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    SPEC paint on a '72 tonyk72's Avatar
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    Default SPEC paint on a '72

    I've never heard of this on a '72...if this for real?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2454976484

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    Tony,

    I would say it is not out of the realm of possibilities We have a member in the L81VetteRegistry that has a "Spec" 1981, delivered in "Primer" Here is his Story!
    "Quality, not quantity"
    "The American people will never knowingly adopt "SOCIALISM." But, under the name of "LIBERALISM," they will adopt every fragment of the "SOCIALIST" program, until one day America will be a "SOCIALIST NATION," without knowing how it happened.
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    If the invoice does verify that the car was delivered to the dealer in primer with a "Spec" in the paint code area then to be NCRS correct the car would have to be put back into primer of the correct type and color that was applied at St.Louis. Wouldn't that look cool on the judging field?
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    1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 L81 automatic Frost Beige

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    Here's a picture of a SPEC PAINT Corvette window sticker.

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    Very interesting. I wonder if special paint just means it came in primer or if it was a non-production color like the Shriner cars.
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 L81 automatic Frost Beige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    Very interesting. I wonder if special paint just means it came in primer or if it was a non-production color like the Shriner cars.
    Corvettes with SPEC PAINT came a grey primer, and the rubber bumpers Corvettes bumpers were a unpainted silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    Very interesting. I wonder if special paint just means it came in primer or if it was a non-production color like the Shriner cars.
    Could have been either one - they weren't individually documented except on the original dealer order or the tank sticker.


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    Photo of trim plate with two dashes ( - -) for paint. NCRS Board indicates it was used for either a SPEC or Primer C3 in early and mid 70's.

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    C3 trim plate paint code of PRIME.

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    Excellent example of the trim plates. Thank you ! Save the Wave. >George

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    To complete the trilogy, here is a C3 SPEC trim plate.

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    Default 1972 special colours,and primer paint override.

    Hello my corvette bible states , there was 27004 total build, but paint quantities did not add to total production being 26958 with factory codes, 46 were non standard special colours and primer paint, but does not say what the split for each was , wayne.

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    For the records, here's a 1981 trim plate for my "SPEC" paint. The Dealer invoice and Build Sheet also say "Body in Prime".

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    I have just created a web site dedicated to BODY IN PRIME Corvettes. I am seeking input, photos, and any information pertaining to these really rare cars. I'd appreciate input from previous and current owners plus anyone having any knowledge of them. Thanks.

    www.bodyinprimecorvettes.com

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    Great Site ! Highly Recommended for all Corvette Action Members to take a look. Best of Luck with it. Save the Wave.>George

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