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Lstooks1966

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My 1976 L82, 4 speed corvette has trim tag” specpaint”. Info I have found is the factory shipped cars to the dealer in primer. Production numbers is what I can’t find. One article I found is that it is 1 of 9. Any help appreciated.
 

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Well I took the total number of 1976 Corvettes built and subtracted the numbers of cars built in known 1976 production colors (including the 1 code 39 Dark Green that some books don't show) and ended up with 8 cars unaccounted for. That doesn't mean that all 8 were primer cars though. Chevrolet could have used a car for some promotion and had it painted a non production color. That would also be stamped Spec Paint. Also the Shriners were known to buy blocks of Corvettes and they were often painted a non production color like a Cadillac Firemist color. Does your car show any evidence of a color prior to the red? Anyway you look at it your car is one of 8 Spec Paint cars. We had a 1976 come it at DeHaven Chevrolet in Ft. Wayne IN in 1976 when I worked there that was a primer car. It was dark grey primer with silver bumpers and black leather interior. It was also a L82 4 speed if I remember correctly. From what I know I think all primer cars had silver bumper covers. The customer wanted a perfect black paint on his car and in 1976 neither black nor perfect were offered. Thin paint and visible bonding strips were a big problem. It sure looked nice when the body shop was done with it though.

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Lstooks1966

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Thanks for the information and link. Red is the original color painted and no repaint. The factory primer still shows along the t-top seal and door seal with traces of raw fiber glass. I really Appreciate the reply's. Backs up what I have found about 1 of nine.

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