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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray L79 327/350 HP

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray L79 327/350 HP

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray L79 327/350 HP

In 1965, Chevrolet fitted their L79 small-block in the Corvette as the entry level option. It was produced from 1965 to 1968.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at St. Louis, Missouri, USA
engine L79 90 Degree V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Rochester 4-Barrel Carburettor
displacement 5359 cc / 327 in³
compression 11.0:1
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output 65.31 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 229.66 bhp per tonne
torque 488.1 nm / 360 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
body / frame Fibreglass over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 6.70×15
rear tires 6.70×15
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
steering Recirculating Ball
f suspension A-Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Tubular Shock Absorbers
r suspension Half Shafts wLateral Struts, Radius Rods, Transverse Leaf Springs, Hydrualic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1524 kg / 3360 lbs
wheelbase 2489 mm / 98 in
front track 1430 mm / 56.3 in
rear track 1448 mm / 57 in
length 4448 mm / 175.1 in
width 1768 mm / 69.6 in
height 1265 mm / 49.8 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L79 327/350 HP

High end correct restoration done to NCRS standards. Completely numbers matching and correct. L79 327/350 HP engine. C60 factory ar conditioning. A82 headrest seats. N40 power steering. J50 power brakes. N14 side exhaust. N89 cast aluminum bolt on wheels. QB1 redline tires. Engine casting #3892657; engine casting date J116 (October 11, 1966); Engine stamp #7102900. Transmission stamp #7S102900; carburetor #3810 and #3906631; intake casting #38904490; alternator #1100750. Exhaust manifold #3846559 LH and #3747042 RH; overflow tank #3155416.

Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum