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Old 06-08-2019, 10:21 AM
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Do you know anything about the history of the black color? Usually a Spec trim tag indicates a car delivered in primer. The dealer would have then painted it whatever color the buyer wanted.

Can you provide a picture of the of the Trim Tag?
Tom trim tag is posted in this thread. Car was purchased from a dealer in New York. Believed to be Hory Chevrolet. Hory ordered 30 black corvettes for 1973. These cars were produced I believe sept to oct 1972. This car has an oct 11 72 build date. My brother verified the paint is original. He has an Original paint brands hatch green 1971 lt-1. His car was judged second flight NCRS and Iím sure will top flight next show. The bonding seems are visible. All indications are this is a Hory Black Vette. I have ordered the ncrs package for the car. We are just waiting for the results.
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When I was working at the auto rail yard in Framingham Mass. in 1973 I remember seeing some black Corvette coupes with red interior going to Pierce Chevrolet in Rhode Island
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Cool car, thanks for posting it. So few nice original cars being appreciated any more. A refreshing original in the restomod craze.

I bought my black Ď69 because of them discontinuing black after that year until Ď77 so these rare SPEC cars are fascinating.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:42 AM
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Cool car, thanks for posting it. So few nice original cars being appreciated any more. A refreshing original in the restomod craze.

I bought my black Ď69 because of them discontinuing black after that year until Ď77 so these rare SPEC cars are fascinating.
Thank you. This car will be kept original. It is part of my dynamic duo. I also have a 1973 Z28 RS Type Lt 4spd painted Light copper metallic. The Camaro is almost finished with a concourse restoration. My brother firstgenaddict has done a exceptional job with it.
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Originally Posted by juggernautZ06 View Post
Tom trim tag is posted in this thread. Car was purchased from a dealer in New York. Believed to be Hory Chevrolet. Hory ordered 30 black corvettes for 1973. These cars were produced I believe sept to oct 1972. This car has an oct 11 72 build date. My brother verified the paint is original. He has an Original paint brands hatch green 1971 lt-1. His car was judged second flight NCRS and Iím sure will top flight next show. The bonding seems are visible. All indications are this is a Hory Black Vette. I have ordered the ncrs package for the car. We are just waiting for the results.
Be sure to secure any and all documentation that you can for the black paint. I donít have access to my NCRS judging manual but believe that for a Spec car if you do not have solid documentation that it was painted at the factory then it will be judged as a primer car.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:33 PM
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With the cars delivered in primer...
Did the factory supply the BLUE VIN door sticker and weatherstripping loose with the cars for the dealership to install?

IMHO Weatherstripping would have to be installed or else the cars would not pass the waterspray tests...
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The cars that were painted in light grey primer always had silver painted rubber bumpers front and rear, and the weather strips were installed from the factory. I worked from the fall of 1972 till 1979 at the rail yard unloading the GM cars in Framingham Mass.
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Sweet '73 ... I'm visiting 2 towns east of Taylors (Lyman).
Rain'll let up in a few days ... then, let 'er rip tater chip!
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:41 PM
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Sweet '73 ... I'm visiting 2 towns east of Taylors (Lyman).
Rain'll let up in a few days ... then, let 'er rip tater chip!
About 15 mins from me
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Date codes on the t top bags
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Beautiful Corvette, congratulations on the find.
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Originally Posted by jackson View Post
Sweet '73 ... I'm visiting 2 towns east of Taylors (Lyman).
Rain'll let up in a few days ... then, let 'er rip tater chip!
Originally Posted by juggernautZ06 View Post
About 15 mins from me
If you've never titled a older, special interest car with LOW miles in SC ...and if you have not yet applied for SC title ...
... you'd like to keep that Low mileage shown on your new SC title, right?
I'll share good info I have from titleing my '71. PM me if you might want that insight.
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Beautiful Corvette, congratulations on the find.
Eddy
Thank you 🙏 I have to thank my brother (firstgenaddict) for finding it and flying out to look at it. I work a ton of hours and donít have time to do that. I have had the car since Thursday at 8 pm. And worked everyday since.
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Originally Posted by ralphspears View Post
The cars that were painted in light grey primer always had silver painted rubber bumpers front and rear, and the weather strips were installed from the factory. I worked from the fall of 1972 till 1979 at the rail yard unloading the GM cars in Framingham Mass.
Well the weatherstripping and VIN sticker are definitely over the BLACK PAINT...




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Here is a survivor Black Special paint Z28 that I looked at. This car has all evidence it was delivered Black like your L82. It would make a nice partner.
He also has an original paint '72 LT1. He also sold the '70 LT1 yellow roadster that was flipped to FL.
https://www.jacksonsautosales.com/


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Originally Posted by toylman View Post
Here is a survivor Black Special paint Z28 that I looked at. This car has all evidence it was delivered Black like your L82. It would make a nice partner.
He also has an original paint '72 LT1. He also sold the '70 LT1 yellow roadster that was flipped to FL.
https://www.jacksonsautosales.com/


I have looked at this car. Actually I have a light copper 1973 Z28 that is almost done with a concourse restoration. Itís restoration is well documented on the nastyz28 forum.
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Original tire pressure decal along with detail areas of black paint in areas not accessible in an assembled car.





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RH ink stamp

WK Ink stamp

T1 block casting

F2672 block date

headlamp hoses

actuator


heater hoses dated 8 28 72 and 8 14 72


original pug wires dated 2nd 3rd quarter of 1972

original 2-1/2" mid pipe exhaust clamps

- Rear valence date 8-24-72

Original 2-1/2" exhaust


Wiper motor date 183 day 1972

M1 radiator tag

MD spring tags


Crossmember pencil mark

WK emissions decal

Steel shim head gasket and freezeplugs with no markings
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:45 AM
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My 97 SS with 65000 miles parked next to the 73 Vette

Getting the garage ready for the cleaning process


Both of my Vettes. Btw the Z06 is for sale!!!
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A genuine Black Beauty!
That is a nice vette makes me miss my 74
GLHF
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