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Corvette Terms

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M20:
A series of four speed manual transmissions installed in '60s and '70s Corvettes.


M21:
Close ratio version of the M20 four speed manual transmission.


M22:
Heavy duty version of the M21 four speed manual transmission.


Mako Shark I:
1962 show car that would be the styling basis for the C2 Corvettes.

1961 Mako Shark


Mako Shark II:
Show car that was the styling basis for the C3 Corvette.

1968 Corvette Manta Ray


Matching Numbers:
A car is said to have matching numbers when the major parts have the numbers stamped on them according to the build sheet. Although matching numbers cars are sought after by collectors, the process can be controversial.


McLellan, David:
Dave McLellan succeeded Zora Arkus-Duntov and became the second Corvette chief engineer. His legacy includes the C4 and ZR-1.


MFI:
Multi-port fuel injection.


Mid Year:
1963 - 1967 Corvettes, also known as the C2 generation.


Mitchell, Bill:
Bill Mitchell succeeded Harley Earl as GM Design Chief. He was a big fan of the Corvette and fought to keep it true to its performance intentions.


Motorama:
A 1949 to 1961 traveling GM auto show. The Corvette was introduced to the world at the 1953 Motorama.


Mouse Motor:
Term of affection for the small block motor; a reaction to the "rat motor" term for the big block.


Corvette Terms

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Introducing the Vette Spotter app for the iPhone.


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