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Paul Borowski 07-18-2003 07:16 PM

Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77???
 
If so, what is in the upper left corner of your trim tag??? Doing research and would like to know :yesnod:

Jim Shea 07-18-2003 09:40 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
Hey Paul,
What do you mean, "two tone interior"? I ordered a new 1976 C3 and I don't remember seeing it on the order sheet. Or are you refering to the fact that some late 1976 Vettes got some (or all) or the 1977 interiors. I saw one of them in Saginaw. I wish I had documented exactly what was brought forward in that "Pull Ahead" vehicle.

As soon as the 1977s came out with the leather wrapped steering wheel I had to upgrade my 1976! Luckily, Saginaw Division just HAD to test the new steering wheels with their steering columns for the 1977 model year!!! I just happened to liberate a 1977 steering wheel for my 1976. The boys from the steering column group fixed me up with the proper can (aka extension) and other horn parts.

tnt76vette 07-18-2003 09:56 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Jim Shea)
 
Yup, I got one! Dark Brown dash and carpet with White Leather Seats and White door panels. Unfortunately car was repainted to Original White and so was the trim tag! I have seen maybe two others.....one was Red and White with a Red exterior and the other I cant be sure..wish I could help you more! Last 5 serial #s are 04551 so it was a very early '76. Even had the small Corvette letters in the rear......... :yesnod:


[Modified by tnt76vette, 9:00 PM 7/18/2003]

blbeck 07-18-2003 11:18 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
Paul:
Nice seeing you twice in the past few weeks - Bloomington & Hershey Nationals. I have a one owner 77 special order with two-tone interior. The first line on the trim tag reads ZJl Chevrolet 30. The trim tag reads 272. That corresponds to blue leather interior. I have the salesmen order form, window sticker, build sheet and dealer order sheet that all list the code AWD2 White Leather Bkt/Blue ACC. The window sticker lists it as no charge (.00). The 1977 Dealer Order Guide says "special order provide the dealer initials the approriate order form box (ZP2) as verification that the requested combination is definitely desired".

The special codes were as follows
AWD2 White/Blue
AWS2 White/Buckskin
AWF2 White/Red
AWM2 White/Smoke Gray

It lists the seats, door trim, and headliner as white and the instrument panel pad and carpet as either blue, buckskin, red or gray. I have only seen two 1976's with two tone interiors - one was years ago featured in Corvette Fever and the other one was Bob McDorman's (the Chevrolet dealer) in his personal collection. The only 77 I have seen personally is the one I own (see picture below). I have heard of others through the forum but have never seen them. It's hard thing to prove with NCRS if you don't have original paper documentation because the trim tag is stamped as just a solid color interior. Also, 1977 was the first year with cloth inserts but you could not order the two tone interior with cloth inserts. The information I've listed here was all taken from the 1977 Dealer Order Guide. The sales brouchure and the Consumer Information Center did not list two tone interiors. Hope I didn't confuse or bore you too much.
Bob Beck

http://blbeck77.tripod.com//sitebuil.../interior6.jpg


[Modified by blbeck, 4:15 AM 7/19/2003]


[Modified by blbeck, 4:23 AM 7/19/2003]

Paul Borowski 07-18-2003 11:52 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (blbeck)
 
Bob and tnt, yes, that is the info I was looking for-saw two tags from a '77 that had that "ZJ1" code and my '53-'80 GM Corvette RPO book does say "ZJI-Custom Interior-Two Tone". Wondered if any one here had one. Thanks again!!!

LAvetteman 07-18-2003 11:56 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
Very intersting, never knew there was such a thing.

tnt76vette 07-19-2003 12:50 AM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (LAvetteman)
 
I get LOTS of comments on my Car at the Shows.....the Ladies especially seem to like the White Leather Seats! Even the local Vette Specialties Shop remarked about the rarity of it when I had it there....... :D

Jason Staley 07-19-2003 07:54 AM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
Can't help with the trim tag, but here is a picture of my 76 (built in 75) with its red/white interior.

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/gre...interior.shtml
:cheers:

Jason Staley 07-19-2003 07:57 AM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
Can't help with the trim tag, but here is a picture of my 76 (built in 75) with its red/white interior.

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/gre...e/interior.gif
:cheers:

Jim Shea 07-19-2003 10:54 AM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Jason Staley)
 
You learn something new almost every day. I had never heard of two tone interiors. And I thought that I was up on the 76's.

blbeck 07-19-2003 11:59 AM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Jason Staley)
 
Jason:
Was just wondering what happened to your trim tag?
Bob Beck

Jeff78 07-19-2003 09:18 PM

Re: Anybody Have A Factory Original Two Tone Interior '76 or '77??? (Paul Borowski)
 
I had a 76 with white leather seats and brown (buckskin)? carpeting. That was original. The exterior was buckskin also, sort of a light tannish color.

lowes-yellow77 03-06-2012 03:13 AM

old thread but here you go
 
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/a...7/IMG_1626.jpg

this is mine

noonie 03-06-2012 03:36 AM

Here's my 77 2 tone

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...dy/77Sell6.jpg

I painted the windshield trim and headliners etc re, too much white. :D

hunt4cleanair 03-06-2012 05:12 AM

Yeah...that one's been around for a while...remember a red/white at an NCRS event, I believe Orlando

Norbert Amann 05-29-2015 05:40 PM

This is my '77 two-tone interior
 
:thumbs:https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...38228f2631.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...35c9a6615e.jpg

gjohnson 05-29-2015 07:48 PM

My 76 came from the factory w/seats, carpet,dash and interior trim in light Buckskin. Dash pad and door panels were dark Buckskin. Trim code is Buckskin.I bought it from the original owner 25 yrs ago who told me it was ordered that way.I've never seen another like it.When I restored the interior I changed the door panels to light buckskin .

Carmen Amann 06-18-2015 02:54 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...2714484776.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Borowski (Post 1544594628)
Bob and tnt, yes, that is the info I was looking for-saw two tags from a '77 that had that "ZJ1" code and my '53-'80 GM Corvette RPO book does say "ZJI-Custom Interior-Two Tone". Wondered if any one here had one. Thanks again!!!


hunt4cleanair 06-19-2015 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Borowski (Post 1544592672)
If so, what is in the upper left corner of your trim tag??? Doing research and would like to know :yesnod:

This discussion thread certainly has had legs and longevity! Appreciate those sharing the trim tags and the ZJ1 code. The buckskin is an interesting combination given the primary buckskin interior calling out the dark brown as the accent color...as I understand it based on what has been written.

I would be thrilled to see a buildsheet with RPO ZJ1 and learn how the interior color codes were called out. If those with RPO ZJ1 have a buildsheet feel free to correspond with me at [email protected]. It would be greatly appreciated! :thumbs:

hunt4cleanair 07-07-2015 04:33 PM

Re: AWM2 White/Smoke Gray
 
Just to keep this discussion thread stoked, Borowski and I spotted a Bright Blue 1976 with smoke gray interior and the AWM2 White/Smoke Gray two-tone interior at Bloomington Gold. It was entered as a Survivor and I am sure it earned its accolades.

The couple had no paperwork but the trim tag did not show the familiar ZJ1 code on the trim tag forum posters described or posted. This must have been a 77 processing upgrade...code on the trim tag.

And I thank Lowe for sending me a copy of his dealer invoice with the AWS2 code...cool! :thumbs:

lowes-yellow77 07-07-2015 05:25 PM

No problem
 
[QUOTE=hunt4cleanair;1589999195]Just to keep this discussion thread stoked, Borowski and I spotted a Bright Blue 1976 with smoke gray interior and the AWM2 White/Smoke Gray two-tone interior at Bloomington Gold. It was entered as a Survivor and I am sure it earned its accolades.

The couple had no paperwork but the trim tag did not show the familiar ZJ1 code on the trim tag forum posters described or posted. This must have been a 77 processing upgrade...code on the trim tag.

And I thank Lowe for sending me a copy of his dealer invoice with the AWS2 code...cool!

In every corvette book that I know of it shows no option for the corvette bright yellow and two tone interior but I dug and dug until I could get some type of documentation in it.
if you have 77 or newer I have the contact information to get one if you want.

hunt4cleanair 07-08-2015 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gjohnson (Post 1589731628)
My 76 came from the factory w/seats, carpet, dash and interior trim in light Buckskin. Dash pad and door panels were dark Buckskin. Trim code is Buckskin. I bought it from the original owner 25 yrs ago who told me it was ordered that way. I've never seen another like it. When I restored the interior I changed the door panels to light buckskin.

After reviewing the technical information from 1976, this combination was a base interior color scheme. All the RPO ZJ1s were white seats and white door panels.

but this changed in 1977 to include headliner and the ZP2 showed up on the RPO option list.

Go figure! :ack:

Easy Mike 07-08-2015 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowes-yellow77 (Post 1589999632)
...In every corvette book that I know of it shows no option for the corvette bright yellow and two tone interior...

FWIW: the 1968-82 NCRS Specifications Guide states the two tone option was not available in 77 with exterior yellow, light blue metallic, the one chartreuse car, orange metallic, or dark red. It begins to look like if you wanted it bad enough to pay for it, you could get two-tone with yellow.
:)

lowes-yellow77 07-08-2015 09:49 PM

Thanks easy mike
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Easy Mike (Post 1590007158)
FWIW: the 1968-82 NCRS Specifications Guide states the two tone option was not available in 77 with exterior yellow, light blue metallic, the one chartreuse car, orange metallic, or dark red. It begins to look like if you wanted it bad enough to pay for it, you could get two-tone with yellow.




:)


I think your the one I contacted years ago about looking in the corvette black book and also the NCRS book for me and we couldn't figure out how the car came like that unless it was specifically ordered.:cheers:

hunt4cleanair 07-09-2015 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Easy Mike (Post 1590007158)
FWIW: the 1968-82 NCRS Specifications Guide states the two tone option was not available in 77 with exterior yellow, light blue metallic, the one chartreuse car, orange metallic, or dark red. It begins to look like if you wanted it bad enough to pay for it, you could get two-tone with yellow.
:)

I looked at the Color & Trim Selection chart from 1977 again (attached). While AWS2 is a two-tone interior option, as noted by Easy, it is not a Recommended interior/exterior combination when yellow exterior is selected.

As a result the ZP2, override make it happen. But this is a policy, written or otherwise at Corvette...build what the customer wants.

I went through this override/dealer/buyer confirmation process by the Corvette brand manager in 2000 with my millenium yellow, torch red interior, black convertible.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...d1200c46c4.png

scotty t 01-28-2016 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tnt76vette (Post 1544593824)
Yup, I got one! Dark Brown dash and carpet with White Leather Seats and White door panels. Unfortunately car was repainted to Original White and so was the trim tag! I have seen maybe two others.....one was Red and White with a Red exterior and the other I cant be sure..wish I could help you more! Last 5 serial #s are 04551 so it was a very early '76. Even had the small Corvette letters in the rear......... :yesnod:


[Modified by tnt76vette, 9:00 PM 7/18/2003]

many moons ago i had a 76 with the brown/white interior also.
i converted it to black ASAP though!


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