The Last '82 - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C3 General
General C3 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Corvette America

The Last '82

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
Easy Mike
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Cruise-In II Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Easy Mike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 32,986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 239 Posts
Default The Last '82

Anyone have information as to what may have happened to the last 82? The last C2 and the last St. Louis car are reasonably well documented. The final C3 seems to have gone unnoticed in the ramp up for the C4.

Easy Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
blue427
CF Senior Member
 
blue427's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: holbrook ny
Posts: 626
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

I don't believe it,your thread has been up over a day and nobody has given you an answer after all the help you have given forum members.It seems there's nothing you don't know about corvettes.Maybe thats the problem,no one has ever seen you ask a question before.So I'll put you back in your comfort zone and ask you a question,"what's a c4"?
blue427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
markids77
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jun 2009
Location: Savannah GA
Posts: 2,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Per the thread you started in 2011, S/N appears to be 125408, and build date is somewhere in October of 82. Current whereabouts unknown but possibly in the Registry... seems a bit more documented than your recollection.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
Easy Mike
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Cruise-In II Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Easy Mike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 32,986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blue427 View Post
...your thread has been up over a day and nobody has given you an answer...
Not a problem. Folks can't answer what they don't know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by markids77 View Post
...Per the thread you started in 2011...
I'm still curious. I find it odd this car appears not to have popped up anywhere.

Easy Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
gbvette62
CF Senior Member
 
gbvette62's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Shamong, NJ
Posts: 7,536
Thanked 173 Times in 158 Posts
Default

On page 3 of the "Winter Issue -1982/83 Corvette News", there is a small picture of the last 82, coming off the Bowling Green assembly line. The car appears to be black, and there is a banner hanging over it that says: "Corvette End of an Era '82 A New Beginning '83 Bowling Green Kentucky"

The caption reads "On October 12, the last 82 rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green Kentucky. Judging from the photo, it was cause for great jubilation. Now - it's onward and upward as the plant readies the line for the all-new Corvette scheduled to make it's debut this spring."

There's no mention of what became of the car, but I kinda thought GM kept it for their collection?
gbvette62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
Easy Mike
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Cruise-In II Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Easy Mike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 32,986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbvette62 View Post
...I kinda thought GM kept it for their collection?...
Good point.
Easy Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
EmNash
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
EmNash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy Mike View Post
Anyone have information as to what may have happened to the last 82? The last C2 and the last St. Louis car are reasonably well documented. The final C3 seems to have gone unnoticed in the ramp up for the C4.

Excellent question. This car would have a significant historical value for the last of the longest generation run and the last of the 63 chassis design.
EmNash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
CQRT
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
CQRT's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2003
Location: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 16,446
Thanked 44 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbvette62 View Post
On page 3 of the "Winter Issue -1982/83 Corvette News", there is a small picture of the last 82, coming off the Bowling Green assembly line. The car appears to be black, and there is a banner hanging over it that says: "Corvette End of an Era '82 A New Beginning '83 Bowling Green Kentucky"

The caption reads "On October 12, the last 82 rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green Kentucky. Judging from the photo, it was cause for great jubilation. Now - it's onward and upward as the plant readies the line for the all-new Corvette scheduled to make it's debut this spring."

There's no mention of what became of the car, but I kinda thought GM kept it for their collection?


I can't point to a source either, but at the time seem to recall that the last car was going to be put away by GM - - never thought about it before, but later assumed that it must be at the museum - -evidently not the case.

It'll be fun to learn the whereabouts . . .
CQRT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #9
lvmyvt76
CF Senior Member
 
lvmyvt76's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2011
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 1,502
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Default

is it at the corvete museum??
lvmyvt76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #10
Paul Borowski
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In VI Veteran
St. Jude Donor '08-'09-'10-'11-'12
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Paul Borowski's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Massillon,Ohio USA
Posts: 15,548
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mike, I haven't been to Bloomington since 2006, but I swore a father/son team had the last St. Louis car, the last '81 & I also thought the last '82 Corvette at one of the last Bloomington Gold Special Collections? Thought it was possibly, and I'm almost sure of it the Special Collection that featured all C3 Corvettes(don't remember which year though). Thought the son's name was Kevin Adams? This goes back a couple of years.
Paul Borowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
Easy Mike
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Cruise-In II Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Easy Mike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 32,986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 256 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lvmyvt76 View Post
...is it at the corvete museum?...
If it is, I haven't seen it but that only means it wasn't on display at the times I have been there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Borowski View Post
...I...thought the last '82 Corvette at one of the last Bloomington Gold Special Collections?...Kevin Adams?...
Thanks for the tip, Paul.
Easy Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #12
RMVette
CF Senior Member
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2001
Location: Matthews NC
Posts: 3,578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

From a thread I started a while back...more info...


http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c3-g...d-last-c3.html

RMVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #13
pzcg7l
CF Senior Member
 
pzcg7l's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Clarkston MI
Posts: 452
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Borowski View Post
Mike, I haven't been to Bloomington since 2006, but I swore a father/son team had the last St. Louis car, the last '81 & I also thought the last '82 Corvette at one of the last Bloomington Gold Special Collections? Thought it was possibly, and I'm almost sure of it the Special Collection that featured all C3 Corvettes(don't remember which year though). Thought the son's name was Kevin Adams? This goes back a couple of years.
He had the last St. Louis and first BG cars at one time but has parted ways with them. They've made a couple trips through Barrett-Jackson since: http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2011/...ttes-bookends/.

Not sure where the last C3 is.
pzcg7l is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • The Last '82
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    1980 L-82 Last old school muscle car? formulaWA C3 General 8 06-26-2016 04:37 PM
    82' vacuum diagram antoniov1 C3 Tech/Performance 5 03-23-2016 01:04 PM
    A little slow! L82-Steve Intros 4 11-30-2014 08:29 AM
    06 velocity yellow rear spoiler ufae82 C6 Corvette General Discussion 6 07-10-2014 10:45 AM
    C-6 wheels on a C-3? Garb C3 Tech/Performance 12 01-31-2013 10:13 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.