Chevrolet Corvette C3

The Chevrolet Corvette C3 is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet between 1968-1982.

During its period, the Corvette C3 is considered as one of America most valuable car and the third largest running car in the Corvettes series. The car was designed by Larry Shinoda, an automotive designer who also designed the Ford Mustang.

The first Corvette C3 consisted of a 350 in³ 5.7 L V8 engine that delivered an output power of 430 hp and it was priced at $4,700. In the year 1970, the car contained an enlarged engine of 454 in³ 7.4 L Big-Block V8 engines that delivered an output power of 390 hp.

Also, over the years, powerglide automatic transmission in 1968, three speed manual and four speed manual transmission in 1970, emission controls in 1971, removable rear window in 1972, radial tires, plastic front bumpers and chrome rear bumpers in 1973, optional alloy wheels in 1976, Indy 500 Pace Cars edition in 1978 and L83 cross-fire fuel-injected engine have been introduced in the Corvette C3 series.

Special Versions:

Collector Version
The Collector Version was introduced in the year 1982 that contained a TBI fuel injected engine which delivered an output power of 200hp, also aluminum wheels were placed, and special color was applied. A total of 6,759 Collector Version has been launched at a starting price of $22,537.59.

Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars
This version was launched for the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The car consisted of a rear spoiler, stickers on the rear fender wells and tinted glass t-tops. Chevrolet first thought of manufacturing 300 cars in this version, but due to its demand, a total of 6,502 cars have been manufactured.

Specifications

Body Style: - 2-door coupe and convertible
Type: - sports car
Transmission: - 2-speed automatic powerglide, 3-speed and 4-speed manual transmission.

Engines used in between 1968-1982;
327 in³ V8 small block engine
This engine was used during 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 300 hp to 350 hp.

350 in³ V8 small block engine
This engine was used in between 1969-1982 and the output power of the engine is about 300 hp to 200 hp.

427 in³ V8 Big-Block engine
This engine was used in between 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 390 hp to 400 hp.

427 in³ V8 Big-Block Tri-power engine
This engine was used in between 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 435 hp.

427 in³ ZL1 aluminumV8 engine
This engine was used in between 1969-1970 and the output power of the engine is about 550 hp to 390 hp.

454 in³ V8 Big-Block engine
This engine was used in between 1971-1974 and the output power of the engine is about 425 hp to 275 hp.

305 in³ LG4 V8 engine
This engine was used in the year 1980 and the output power of the engine is about 180 hp.

Black Corvette C3 with full roller engine

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