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Corvette Spotters Guide

1979, 1980

Changes in 1979 and 1980 were minimal.
1979 Corvette nose badge 1980, 1981 Corvette nose badge
Left: 1979 nose badge and (Right) 1980, 1981 nose badge.
1979 and later Corvette seat Right: the 1978 pace car special edition introduced a much improved seat which became standard on 1979 through 1982 Corvettes. Benefits included better side support seating and a back that folded near the middle for improved access to the rear storage area.

1981, 1982

1982 Corvette
1981 Corvettes featured a black insert in the cove area on the front fender.
1982 Corvette front fender with black insert and Cross Fire Injection badge 1982 Corvettes featured the same black insert and added the "Cross Fire Injection" badging which signified the new engine.
1982 Corvette Special Edition
A distinctive two tone silver-beige paint was also part of a 1982 "Collector Edition" which featured a gradient or "fading shadow" motif on the side and hood (below). Distinctive cloisonnè emblems completed the package.
1982 Corvette two tone hood paint
1982 Corvette rear hatch 1982 Corvette Collector Edition nose badge
Left: C3 Exclusive for the 1982 Collector Edition; an opening rear hatch with gas struts. Right: 1982 Collector Edition nose badge. Non Collector Edition nose badges were similar but did not include the "Collector Edition" ring.
Note: Clicking on an image with this symbol (Boxes) will lead to a larger image.


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