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How do you think a 98 LS1 Corvette would do against a 67 427?
 

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I don't have the numbers to crunch, but personally I would hope the 67 would take the win....I just like what the 67 has under the hood and the "muscle car era" it represents. The 1967 Corvette is by far my favorite C-2 Corvette.



What a car it is!!!!
 

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I don't have the numbers to crunch, but personally I would hope the 67 would take the win....I just like what the 67 has under the hood and the "muscle car era" it represents. The 1967 Corvette is by far my favorite C-2 Corvette.



What a car it is!!!!

Nice ride!!!
 

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The newer one would most likely be the victor performance and comfort wise. However the '67 is infinitely cooler and would be a more enjoyable drive.
 

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stock for stock, I would give it to the '67 for better H.P./weight
Don't you think that the RWHP on the 98 would prevail? The 67 was rated at gross HP and the driveline, induction system, ignition system, etc are certainly not as efficient.
 

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I may be off a bit, but I beleieve that even though the '67 is maybe a 100 (or so) pounds heavier, the 427 produces about 80 more horses.

In a straight line I would bet on the '67. On twisties, I would bet on the '98.
 

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I may be off a bit, but I beleieve that even though the '67 is maybe a 100 (or so) pounds heavier, the 427 produces about 80 more horses.

In a straight line I would bet on the '67. On twisties, I would bet on the '98.
Dont forget that the '67 has pizza cutters compared to the '98 in the tire department.
 

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You did not mention the engine RPO in the '67, but lets go with the L71 427/435. I believe that there is no question that the '98 LS1 would be the victor on a road course. It has the better suspension and tires as well as the engine management system.
In the quarter mile, I am not going to pick. If the '67 can hook, than I don't think the '98 will be able to overcome the HP difference plus those old big blocks had tons of torque.
Love my C5 owned a '66 big block roadster L72 427/425. I would give up my C5 in a heart beat for my "66.
 

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I may be off a bit, but I beleieve that even though the '67 is maybe a 100 (or so) pounds heavier, the 427 produces about 80 more horses.

In a straight line I would bet on the '67. On twisties, I would bet on the '98.
Even if you lost in the 67', Just imagine how cool you would look doing it:thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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In April of 1997, Motor Trend did a very similar test, comparing a '67 427/435 4-speed Vette convertable with factory sidepipes to a '97 6 speed coupe. The '67 had a 4.11 and stock wheels and tires (read "skinny"), while the '97 had a 3.42 and modern rubber.

0-60 Results: '67 - 5.6 sec., '97 - 4.8 sec.

Quarter Mile Results: '67 - 13.8 @ 110.5, '97 - 13.2 @ 109.6

I don't know, but don't the similar top speeds seem to say traction problems in the '67, but similar power to the '97??


Vette Magazine did a similar test between a 1969 435 coupe and an '89 6-speed coupe (rated at 245hp) in the September '89 issue. The C3 had an M21, 3.70 gears and 255/60/15 Radial T/As.

0-60 Results: C3 - 5.3, '89 - 5.6

Quarter Mile Results: C3 - 13.32 @ 109.22, '89 - 14.1 @ 99

The improvement in the '69 over the '67 results says a lot about having better tires (or at least, more contact patch), because the '67 intake is much better than the swashed-down unit on the '69. In any event, the '97 was still faster in the quarter.
 

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I agree... the '67 is soooo great looking none of this really matters, and clearly traction is the only issue.

Now I want a C2.
 
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