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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

By 1967, the Corvette was already a respected name on the market, and all it needed was a bump in the design.

General Motors appointed Larry Shinoda to design the car under Bill Mitchell's supervision. Even though the sports car relied on the same chassis as its predecessor, there were many upgrades that transformed the longest-running version of the Corvette ever, being produced between 1967 and 1982.

The idea of a plastic bodywork was kept, and the design resembled the one offered by the Mako Shark II concept car but with softer edges. Its V-shaped nose and the pop-up headlights were part of the Corvette package, inherited from its predecessor. Since it was built as a sports car, it featured two doors and no rear side windows. Unlike the Corvette C2, it featured a vertical back windscreen instead of a sloped one.

Inside, the carmaker installed low-mounted sport bucket seats separated by a tall center console where Chevrolet placed the hand-brake. Since it was more of a luxury car than a sports coupe, it featured a center stack where GM arranged the audio controls and the ventilation dials. The dashboard was sloped toward the car's occupants.

Under the hood, Chevrolet installed a choice of engines ranging from a 5.0-liter V8 up to the massive, 427 (7.0-liter) powerplant reserved for the special versions such as the track-focused L88. Depending on the version and model year, the C3 was available with either a three-speed manual, a four-speed manual, or the famous Turbo Hydramatic transmission.

CHEVROLET Corvette C3 1968 - 1982 2 Photos
CHEVROLET Corvette C3 (1968 - 1982)CHEVROLET Corvette C3 (1968 - 1982)
CHEVROLET Corvette C3 1968 - 1982
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.4L V8 4MT (304 HP)
  • 7.0L V8 4MT (429 HP)

CHEVROLET Corvette C3 5.4L V8 4MT (304 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.4L V8 4MT (304 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5354 cm3
Power
224 KW @ 5000 RPM
304 HP @ 5000 RPM
300 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
360 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
488 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
182.5 in (4636 mm)
Width
69 in (1753 mm)
Height
47 in (1194 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.3/59 in (1,481/1,499 mm)
Wheelbase
98 in (2489 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3197 lbs (1450 kg)

CHEVROLET Corvette C3 7.0L V8 4MT (429 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.0L V8 4MT (429 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6998 cm3
Power
320 KW @ 5800 RPM
429 HP @ 5800 RPM
429 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
468 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM
635 Nm @ 3600 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.1 in (4651 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
48.4 in (1229 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3218.7 lbs (1460 kg)
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