am 21. Februar 2000
This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in 1968-82 Corvettes. It covers every year in more depth than I imagined possible. Whether you are contemplating the purchase of a 1968-1982 Corvette or are involved with restoring one the information will prove invaluable. It covers part numbers and date codes for virtually every component in the cars and not only tells you what the correct numbers and dates are, but also explains where to find them and what they mean. Also described in great detail are the appearance of factory original parts. The material the part is made of (cast iron, stamped steel, rigid plastic, pot metal, etc.) is revealed, the correct original finish (painted semi-gloss black, plated cadmium dichromate, grey phosphate dipped, etc.) is described, the method by which the part attaches to the car is discussed, differences between the part and later service replacemnt and reproduction parts is described, and just about every other detail is gone into. Even running changes made during the course of each model year are discussed in great depth. The back of the book has several very useful tables and charts that allow for quick reference of part numbers and the like. And very clear, detailed photographs throughout the text do a wonderful job of illustrating the information presented. This is not a coffee table book or a casual read, but rather a tool for anyone who wants to know more about Corvettes. It is extremely well written and illustrated and I recommend it highly to anyone interested in 1968-82 Corvettes.