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Old 10-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Was searching for German parts online last night for my 09 Opel GT and what did I see?
The Stingray emblem on the front fender is a ripoff of the Manta Ray emblem on an Opel Manta!
Just Google Opel Manta emblem for proof!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Good one.

I'm trading my C7 tomorrow.
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Was searching for German parts online last night for my 09 Opel GT and what did I see?
The Stingray emblem on the front fender is a ripoff of the Manta Ray emblem on an Opel Manta!
Just Google Opel Manta emblem for proof!
How do you think GM should have made the string ray emblem look...like a dog?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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manta ray and stingray are totally different...



vs.

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manta ray and stingray are totally different...



vs.

Yeah, TOTALLY DIFFERENT!
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manta ray and stingray are totally different...



vs.

The Mantaray looks like an actual animal. The Stingray looks more like a guitar. They don't look the same. I personally think they should have written "Stingray" rather than use the goofy guitar emblem.
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How do you think GM should have made the string ray emblem look...like a dog?


That was classic!
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How do you think GM should have made the string ray emblem look...like a dog?
^^ this
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The Mantaray looks like an actual animal. The Stingray looks more like a guitar. They don't look the same. I personally think they should have written "Stingray" rather than use the goofy guitar emblem.
Stingrays (in the ocean) predate guitars so which looks like which...Just sayin...
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This thread takes the prize for "Stupidest Thread on Page 1". Maybe somebody will start one about the color of the valve stem caps to unseat it from the podium.
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And can you believe it, GM used round wheels for the C7 just like the 1896 Benz-Patent Motorwagen. Over one hundred years of ripping off the Germans.

Having grown up on the coast around Stingrays I like the emblem...just not the creature that inspired it.
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OP forgets original '59 Stingray Racer XP-87 logo...look closely.
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This thread takes the prize for "Stupidest Thread on Page 1". Maybe somebody will start one about the color of the valve stem caps to unseat it from the podium.
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Obviously, you don't know "jack squat" =
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Was searching for German parts online last night for my 09 Opel GT and what did I see?
The Stingray emblem on the front fender is a ripoff of the Manta Ray emblem on an Opel Manta!
Just Google Opel Manta emblem for proof!
Opel has been a division of General Motors for 80 years, so all's fair.
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Stingrays (in the ocean) predate guitars so which looks like which...Just sayin...
What does it mean when you make a statement and then follow with "just sayin "
I know what you said because I just read it.
I have been seeing this a lot and it makes no sense to me. I would like to understand.
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Was searching for German parts online last night for my 09 Opel GT and what did I see?
The Stingray emblem on the front fender is a ripoff of the Manta Ray emblem on an Opel Manta!
Just Google Opel Manta emblem for proof!
A "ripoff" or just another thread to say something, anything, negative about the C7 in the C7 section?

I think instead of a "ripoff," it's because they look alike, and that's why Chev. didn't call it a Manta Ray, along with the fact they used Stingray in the past

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Thanks for the at least sharing the fact that the two look alike, but, are in fact different


Off to find another thread busting on the tail lights, tires, or something
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Was searching for German parts online last night for my 09 Opel GT and what did I see?
The Stingray emblem on the front fender is a ripoff of the Manta Ray emblem on an Opel Manta!
Just Google Opel Manta emblem for proof!

You've got to much time on your hands!
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Like I said, 1959 Corvette Stingray race car logo...
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What does it mean when you make a statement and then follow with "just sayin "
I know what you said because I just read it.
I have been seeing this a lot and it makes no sense to me. I would like to understand.
Ranks right there with when people say "with that said"
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