Tag: big block

Muscle Car of the Week: The 1971 Corvette LS6 454


This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette put 425 horsepower under the hood of the C3, and transformed what we thought about muscle cars and sports cars.

  Comments | By - November 23, 2015

Corvette History Through Ads: Superiority Complex


by Rick Tavel Special to Corvette Forum ? 6-19-2013 All rights reserved Simple but effective. This ad summed up what most new C3 Corvette owners had, a superiority complex. With the introduction of the new generation in 1968 several new features and options were offered to the enthusiastic Corvette buyer. And with the $4320 convertible […] More »

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Corvette History Through Ads: No Replacement for Displacement

by Rick Tavel  special to Corvette Forum ? 5-8-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without Permission It remains true even today, ?With 427 cubic inches, who needs adjectives?? I thought it only appropriate to look at another 1966 Corvette ad to follow up on last week’s ?error ad.? Last week the advertisement stated that […] More »

  Comments | By - May 8, 2013

The C2 Corvette: A Legend in the Making

  The 1963 and 1964 C2 Corvettes all had 327 cu. in. engines. This standard engine produced 250 horsepower (186 kW). Optional modifications, including fuel injection, produced up to 375 horsepower or 280 kW. In 1965, the standard engine was the 396 cu. in. ?big block? V-8, which produced 425 horsepower or 317 kW. For […] More »

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