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Old 01-29-2019, 04:04 AM
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I've always assumed that window stickers for C2 Corvettes were placed at the factory. Is this correct, or did dealership print up window stickers based on the build sheet?

I know that people create fake window stickers and tank stickers, but couldn't an expert be able to distinguish them from real ones?

I don't own a C2 Corvette nor am I in the market for one, but I'm just curious how difficult it is to document these cars.
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Reproduction window stickers can be purchased from several suppliers. Note, however, that though you can make up one that looks somewhat like the original, it is essentially impossible to counterfeit one, as each has a specific number on it that was generated at the assembly plant for that vehicle. That number is now known only to NCRS and can be validated by NCRS (for a fee).

I would only accept a sticker as "documentation" for that car if you personally check that sticker out with NCRS. Even then, NCRS doesn't have a list of options that came on that car, so theoretically, you could create a new sticker for a car by using the correct "number" from the old sticker and changing the options. Given the devious sales "techniques" applied in selling old Corvettes, I wouldn't be at all surprised if some one had already started doing that, but I have no knowledge of it.

"Buyer beware" gets more important every day.

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We have the original window sticker off of our car. Have it in a frame and would place it on the dash at car shows. Started wondering if that was ever a bad idea, given the fake cars out there?
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They have been making fake window stickers for 40 years they look so old now people think they are real. Buyer must always beware! If you buy a nice 64 cp with a 300 hp 4 speed pretty good chance it's the real deal. Buy a 67 427 435 Hp real good chance it's a fake.
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Originally Posted by Dad's '66 427 View Post
We have the original window sticker off of our car. Have it in a frame and would place it on the dash at car shows. Started wondering if that was ever a bad idea, given the fake cars out there?
Id make a copy of that and leave the original at home. Im sure you wouldnt want to have the original stolen.

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Id make a copy of that and leave the original at home.
Great advice

I also leave my original gas cap and cigarette lighter at home.
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Who makes the most authentic reproduction window sticker?

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Originally Posted by RatDog View Post
I’d make a copy of that and leave the original at home. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to have the original stolen.

Steve
Thats what I do with my original window sticker from my 69 Camaro and what I do for my 67 tank sticker. Both of these documents get more looks and scrutiny then my cars.

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Thats what I do with my original window sticker from my 69 Camaro and what I do for my 67 tank sticker. Both of these documents get more looks and scrutiny then my cars.

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I've also found that true at car shows. I guess it's the price of cars back then that makes the sticker interesting to everyone.
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Originally Posted by 68hemi View Post
Who makes the most authentic reproduction window sticker?
google Paul at winvoices. He makes a great looking one
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Here is a photo of the original window sticker from my original purchased 67. Don't have the car anymore but have pictures of all the glove box documents.
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if you want to create a custom window sticker for free check the link below
https://corvetteparts.com/page/sticker
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Originally Posted by MelWff View Post
if you want to create a custom window sticker for free check the link below
https://corvetteparts.com/page/sticker
Thanks! Thats a cool link.

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Originally Posted by MelWff View Post
if you want to create a custom window sticker for free check the link below
https://corvetteparts.com/page/sticker
That is pretty cool. The dollar amounts are not the same as what our window sticker says, they are close but different. Were there different values for some options, depending on location?
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Originally Posted by Rich Yanulis View Post
Great advice

I also leave my original gas cap and cigarette lighter at home.
Guessing those are things we need to watch out for as well????
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Originally Posted by Rich Yanulis View Post
Great advice

I also leave my original gas cap and cigarette lighter at home.
You might want to leave the rare ash tray at home too...
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Originally Posted by Dad's '66 427 View Post
Guessing those are things we need to watch out for as well????
There was a spate of original gas caps stolen at Carlisle a few years back - the nerve of some people...

You can get a repro window sticker (even have it laminated) at: https://www.window-sticker.com/

They are a novelty item and won't feel anybody knowledgeable, most spectators will thing its original though...



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Originally Posted by Vettrocious View Post
You might want to leave the rare ash tray at home too...
Probably not a bad idea, especially with leaving the cigarette lighter at home... and the gas cap....
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Originally Posted by Dad's '66 427 View Post
Probably not a bad idea, especially with leaving the cigarette lighter at home... and the gas cap....
Always a good idea to leave the matches, lighter, and cigarettes themselves home when the gas cap is left off...
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I made up a replica window sticker from scratch for my 1962 using the free MS Paint program that comes with most new computers. Took me a couple of hours, and I saved a blank one as well. Using some original stickers from cooperative friends (some on this forum) I was able to very closely approximate the original fonts and spacing, the correct size of the sticker, and the right colors. Other than being bright and pristine, it's a very, very close approximation to an original 1962 factory window sticker. I had one laminated and affix it in the proper position on the driver's window at car shows, and it never fails to generate a ton of comments . . . even a few from old-time Chevy dealers and salesmen who have told me it looks like a factory document from 1962 as they remember them. And people love the prices - especially how comparatively little some options cost new in 1962. Before you go spend $100 or more for a "reproduction" window sticker, try making your own. It's a lot more cost-effective, It isn't difficult, and the results can be pretty good. (Note: When printed, it's much clearer and the blue color is a better match to the original stickers.)



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