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corvette interior – Specs for 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray

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

Construction : Cast-iron block and heads, single cam, pushrods

Compression ratio : 11 : 1

Induction : Rochester fuel injection or one / two Carter four barrel carbs

Maximum 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, optional three-speed manual, or Powerglide automatic

Body / Chassis : Steel ladder frame with two door convertible or coupe fiberglass body

Wheels : Five bolt steel (knock off aluminum optional ) 6in. x 15in.

Tires : 6. 7 in. x 15 in. Firestone Super Sport 170

Brakes : Drums to 1965, then four wheel discs

Front Suspension : Double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Rear Suspension : Semi-trailing arms, half shafts and transverse links 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.

Production : 118, 964 including 1963-67

Price : $4240 for 1967 Convertible

The 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray

 

The next generation Corvette was the 1963-1967 Sting Ray, to not be confused with the 3rd generation 1968-82 Stingray (1 word ). The styling was the expression of most of the styling ideas of latest GM styling chief Bill Mitchell. The interior implemented a dual cockpit much like earlier Corvettes, but updated to the Sting Ray. Starting in 1963 the very first hard top coupe was offered, featuring the a two piece rear window design. Bill Mitchell intended for it to form a visual connection using the central raised sections upon the hood. The feature was dropped in 1964 since it limited rear visibility. Nevertheless the 1963 Sting Ray coupe is now the foremost desired model of second generation Corvettes.

 

Like all Corvettes, the Sting Ray’s body is constructed of fiberglass panels mounted on the steel ladder frame. Another new feature was the hidden twin pop-up headlights, which not just added style they aided in aerodynamic efficiency. Other styling cues from the Sting Ray include optional side mounted exhaust, a power bulge upon the hood (it was wider to the Corvettes that had the large block engine ), and absence of the trunk lid (access is from behind the seats ). Additionally the Corvette’s convertible top folds away completely when not active and it is stored beneath a flush fitting fiberglass panel behind the driver. There was also an optional hard top. The various year model Sting Ray’s could be differentiated by their side vent designs, as an example the 1967 had 5 side vents, the 1965 and 1966 models had triple side vents, the 1963-64 had horizontal double vents.

 

Sting Rays came in three engine sizes, the 327 cid, the 396 cid and also the 427 cid. Horsepower varied between 250 and 435 hp. The 396 engine was just offered in 1965, and dropped in 1966 in favor from the 427. The 1967 L88 427 cid V8 marked the pinnacle of performance to the second generation Corvette. The V8 engines drive the rear wheels via a four-speed manual or perhaps a three speed automatic transmission. The Sting Ray also had an alloy clutch housing and alloy-cased gearbox to assist with weight reduction and weight distribution. The 1963 Sting Ray was the very first Corvette to possess an independent suspension. The 1965 was the very first to possess 4 wheel disc brakes.

 

The 63 Corvette also experienced a racing option, the Z-06. The Z-06 was created by Zora Arkus-Duntoz like a purpose built racer. The Z-06 option consisted of the fuel-injected 327 cid V8, 36. 5 gallon fuel tank, heavy-duty brakes, heavy-duty suspension, and knock-off wheels. The heavy-duty brakes consisted of drums with sintered metallic linings, power assisted and backed using a dual circuit master cylinder.

 

scoops rammed fresh air towards the drums and cooling fans spun using the hub.

 

For 1967, there have been four versions from the 427 available. The very first version, the L36, cost just $200 more and featured one four barrel carb, 10. 25 : 1 compression and hydraulic lifters. It was eventually rated with a stout 390 bhp. Next up was the L68 for $305 which featured triple two-barrel Holley carbs (a primary for Corvette ) and was good for 400 bhp. At the highest was the L71 with triple two-barrel Holley carbs, solid lifters, special performance cams, and 11 : 1 compression that was conservatively rated at 435 bhp. Extremely rare (only 20 were built ) was the highest from the line L88 for $948 more. The L88 featured new aluminum heads, 12. 5 : 1 compression, and also a single Holley four barrel carb rated at 850 cfm that sat with an aluminum intake manifold having a special raised plenum chamber. Additionally, you have a transistor ignition and Positraction differential but did not obtain a fan shroud, heater, nor defroster. Chevrolet was reluctant about revealing the engine’s true potential and officially rated at only 430 bhp, but many experts believed it actually developed near 600 bhp ! Altogether, 9, 707 big-blocks were built, meaning that 42. 31% of 1967 Corvettes were 427s. Transmission choices were relatively simple. Using the L36 and L68, buyers could choose involving the wide-ratio ($184 ) or close-ratio ($184 ) four-speed manuals, or Powerglide automatic transmission ($194 ). The L71 came only using the close-ratio four-speed. Rear end gear ratios ranged from 3. 08 to 4. 11. Other available choices included side-mounted exhausts at $132, cast aluminum bolt-on wheels at $263 and detachable hardtop to the convertible for $232.

 

Stats by year :

 

1963

Production : 21, 314

Coupe : 10, 594

Z06 Coupe : 199

Convertible : 10, 919

Engines :

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 (

V8 360 bhp @ 6000 rpm, 352 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

Performance :

327 / 370 : 0-60 in 5. 9 seconds, 1 / 4 mile in 14. 9 seconds.

1964

Production : 22, 229

Coupe : 8, 304

Convertible : 13, 925

Engines :

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.

V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

 

Performance :

N / A

1965

Production : 23, 652

Coupe : 8, 186

Convertible : 15, 376

Engines :

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.

V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

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

 

Performance :

396 / 425 : 0-60 in 5. 7 seconds, 1 / 4 mile in 14. 1 seconds @ 103 mph.

1966

Production : 27, 720

Coupe : 9, 958

 

Convertible : 17, 762

 

Engines :

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.

Performance :

427 / 425 : 0-60 in 5. 7 seconds, 1 / 4 mile in 14 seconds.

 

1967

Production : 22, 940

Coupe : 14, 436

Convertible : 8, 504

 

Engines :

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.

 

Performance :

L88 : 1 / 4 mile in 12. 8 seconds @ 112mph.

 

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