Did the 63 Corvette have a 427?

Did the 63 Corvette have a 427?

Instead of Chevy introducing the world to a victory with the Mystery Motor, the best they could do this day was to come in second. It’s February 17, 1963, and Chevrolet has provided two 427 big-blocks (aka Mystery Motor) to Mickey Thompson who promptly wedges one each into a pair of 1963 Corvette Z06s.

What year did Corvettes come with a 454?

The 454 cu in (7.4 L) LS-4 big-block V8 engine was introduced in 1973 to replace the LS-5. It delivered 275 hp (205 kW) and 15% of the cars were ordered so equipped. “454” emblems adorned the hood of big-block equipped Corvettes.

What Corvette has a big block?

This is a 1967 Chevy Corvette with its original L88 427-cubic-inch, big-block V8 still under the hood. The L88 engine is a legend in its own right, and most Corvettes fitted with the massive power plant underwent racing duty. Only 20 of these Corvettes with the L88 big block were made. Roughly 10 of them survive today.

What engine did the 1963 Corvette have?

In 1963 each of the four versions of the big V8 had head space 327-cubic-inch displacement, 4″ bore and 3.25″ stroke. The 250-hp standard engine features a single 4-barrel carb, 10.5:1 compression ratio, hydraulic valve lifters and new dual exhaust system.

What is the value of a 1963 split window Corvette?

Depending on the engine specification and options, values can change vastly, Hagerty’s price guide ranks the 1963 “Split-Window” Corvette fitted with an L75 V8 at $122k in #2 excellent condition, while a #1 concours-quality car should bring $167k, although they suggest a 20% hit for the 3-speed transmission.

What cars came with a 454 big-block?

The Chevrolet 454 originally came stock in these passenger vehicles:

  • 1970–1976 Chevrolet Caprice.
  • 1970–1975 Chevrolet Chevelle.
  • 1970–1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
  • 1970–1975 Chevrolet El Camino.
  • 1971–1972 GMC Sprint.
  • 1970–1974 Chevrolet Corvette.

What year Corvette has big-block?

It was January 1965 when Chevrolet introduced what was to become a legend the first big-block Corvette (and the Chevelle). The L78 engine produced 425 horsepower with 396 cubic-inches, well above the mythical 1 horsepower per cubic inch standard of the day.

What Corvettes had a 454?

1970 brought with it more extroverted styling for the C3, as well as a fresh face for big block fans: the 454. Dubbed the LS5, it was good for 390hp and proved to be a popular option, one that is much easier to find as a collector than the comparatively few L88 and L89 models.

How fast is a 63 Corvette?

60 mph

1963 Chevrolet Corvette
60 mph 58.0
Top speed (6500), mph 142

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