Chevrolet Corvette C3 1968-1982


May 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Corvette C3 (1969)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-50 mph
5.4
0-60 mph
6.8
1/4 mile
13.9
BHP
435 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
460 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
269
Engine capacity CC/CU
6998/427
Engine type
V8 Carburettors x 3
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.1:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
182.1
Width (in)
69
Height (in)
48
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3560
Additional Info: The exterior styling went through a number of facelifts throughout this generation of the Corvette. 1968 had 300bhp and 350bhp 327cu engines and 427’s with 390-435bhp. 1969 had the same but the 350bhp 327cu was replaced by a 350bhp 350cu. 1970 saw a 300bhp and 370bhp 350cu and a 390bhp 454cu. 1971 had a 300bhp 350cu, a 330bhp LT1 350cu and 454’s with 365bhp and 425bhp. 1972 had (net bhp) 200/210bhp 350’s, an LT1 had 255bhp and the 454cu had 270bhp. The LT1 was still capable of low 14 sec 1/4 miles. 1973/74 with little change. the 454cu was dropped in 1975. 1976-1982: the 350’s hovered around the 180-230bhp mark, these later Vetts were running low 15 to mid 16 second 1/4 miles.

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