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    Thread: When did they change the Chevy bowtie from blue to gold?

    1. 04-03-2010 07:23 PM #1
      You won't see the Ford oval in any color other than blue. Isn't the bowtie supposed to be the same?

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      04-03-2010 07:43 PM #2
      On the cars: starting with 2003 model year on some of them at least.

      The trucks and SUVs have never been blue, IIRC.

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      04-03-2010 07:51 PM #3
      I thought Trucks/SUV=Gold and Cars=Blue...at least that is what seemed to be the case when I sold them.

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      04-03-2010 07:57 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by VarianceVQ »
      On the cars: starting with 2003 model year on some of them at least.

      not sure when the change over happened but i know my bubble caprice has been gold since its generation start in 91.
      i think the box caprices also had gold from the 80s-90s.

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      04-03-2010 09:17 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Derek@CommonwealthVW »
      I thought Trucks/SUV=Gold and Cars=Blue...at least that is what seemed to be the case when I sold them.

      This is what I believe to be the truth. Chevy and Chevy truck had different colors for the bowties. Astrovans got gold, Ventures got blue
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      04-03-2010 09:18 PM #6
      My 2002 Silverado has gold ones. My 1991 Beretta had black ones with orange/red outlines.

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      04-03-2010 09:36 PM #7
      When did they change the Buick logo to chrome?

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      04-03-2010 09:42 PM #8
      I dont know when they changed them. But I can tell you that this is the first time anyone has cared.
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    9. 04-03-2010 09:55 PM #9
      I miss the blue bowtie (as well as the red outline "sport" bowtie).

      In the 80s and 90s it was usually gold bowtie for trucks, blue bowtie for cars. Then they switched it to gold for everything in the 2000s.

      The blue one is actually the proper color historically if you look back to the 1930s and whatnot.


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      04-04-2010 12:18 AM #10
      All my 80's Chevrolet cars had gold bowties. Our 95 Cor-Suck-a has a black one with a silver outline on it.
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      04-04-2010 12:27 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by WhistlerYOW »
      I miss the red outline "sport" bowtie.

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      04-04-2010 12:45 AM #12
      The impala was blue from 2000-2003 and then gold 2003-on.

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      04-04-2010 07:48 AM #13
      My 56 Chevy truck has a red bowtie.

    14. 01-07-2012 07:28 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by bigev007 View Post
      The impala was blue from 2000-2003 and then gold 2003-on.
      The Impala was blue from 2000-2004. Gold from 2005-forward.

    15. 01-07-2012 07:37 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by impman View Post
      The Impala was blue from 2000-2004. Gold from 2005-forward.
      Thanks for clearing that up.

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      01-07-2012 08:35 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      Thanks for clearing that up.
      Hey, he put a lot of effort into telling you that! He created an account and everything to set the record straight!

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      01-07-2012 08:41 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Hey, he put a lot of effort into telling you that! He created an account and everything to set the record straight!
      imp(otent)man?
      or imp(ala)man?


      My 2005 Express 3500 wears a gold bowtie, as do all the other espress vans in the company.

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      01-07-2012 11:42 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by overby View Post
      imp(otent)man?
      or imp(ala)man?


      My 2005 Express 3500 wears a gold bowtie, as do all the other espress vans in the company.
      imp(ortant)man?
      imp(orted)man
      (ch)impman?

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