1967 Chevy Corvette | Muscle Car | Sports Car
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette was released to the Chevrolet dealerships in 1953, and has improved every year since then. It has become an American icon, and the Corvette is the only car in the world to hold the distinction of being both a muscle car, and a sports car.
1967 is my favorite year for the Chevrolet Corvette. This was one of the best Corvette body styles ever built. A lot of people may argue that point, and it’s only my opinion. There is nothing like a 1967 L88 Corvette, it was defiantly a special car.
I guess that you could argue that the 1969 ZL1 Corvette was a better idea. But the ZL1 Corvette never did build a reputation like the L88 did. The main difference was that the ZL1 had an all aluminium 427, the horsepower was rated that same as the L88.
Yes it is 300 pounds lighter then the L88 version was. But they only built two of them, this really isn’t enough to prove itself against the L88. This is way the L88 Corvette remains to be my favorite car. It was a brutal pavement burning beast that could not be stopped.
There was confusion between the L88 and the L71 for a lot of people. It was the L71 that came from the factory with the 3X2 intake manifold, the L88 was sold with a single 850 Holley double pumper mechanical secondary carburetor installed on it.
The difference between the two cars was the intake manifold, the engines were rated only five horsepower different. They were both great cars, but the L88 sold more by a long shot. That is way the 3X2 intake is so rare these days.
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