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Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (13/23)
 8/27/09 4:23pm
Bob GriffithsLifetime Member
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Frederick County Corvette Club (Maryland) Tan 64 365 Hp Conv 4 sp Red 72 4 sp Conv ..running a '68 327 Blue 76 Coupe L 48 4 sp White 79 Coupe L 82 auto Silver 98 Conv, 6 sp 35th Anniv '88 vette


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Thank you Joel.... The book is NOW  on order....$12 + $4 for shipping...   good deal for us nuts...

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Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (14/23)
 8/27/09 5:05pm
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Thanks Joel, you "Da Man" for an old B@stard LOL  Just kidding, it's people like you that keep this place a great place.  I actually celebrate my babies birthday every year since you got my the birth date like two years ago Thumbs Up

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Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (15/23)
 9/1/09 1:01am
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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350


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[QUOTE=aceinthehole]Confused........Unhappy Wait 'til I talk to that Rootbeer lady for gettin me started Wacko, she's soooo concerned with every bodies birthday  

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StarStarTongueTongue Start talk'in  Mr.Aceinthehole  hmm for Myrootbeerfloat car's birthday we're having rootbeer daukaries (sp?)

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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (16/23)
 10/17/15 4:16am
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myrootbeerfloat said: [QUOTE=aceinthehole]Confused........Unhappy Wait 'til I talk to that Rootbeer lady for gettin me started Wacko, she's soooo concerned with every bodies birthday  

WHOOP DE Doo

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StarStarTongueTongue Start talk'in  Mr.Aceinthehole  hmm for Myrootbeerfloat car's birthday we're having rootbeer daukaries (sp?)

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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (17/23)
 10/17/15 4:18am
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Does anyone know about the L88 Corvette on ebay ?? Do you think its real. Barry

Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (18/23)
 11/5/15 11:29am
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'78 Silver Anniversary T Top coupe,58k orig miles. THM350 auto, 350 L48, JBM headers,Oyster White interior,.as of Nov '15 in process of painting.


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Thanks for the info..My 78 Silver Anniversary has the B07 stamping on the metal tag upper driver's side body door jamb.
That puts the build date as October 1977.
Car was invoiced to the Oregon dealer in March 3rd of 1978, delivered March 10th..
The dealer is Guaranty Chevrolet, a family owned dealership which is still in business in Junction City Oregon.
Much of the small fun stuff about the old Corvettes is their histories..:)Jim


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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (19/23)
 11/5/15 2:02pm
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas


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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? THings that make ya go....hmmmmmm...Ermm

On the L-88 on ebay, the general consensus amongst the eggsperts is that it is NOT original, or it has been "massaged"....too many discrepancies.


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Re: Trim Tag/Build Date Info!! (20/23)
 11/5/15 5:42pm
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'78 Silver Anniversary T Top coupe,58k orig miles. THM350 auto, 350 L48, JBM headers,Oyster White interior,.as of Nov '15 in process of painting.


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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?.."

Adam,
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!! (21/23)
 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!! (22/23)
 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!! (23/23)
 7/7/18 8:35am
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Thank yu very much.

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