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• A variety of Chevrolet V8s were available which culminated in the famous L88 engine option, a 427ci homologation special, which found its way into the last Sting Rays in 1967. • Fuel injection was an option, with regular ‘big-blocks’ coming into the range from the 1965 model year onwards;
• And the most charismatic version – big-block, limited-edition specials aside – has to be the original ‘split window’ coupé;
• And while comparisons with the Cobra can be fully justified, do remember that the nicest early Corvette, like this one, is available to buy at less than a tenth of the price of Shelby’s finest.

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Digital Media, Weekend

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13 Responses to “Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ‘Split Window’ Coupé”

  1. ComradeAnon says:

    Automatic?

  2. MidlifeNocrisis says:

    Ha. That brings back memories. I had a chance to drive one of those back in the early 70′s. I was just a kid. It was a friend of a friend’s and he let me drive it for a couple of days. Had a 327 ci engine, 4 speed manual. Needless to say……… I wore a little rubber off of the tires!

  3. irondoor says:

    Re: ComradeAnon:

    Yep, it’s the old 2-speed Power-glide automatic.

    Enlarge the engine picture and you’ll see a 300-hp 327. This Corvette would be in the “ladies” configuration, with air conditioning, but no power windows.

    Only 20 of the L88′s were built, generally not available to the “public”, and only came with the M-22 4-speed. If you had one of them today, it would certainly be worth a few multiples of their original +/- $5,000 purchase price (maybe 5o x, depending on condition and racing history). Not as pricey today as the Cobra, of course, but still one of the great sport coupes of all time.

  4. wally says:

    I’m old enough to remember when those came out; I was in high school then.

  5. Bob A says:

    and gas was $0.25/gallon

  6. theexpertisin says:

    Timeless beauty…….

  7. enver says:

    It’s always been my favorite ‘vette.
    You can still find them at car shows, if only to drool.

  8. possum says:

    Restored a 67 Stingray convertible with the 327/350HP engine and 4spd transmission.

    Fun car to cruise around in on a Sunday afternoon, but drove like a truck compared to modern sports cars. Went like a bat out of hell though.

  9. Bokolis says:

    I fully realize how universally beloved this car is but, in retrospect, the Sting Ray didn’t look all that different from a ’70s-era 240Z/280Z. If you’re the type- if you’re a ‘vette lover, there’s a good chance- that used to refer to the Z as a “jap car,” you may be a little butt-hurt…not tryna to troll on y’all, it just all looks the same from here.

    Granted, those of you that were around for it probably now romanticize (glory days/a time when you could do pretty much whateverTF you wanted) for a different reason than you did back then (chick magnet). But, anyone who has never owned a ‘vette has probably heard a bird or two say that those cars are for guys with little…

    As it is a chick magnet, the birds probably speak from experience; you owners at least have that.

    * Disclosure – This was before my time; I’ve only been in the bitch passenger seat as an adult. I declined the offer to drive because…too long/good of a (back)story.

  10. BennyProfane says:

    Recently saw a black split window 327 with knockoffs at a local car show. So cool. Not a huge Vette fan, but, that one has it.

  11. jdljdl says:

    Same color as viagra. Too predictable. BR, you can do better than this.

  12. Herman Frank says:

    Yep! My mother still has her wooden tennis racket in the attic. Beautiful wood-grains, great luscious varnish job, (totally dried out-) natural gut strings, cotton grip. Wow! Beautiful!
    Then I go home, grab my new tennis racket and say “Wow! That’s actually, really, truly, how I want my racket to be!”
    “The only good thing of “the good old times” is that they’re old”. Good riddance!