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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (20/30)
 11/5/15 5:42pm
jim in oregon
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Adam..."From an October build date to March delivery date to the dealer is a looong time. Silver Anny cars were quite popular, too, so I wonder what happened? Is it possible another dealer took original delivery, it sat on the showroom floor for a while, then they assigned it to the other dealer?.."

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Hard to tell about your "what if."on the lag between final assembly at the St Louis plant in October to the delivery to the Oregon dealer in Mrach 1978..
I can't recall what the weather was like in the 1977-winter..:) or early 1978..:)

My car has the Gymkhana  suspension package..which from what I can tell denotes fewer than 13,000 of my particular Silver Anniversary corvette were made ..It has the L48 engine and automatic THM350 tranny.
 Less than 13,000 cars doesn't seem like very many when one considers all the GM dealers operating back then..Jim


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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (21/30)
 7/4/18 7:42pm
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This was great information! Mine says E20 on my 1978 so that means January 20th, 1978 Birthday. Now onto the Trim code = 692 and Paint = 59L.

Where might I find that data code decipherer?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (22/30)
 7/4/18 8:14pm
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ateupjoe said:
This was great information! Mine says E20 on my 1978 so that means January 20th, 1978 Birthday. Now onto the Trim code = 692 and Paint = 59L.

Where might I find that data code decipherer?

Thanks in advance!



Bryan, you can probably find several different places on the net to decipher the paint and trim codes or you can look for something called the Corvette Black Book, its a nice pocket sized quick reference for Corvette codes 1953 and up. From my black book - Interior Trim code 692 is Dark Brown Leather, Exterior paint code 59L is Corvette Light Beige which lists a quantity of 1686 cars painted that color. Let me know if you need help with any other numbers/codes.

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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (23/30)
 7/7/18 8:35am
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Thank yu very much.

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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (24/30)
 10/1/20 4:14pm
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so, my trim tag looks like : D 14, November 14th , trim 752 and paint 10. Its a 1981 white with red interior. 752 is different than std? Thanks so much!

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (25/30)
 10/1/20 4:17pm
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oops, here it is right side up! lol

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (26/30)
 12/9/20 10:50am
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Hi all, newbie here...

I've learned a lot reading through the various forums on here with hopes to be a semi- informed buyer.

I've been searching for just over a year now and think (thought) I found what I was looking for, a 71 convertible (repainted black -there were none and black interior black top) but then I asked for a pic of the Trim Tag and then red flags went up see attached..

Through my research on here it seems to me this is from a 78?

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated, really had my hopes up on this one.

Thanks,

Rich

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (27/30)
 12/9/20 10:36pm
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Can't speak for anyone else here, but....I can't see the trim tag....it's very blurry. Can you post the info, or perhaps a better, larger pic? Us old folks don't have very good eyesight! lol.

I can say the tag appears to be from a vehicle older than '78, since it is not painted. However, it kinda looks like it may have an upper/lower paint style code, which would certainly be a red flag on a '71. Need a better view of the tag....at least for me, to see it.

IF I squint my eyeholes just right, it appears to be a 722 trim code, which would be medium red leather interior, and then I think the paint codes are 13U/07M, which would make this trim tag belong on a August 15, 1978, Silver Anniversary car, with a red leather interior.

Do you have pics of the car itself??



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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (28/30)
 12/9/20 11:02pm
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Thanks
You are correct on the paint code, interior is 722.

Going to see the car tomorrow afternoon, seller clarified today as a resto-mod

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (29/30)
 12/9/20 11:11pm
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A zoomed shot
Even as a resto-mod, doesn’t explain why a trim tag that far out of whack was put into this...why on earth, certainly nothing to be gained

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (30/30)
 12/10/20 12:42am
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Picture of the car?  78 looks a lot different than a 71.



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