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Scissors

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The 50th will not have an LS6

50th will be offered as a Coupe and 'Vert with these colors:
Exterior: 94U Anniversary
Convertible Top: 54T Anniversary
Interior: 154 Anniversary

Colors for the normal Coupe and 'Vert will be:
12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
40U Speedway White
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow
82U Star Black Metallic
88U Spiral Gray Metallic
...with the same interior colors as before

1SA and 1SB will be the only option packages
F55 will be the Selective Ride Handling Package option for both the 50th coupe and 'vert and the normal coupe and 'vert

z06 will be offered in:
12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow
82U Star Black Metallic

...with these interiors:
194 Black Z06
704 Torch Red Z06
 
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Lawman9C1

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code 82U "Star Black"

Is that going to be a high gloss mettalic paint, or will it go with Chevys normal crylon Black. Cause the Ive seen both on the 94-6 Impala SS and the mettalic really sets off that sinister look that it has.
 

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Are they getting rid of the "Magnetic Red Metallic" exterior color for 2003?

Do they still have that available in 2002?
 

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DezertPhox said:
Are they getting rid of the "Magnetic Red Metallic" exterior color for 2003?

Do they still have that available in 2002?

Mag Red is still available in 2002, but is gone for 2003; probably because the Anniversary color will be similar.
 

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Thanks for the info. I guess all of that makes sense, I guess I was hoping for a little more. Nonetheless, the 50th anniversary should make an outstanding car.

-Greg
 

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Quick Update

Dealer ordering information on the 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette will be released April 12. Stay tuned.
 

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Here's an unconfirmed update:

50th Anniversary Color is RPO 94U - Anniversary Red with a Shale interior (code 154). The steering wheel and dash color are also the same Shale color. The new 50th roof code will be 54T.

Two Tone light neutral/gray interior for the 50th. The interior will have no black and will have the same two tone effect light neutral/grey on the door panels.

50th Anniversary shifter knob is Tan/ neutral along with the shifter boot.

Special 50th badging on the car and seats. This will include special badging on the 2003 Z06.

The 50th Anniversary model may have gold color wheels, that are similar to the discontinued magnesium wheel color. These wheels will be the same style as the high polished rim, with a brushed or matte finish.

Other new 2003 color's are Black Metallic and Gray Shale Metallic.

Magnetic Red II is discontinued for 2003.

No Horsepower Changes for the 2003 Z06 or other models.

It has not been confirmed on whether or not chrome wheels may debut on the 2003 Z06 as an option.

Tec-Tronic Automatic Suspension (Automatic Load Leveling with Auto Adjust) will debut on the 2003 coupes and convertibles as an option. No word on if this will be available with or replace the Z51 or F45.

The 2003 4160 automatic transmission is being updated to the 4160E specifications to take 450 lb/ft of torque.

A possible new rear facia and hood are on hold.

Larger tires are rumored for the coupe and convertible but not confirmed.

Attached is picture of the interior with Shale color.
 

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4-03-02

To: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS
Commemorative 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Package Distribution Plan

For the 2003 Model Year, the Chevrolet Corvette will offer a special 50th Anniversary package, to commemorate 50 years with America's favorite sports car! This package will be allocated in two phases:

PHASE I

* All Corvette dealers of record as of March 1, 2002 will be allocated one 50th Anniversary Corvette package in the FIRST 2003 MY consensus cycle. These vehicles are consented to in a new allocation group - VET50.

* If a dealer does not consent to their 50th Anniversary package in this phase, their allocation will not be redistributed to other dealers, but will default into that dealer's regular Corvette allocation later in the 2003 Model Year.

* Vehicles consented to in this phase will be considered "normal Corvette allocation". If a dealer who normally earns one Corvette per year requests a 50th Anniversary package Corvette in this cycle, the 50th Anniversary Corvette will be that dealer's one Corvette for the year.

PHASE II

* All remaining vehicles will be allocated to certified Corvette dealers based on their 52-week retail Corvette sales, as recorded on March 1, 2002. This final allocation will be divided into months based on the production schedule requirements.

* The monthly breakdown determined above will be loaded into VOMS so that dealers will be able to view their allocation for the current month plus one outlook month (i.e. in April, a dealer will be able to see their April and May allocation).

* If a dealer does not consent to his 50th Anniversary allocation in this phase, it will be redistributed to deserving dealers through the variance resolution process. The dealer will effectively LOSE that allocation, as it will not be rolled into a future month of regular Corvette allocation.

Ordering information should be available for the 50th Anniversary package via the On-line Ordering Guide or GM Auto Book on or before Monday, April 15.
 

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FROM GM

2003 Corvette Coupe & Convertible

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

MECHANICAL
5.7L (346) SFI V8 engine
4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Limited slip differential
2.73 rear axle ratio
Rear wheel drive
Active handling system
All-speed traction control
Distributorless opti-spark ignition system
Rear opening hood for easy engine access
4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/transverse
fiberglass leaf springs
P245/45ZR17 extended mobility Eagle F1 front tires
P275/40ZR18 extended mobility Eagle F1 rear tires
17" front 5-spoke aluminum wheels
18" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Speed sensitive variable assist rack & pinion steering
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
4-wheel anti-lock braking system
18.5 gallon fuel tank
Stainless steel exhaust w/chrome plated tips

EXTERIOR

One-piece removable fiberglass roof panel
Pwr retractable halogen headlamps
Fog lamps
Daytime running lamps
Body-color pwr heated mirrors
Framed glass rear hatch w/remote release
Solar-ray tinted glass
Intermittent windshield wipers

INTERIOR

Leather sport bucket seats w/lateral support, back angle
adjustment, adjustable lumbar & side bolsters
6-way pwr driver/passenger seat
Locking center console-inc: cup holder, ashtray, coin
tray,cassette/CD storage
Carpeted floor mats
Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
Electronic analog gauges w/multi-language driver
information center
Low oil level warning light
Tire inflation monitor
Pwr windows w/driver & passenger-side express down
Pwr door locks
Cruise control w/set & resume speed
PASS-Key II theft deterrent system w/alarm
Remote keyless entry-inc: remote hatch release, panic alarm
Rear window defogger
Dual-zone air conditioning w/automatic climate control-inc: outside temp display
ETR AM/FM stereo w/compact disc-inc: seek-scan, auto tone
control, TheftLock, speed compensated volume, digital clock
Bose speaker system
Front/rear integral antennas
Day/night rearview mirror w/dual reading lights
Illuminated covered visor mirrors
Courtesy lighting-inc: cargo area, console, glovebox Lockable storage compartments-inc: glovebox & (3) rear compartments w/covers
Luggage shade-inc: cargo convenience net

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION
LEV certified (5.7L engine/4-speed auto trans) (2002)
LEV certified (5.7L engine/6-speed manual trans) (2002)

<<< EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS >>>
City 18/hwy 25 (5.7L engine/4-speed auto trans) (2002)
City 19/hwy 28 (5.7L engine/6-speed manual trans) (2002)

SAFETY
4-wheel anti-lock braking system
Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger shut-off switch
All-speed traction control
Daytime running lamps

POWERTRAIN - BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Order Code LS1
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.7L/346 CID
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 375 @ 4000

TRANSMISSION
Trans Order Code MN6
Trans Type 6-Speed Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

POWERTRAIN - BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Order Code LS1
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.7L/346 CID
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 4000

TRANSMISSION
Trans Order Code MX0
Trans Type 4-Speed Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Options:
1SB Preferred Equipment Package (Incls *)
*Head Up Display
*Electrochromic Mirrors
*Drivers Memory Package
*Twilight Sentinel Headlamps
*Power Telescoping Steering Column
MN6 6 Speed Manual Transmission
UL0 AM/FM Cassette-Bose
QF5 High Polished Forged Aluminum Wheels
G92 Performance Axle Ratio (requires MX0)
F55 Continuously Var. Elect. Real Time Damping Suspension by Delphi
V49 Front License Plate Frame
B84 Body Side Moldings
Z51 Performance Handling Package (with MX0 requires G92)
U1S 12 Disc CD Changer
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels
CC3 Blue Transparent Roof Panel
R8C Museum Delivery

Exterior colors:

12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
40U Speedway White
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow (extra cost)
82U Star Black Metallic
88U Spiral Gray Metallic

Interior colors:

193 Black
673 Light Oak
703 Torch Red
923 Light Gray

Top Colors:
16T White
41T Black
67T Light Oak

2003 Corvette Z06

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
MECHANICAL
5.7L (346) SFI V8 engine
6-speed manual transmission w/5th & 6th gear OD
Limited slip differential
3.42 rear axle ratio
Rear wheel drive
Active handling system
All-speed traction control
Distributorless opti-spark ignition system
Rear opening hood for easy engine access
4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/transverse fiberglass leaf springs
Z06 performance handling-inc: stiffer springs/stabilizer bars
P265/40ZR17 Eagle F1 Supercar front tires
P295/35ZR18 Eagle F1 Supercar rear tires
17" front 5-spoke aluminum wheels
18" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Speed sensitive variable assist rack & pinion steering
Pwr steering cooler
Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
4-wheel anti-lock braking system
18.5 gallon fuel tank
Titanium mufflers & tailpipes w/chrome plated tips
Puncture sealant & inflator kit

EXTERIOR
Z06 fender emblems
Rear brake cooling rocker ducts
Pwr retractable halogen headlamps
Daytime running lamps
Body-color pwr heated mirrors
Solar-ray tinted glass
Intermittent windshield wipers

INTERIOR
Z06 Leather bucket seats-inc: dual density seatbacks, back-angle adjustment
6-way pwr driver seat
Locking center console-inc: cup holder, ashtray, coin tray,cassette/CD storage
Carpeted floor mats
Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
Head-up display-inc: digital readouts for speed, engine rpm, up-shift transmission guide, water/temp/oil/fuel gauges
Z06 specific analog gauges w/multi-language driver information center
Transmission temp warning light
Low oil level warning light
Pwr windows w/driver & passenger-side express down
Pwr door locks
Cruise control w/set & resume speed
PASS-Key II theft deterrent system w/alarm
Remote keyless entry-inc: remote trunk release, panic alarm
Rear window defogger
Dual-zone air conditioning w/automatic climate control-inc: outside temp display
ETR AM/FM stereo w/compact disc-inc: seek-scan, auto tone control, TheftLock, speed compensated volume, digital clock
Bose speaker system
Fixed mast antenna
Day/night rearview mirror w/dual reading lights
Illuminated covered visor mirrors
Courtesy lighting-inc: cargo area, console, glovebox
Lockable storage compartments-inc: glovebox & (3) rear compartments w/covers
Tire sealant/inflator kit

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION
LEV certified (5.7L engine/6-speed manual trans) (2002)

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS
City 19/hwy 28 (5.7L engine/6-speed manual trans) (2002)

SAFETY
4-wheel anti-lock braking system
Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger shut-off switch
All-speed traction control
Daytime running lamps

POWERTRAIN - BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Order Code LS6
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 5.7L/346 CID
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 405 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 400 @ 4800

TRANSMISSION
Trans Order Code M12
Trans Type 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Options:
1SA Preferred Equipment Package-Std (Incls *)
AAB Drivers Memory Package (reqs DD0)
V49 Front License Plate Frame
B84 Body Side Moldings
DD0 Electrochromic Mirrors (reqs AAB)
R8C Museum Delivery

Exterior colors:
12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow (extra cost)
82U Star Black Metallic

Interior colors:
194 Black Z06
704 Torch Red Z06

3-29-02
1) There are now 3 allocation groups for Corvette for 2003:

VET = Corvette Coupe and Convertible
VETH = Corvette Z06 Hardtop
VET50 = Corvette 50th Anniversary Coupe and Convertible

2) 50th Anniversary Information

The package is only available under the VET50 allocation group. Z06’s will not be available with the package.

Exterior: Color code is 94U, Description is Anniversary Convertible Top: Color code is 54T, Description is Anniversary
Interior: Color code is 154, Description is Anniversary

There is no option for an LS6 engine!

There is a new suspension option: F55, Selective Ride Handling Package

3) Coupe and Convertible

Exterior colors:
12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
40U Speedway White
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow
82U Star Black Metallic
88U Spiral Gray Metallic

Interior colors:
193 Black
673 Light Oak
703 Torch Red
923 Light Gray

There are only two option packages: 1SA and 1SB

There is a new suspension option: F55, Selective Ride Handling Package

The remaining options are the same as 2002.

4) Z06 Hardtop

Exterior colors:
12U Quicksilver Metallic
21U Electron Blue Metallic
70U Torch Red
79U Millennium Yellow
82U Star Black Metallic

Interior colors:
194 Black Z06
704 Torch Red Z06

The remaining options are the same as 2002
 

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Wow, Thanks for all of the information Rob. You are always on top of things. Thanks again.
 

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