The Chevrolet Corvette started production in the 1953 model year and as we close out the 2018 model year, the Corvette is still proving to be a winner.  In 65 years of production we have seen many changes, improvements, refinements... all rolled into 7 series. Out of 65 years there was one year that the corvette was not produced for public consumption (although 43 prototypes were produced).  What model year was that?  For bonus points (or at least a pat on the back) what was the total Corvette production from 1953 to the end of the 2018 model year?

1983 was the model year that General Motors did not produce Corvettes for sale (although the 1984 model year started in March of 1983).  The total Corvette production from 1953 to the end of the 2018 model year is 1,696,564.

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The Gremlin is a subcompact introduced in 1970, and manufactured in a single, two-door body style until 1978 by American Motors Corporation (AMC). The sporty and desirable "X" package included "spear" striping (with a rear deck inset panel full-width decal the same color as the body side stripes), a body color grille surround, Goodyear Polyglas D70 x 14 blackwall tires mounted on 14" x 6" slotted wheels (raised white letter tires were optional), a space-saver spare tire, and custom interior trim including bucket seats. What year did the "X" package debut, and for the bonus, what was the first year for a V8 optioned Gremlin?