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    I was just looking at the specs page of a '73 and they were talking about Coupes and Roadsters. What are the differences between the two types of Vettes? Thanks.

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    Stallion.........I'm sure someone else will probably give you a more definitive answer but a Roadster is the Convertible.

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    Damn, and it's right there at the top of the General Tech forum--marked "Important": A SUBJECT OFTEN DISCUSSED: Roadsters vs. Convertibles.

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    Originally posted by Ken
    Damn, and it's right there at the top of the General Tech forum--marked "Important": A SUBJECT OFTEN DISCUSSED: Roadsters vs. Convertibles.

    _ken
    I'm sorry, ken, I didn't see that. Next time I'll search the forums (including the tops) before I ask a question such as this where the information might be apparent. Again, sorry about that.

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    Ken, you have to take it easy on us newbies... it takes a while to digest all the info available out here!!

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    By those definitions...the C4 and C5 convertibles, which are quite often called roadsters even by Chevrolet, are incorrect. As is hardtop convertible as new technology has given us exactly that, a hardtop which is retractible into a compartment or the trunk...looks like the definitions need to be updated.

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    Let me wipe the egg off my face.........

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    Originally posted by LT1Vettepilot
    ...looks like the definitions need to be updated.
    Oh yeah, change the dictionary.

    Yo, Stallion and Tammy, I didn't mean to sound like a grouch or anything. Guess I should polish my act or get outta here, eh?

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    I stand by my definitions.

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    Hey Ken,
    No problems here, but maybe I've just gotten used to you!
    You're actually pretty tolerant.

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    You know what? I just realized I screwed this whole post up right from the start; TR asked about the difference between COUPES and convertibles, aka roadsters, not what the differences were between convertibles and roadsters! I'm so embarrassed I could just cry.

    Yeah, right!

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    I wasn't sure if the words were interchangeable or not. So, what are the differences? Thanks again and I didn't think you sounded grouchy, ken.

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    I want it like this:

    Coup - roof is not retractable
    Convertible - soft retractable roof
    Roadster - no roof at all (i.e AC Cobra)

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    Thanks for the information! If I want a Convertable, I would have to go '75 or below, I read. Because they didn't put Convertables back on the market until the C4 '86.

    I think I would prefer a Convertable, but I'm not going to be picky.

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    Originally posted by Stallion
    Thanks for the information! If I want a Convertable, I would have to go '75 or below, I read. Because they didn't put Convertables back on the market until the C4 '86
    You may also notice that when GM finally brought the convertibles back, that it was the first time in Corvette history that the convertible cost more than the non-convertible model. All '75 and prior always cost LESS than the non-vert version.

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