Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible (2013)

CARBARN | Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible (2013) | he first Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Offered to the public will go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction, on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Team owner Rick Hendrick helped launch the Drive to End Hunger program with AARP and the AARP Foundation. 24 Chevrolet. Early 427-powered Corvettes, particularly convertibles, Offered from 1966 to 1969 are some of the most-coveted and collectable Corvettes ever produced.

The first 427-powered Corvette rolled off the assembly line for the 1966 year models. Two performance levels of the 427 were initially Offered - an "L30" version rated at 390 horsepower and the "L72," which cranked out 425 horsepower.

Known to collectors as "427/435" cars, these '67 models - especially the convertibles - are sought-after collector ESPECIALLY cars. The "L88" 430-horsepower delivered (with a single four-barrel carburetor) thanks to racing-tuned aluminum heads.  Also in 1969, Chevrolet built two "ZL1" 427 Corvette coupes. The ZL1 engine was essentially an all-aluminum version of the L88, with the aluminum cylinder block and heads, offering a tremendous weight advantage for racing. More of the engines were sold as crate engines to racers By 1970, the big-block engine grew to 454 cubic inches, just as the trend in high-compression, high-performance engines was beginning to Wane.

Those special models launched what has become a tradition for the Chevrolet Corvette, the which has Offered milestone anniversary and generational collector-edition models ever since. The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible represents the first time a Collector Edition and Anniversary Edition are being Offered in the same year - and available on the same car.

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