C3 Production Numbers

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This week we’ll continue our look at Corvette production numbers through the generations with the 1968-1982 models.  This 14-year time span was the longest for any Corvette generation to date.  Corvette team designers did a commendable job freshening the car from it’s early “chrome bumper” stage from 1968-1972 periodically until the final, lower production (in anticipation of the C4) 1982.  Notable models during this generation include the competition-ready 1968-69 L88, the well-balanced 1970-72 LT-1, the last convertible model until the introduction of the C4 (1975), the base model 1976 Corvette with only 165 emissions-controlled horses, the Silver Anniversary (pictured) and Indianapolis Pace Cars of 1978 and the hatchback-glass equipped 1982 Collector Edition.

Model Year Coupe Convertible Hardtop Total
1968 9936 18630 28566
1969 22129 16633 38762
1970 10668 6648 17316
1971 14680 7121 21801
1972 20496 6508 27004
1973 25521 4943 30464
1974 32028 5474 37502
1975 33836 4629 38465
1976 46558 46558
1977 49213 49213
1978 46776 46776
1979 53807 53807
1980 40614 40614
1981 40606 40606
1982 25407 25407
TOTAL 542,861

2 thoughts to “C3 Production Numbers”

  1. I own a 1974 convertible. How do I find out more about her and get a copy of window sticker and build sheet

    1. Todd –

      For a window sticker – go here:

      http://www.window-sticker.com/

      You will answer a series of questions about the engine, trans and options on your vehicle.

      The build sheet is a bit more work.
      The original sticker is (hopefully still) glued to the top left of the fuel tank. Retrieval will require removal of the fuel tank.
      The Corvette Museum could possibly help if your original is missing. http://www.corvettemuseum.com/

      Other sources of information:
      http://www.corvetteforum.com
      http://www.ncrs.org
      http://www.digitalcorvettes.com

      If you plan on doing work (or having it done) to your Corvette, a Chassis Service Guide is essential – 113056 $34.95.

      I’d also strongly suggest an Assembly Instruction Manual 113081 $24.95 – this is hundreds of exploded views showing how every nut and bolt was to be assembled at the factory. Having this book will make it much easier later when you call our product assistance department.

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