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Old 01-28-2019, 08:03 AM
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Re: What is your idea of the "ultimate" 3rd gen? In other words, the Holy grail?

Originally Posted by ev305tpi View Post
The 92s had welded and bonded body seams, not just welded like all the other years. This was done in prep for the 93s. Having nearly identical 91 and 92 cars with the same miles and options, there is a world of difference in the 92s. They are rattle free and quite tight. In my opinion, 92s will be the ones to get as years go by and that has a lot to do with it.
I agree - however, I've read this bonding process actual started at some point in the 1991 model year production...
would be nice to find more data on this topic and nail down some facts about exactly when it started.
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Originally Posted by ev305tpi View Post
The 92s had welded and bonded body seams, not just welded like all the other years. This was done in prep for the 93s. Having nearly identical 91 and 92 cars with the same miles and options, there is a world of difference in the 92s. They are rattle free and quite tight. In my opinion, 92s will be the ones to get as years go by and that has a lot to do with it.
Good to know! I have a new appreciation for the 92!

Would be great to buy a low mile thirdgen and not have all the rattles to fix..

The 4th gens did seem so much quieter, more solid and modern. Figures they’d bump up the 92s to get ready for the 93s improvements..
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Originally Posted by KMK454 View Post
If I could order anything new via time machine... either:

1. 1992 B4C 1LE LB9 T5, white on black, radio delete, no other options.
2. 1992 B4C 1LE LB9 T5, polo green on tan leather, radio delete, no other options.
I'll put my 2 cents in I guess.

I'm with Kurt on this one...but a little different:

1. 1991 B4C 1LE LB9/T5, white on red
2. 1990 Formula WS6 LB9/T5, white on red, hardtop
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Originally Posted by BizJetTech View Post
I agree - however, I've read this bonding process actual started at some point in the 1991 model year production...
would be nice to find more data on this topic and nail down some facts about exactly when it started.
. My 91 Z28 was tighter than any I've ever driven and it had over 100k when I bought it. Hardly a rattle at all I would bet $ it had the extra bonding. I've also heard this started in 91.
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Id take an 83 Z28. H.O. 5spd 3.73s. Red, silver ground effects. Black interior.
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. My 91 Z28 was tighter than any I've ever driven and it had over 100k when I bought it. Hardly a rattle at all I would bet $ it had the extra bonding. I've also heard this started in 91.
I had always heard that this started in 1991 too.
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Id take an 83 Z28. H.O. 5spd 3.73s. Red, silver ground effects. Black interior.

Close, but wrong interior! The listed price of $19k Canadian is approx $14k USD.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...z28/1423631564


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Wow! That's a real gem even though I HATE red interior I could live with it. Beautiful car and fair price👌
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Red On Red is my favorite combination!...….BILL
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Re: What is your idea of the "ultimate" 3rd gen? In other words, the Holy grail?

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I'm very excited that I was just able to purchase one of mine. It's on its way from the original owner in CA to MA now. 92 Z28 1LE/G92/N10/LB9/MK6, black custom cloth, factory CD player, in teal. 8k miles since new, lady owned with a great history and story. I have found that it's getting tough to find performance optioned low mile thirdgens offered by their original owners these days so I had to do it. I can't wait for it to arrive! I'll post more pics in a separate thread.



Can you post up some more pictures? Your car is the same color/interior as mine.
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