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Manufactured  years 1968 - 1982.

During this time period, the C3 is one of America most valuable car and the third largest running car in the Corvettes series.

This car was designed by Larry Shinoda, who also designed the Ford Mustang

First C3 was 350 in³ 5.7 L V8 engine that delivered an output power of 430 hp

 

Year 1970, an enlarged engine of 454 in³ 7.4 L Big-Block V8 engines that delivered an output power of 390 hp.

In 1968 powerglide automatic transmission

In 1970, three speed manual and four speed manual transmission

In 1971, emission controls

In 1972, removable rear window

1973, radial tires, plastic front bumpers and chrome rear bumpers

In 1976, optional alloy wheels

Indy 500 Pace Cars edition in 1978 and L83 cross-fire fuel-injected engine had been introduced

Special Versions:

Collector Version
Year 1982, a TBI fuel injected engine which delivered an output power of 200hp, also aluminum wheels were placed, and special color was applied. A total of 6,759 Collector Version had been launched.

Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars
Launched for the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.  Sported a rear spoiler, stickers on rear fender wells, tinted glass t-tops. Chevrolet first thought of manufacturing 300 cars in this version, but due to demand 6,502 were manufactured.

Specifications

Body Style: - 2-door coupe and convertible
Type: - sports car
Transmission: - 2-speed automatic powerglide, 3-speed and 4-speed manual transmission.

Engines used in between 1968-1982;

327 in³ V8 small block engine
This engine was used during 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 300 hp to 350 hp.

350 in³ V8 small block engine
This engine was used in between 1969-1982 and the output power of the engine is about 300 hp to 200 hp.

427 in³ V8 Big-Block engine
This engine was used in between 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 390 hp to 400 hp.

427 in³ V8 Big-Block Tri-power engine
This engine was used in between 1968-1969 and the output power of the engine is about 435 hp.

427 in³ ZL1 aluminumV8 engine
This engine was used in between 1969-1970 and the output power of the engine is about 550 hp to 390 hp.

454 in³ V8 Big-Block engine
This engine was used in between 1971-1974 and the output power of the engine is about 425 hp to 275 hp.

305 in³ LG4 V8 engine
This engine was used in the year 1980 and the output power of the engine is about 180 hp.

Black Corvette C3 with full roller engine