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Benchmark Award:
The Bloomington award for a Corvette that has both Gold certification and survivor status.


Big Block:
396, 427 and 454 cu. in. engines that were installed in Corvettes from 1965 to 1974. The 427 cu. in. engine in the C6 Z06 was a small block engine.


Big Brake:
Option RPO 684 and RPO 687 packages that included larger brakes more suitable for the race track. Available on 1957 to 1962 Corvettes.


Big Tank:
24 gallon fuel tank on 1959 to 1962 Corvettes (option 488) and the 36 gallon fuel tank (RPO N03) available on 1963 to 1967 Corvette coupes.


Bloomington:
A popular annual Corvette event in Illinois. For more information visit bloomingtongold.com.


Bloomington Gold:
A Corvette authenticity certification process. See bloomingtongold.com/ for more information.


Blue Flame Special:
Six cylinder engine used in 1953, 1954 and a few 1955 Corvettes.

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Engine


Bose:
A quality audio company that made optional sound systems for Corvettes starting in 1984.


Bowling Green:
Bowling Green KY has been the manufacturing home for Corvettes since 1981.


Breadloaf:
The nickname for the large ungainly padded area where a glovebox would normally be in 1983 - 1989 Corvettes. The term is not a compliment.


Build Sheet:
The factory documentation that lists the VIN, color, options etc. installed on a given Corvette.


Buzzer:
RPM warning device found in a few 1963 Corvettes or high speed warning device available as an option (RPO U15) on 1967 to 1969 Corvettes.


Corvette Terms

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Corvette Spotter for the iPhone-txt
Introducing the Vette Spotter app for the iPhone.


The Vette Spotter app can identify the year of any Corvette.


All years and generations are covered, from 1953 to 2014. Over 350 photographs and detailed text are included.

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