1967 Chevrolet Corvette By Driversource

For 1965, the big news was the arrival of standard disc brakes and optional big block engine (initially 396 cubic inches with 400hp), which grew to two 427cid options for 1966 (390hp and 425hp), each of which gained an additional 10hp for the definitive 1967 model year.

Thus, the 1967 427cid/435hp L-71 motor was the ultimate development of one of the most iconic American cars ever made. Ticking the L-71 option box gave a reported 435 hp triple carbureted engine with wild cam, high compression, and performance. Automotive press raved about the power and usability of the Corvette, particularly in the roadster configuration, which made top-down driving exhilarating especially when ordered with the 4-speed manual transmission and 4.11:1 axle ratio. Legendary torque and acceleration captured under a race-bred body made the last of these iconic Corvettes among the most sought after by collectors and performance enthusiasts.

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