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Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:44:29 AM »
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Plastic bumpers probably mean these are late '70s.  Somewhere in the Penn Central country?

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 08:09:36 AM »
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Late 70s had the "dome" rear window IIRC.

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:07:12 AM »
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Yes, domed window came in MY78. These are '74 to '77. I'd wager on the earlier end of that scale since it's an open railcar.
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 11:36:16 AM »
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Hard to tell from that angle, but it's not a '74 because of the rear bumper.  Looks like the flag emblem on the back instead of "CORVETTE" spelled out, so it's not a '75.  Could be '76 because there are no convertibles, so it comes down to whether it says "Stingray" above the vent ('76) in front of the door or if it's the cross flag emblem ('77).


I think it's '77 because of the blue one, but if the top center car is brown and not a dark red, it's '76.

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 12:26:07 PM »
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Jason, I am impressed. When I first saw the picture, I just kind of thought, "I think those are '77's because they look exactly like the one my boss, at the time, bought. His was kind of a gold metallic, if I remember correctly.

However, that one on top sure looks brown and not red, especially it being in the sun and all. Hard to say, though.

What's that car on the top level of the next car?

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 12:35:51 PM »
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...  Could be '76 because there are no convertibles, ...

Yeah, I was thinking that, too, but IIRC even the '75 convertibles were special-order only to the point where catching one in a random collection of 15 would be dumb luck.
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:42:29 PM »
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OK, easy to figure out if someone wants to do the research.
Which model year had silver Vettes with the graphic on the doors?   :trollface: :D
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 12:51:25 PM »
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OK, easy to figure out if someone wants to do the research.

Or who's dad had a Corvette and took his son to many, many car shows.  :)  I remembered the differences, but had to check exactly what years had what.

Best trivia is there was no 1983.

Which model year had silver Vettes with the graphic on the doors?   :trollface: :D

Yeah that's an interesting one.  I've seen various one-off's over the years, but I don't remember seeing something like that.

- Could that be an early "Heartbeat" graphic?

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 01:08:33 PM »
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I think it's a shadow created by one of the insulators above it.

Thus, the  :trollface: and  :D
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 01:34:18 PM »
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I think it's a shadow created by one of the insulators above it.

Thus, the  :trollface: and  :D

AHh, you got me.   Quite the large shadow, but you're probably right.

Here's a much easier one.  Graphics haven't been put on yet.




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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 01:38:55 PM »
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You betcha it's easier!: https://www.corvsport.com/1978-corvette-indy-pace-car/

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In a Penn Central rack, nonetheless. Oh, the indignity!  :trollface:
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 03:41:13 PM »
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The ordinary Camaros get loaded on a car with anti-vandal panels and the limited-edition Corvettes ride on a car with an open rack.  :facepalm:

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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2019, 03:43:10 PM »
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The ordinary Camaros get loaded on a car with anti-vandal panels and the limited-edition Corvettes ride on a car with an open rack.  :facepalm:

PC probably had to sell the panels for scrap.

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 05:45:49 PM »
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I said late '70s, and I still think I'm correct.  These have rubber bumpers and the flying buttress rear window,  My friend had a '77 and it looked just like that maroon one on the top level of the car, in the center.  I thought that the bubble window was introduced in 1979, or 1980.  You guys say '78?
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Re: Carload of Corvettes anyone?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 06:10:12 PM »
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I said late '70s, and I still think I'm correct.

You said plastic bumpers made them late '70s which is not correct.

The C3 body style covers '68-'82.  1973 was the first plastic front bumper followed by the rear the next year which continued until the end of the body style.  No '83, then the C4 started in 1984.


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