1971 Corvette 454 This 1971 Corvette 454 was owned by the original owner for 40 years until he sold it to Ed Foss in 2011. In the Corvette world, long-term ownership is not uncommon, but for one to be in the care of the same owner for four complete decades is almost unheard of. That was […]
C3 Corvette 1968 – 1982 model years. The 1968 Corvette introduced the new Mako Shark body style and brought the C3 Corvettes from the late sixties through the seventies and all the way into the early eighties. The C3 body style was the longest running body style of all Corvettes to date, and it is still tremendously popular with collectors, restorers, weekend cruisers, and now with restomod enthusiasts. The 1968 and 1969 Corvettes were very similar in appearance, but there were some subtle differences between the two model years. The Tri Power 427 engines were available during these two model years, and the new TH400 Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic transmission became an available option in 1968. The Legendary L88 427 engine was available in both 1968 and 1969, and for the 1969 model year, the 327 engine grew to 350 cubic inches. The 1970 Corvette brought us an even larger big block Chevrolet engine as it was now 454 cubic inches, and the solid lifter 350 engine was released as the LT1. During the 1971 Corvette model year, a solid lifter 454 with aluminum heads option was available as the LS6, and in 1972 the solid lifter LT1 engine became available with air conditioning as the 454 engine option began to decline in popularity. 1972 was the last year for metal bumpers at the front and rear. Beginning in 1973, urethane bumpers began the appearance and development on the Corvettes which lasts to this day. Emission standards increased during the seventies and in 1978, the Corvette became famous for its Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Edition model and the Silver Anniversary Edition model. Enjoy this C3 Corvette classifieds section!
1970 Corvette 454 This 1970 Corvette 454 convertible from the Ed Foss Collection is one of the highest-scoring cars in Bloomington Gold history. A three-owner car since new, its story begins with its purchase by a GM employee, who chose the new, larger-displacement 454 CI big block introduced that year. The year 1970 proved to […]
1970 Corvette LT1 This 1970 Corvette LT1 only has 2202 original miles and it is considered to be one of the finest examples of a 1970 Corvette LT1. Even after the introduction of the Mark IV big-block engine in the Corvette lineup, the small-block Corvette nurtured by engineer Zora Arkus Duntov always accounted for the […]
1969 Corvette 427 L71 This 1969 Corvette 427 L71 is a solid lifter tri power topped Corvette with 5,723 original miles. This 1969 Corvette 427 L71 is a beautiful example of a well-preserved example of Chevrolet’s 1969 Corvette convertible than this repeat winner of both Bloomington Gold and NCRS accolades. Like the other Corvettes in the Ed Foss […]
1969 Corvette 427 L89 This 1969 Corvette 427 L89 has only 8,703 original miles and I consider it as another Time Capsule from the Ed Foss collection. “Crisp and bright,” “beautifully preserved,” these are but two of the superlatives offered by Corvette expert and Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs to describe this award-winning 1969 Chevrolet […]
1968 Corvette 427 L89 This 1968 Corvette 427 L89 has only 1,345 original miles and it is one of only 624 427 L89 Corvettes built. This 1968 Corvette 427 L89 convertible remains unrestored, highly original and with only 1,345 miles, one of the least-traveled of its kind in the entire world. These properties together elevate it even […]
1968 Corvette L88 In all of Corvette’s glorious history, there was never anything like the L88. It was solely intended for racing, and was so potent that Chevrolet actually actively discouraged its sale to the general public, even to the extent of understating its actual horsepower rating at 430 HP, less than the incredibly powerful […]
1968 L88 Corvette This 1968 L88 Corvette is one of just 80 built in 1968. 1968 was the first year for this new Mako Shark II inspired body style and it was the second year of production for the L88 option package. This 1968 L88 Corvette coupe retains its original matching-numbers engine and drivetrain and was expertly […]
1969 Corvette L88 The Corvette Sting Ray was quickly transformed into a serious high-performance car soon after its introduction by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his Corvette Engineering team. They all quickly discovered that the Fuel Injected 327 small block engine was found to be underpowered on the racetrack, so the newly developed big-block Chevrolet engine was fitted between […]
Long Lead LT2 Corvette This LT2 454 Corvette gave us a glimpse of a special high performance Corvette option for 1970 that was cancelled at the last minute. Production of the 1970 Corvette began with an enlarged version of the 427 big block Chevrolet engine. Thanks to a longer throw crankshaft, Chevrolet’s largest engine for […]
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