'70 vs '70 1/2

COPO

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Again, it was the media that called it 70-1/2, nobody else. Then everyone kind of copied what they heard or read. Same with when I ordered my 77 Z28. All the mags I read before ordering called it 77-1/2. It’s either a 70 or 77 nothing more.
 

ZoSoIV

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Again, it was the media that called it 70-1/2, nobody else. Then everyone kind of copied what they heard or read. Same with when I ordered my 77 Z28. All the mags I read before ordering called it 77-1/2. It’s either a 70 or 77 nothing more.
Yup all cowl tags titles and vins say 1970
 

70lt1z28

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When folks say that it kind of means that there is something inherently different between a 70 and a 70-1/2. I've even had folks ask is it a 70 or a 70-1/2? Like they know that there is a difference or something. I usually just tell them it was made in April and let then decide.
 

ZoSoIV

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It triggers some people when you tell them there is no real 1970-1/2 and it’s just a slang term MotorTrend made up 😂
 

tom3

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I think Ford started this way back. The 56 Ford was a 56 1/2 when they put the 312 under the hood. Then there was the 63 1/2, and so on.
 

Green70Z28

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I had a guy correct me when he asked about my Z28 and i said it was a 70. He said it was a 70 1/2. I tried to explain there was no 70 1/2 model but he just looked at me with this look that I didn't know what year my own car was. Truth was no match for years of misinformed belief.
 

ZoSoIV

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I had a guy correct me when he asked about my Z28 and i said it was a 70. He said it was a 70 1/2. I tried to explain there was no 70 1/2 model but he just looked at me with this look that I didn't know what year my own car was. Truth was no match for years of misinformed belief.
Same here @ car shows and I actually made a couple guys mad 😂
 

COPO

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so does that make a 71 made 6mo into the year a 71 1/2
No b/c it’s not a new body change or car being reintroduced like the 77 Z28 which look a break from 1975-76 and was late coming out. But you can call it whatever makes you happy. Tell people it’s a 1981 retro special edition.
 




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