The biggest issue is spec for me The L88 had no Radio heater or air conditioner. Built for Sebring. I spoke to folks yesterday at Big city corvettes Keen corvettes and guy on Long Island Rt 109 Babylon BIG PLACE I forget the name. They all said that I would be detracting from the VALUE. The guy in California said if ya want a Vette with a radio buy one that they originally put a radio in. The L** never had a Radio Thanks so much for your input
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 specs
|Curb weight||1515 kg (3340 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.45 m (175 in) long, 1.77 m (70 in) wide, 1.26 m (50 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.49 m (98 in)|
|Origin country||United States|
|Engine type||GM Chevrolet Big-Block V-8 427 L88|
|Displacement||7.0 l (427 ci / 6997 cc)|
|Power||568 ps (560 bhp / 418 kw) @ 5400 rpm|
|Torque||746 Nm (550 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm|
|Power / liter||81 ps (80 hp)|
|Power / weight||375 ps (370 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||492 Nm (363 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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backlash 1m ago
Backlash 1m ago
Question - If your building an L88 replicate as I am for 12 years from all NOS parts, that I have actually found on ebay and Graig's list and your near the end of this outrageous endeavor and your Builder wants to put a Radio in the car because he is a music person - Driving me nuts - Gonna distract from the value of what I done Right?? I want to stay within spec as much as possible NO?
FastestLaps 1m ago
Radio can be done well for old cars. There are firms making retro replica car radios that blend in perfectly with the rest of the interior. Bigger issue would be speaker placement. Those can't stick out too much either.
Hoppelmoppel123 5m ago
Super8 8y ago
Sadly, because C2 had aero problem, it can reach it's true top speed. But GM claim is 170 mph.
Shaggy 9y ago
Actually, it was 560. With that much power, you'd think it'd be faster, but with the close ratio 4 on the floor, the car is designed very much for acceleration, just like most other old school muscle cars.
Super8 9y ago
It also happen in 1968 L88.
Super8 9y ago
@ Mike B: It's never underrated. 430 Hp is one of GM trick to fool insurance company. Some magazine when tested this car feel this car had close performance like racing version. I believe the net was around 420 Hp.
Super8 10y ago
@ Mike B : Try this page :
It's 1968 model
Mike B 10y ago
I don't find reasonable the use of that output, not only was the 560hp not stock, even if it was underrrated the advertised 430hp gross hp would still be higher than the real as installed net hp, which was probably around 350hp or less.
Super8 10y ago
Same deal like 1968 model and only 20 that ever made.