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Old 03-11-2019, 05:27 PM
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Forget the letter. I just hope you saved the white carrier cover it was delivered in.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
I have the only 2014 Limerock Green with Adrenaline Red Interior with yellow brake calipers with blue stitching and the grey top option. Selling the car.... PM me if interested.
My point exactly. We know this would be super rare......would fetch anymore at auction? You be the judge.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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I got a letter telling me when my first payment was due. lol..
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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$35... hmmmm.... with my military discount, my cash discount, and my membership discount, I can buy a bottle of Normandin-Mercier VSOP Cognac.

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Old 03-11-2019, 05:44 PM
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Here are the final production numbers with all the different options. Make up your own letter the way you want it and use your computer to make up a fancy letter head. https://www.corvettemuseum.org/wp-co...ar-End-HWC.pdf
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:00 PM
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As stated, the factory lost the records, not the Museum... and, why in the world would the Museum send anyone a "sample lettter" to be used... who knows how?

Ask someone here send you a copy of their letter.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:14 PM
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Unless you Corvette is more than 45 years old, rarity means very little.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
Seriously? Do you have any idea at all what you are asking for here? What your list represents is a massive database of every option contained in separate data elements of a massive database for hundreds of thousands of cars subject to a query search that could pull all these options out in a cross-correlated manner to give you your list. To expect the museum to maintain such a massive database is unreasonable. Undoubtedly GM has such a database, but for them to grant access for that data to the museum is highly unlikely. The irony here is that GM publishes the raw data every year. It's not cross-correlated to your specific car, which is the hard part, but the information is there for you to do it yourself. This is published every year for the BASH and has always been available on the NCM web site, though I remember it as being kind of buried. It is also inevitably published on this very forum. So all you need to do is wait for the 2018 numbers to be published. You could easily "prove" you had a unique car by implementing a few equations.

Care to do the math?
this is a very simple excel spread sheet, Nothing more. the more you sort it the smaller the number becomes.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:27 PM
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Yeehaw!!! I got 1 of 34!!! ...where's me letter?!?!
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ih2lose View Post
this is a very simple excel spread sheet, Nothing more. the more you sort it the smaller the number becomes.
Ha ha ha! That's one helluva an excel spreadsheet. The question is, who is going to populate it? The museum?
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:03 AM
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My C7 is one of one also. It has my wife and my names on the dash insert from the Museum delivery.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:10 AM
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The concept of "rare" is only relevant is the "rare" is desirable.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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I never have had any problem with them when I had RC8 delivery back in 2015. Great people to work with.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:01 AM
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Something that struck me in the stats is that there were only 88 NCM deliveries in 2018. Granted it was a short production year, but I would have expected the number to be much higher.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Dearborn View Post
Rare can also mean a mistake that makes things worse from a valuation standpoint. I used to know a guy that had a rare numbers matching 57 fuelie that wasn't worth as much as other 57 fuelies despite being in excellent shape. He had everything except it had been ordered with the standard 3 speed manual transmission instead of the optional 4 speed. A very rare car and totally uninteresting to any collector.

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Many 1957 Fuelies came with the 3 speed manual as the 4 speed wasn't available as an option until May 1957. A four speed fuelie is rarer than a 3 speed fueie, because during the first 7-8 months of production of the '57, the 3 speed was the only manual transmission available.

Of course, many of the 3 speed cars were converted to 4 speed cars once the 4 speed was available over the parts counter at the local Chevy dealer. That alone would make the 3 speed fuelie rarer because only a few originally built 3 speed 57's would have the ORIGINAL 3 speed transmissions still in the car in 2019.

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Old 03-12-2019, 12:02 PM
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With the million different ways to configure a Chevy Silverado it's very likely possible to own a 1 of 1, big freakin' deal
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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I suspect that my C6 Z06, Cyber Gray, 2LZ, black interior, NAV, chrome spiders is one of thousands of identical C6 Z06's built just like mine. It may not be "rare" but a lot of people sure liked that combination of options/colors, so I imagine that there would be plenty of people that would want my car if I decided to sell it. Probably more potential buyers than for a car with some oddball combination of options/colors that would make it one of one.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:18 PM
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On the other hand, many owners certainly approach their cars as if the one they own is rare - posting multiple pictures, etc. Has no one else noticed the cars are all the same but for incidentals such as color?
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:38 PM
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Kind of hard to believe in this day and age this data could be lost. Off site back up of corporate info has been SOP forever. Sounds fishy to me.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by p4snow View Post
Something that struck me in the stats is that there were only 88 NCM deliveries in 2018. Granted it was a short production year, but I would have expected the number to be much higher.
I thought there would be many more NCM deliveries than that. At that few a number I expect it's costly program to maintain in that it only took in $87,120 ($990 per option purchase) in 2018. I expect the 'ad-on' equipment/features bring a little $ into the til.

I wonder how many Z06 buyers purchase the 'build your own engine" option?
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