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,
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
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
32 A special purpose big block engine that produced 425 hp was introduced in what
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
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
39 What was the last year the Corvette supported the optional two tone paint
40 How fast did Zora Arkus Dontov go at the Daytona “Measured Mile” in a 1955
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
43 The true dual exhaust and the “454 big block engine” was last seen in what
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
102 What year ws the ZR-1 finally presented to the public with its special rear body
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
105 What year Corvette came with a traverse single leaf “plastic” suspension
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
109 In what year were the first 200 Corvettes painted red, not the traditional white
110 How many hours did it take to build a C5 Corvette?