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Corvette Terms

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Radio Delete:
An option that deleted the radio with a corresponding price decrease. Popular with Corvettes destined to be race cars.


Rally Wheels:
Steel wheels that were standard equipment with 1967 - '82 Corvettes and included a chrome trim ring and small hub caps.


Rat Motor:
Term of affection for the big block Chevrolet engines.


Redline Tires:
A optional bias-ply tire avaialble in 1967 - '69 Corvettes.


Regular Production Option:
See RPO.


Restamping:
A highly controversial process where numbers are stamped on engine blocks and other parts to make the car appear to be "matching numbers".


Route 66:
A highway, now largely replaced by the interstate highway system, that ran from Santa Monica CA to Chicago IL with strong historical roots. A '60s television show named "Route 66" featured a Corvette.


RPO:
Regular Production Option. Starting in 1963 options were given a three digit code which was a letter followed by a number.


Corvette Terms

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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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