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  Chevrolet Corvette C3
1968 - 1982
Chevrolet Corvette C3
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Automatic
4 Speed Manual
Number Built 542000 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details V8
Capacity
452 in3 
Max Power
460 bhp @rpm 
Max Torque
 
Power to Weight
293 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
 
Specific Output 62 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
5.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
13.5sec @103mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
185.3 in 
Width
69.0 in 
Height
48.0 in 
Weight
3520 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing
New Price £n/a
Used Price £12000 - £50000

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GM launched the third generation Corvette C3 in 1968, with production spanning a record 14 years until 1982. The chassis and engines were carried over from the C2, but with newly styled body and interior.

A variety of engines powered the C3 through its lifespan, all the way up to a 7.4 litre (454 cu in) Big Block LS6, with no less that 460hp and a 5.4sec 0-60mph sprint! However, emissions restrictions saw that figure gradually fall throughout the 70's.

The C3's swooping lines were inspired by the Corvette Mako Shark concept from the mid 1960s. The glassfibre body saw many different design transitions, with most model years introducing a new exterior or interior feature.

Well over half a million C4s were produced during it's 14 year lifespan. They can be bought for a bargain price (from 12k in the UK) but special, early models can go higher than 50k.


Ratings
 
Performance7/10
Handling5/10
Looks8/10
Features6/10
Quality6/10
Costs8/10
Desire8/10
Eco2/10
Practicality3/10
Sound10/10
Overall Rating
63%
Ranks 825 of 1123
Money No Object
61%
Ranks 868 of 1123
Bargain Rating
63%
Ranks 273 of 1123

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Variants
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Lineage
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Corvette C1

(1953 - 1962)
  

Corvette C2

(1963 - 1967)
  

Corvette C3

(1968 - 1982)
 
  

Corvette C4

(1984 - 1996)
  

Corvette C5

(1997 - 2004)
  

Corvette C6

(2005 - 2013)
 
  

Corvette C7

(2014 - 2019)
  

Corvette C8

(2020 - date)

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