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Corvette Terms

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Radio Delete:
An option that deleted the radio with a corresponding price decrease. Popular with Corvettes destined to be race cars.


Rally Wheels:
Steel wheels that were standard equipment with 1967 - '82 Corvettes and included a chrome trim ring and small hub caps.


Rat Motor:
Term of affection for the big block Chevrolet engines.


Redline Tires:
A optional bias-ply tire avaialble in 1967 - '69 Corvettes.


Regular Production Option:
See RPO.


Restamping:
A highly controversial process where numbers are stamped on engine blocks and other parts to make the car appear to be "matching numbers".


Route 66:
A highway, now largely replaced by the interstate highway system, that ran from Santa Monica CA to Chicago IL with strong historical roots. A '60s television show named "Route 66" featured a Corvette.


RPO:
Regular Production Option. Starting in 1963 options were given a three digit code which was a letter followed by a number.