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Corvette Terminology

Corvette Terms

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Benchmark Award:
The Bloomington award for a Corvette that has both Gold certification and survivor status.


Big Block:
396, 427 and 454 cu. in. engines that were installed in Corvettes from 1965 to 1974. The 427 cu. in. engine in the C6 Z06 was a small block engine.


Big Brake:
Option RPO 684 and RPO 687 packages that included larger brakes more suitable for the race track. Available on 1957 to 1962 Corvettes.


Big Tank:
24 gallon fuel tank on 1959 to 1962 Corvettes (option 488) and the 36 gallon fuel tank (RPO N03) available on 1963 to 1967 Corvette coupes.


Bloomington:
A popular annual Corvette event in Illinois. For more information visit bloomingtongold.com.


Bloomington Gold:
A Corvette authenticity certification process. See bloomingtongold.com/ for more information.


Blue Flame Special:
Six cylinder engine used in 1953, 1954 and a few 1955 Corvettes.

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Engine


Bose:
A quality audio company that made optional sound systems for Corvettes starting in 1984.


Bowling Green:
Bowling Green KY has been the manufacturing home for Corvettes since 1981.


Breadloaf:
The nickname for the large ungainly padded area where a glovebox would normally be in 1983 - 1989 Corvettes. The term is not a compliment.


Build Sheet:
The factory documentation that lists the VIN, color, options etc. installed on a given Corvette.


Buzzer:
RPM warning device found in a few 1963 Corvettes or high speed warning device available as an option (RPO U15) on 1967 to 1969 Corvettes.