America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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1982 Corvette Collector’s Edition
To commemorate the final year of the third generation Corvette, Chevrolet produced the 1982 Collector’s Edition with a new hatchback rear glass design for access to the rear storage area. The Collector’s Edition features silver beige metallic paint, bronze solar T-top panels, contrast stripes, turbine-style wheels and a two-tone interior. For 1982 “Cross-Fire” fuel injection was added — the first fuel-injected Corvette in 20 years — increasing output of the 350 V8 to 200 horsepower. All 1982 Corvettes were built with a new 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive — a manual transmission was not offered. No 1983 model Corvettes were produced.

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