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Classic Car History - 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray


Specs for 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray

Motor: OHV 90 degree V-8, 327 cid, 396 cid, 427 cid

Development: Cast-press square and heads, single cam, pushrods

Pressure proportion: 11:1

Enlistment: Rochester fuel infusion or one/two Carter four barrel carbs

Most extreme Power: 250-375 bhp (327 cid) 390-435 (427 cid)

Top Speed: 152 mph

0-60 mph: 5.4 sec, 427 cid

Transmission: Four-speed, all syncromesh manual, discretionary three-speed manual, or Powerglide programmed

Body/Chassis: Steel stepping stool outline with two entryway convertible or car fiberglass body

Wheels: Five jolt steel (knock off aluminum discretionary) 6in. x 15in.

Tires: 6.7 in. x 15 in. Firestone Super Sport 170

Brakes: Drums to 1965, at that point four wheel plates

Front Suspension: Double wishbone, curl springs, hostile to move bar

Raise Suspension: Semi-trailing arms, half shafts and transverse connections with transverse leaf spring

Wheelbase: 98 inches

Length: 175.3 inches

Height:49.8 inches

Weight: 3150 lbs

Quarter Mile Performance: 12.8 @112

Fuel Mileage: 9-16 mpg.

Generation: 118,964 including 1963-67

Cost: $4240 for 1967 Convertible

The 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray

The second era Corvette was the 1963-1967 Sting Ray, not to be mistaken for the third era 1968-82 Stingray (1 word). The styling was the outflow of a considerable lot of the styling thoughts of new GM styling boss Bill Mitchell. The inside actualized a double cockpit like prior Corvettes, yet refreshed for the Sting Ray. Beginning in 1963 the principal hard best car was offered, including the a two piece raise window outline. Bill Mitchell planned for it to frame a visual association with the focal raised areas on the hood. The element was dropped in 1964 on the grounds that it restricted back perceivability. However the 1963 Sting Ray car is currently the most looked for after model of second era Corvettes.

Like all Corvettes, the Sting Ray's body is built of fiberglass boards mounted on a steel stepping stool outline. Another new component was the concealed twin fly up headlights, which not just included style they supported in streamlined effectiveness. Other styling signs of the Sting Ray incorporate discretionary side mounted fumes, a power swell on the hood (this was more extensive for the Corvettes that had the enormous piece motor), and nonattendance of a trunk cover (get to is from behind the seats). Also the Corvette's convertible best overlap away totally when not being used and is put away underneath a flush fitting fiberglass board behind the driver. There was additionally a discretionary hard best. The distinctive year display Sting Ray's can regularly be separated close by vent plans , for example the 1967 had 5 side vents, the 1965 and 1966 models had triple side vents, the 1963-64 had flat twofold vents.

Sting Rays came in three motor sizes, the 327 cid, the 396 cid and the 427 cid. Strength differed in the vicinity of 250 and 435 hp. The 396 motor was just offered in 1965, and dropped in 1966 for the 427. The 1967 L88 427 cid V8 denoted the apex of execution for the second era Corvette. The V8 motors drive the back wheels through a four-speed manual or a three speed programmed transmission. The Sting Ray additionally had an amalgam grasp lodging and compound cased gearbox to help with weight diminishment and weight conveyance. The 1963 Sting Ray was the principal Corvette to have an autonomous suspension. The 1965 was the first to have 4 wheel plate brakes.

The 63 Corvette likewise had a hustling choice, the Z-06. The Z-06 was made by Zora Arkus-Duntoz as a reason constructed racer. The Z-06 choice comprised of a fuel-infused 327 cid V8, 36.5 gallon fuel tank, overwhelming obligation brakes, substantial obligation suspension, and knock-off wheels. The overwhelming obligation brakes comprised of drums with sintered metallic linings, control helped and sponsored by a double circuit ace chamber. "Elephant ear" scoops slammed natural air to the drums and cooling fans spun with the center.

For 1967, there were four forms of the 427 accessible. The principal form, the L36, cost just $200 progressively and included a solitary four barrel carb, 10.25:1 pressure and water powered lifters. It was appraised at a hefty 390 bhp. Next up was the L68 for $305 which highlighted triple two-barrel Holley carbs (a first for Corvette) and was useful for 400 bhp. At the best was the L71 with triple two-barrel Holley carbs, strong lifters, uncommon execution cams, and 11:1 pressure which was moderately evaluated at 435 bhp. Amazingly uncommon (just 20 were assembled) was the highest point of the line L88 for $948 more. The L88 highlighted new aluminum heads, 12.5:1 pressure, and a solitary Holley four barrel carb appraised at 850 cfm that sat on an aluminum admission complex with an extraordinary raised plenum chamber. Likewise, you got a transistor start and Positraction differential however didn't get a fan cover, warmer, nor defroster. Chevrolet was hesitant about uncovering the motor's actual potential and formally evaluated at just 430 bhp, however most specialists trusted that it in certainty grew near 600 bhp! On the whole, 9,707 major squares were manufactured, implying that 42.31% of every one of the 1967 Corvettes were 427s. Transmission decisions were generally basic. With the L36 and L68, purchasers could pick between the wide-proportion ($184) or close-proportion ($184) four-speed manuals, or Powerglide programmed transmission ($194). The L71 came just with the nearby proportion four-speed. Backside equip proportions went from 3.08 to 4.11. Different alternatives included side-mounted debilitates at $132, cast aluminum dash on wheels at $263 and separable hardtop for the convertible for $232.

Details by year:

1963

Creation: 21,314

Roadster: 10,594

Z06 Coupe: 199

Convertible: 10,919

Motors:

327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.

L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.

L76 327 V8 340 bhp @ 6000 rpm, 344 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

L84 327 ("fuelie") V8 360 bhp @ 6000 rpm, 352 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

Execution:

327/370: 0-60 of every 5.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.9 seconds.

1964

Creation: 22,229

Roadster: 8,304

Convertible: 13,925

Motors:

327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.

L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.

L79 327 V8 350 bhp @ 5500 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.

L76 327 V8 365 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.

L84 327 ("fuelie") V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

Execution:

N/A

1965

Creation: 23,652

Roadster: 8,186

Convertible: 15,376

Motors:

327 V8 250 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.

L75 327 V8 300 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.

L79 327 V8 350 bhp @ 5500 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.

L76 327 V8 365 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.

L84 327 ("fuelie") V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

L78 396 V8 425 bhp @ 6400 rpm, 415 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

Execution:

396/425: 0-60 of every 5.7 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.1 seconds @ 103 mph.

1966

Creation: 27,720

Roadster: 9,958

Convertible: 17,762

Motors:

L79 327 V8 300 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.

L36 427 V8 390 bhp @ 5400 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.

L72 427 V8 425 bhp.

Execution:

427/425: 0-60 of every 5.7 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14 seconds.

1967

Creation: 22,940

Roadster: 14,436

Convertible: 8,504

Motors:

L79 327 V8 300 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 360 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm.

L36 427 V8 390 bhp @ 5400 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm.

L68 427 V8 400 bhp @ 5400 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

L71 427 V8 435 bhp @ 5800 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

L88 427 V8 430 bhp @ 5200 rpm, 460 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

Execution:

L88: 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds @ 112mph.

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