stripe Steel Belted Tires
19903
$32.00
QRZ
GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
4541
$45.00
T60
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS5 engine)
4912
$15.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
17598
$173.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
12482
$276.00
UF1
Map Lighto
8186
$5.00
YF5
California Emission Test
3008
$15.00
Y78
Aluminum Wheels
4
$175.00
Z07
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
45
$369.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

910
Classic White
---
914
Silver
---
922
Medium Blue
---
945
Blue-Green
---
947
Elkhart Green
---
952
Yellow
---
953
Metallic Yellow
---
976
Mille Miglia Red
---
980
Orange
---

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

400
Black Vinyl
404
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
413
Midnight Blue Vinyl
415
Medium Saddle Vinyl
416
Medium Saddle Leather
418
Dark Saddle Vinyl
422
Dark Saddle Leather
425
Dark Red Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1973
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
GR70 x 15B

1974 Corvette Specifications

1974 Corvette

1974 Corvette Ad

The 1974 Corvette was produced with a new bumper system. The rubber bumpers were easily recognized, especially the rear bumper with its vertical split between the two halves of the bumper assembly. The new bumper cover essentially eliminated the tailpipe extensions, so the tailpipes were now turned down. The 1974 Stingray was fast. Equipped with an L48 195hp small-block it could take off from zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds.

Total Production: (32,028 Coupe, 5,474 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
32028
$6001.00
1YZ67
Base Corvette Convertible
5474
$5765
---
Custom Interior Trim
19959
$154.00
A31
Power Windows
23940
$86.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
618
$41.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
2612
$267.00
C08
Vinyl Covered Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
367
$329.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
9322
$43.00
C60
Air Conditioning
29397
$467.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
1905
$7.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1219
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
33306
$49.00
LS4
454ci, 270hp Engine
3494
$250.00
L82
350ci, 250hp Engine
6690
$299.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3494
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
25146
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
27700
$82.00
N41
Power Steering
35944
$117.00
QRM
GR70x15 White Stripe Steel Belted Tires
9140
$32.00
QRZ
GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
24102
$45.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS4 engine)
9169
$15.00
U05
Dual Horns
5258
$4.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
19581
$276.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
17374
$173.00
UF1
Map Light
16101
$5.00
YF5
California Emission Test
---
$20.00
Z07
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
47
$400.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

910
Classic White
---
914
Silver Mist
---
917
Corvette Gray
---
922
Corvette Medium Blue
---
948
Dark Green
---
956
Bright Yellow
---
968
Dark Brown
---
974
Medium Red
---
976
Mille Miglia Red
---
980
Corvette Orange
---

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

400V
Black Vinyl
404
Black Leather
406
Silver Vinyl
407
Silver Leather
408
Neutral Vinyl
413
Dark Blue Vinyl
415
Saddle Vinyl
416
Saddle Leather
425
Dark Red Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1974
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
GR70 x 15B

1975 Corvette Specifications

1975 Corvette

1975 Corvette Ad

The 1975 Corvette was advertised by Chevrolet as the more efficient Corvette. The two piece rear bumper assembly was replaced by a one-piece unit. This was the final year of the Corvette convertible for the 1968-82 third generation of Corvettes. We wouldn't see another Chevrolet Corvette convertible until 1986.

Total Production: 38,465 (33,836 Coupe, 4,629 Convertible)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
33836
$6810.00
1YZ67
Base Corvette Convertible
4629
$6550
---
Custom Interior Trim
---
$154.00
A31
Power Windows
28745
$93.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with Coupe)
646
$41.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
2407
$267.00
C08
Vinyl Covered Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
279
$350.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
13760
$46.00
C60
Air Conditioning
31914
$490.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
3194
$7.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1969
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
35482
$50.00
L82
350ci, 250hp Engine
2372
$336.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
1057
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
28473
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
31830
$82.00
N41
Power Steering
37591
$129.00
QRM
GR70x15 White Stripe Steel Belted Tires
5233
$35.00
QRZ
GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
30407
$48.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
16778
$15.00
U05
Dual Horns
22011
$4.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
24701
$284.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
12902
$178.00
UF1
Map Light
21676
$5.00
YF5
California Emission Test
3037
$20.00
Z07
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
144
$400.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
Classic White
8007
13
Silver
4710
22
Bright Blue
2869
27
Steel Blue
1268
42
Bright Green
1664
56
Bright Yellow
2883
67
Medium Saddle
3403
70
Orange Flame
3030
74
Dark Red
3342
76
Mille Miglia Red
3355

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

19V
Black Vinyl
192
Black Leather
26V
Dark Blue Vinyl
262
Dark Blue Leather
60V
Light Neutral Vinyl
65V
Medium Saddle Vinyl
652
Medium Saddle Leather
73V
Dark Oxblood Vinyl
732
Dark Oxblood Leather
14V
Silver Vinyl
142
Silver Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1975
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
GR70 x 15B

1976 Corvette Specifications

1976 Corvette

1976 Corvette Ad

The 1976 Corvette didn't have a lot of changes, but a few upgrades were made including embedded heating elements in the rear glass window. Sales increased by about 12,000 from the previous year despite the fact that the Corvette convertible was no longer available.

Total Production: 46,558 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
46558
$7605.00
---
Custom Interior Trim
---
$164.00
A31
Power Windows
38700
$107.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
24960
$78.00
C60
Air Conditioning
40787
$523.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
5368
$35.00
---
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1371
$13.00
J50
Power Brakes
46558
$59.00
L82
350ci, 210hp Engine
5720
$481.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
2088
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
36625
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
41797
$95.00
N41
Power Steering
46385
$151.00
QRM
GR70x15 White Stripe Steel Belted Tires
3992
$37.00
QRZ
GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
39923
$51.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
25909
$16.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
34272
$281.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
11083
$187.00
UF1
Map Light
35631
$10.00
YF5
California Emission Test
3527
$50.00
YJ8
Aluminum Wheels
6253
$299.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
Classic White
10674
13
Silver
6934
22
Bright Blue
3268
33
Dark Green
2038
37
Mahogany
4182
56
Bright Yellow
3389
64
Buckskin
2954
69
Dark Brown
4447
70
Orange Flame
4590
72
Red
4590

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

15V
White Vinyl
112
White Leather
152
Smoked Grey Leather
19V
Black Vinyl
192
Black Leather
322
Blue-Green Leather
64V
Buckskin Vinyl
642
Buckskin Leather
692
Dark Brown Leather
71V
Firethorn Vinyl
712
Firethorn Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1976
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
GR70 x 15B

1977 Corvette Specifications

1977 Corvette

1977 Corvette Ad

The 1977 Corvette was produced with a now standard leather seat trim, with cloth and leather an option at no extra cost. The Stingray script was gone from the front fender, however. This was the last year the Chevy Corvette would have a vertically positioned rear window. Power steering and power brakes were standard and new options were introduced such as cruise control (available on cars with automatic transmission) and body-colored sports mirrors. The engine paint color was changed to Corporate blue, from the Chevy orange, early on in production.

Total Production: 49,213 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
49213
$8648.00
A31
Power Windows
44331
$116.00
B32
Color Keyed Floor Mats
36763
$22.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
30411
$84.00
C60
Air Conditioning
45249
$553.00
D35
Sport Mirrors
20206
$36.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
7269
$38.00
G95
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
972
$14.00
K30
Speed Control
29161
$88.00
L82
350ci, 210hp Engine
6148
$495.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
2060
$0.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
41231
$0.00
NA6
High Altitude Emission Equipment
---
$22.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
46487
$165.00
QRZ
GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires
46227
$57.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
32882
$17.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
18483
$281.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
4700
$187.00
UM2
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
24603
$414.00
V54
Luggage and Roof Panel Rack
---
$73.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
---
$70.00
YJ8
Aluminum Wheels
12646
$321.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
289
$83.00
ZX2
Convenience Group
40872
$22.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
Classic White
9408
13
Silver
5518
19
Black
2038
26
Corvette Light Blue
5967
28
Corvette Dark Blue
4065
41
Corvette Chartreuse
1
52
Corvette Yellow
71
56
Corvette Bright Yellow
1942
66
Corvette Orange
4012
80
Corvette Tan
4588
72
Medium Red
4057
83
Corvette Dark Red
3434

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

112
White Leather
15c
Smoked Grey Cloth
152
Smoked Grey Leather
19C
Black Cloth
192
Black Leather
27C
Blue Cloth
272
Blue Leather
64C
Buckskin Cloth
642
Buckskin Leather
69C
Brown Cloth
692
Brown Leather
72C
Red Cloth
722
Red Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1977
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
GR70 x 15B

1978 Corvette Specifications

1978 Corvette

1978 Corvette Ad

1978 was the 25th anniversary of the Chevy Corvette. Every 1978 Corvette had a silver anniversary nose and silver fuel door emblems. The 1978 'Vette also had a new fastback rear window. There were two special editions produced for the 25th anniversary. One was a special edition two-tone paint option, which was the first two-tone paint option on a Corvette since 1961.

Total Production: 46,776 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ87
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
40274
$9352.00
1YZ87/78
Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car
6502
$13656.00
A31
Power Windows
36931
$130.00
B2Z
Silver Anniversary Paint
15283
$399.00
CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels
972
$349.00
C49
Rear Window Defroster
30912
$95.00
C60
Air Conditioning
37638
$605.00
D35
Sport Mirrors
38405
$40.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
12590
$41.00
G95
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
382
$15.00
K30
Cruise Control
31608
$99.00
L82
305ci, 220hp Engine
12739
$525.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3385
$0.00
MX1
Automatic Transmission
38614
$0.00
NA6
High Altitude Emission Equipment
---
$33.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
37858
$175.00
QBS
P225/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
18296
$216.00
QGR
P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
26203
$51.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
28243
$18.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
10189
$286.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
2057
$199.00
UM2
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
20899
$419.00
UP6
AM-FM Stereo Radio with Citizens Band
7138
$638.00
U75
Power Antenna
23069
$49.00
U81
Dual Rear Speakers
12340
$49.00
YF5
California Emission Test
---
$75.00
YJ8
Aluminum Wheels
28008
$340.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
972
$89.00
ZX2
Convenience Group
37222
$84.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
Classic White
4150
13
Silver
3232
13/07
Silver Anniversary
15283
19
Black
11075
26
Corvette Light Blue
1960
52
Corvette Yellow
1243
59
Corvette Light Beige
1686
72
Corvette Red
2074
82
Corvette Mahogany
2121
83
Corvette Dark Blue
2084
89
Corvette Dark Brown
1991

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

12C
Oyster Cloth
122
Oyster Leather
15C
Silver Cloth
152
Silver Leather
19C
Black Cloth
192
Black Leather
29C
Dark Blue Cloth
292
Dark Blue Leather
59C
Light Beige Cloth
592
Light Beige Leather
69C
Dark Brown Cloth
692
Dark Brown Leather
72C
Red Cloth
722
Red Leather
76C
Mahogany Cloth
762
Mahogany Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1978
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
P225/70R-15
P255/60R-15

1979 Corvette Specifications

1979 Corvette

1979 Corvette Ad

The 1979 Corvette came with crossed-flag emblems on the nose and fuel door, as seen on the '77 Vette. Add-on front rear spoilers were also new, as well as new bucket seats and glass roof panels.

Total Production: 53,807 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ87
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
53807
$10220.00
A31
Power Windows
20631
$141.00
AU3
Power Door Locks
9054
$131.00
CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels
14480
$365.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
41587
$102.00
C60
Air Conditioning
47136
$635.00
D35
Sport Mirrors
48211
$45.00
D80
Spoilers, Front and Rear
6853
$265.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
12321
$49.00
F51
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
2164
$33.00
G95
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
428
$19.00
K30
Cruise Control
34445
$113.00
L82
350ci, 225hp Engine
14516
$565.00
MM4
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
4062
$0.00
MX1
Automatic Transmission
41454
$0.00
NA6
High Altitude Emission Equipment
---
$35.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
47463
$190.00
N90
Aluminum Wheels
33741
$380.00
QBS
P225/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
17920
$226.00
QGR
P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
29603
$54.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
3405
$21.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
9256
$90.00
UN3
AM-FM Stereo Radio with Cassette
12110
$234.00
UM2
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
21435
$228.00
UP6
AM-FM Stereo Radio with Citizens Band
4483
$439.00
U75
Power Antenna
35730
$52.00
U81
Dual Rear Speakers
37754
$52.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
---
$83.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
1001
$98.00
ZQ2
Power Windows and Door Locks Package
28465
$272.00
ZX2
Convenience Group
41530
$94.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
Classic White
8692
13
Silver
7331
19
Black
10465
28
Corvette Light Blue
3203
52
Corvette Yellow
2357
58
Corvette Dark Green
2426
59
Corvette Light Beige
2951
72
Corvette Red
6707
82
Corvette Dark Brown
4053
83
Corvette Dark Blue
5670

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

12C
Oyster Cloth
122
Oyster Leather
192
Black Leather
29C
Dark Blue Cloth
292
Dark Blue Leather
49C
Dark Green Cloth
492
Dark Green Leather
59C
Light Beige Cloth
592
Light Beige Leather
722
Red Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1979
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
P225/70R-15
P255/60R-15

1980 Corvette Specifications

1980 Corvette

1980 Corvette Ad

The 1980 Corvette had a completely redesigned front and rear bumper. The new look for the ’80 Vette was striking, with its more aerodynamic look and new hood design. Tougher emissions made it necessary for all Corvettes in California to be fitted with a 305 cubic inch engine.

Total Production: 40,614 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YZ87
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
40614
$13140.00
AU3
Power Door Locks
32692
$140.00
CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels
19695
$391.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
36589
$109.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
9907
$55.00
F51
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
1695
$35.00
K30
Cruise Control
30821
$123.00
LG4
305ci, 180hp Engine (California)
3221
-$50.00
L82
350ci, 230hp Engine
5069
$595.00
MM4
4-Speed Manual Transmission
5726
$0.00
MX1
Automatic Transmission
34838
$0.00
N90
Aluminum Wheels
34128
$407.00
QGB
P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
26208
$62.00
QXH
P225/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
13140
$426.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
1337
$22.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
6138
$46.00
UN3
AM-FM Stereo Radio with Cassette
15148
$168.00
UM2
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
15708
$155.00
UP6
AM-FM Stereo Radio with Citizens Band
2434
$391.00
U75
Power Antenna
32863
$56.00
UL5
Delete Radio
201
-$126.00
U81
Dual Rear Speakers
36650
$52.00
V54
Roof Panel Carrier
3755
$125.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
3221
$250.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
796
$105.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
White
7780
13
Silver
4341
19
Black
7250
28
Dark Blue
4135
47
Dark Brown
2300
52
Yellow
2077
58
Dark Green
844
59
Frost Beige
3070
76
Dark Claret
3451
83
Red
5714

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

12C
Oyster Cloth
122
Oyster Leather
192
Black Leather
29C
Dark Blue Cloth
292
Dark Blue Leather
59C
Doeskin Cloth
592
Doeskin Leather
722
Red Leather
79C
Claret Cloth
792
Claret Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1980
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
P225/70R-15
P255/60R-15

1981 Corvette Specifications

1981 Corvette

1981 Corvette Ad

The 1981 Corvette was the first model Corvette to use a fiberglass rear leaf spring, which is now a Chevy Corvette trademark. There was a two month period when Corvettes were produced in two facilities at once, when the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky opened in June, 1981, and the old plant in St. Louis closed in August.

Total Production: 40,606 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YY87
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
40606
$16258.00
AU3
Power Door Locks
36322
$145.00
CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels
29095
$414.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
36893
$119.00
DG7
Electric Sport Mirrors
13567
$117.00
D84
Two Tone Paint (coupe)
5352
$399.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
7803
$57.00
F51
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
1128
$37.00
G95
Performance Axle Ratio
2400
$20.00
K35
Cruise Control
32522
$155.00
MM4
4-Speed Manual Transmission
5757
$0.00
N90
Aluminum Wheels
36485
$428.00
QGR
White Letter SBR P225/70R15 Tires
21939
$72.00
QXH
P225/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
18004
$492.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
5145
$95.00
UN6
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette
22892
$423.00
UN5
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette/CB
2349
$750.00
UM4
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
8262
$386.00
UM5
AM-FM Stereo with 8-Track/CB
792
$712.00
UL5
Delete Radio
315
-$118.00
U75
Power Antenna
32903
$55.00
V54
Roof Panel Carrier
3303
$135.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
4951
$46.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
916
$110.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

06
Mahogany Metallic
1092
10
White
6387
13
Silver Metallic
2590
19
Black
4712
24
Bright Blue Metallic
1
28
Dark Blue Metallic
2522
52
Yellow
1031
59
Beige
3842
75
Red
4310
79
Maroon Metallic
1618
84
Charcoal Metallic
3485
33/38
Silver/Dark Blue
---
33/39
Silver/Charcoal
---
50/74
Beige/Dark Bronze
---
80/98
Autumn Red/Dark Claret
---

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

152
Silver Gray Leather
19C
Charcoal Cloth
192
Charcoal Leather
29C
Dark Blue Cloth
292
Dark Blue Leather
64C
Camel Cloth
642
Camel Leather
67C
Dark Red Cloth
672
Dark Red Leather
752
Medium Red Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1981
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
P225/70R-15
P255/60R-15

1982 Corvette Specifications

1982 Corvette

1982 Corvette Ad

The Cross-Fire Injection fuel delivery system and a new 4-speed automatic transmission were introduced in the 1982 Corvette, and the Cross-Fire Injection emblems were added to the front fenders. This would be the last year for 8-track tape players in the Corvette. A 1982 Corvette Collector Edition coupe was offered, with two-tone silver and beige paint and interior, and a glass hatchback rear window. It also had separate serial number sequencing and special wheels patterned after the '67 Vette bolt-on alloys.

Total Production: 25,407 Coupes

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

1YY87
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
18648
$18290.00
1YY07
Corvette Collector Edition Hatchback
6759
$22537.00
AG9
Power Driver Seat
22585
$197.00
AU3
Power Door Locks
23936
$155.00
CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels
14763
$443.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
16886
$129.00
DG7
Electric Sport Mirrors
20301
$125.00
D84
Two Tone Paint (coupe)
4871
$428.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
5457
$61.00
K35
Cruise Control
24313
$165.00
N90
Aluminum Wheels
16844
$458.00
QGR
White Letter SBR P225/70R15 Tires
5932
$80.00
QXH
White Letter SBR P255/60R15 Tires
19070
$542.00
U58
AM-FM Stereo Radio
1533
$101.00
UN6
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette
20355
$423.00
UN5
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette/CB
1987
$755.00
UL5
Delete Radio
150
-$124.00
U75
Power Antenna
15557
$60.00
VO8
Heavy Duty Cooling
6006
$57.00
V54
Roof Panel Carrier
1992
$144.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
4951
$46.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

10
White
2975
13
Silver
711
19
Black
2357
24
Silver Blue
1124
26
Dark Blue
562
31
Bright Blue
567
39
Charcoal
1093
40
Silver Green
723
56
Gold
648
59
Silver Beige
6759
70
Red
2155
99
Dark Claret
853
10/13
White/Silver
664
13/99
Silver/Dark Claret
1301
24/26
Silver Blue/Dark Blue
1667

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

132
Silver Gray Leather
182
Charcoal Cloth
22
Dark Blue Cloth
222
Dark Blue Leather
402
Silver Green Leather
592
Silver Beighe Leather
64C
Camel Cloth
642
Camel Leather
74C
Dark Red Cloth
742
Dark Red Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1982
Corvette-Rally & Optional Aluminum
Front/Rear
15" x 8"
(-) 13mm
3.5"
P225/70R-15
P255/60R-15

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