In the September 1992 issue of Vette Vues Magazine, R.E. Lannen, the National Chevrolet Sales Manager in charge of Service around 1984, wrote a letter to Alan Kaplan regarding twelve 1984 Corvettes that were pulled from production and painted 1986 Corvette colros for evaluation purposes. Below are some notes from that letter with some interesting information on these special 1984 Corvettes:
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Below is the actual Technical Service Bulletin that was issued to Chevrolet dealers regarding these twelve specially painted 1984 Corvettes:
Source: Chevrolet Dealer Service Bulletin
Subject: 1984 Corvettes Painted with 1986 Colors for General Managers Color Show
Model and Year: 1984 Corvettes
Bulletin Number: 84-64
Section: 10 (I)
Date: Feb., 1984
TO: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS
This cancels and replaces 84-64 dated February, 1984, which should be destroyed. This bulletin corrects model information on 1986 colors used for General Managers Color Show.
Several 1984 Corvettes will be painted with 1986 proposed colors for demonstration vehicles for the 1986 General Managers Color Show.
These cars will be handled as new cars and will be sold immediately following the Color Show. The vehicles will be sold to dealers in the Phoenix area. All vehicles (approximately 12), will be finished with 1986 solid colors as shown on the following chart.
The paint on these vehicles will be available through the paint sources indicated in the chart.
Should it be necessary to repair the subject vehicles, the normal paint procedures can be used.
|CORVETTE BASE COAT/CLEAR COAT)|
|Exterior Color||Source||Source ID|
|(Wentsville) Silver Met.||Inmont||WACC 7781|
|Black Met.||Inmont||CSA 3039|
|Bright Red||Inmont||CSR 2209
|White Met.||Inmont||CSA 3032|
|Med. Gray Met.||Inmont||CSA 1283|
|Flame Red||Inmont||CSR 2208|
|Russet Met.||Inmont||CSR 2210|
|Silver Beige||Inmont||WACC 7415|
|Dk. Beige Met.||Inmont||CSO 2738|
|Gold||Inmont||GM Code 53|
|Nassau Blue||Inmont||CSB 26300|
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