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what makes a corvette a Lseries vette . are the 1980 L series vettes (L-82)?
 

Ken

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"L" is the code used for engine options, "Z" is usually used for suspension codes, "M' is transmission, etc., etc.
 

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Chevy uses a letter to designate each model. The Corvette is the Y-body, the Camaro/Firebird is the F-body, and I think the Montie Carlo is the A-body. Those are the only ones I can remember off the top of my head though.

Chevy has a strange proibition against using engine codes on the outside of 'Vettes. Originally the ZR-1 was going to be called the LT-5 after the engine, but that was shot down and the ZR-1 designation was resurected.

I may be wrong in this, but if you have noticed, all of Chevy's top end performance packages all have the "Z" designation, Z06, ZR-1, Z71, Z-28, Z-34.... I have heard that this is in honor of Zora Duntov.

Jason
 

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