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All-new Corvette C2 launched in Septem­ber 1962 in con­vert­ible and fast­back coupé forms. Its dif­fer­ence was marked by adding Sting Ray to the name. Un­der­neath the Bill Mitchell styling was a new chas­sis with vastly im­proved sus­pen­sion, but the en­gines re­mained the same – a 327ci (5.4-litre) V8 of­fered in four states of tune from 250bhp to a fuel-in­jected 360bhp.

For 1964 the coupé lost its split rear win­dow and power out­put crept up. The small-block V8 was joined by a big-block 396ci (6.5-litre) op­tion for 1965, of­fer­ing 425bhp. The fol­low­ing year this grew to 427ci (6997cc), with peak power com­ing from the 425bhp LT1 op­tion in 1967.

C2 Corvette was re­placed af­ter just five years in pro­duc­tion; 117,966 Sting Rays had been built.

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