Numbers Matching, Manual Convertible Top, Vinyl Interior, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Seatbelts There’s definitely something magic about a 427 in a Corvette. That’s what legends are all about. This one is the numbers-matching L72, which was the nastiest powerplant on the streets in the mid-60s. It’s a remarkably docile beast when you’re tooling around town, but snarls and roars through the side pipes when you’re gunning it and despite the big horsepower number, it doesn’t seem to get cranky. It’s dressed properly, with Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers, a chrome air cleaner, and correct blue stripe cooling hoses, plus the all-important ‘427’ decal on the air cleaner. It’s remarkable how much room the side pipes free up underneath, but it gives you a great view of the very tidy floors and prove that this is a Corvette with nothing to hide following the frame-off restoration. Four-wheel disc brakes are a great idea in a car with this much horsepower and the factory knock-offs look great and are shod with 205/75/15 whitewall radials that take you back to 1966 all over again.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States