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Old 05-07-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default If you wonder how rare the ZR1 is and will be

I came across production figures for the 1967 427's, and according to this source.

L36 427/390 horse 3,832 (a $200.15 option !)
L68 427/400 horse 2,101 (a $305.50 option !)
L71 427/435 horse 3,754 (a $437.10 option !)
L82 427/430 horse 20 (a $947.90 option )

What was this engine all about...love to hear the story!!)

So...drive your cars till the grandkids put you in the home, and then sell em for big bucks.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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That would actually be the infamous L88 engine. The L82 was a 350 available from '73-'80.

The L88 was a barely streetable engine with very high compression, wild mechanical lifter cam, a big Holley, and aluminum heads. In race trim (headers, etc), it was rumored to put out close to 600 HP (Gross rating)...the 430 HP was a very under rated number.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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Our L88 version would then be the black widows that were released.

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:20 AM   #4
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Those numbers are just the ones they built originally!
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:45 AM   #6
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L-88 streetable Well yes but don't expect to go for a midnight ride if you have any neighbors close by!! My L-88 wasn't quite that rare [1968] one of 80 but I would guess that number of these motors that went across counter is 5-10 times that which is something that didn't happen with ZR-1
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:36 AM   #7
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Our L88 version would then be the black widows that were released.

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Eight in total, right?
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I might be mistaken but I believe #2 and #8 are on CF occasionally.


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What was this engine all about...love to hear the story!!)

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http://www.corvettelegends.com/l88.htm

http://corvetteactioncenter.com/gall...php/photo/1924

http://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-L88facts.html

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/...l88/index.html


You can sift out the real from the fluff for yourself.
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