TEST YOUR CORVETTE KNOWLEDGE

  1  In what year did sun visors become an option?

  2  In what year did “Moon Roofs” become available?

  3  What year did the word “Stingray” appear as one one word (eg, not Sting Ray)?

  4  What year was the front steel bumper replaced with soft cover?

  5  What year was the first to provide sway bars both front and rear?

  6  What year C3 had amber front parking lights?

  7  The 265 cubic inch engine was first introduced in what year?

  8  What year Corvette had a 24 gallon gas tank?

  9  Buyers for the first time had a choice between a coupe or a convertible in what          year?

 10  In what year were hidden windshield wipers  introduced? 

 11  The 1956 Corvette supported how many “Shark” teeth?

 12  What was the date the first production corvette rolled off the line in Flint,

       Michigan?

 13  The 1979, California Corvette base engines had how many cubic inches?

 14  In what year was the last “wide whitewall” tires used?

 15  The parking brake handle was moved from under the dash to in between the

       seats in what year?

 16  The 8 track player was introduced in what year?

 17  The first factory installed side mounted exhaust systems were introduced in

       what year?

 18  How old was the first civilian to drive a production Corvette?

 19  What year did the rear view mirror extend to 10 inches wide?

 20  Four headlights on a Corvette was first introduced in what year?

 21  Roof vents became a reality with a blower motor located below the drivers side

       rear fender in what year?

 22  What year Corvette supported a 36 gallon gas tank?

 23  The LT1 370 hp / 454 big block engine was introduced in what year?

 24  What year Corvette offered the “Gymkhana Suspension”?

 25  Because of poor sales, many of the 1953 Corvettes were given to who to increase

       public sales?t appear as a prototype?

 26  What was the first year for Corvette to support a “Tank Sticker”?

 27  In what yar was production for the Corvette moved to the St. Louis Plant?

 28  The HEI distributor debuted in what year?

 29  Why was the 1978 Pace Car painted in “Black and Silver”?

 30  What year did the first factory anti-theft alarm system appear?

 31  What year broke the 1 horsepower per cubic inch barrier with the 283/283 hp

       engine?

 32  A special purpose big block engine that produced 425 hp was introduced in what

       year?

 33  What year was the catalytic converter installed in a Corvette?

 34  What year did the AM / FM radio become an option?

 35  What was the first year you could purchase a new Corvette in a color other than

       Polo White?

 36  What year Corvette had the first factory installed seat belts?

 37  1962 was the last year for what “power option”?

 38  In what year since 1967 did the Corvette once again support a fast back rear

       window?

 39  What was the last year the Corvette supported the optional two tone paint

       scheme?

 40  How fast did Zora Arkus Dontov go at the Daytona “Measured Mile” in a 1955

      prototype Corvette?

 41  What year did the V8 engine first appear as a prototype?

 42  The speed warning indicator first appeared in what year and ended in what

       year?

 43  The true dual exhaust and the “454 big block engine” was last seen in what

       year?

 44  What year Corvette supported the 396 cubic inch / 425 hp engine?

 45  The center bar in the “T-Top” design was not in the original design, but was

       added for what reason?

 46  What was the last year for the aluminum knock off wheels?

 47  What was the only color rag top you could get on a 1953 Corvette?

 48  The nose emblem on the early Corvettes was replaced with the individual

       letters

      “C O R V E T T E” in what year?

 49  The front air dam and rear spoiler appeared in what year?

 50  The very first “Grand Sport” was produced in what year?

 

 51  For what reason were the optional aluminum wheels in 1973 discontinued?

 52  The turquoise soft tops were only available in what year?

 53  What were the only options on the 1953 Corvette?

 54  Headrests and the shoulder harness were introduced in 1967.  True or False?

 55  The stock steering wheel was the same as the “Sport Steering Wheel Option” in

        what year?

 56  The famous L88 Corvette was first introduced in 1968.  True or False?

 57  What was the first year for the Z06 high performance option?

 58  What year Corvette had the split rear bumper?

 59  There were 4,000 serial numbers missing in what production year?

 60  The only year the LT1 was available with A/C was in 1972.  True or False?

 61  In 1953 the first 5 Corvettes that came off the assembly line were missing what?

 62  What was so special about the windows in the 1956 Corvette?

 63  What was the first year a Corvette had a “power bulge” big block hood?

 64  The fiber optic warning lights were introduced in a 1968 and disappeared after

        what year?

 65  What year Corvette supported the trademark quad tail lights?

 66  The last year for the famous 283 cubic inch engine was in 1960.  True or False?

 67  What year is noted as being the most terrible quality production year ever?

 68  The “Sissy Bar” passenger side grab bar in the dashboard made its first

        appearance in what year?

 69  What was the last year for athe fuel injected small block engine?

 70  In 1972, for the very first time the horsepower was measured as “net” rather

       than “gross”.  True or False?

 71  What was the last year you could order a “Muncie Rock Crusher” transmission?

 72  Steel beams were added to the inside of the doors as an impact safety feature in

       what year?

 73  Fuel injection was first introduced in what year?

 74  Why did engineers sink the intake manifold into the lifter valley in 1968?

 75  The vinyl covered hardtops were made available in 1967.  True or False?

 76  What was written on a plate that was affixed to the driver’s door jamb of the

       1967 Corvette?

 77  In what year was the first 4 speed transmission offered?

 78  The “Holley” carburetors became standard equipment in what year?

 79  What was the last year for tahe notched back rear window?

 80  There was only one Corvette painted chartreuse in color.  In what year was this?

 81  The first Corvette that wsas equipped with dual air bags was which model year?

 82  The fixed roof coupe that became the basis for the Z06 was produced in what

        year?

 83  The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette models were all of what color?

 84  What model year marked the one millionth production Corvette and what color

        was it?

 85  In what year did the Corvette have an 85 mph speedometer?

 86  How many Corvettes were built in 1983 and how many were sold to the public?

​87  In 1985 you could not order a manual transmission for the first time since 1955. 

      True or False

 88  In what year for the first time could six-way power seats be ordered?

 89  All 1986 convertibles were special Corvettes.  What was so special about them?

 90  In what year was the gas tank door moved from the trunk to the drivers side

       rear fender?

 91  What was the power plant designation for the 2001 Z06?

 92  Unidirectional 17” wheels were introduced in what year?

 93  You could order an in-dash CD player for the first time in what year Corvette?

 94  In what year did the Corvette become computer equipped?

 95  Production of the ZR-1 started in 1989 when 80 units were built.  How many

       were sold to the public?

 96  In what year for the first time did the Corvette support two different sized tires

       for the front and back?

 97  What engine was re-introduced in 1982?

 98  In wht year did the Corvette come with fuel injection for the first time in 17

       years?

 99  What was the last year you could order the factory CB radio?

100  When was the ZF-6 manual transmission first introduced?

​101  What year could you order a Malcolm Konner Special Edition with a 4-speed

         transmission?

102  What year ws the ZR-1 finally presented to the public with its special rear body

         panels?

103  The 1984 Corvette had windshields with a rake angle of how many degrees?

104  In what year were there quality control issues that forced GM to shut down

         production?

105  What year Corvette came with a traverse single leaf “plastic” suspension 

         spring?

106  There is only one 1983 Corvette in existence.  Where is located?

107  The first Corvette to sport a real trunk since 1962 was in what year?

108  In what year could you buy a Corvette without an engine installed by the

        factory?

109  In what year were the first 200 Corvettes painted red, not the traditional white

        color?

110  How many hours did it take to build a C5 Corvette?

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