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We know that C2, for example, designates the 2nd body style.
Who, what, when, where, why, and how did the "C" come about?
Someone recently asked me, but all I could tell them was about the number.
"C"-orvette, 2nd body style?

The Chevy trucks too!
C 10...1/2 ton
C 20...3/4 ton
C 30...1 ton

Jus' wundrin!
 
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Maybe you should have made this a Poll. Would have been interesting to choose.
Naturally the first thing that comes to mind would be "C"hevy or "C"orvette, but what about

"C"lass

"C"lass 1
"C"lass 2, etc.

"C"lass 10
"C"lass 20, etc.

This would be my guess, we just need some documented proof now.
 
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First person to tell me "congrats on your C3" had me wondering what that meant. I finally came up with the following:

1. Chevy
2. Corvette
3. Convertible

You guys have already taught me a lot!
 
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Definately not Convertible. BUT - If anyone ever asks me, I dont like to look stupid so I tell them it means Corvette lol. I just figured thats probably what it means anyway because most other chevy vehicles have different names that go with them. Like the S10 Sierra... I assumed S -Sierra... I cant think of anymore examples right now but its late lol.

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Did a google search and the definition that came up the most for C5 corvette was class 5 Corvette so gorichb looks to be right if you go by google search results lol.

Everyone that has ever asked me what C5 ment I told them it ment the 5th gen corvette lol looks like I was wrong.
 
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I always thought the C stood for "generation" also, LOL . I mean that sounds pretty good to me. But maybe they thought G1, G2, G3, etc just didn't sound right.
Think it could be one of GM's little secrets
 
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I always thought the C stood for "generation" also, LOL . I mean that sounds pretty good to me. But maybe they thought G1, G2, G3, etc just didn't sound right.
Think it could be one of GM's little secrets
"G's". are a government designation as to employment level.
G-1, G-2, and so on. The higher the "G" rating, the higher the pay.
 
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ORIGINAL: gorichb

I always thought the C stood for "generation" also, LOL . I mean that sounds pretty good to me. But maybe they thought G1, G2, G3, etc just didn't sound right.
Think it could be one of GM's little secrets
"G's". are a government designation as to employment level.
G-1, G-2, and so on. The higher the "G" rating, the higher the pay.

Correct. GS-1 is bottom of the totem pole. GS-12 is great, but then you get up to the GM-13 -- Management level and they start being equivalent to general officers.
 
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I always thought "C stood for "corvette", just as when people talk about a "Cam2" they are talking about a second generation Camaro - had to use more letters because "C" was taken by its big brother.
 
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Hi everyone, heres the way I heard it, in March of 1983 Road & Track trumpeted the arrival of the "new 5th generation Corvette". When questioned about it the Chevrolet officials said Yes the new model would be the "C5- the 5 of course for 5 generations. Seems like the1953-thru62 than became C-1's, than the 63-thru67's became C2's, than 68-thru82 became C-3's. and so on untill the C-5 did come out in 1997. So does that explain what the "C" stands for? It was probably Zora's code if someone asked What is project C in the skunkworks.PG
 

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