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~I have been thinking about doing a post like this where I show all the different Generations of Corvettes as they either leave the plant via truckload or by train and then arrive at the dealership. Having started selling Corvettes during the tail end of the 3rd Generation I felt it would be good to share these pics starting from Generation 1 all the way thru current day 7th Generation. So here are pictures spanning 66 years of Corvette production 1953 thru the model year 2019.

~C1~











~C2~





~C3~











~C4~





















~C5~













~C6~















Frank Class and one of the many Corvettes he bought from me...













~C7~











~~~A long long time ago...1985...Hard at work...Malcolm Konner Auto.




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Very COOL!!
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A really cool thread Mike with lots of great photos.
What's the highest number of Corvettes one person has purchased from you?
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What an awesome walk through Corvette delivery history! Thanks!
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do you know what year these cars are and was that taken at your old job at Malcolm Konner Auto. a while back my dad had a yellow 91 convertible that was sold new there. he sold the car a while back though
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A really cool thread Mike with lots of great photos.
What's the highest number of Corvettes one person has purchased from you?
One customer out of PA has purchased over 30 Corvettes from me...and he is on the list for a 2019 ZR1.

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do you know what year these cars are and was that taken at your old job at Malcolm Konner Auto. a while back my dad had a yellow 91 convertible that was sold new there. he sold the car a while back though
91/92.

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Those are cool pics. Interesting how that have learned how to pack more on the trucks through time. You can understand how 4 speed trans disappeared from Vettes shipped on trains. Dennis
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Fantastic, Mike! Thanks for posting those!

I have only one humble contribution to add. In the mid-1970's my railroad job gave me a perfect view out my window of passing trains. I always watched for the one which originated in St. Louis, as it often had a carload or even two cars of Corvettes. I never got a shot from the yard tower, but did manage this one taken on my day off...


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Fantastic, Mike! Thanks for posting those!

I have only one humble contribution to add. In the mid-1970's my railroad job gave me a perfect view out my window of passing trains. I always watched for the one which originated in St. Louis, as it often had a carload or even two cars of Corvettes. I never got a shot from the yard tower, but did manage this one taken on my day off...


Perfect!! Exactly what I was hoping for is some folks to have some cool old shots of Corvettes in transport! Thank you very much.

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but certainly a unique shipping method...

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I’ve seen that picture before...very cool!

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A great time line of Corvettes in transit. The Malcolm Konner pictures sure bring back lots of memories of the Corvette Shows and the special guests which was always something to look forward to.
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A great time line of Corvettes in transit. The Malcolm Konner pictures sure bring back lots of memories of the Corvette Shows and the special guests which was always something to look forward to.
Thanks Mike
I was at every Konner Corvette show 1978-1989.








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What an awesome walk through Corvette delivery history! Thanks!
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Iíve seen that picture before...very cool!

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i always wondered how the frontend paint of my Vega got scraped up before delivery....

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i always wondered how the frontend paint of my Vega got scraped up before delivery....

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