1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray Car History

Specs for 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray

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

Development: Cast-press square and heads, single cam, pushrods

Pressure proportion: 11:1

Enlistment: Rochester fuel infusion or one/two Carter four barrel carbs

Greatest 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, discretionary three-speed manual, or Powerglide programmed

Body/Chassis: Steel step outline with two entryway convertible or car fiberglass body

Wheels: Five jolt steel (knock off aluminum discretionary) 6in. x 15in.

Tires: 6.7 in. x 15 in. Firestone Super Sport 170

Brakes: Drums to 1965, at that point four wheel circles

Front Suspension: Double wishbone, curl springs, against move bar

Raise Suspension: Semi-trailing arms, half shafts and transverse connections 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.

Generation: 118,964 including 1963-67

Cost: $4240 for 1967 Convertible

The 1963-1967 Corvette Sting Ray

The second era Corvette was the 1963-1967 Sting Ray, not to be mistaken for the third era 1968-82 Stingray (1 word). The styling was the statement of a large number of the styling thoughts of new GM styling boss Bill Mitchell. The inside executed a double cockpit like prior Corvettes, however refreshed for the Sting Ray. Beginning in 1963 the main hard best roadster was offered, highlighting the a two piece raise window outline. Bill Mitchell planned for it to shape a visual association with the focal raised areas on the hood. The element was dropped in 1964 in light of the fact that it constrained back perceivability. However the 1963 Sting Ray car is currently the most looked for after model of second era Corvettes.

Like all Corvettes, the Sting Ray's body is built of fiberglass boards mounted on a steel stepping stool outline. Another new element was the shrouded twin fly up headlights, which not just included style they supported in streamlined proficiency. Other styling signs of the Sting Ray incorporate discretionary side mounted fumes, a power swell on the hood (this was more extensive for the Corvettes that had the huge square motor), and nonappearance of a trunk cover (get to is from behind the seats). Moreover the Corvette's convertible best creases away totally when not being used and is put away underneath a flush fitting fiberglass board behind the driver. There was likewise a discretionary hard best. The distinctive year demonstrate Sting Ray's can frequently be separated close by vent outlines , for example the 1967 had 5 side vents, the 1965 and 1966 models had triple side vents, the 1963-64 had level twofold vents.

Sting Rays came in three motor sizes, the 327 cid, the 396 cid and the 427 cid. Pull shifted in the vicinity of 250 and 435 hp. The 396 motor was just offered in 1965, and dropped in 1966 for the 427. The 1967 L88 427 cid V8 denoted the apex of execution for the second era Corvette. The V8 motors drive the back wheels through a four-speed manual or a three speed programmed transmission. The Sting Ray likewise had a compound grip lodging and composite cased gearbox to help with weight lessening and weight conveyance. The 1963 Sting Ray was the primary Corvette to have an autonomous suspension. The 1965 was the first to have 4 wheel circle brakes.

The 63 Corvette additionally had a hustling alternative, the Z-06. The Z-06 was made by Zora Arkus-Duntoz as a reason constructed racer. The Z-06 choice comprised of a fuel-infused 327 cid V8, 36.5 gallon fuel tank, overwhelming obligation brakes, substantial obligation suspension, and knock-off wheels. The substantial obligation brakes comprised of drums with sintered metallic linings, control helped and upheld by a double circuit ace chamber. "Elephant ear" scoops slammed natural air to the drums and cooling fans spun with the center point.

For 1967, there were four renditions of the 427 accessible. The principal form, the L36, cost just $200 increasingly and highlighted a solitary four barrel carb, 10.25:1 pressure and water driven lifters. It was evaluated at a heavy 390 bhp. Next up was the L68 for $305 which included triple two-barrel Holley carbs (a first for Corvette) and was useful for 400 bhp. At the best was the L71 with triple two-barrel Holley carbs, strong lifters, uncommon execution cams, and 11:1 pressure which was minimalistically appraised at 435 bhp. To a great degree uncommon (just 20 were manufactured) was the highest point of the line L88 for $948 more. The L88 highlighted new aluminum heads, 12.5:1 pressure, and a solitary Holley four barrel carb evaluated at 850 cfm that sat on an aluminum consumption complex with an extraordinary raised plenum chamber. What's more, you got a transistor start and Positraction differential however didn't get a fan cover, radiator, nor defroster. Chevrolet was hesitant about uncovering the motor's actual potential and formally appraised at just 430 bhp, however most specialists trusted that it in truth grew near 600 bhp! Taking all things together, 9,707 major pieces were assembled, implying that 42.31% of every one of the 1967 Corvettes were 427s. Transmission decisions were generally straightforward. With the L36 and L68, purchasers could pick between the wide-proportion ($184) or close-proportion ($184) four-speed manuals, or Powerglide programmed transmission ($194). The L71 came just with the nearby proportion four-speed. Backside outfit proportions ran from 3.08 to 4.11. Different alternatives included side-mounted depletes at $132, cast aluminum dash on wheels at $263 and separable hardtop for the convertible for $232.

Details by year:

1963

Generation: 21,314

Car: 10,594

Z06 Coupe: 199

Convertible: 10,919

Motors:

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 ("fuelie") V8 360 bhp @ 6000 rpm, 352 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

Execution:

327/370: 0-60 out of 5.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.9 seconds.

1964

Generation: 22,229

Car: 8,304

Convertible: 13,925

Motors:

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.

L84 327 ("fuelie") V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

Execution:

N/A

1965

Generation: 23,652

Car: 8,186

Convertible: 15,376

Motors:

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.

L84 327 ("fuelie") V8 375 bhp @ 6200 rpm, 350 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm.

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

Execution:

396/425: 0-60 out of 5.7 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.1 seconds @ 103 mph.

1966

Generation: 27,720

Car: 9,958

Convertible: 17,762

Motors:

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.

Execution:

427/425: 0-60 out of 5.7 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14 seconds.

1967

Generation: 22,940

Car: 14,436

Convertible: 8,504

Motors:

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.

Execution:

L88: 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds @ 112mph.

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