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Okay, a co worker asked me... (he has a yellow 75 vette) he asked me what year did they start making corvettes in the plant that they do now? (Kentuky?) because his wasnt made there, and he was wondering where along the way did it switch Edited by Newbiewar
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I want to say they started in KY with the 4th gen, if thats the case then 1983. Weren't Corvettes built in StL before Bowling Green?
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The 1981 Corvette was the first Corvette to be built simultaneously in two locations. The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line at the new Bowling Green, KY plant on June 1, 1981 and the last Corvette to be built at the St. Louis, MO plant rolled off the line August 1, 1981. The 1981 Corvette was also the last model to have a manual transmission available until late in the 1984 production year. Until it's last car, the St. Louis plant continued to use lacquer paints, while the new Bowling Green plant used a new paint process which used enamel base coats followed by clear top coats.

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