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While the company had repeatedly attempted to produce a transaxle that was able to withstand the torque of a high-power V-8 engine, the design and the tooling expenses required to develop one that would be used only in a low-volume model would have sent Corvette prices skyrocketing beyond control. Still, it was decided that if General Motors could not entice consumers with a car that provided leading-edge technology, then Mitchell and company would introduce them to a car that had exotic styling.

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Quarter mile drag race between two iconic American muscle cars the Corvette and the Camaro. On paper, the 1970 Camaro Z28 has the edge thanks to its high winding solid lifter LT1 350 small which makes 360 horsepower. But will it be enough to beat the 1965 Corvette that comes...
1967 L68 427CI engine in open hood of white C2 Corvette
By the 1960s the Corvette was beginning to hit its stride, especially in terms of performance. While the GM small-block reigned supreme initially, the 1960s would see the rise of the high-displacement big-block, complete with 400-plus horsepower. This was on par with the times, as the horsepower wars of the muscle car era were in full swing. This resulted in several extremely memorable power plants.
Exposed 1964 L76 engine sitting in blue Corvette with hood open
The 265 cubic-inch small-block served as the jumping-off point for further engine development. Chevrolet spent the following decade perfecting their earlier small-block, which eventually grew in displacement and became a testbed for early fuel injection technology. Further progress was made in 1964, with the release of the L76 V8. This potent small block proved quite reliable while dishing out more than enough horsepower.
Close-up of 1964 Corvette L84 engine
In under a decade, GM’s small-block received a substantial boost in displacement while also becoming the standard-bearer for several new internal developments in engine technology. These developments ultimately produced a new crop of small-block powerplants based on Chevrolet’s new 327 cubic-inch engine platform. Of the four 327 cubic-inch small blocks available in 1964, none topped the output of the fuel-injected L84 V8.
1965 Corvette Sales Brochures
Download this 1965 Corvette Dealers Sales Brochure for a quick look at the features of the car. We think it's unwise to just tinker with an American classic like the Corvette Sting Ray. Changes should be meaningful. This fine road machine was and still is America's only...
1964 chevrolet corvette convertible
Our team has scoured the web to find some great videos of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. The 1964 Corvette is the second model year of the second generation of the 'Vette and has a cult following. Unfortunately, finding good quality videos of '64 Vettes is getting harder due to their age and fewer of them surviving.
1965 chevrolet corvette
As the 1965 model year approached, the design team behind the Chevy Corvette continued to refine the overall design of the C2 Sting Ray, making only minor cosmetic changes in the process.  Instead, the focus for the second-generation’s third year centralized on some significant mechanical upgrades that would vastly improve the Corvette's already impressive handling and drivability.
1965 Corvette 396ci
Up for sale is a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette coupe that was produced in April of ‘65 in the St.Louis, Missouri Chevrolet plant. It is currently listed on BringATrailer and there are just over 5 hours left at the time of this article.  This 3rd-owner ‘65 Corvette is finished in Glen...
1966 corvette
Despite its popularity, the second-gen Corvette holds the record for the fewest number of production years of any generation Corvette. The most valuable examples of the C2 Corvette live sort of like "bookends" at the start and finish of second-gen production.

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