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MALCOLM KONNER (1/6)
 1/5/11 2:55pm
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Smithtown, NY - USA

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I BOUGHT AN '86 MALCOLM KONNER EDITION VETTE OVER THE SUMMER AND I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON THESE CARS . PLUS I THOUGHT ABOUT STARTING A REGISTRY . THERE WERE ONLY 50 MADE AND THEY SEEM TO INTRIGUE ME.
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MALCOLM KONNER (2/6)
 1/6/11 3:58pm
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Mr. K. was a very good friend of mine.
I use to buy all my GM proudcts from his dealership.
I bought  my 1st vette, 1969, off the floor and after speaking with him, he took a ZL1 Camaro and swapped the motors for me.
I was going to buy one of his RRs or his B. He was in Isral, at the time. Died before he got back.
The dealership, last a few years after that and got chewed up by some fast talking non car group.
Later, it became, just another car dealer.
Those select vettes, were factory made, to his specs.
Most, were sold, before delivery to the shop.
Try putting into your search bar. What comes back, may surprise you.
MALCOLM KONNER (3/6)
 1/7/11 7:23am
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1985 Coupe-L98/Auto,Bright Red/Carmine. 1974 Coupe-L48/4speed, Medium Red Metallic/Black Deluxe.


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That was the only dealership to ever have an RPO(regular production option) code on a Corvette, which speaks of GM's high regard of the Konner name. No other dealer was ever offered a chance to have their own special Corvette built as an option code. Congrats!

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Re: MALCOLM KONNER (4/6)
 6/11/13 8:28am
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Here is a link to an old Corvette Magazine Article.



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Re: MALCOLM KONNER (5/6)
 6/11/13 9:33am
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1995 Coupe, Automatic, Dark Red Metallic, 1G1YY22P6S5100376 1985 Coupe, Automatic, Gold Metallic, 1G1YY0783F5114974


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 Kinda cool that the article is not simply about the Malcolm Konner edition, but it also discusses the OP and the car he is discussing in his post.

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Re: MALCOLM KONNER (6/6)
 6/12/13 11:26pm
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laurieb said:  Kinda cool that the article is not simply about the Malcolm Konner edition, but it also discusses the OP and the car he is discussing in his post.

I just noticed that myself...Wink


Welcome aboard Bill Clap

So tell us what's new with her Bill...how have you progressed on restoring it since the article? I agree, it is one of the most intriguing stories in Corvette history. A registry could be useful but I don't think you could account for all of them. Have you met up with any other owners?



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