Question from Ed B

Why do some refer to vettes as a c1 or c2? What year are these models? Just curious. Ed B

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essentially, major body style changes
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edb wrote:

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here are all 6 in red !
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Read up http://www.idavette.net/facts.htm
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the generation number. It was started by the good folks at GM to denote the fifth generation Corvette, 1997 through 2004. The C5 moniker caught on and the advertising gurus pushed it to the max. Then it was picked up by the Corvette crowd and they run it backwards to include the other perceived significant model changes. That was limited by the fact the they only had 4 generation to split up everything that was built before the 1997 Corvette. There have been many arguments as to how the splits were applied such as the C6 that is so much the C5, (my undying opinion). You only need to go back to the C3 to see that there were more changes to that series in body components, engines, transmissions and body skin to represent at least 3 more generations with only the windshield, sub-structure parts, and some suspension parts covering the entire model build.
But what the hey, they were built to drive, not to bitch about.
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Dad
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Dad wrote:

Amen to that!
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Dad pretty well hit it here. The way they go and most agree:
C1 - 1953 to 1962 C2 - 1963 to 1967 C3 - 1968 to 1982 C4 - 1984 to 1996 C5 - 1997 to 2004 C6 - 2005 to ...
The way they actually break down with major changes:
C1 - 1953 to 1962 C1.1 - 1953 to 1955 C1.2 - 1956 to 1957 C1.3 - 1958 to 1960 C1.4 - 1961 to 1962
C2 - 1963 to 1967 (not enough change to break, although the big block Mark IV 396 and 427 were added.)
C3 - 1968 to 1982 C3.1 - 1968 to 1972 (chrome bumper cars) C3.2 - 1973 to 1977 (rubber bumper cars) C3.3 - 1978 to 1982 (fastback coupes)
C4 - 1984 to 1996 (no 1983 model) C4.1 - 1984 to 1990 (sharp edged bumpers) C4.2 - 1991 to 1996 (rounded bumpers) (ZR-1 falls in here 1989 (pre-production) to 1995 and could be another.)
C5 - 1997 to 2004
C6 - 2005 to ... (More like C5.2 in many respects)

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