1968 Chevrolet Corvette with ZL-1 Engine For Sale in Yukon, Oklahoma
Look out sports car enthusiasts! This 1968 Chevy Corvette ZL-1 Reproduction is a dream come true for any true appreciator or collector of pure American made muscle. This two-door convertible has been fully restored from the ground up and no expense has been spared in regards to it's parts and the time that has been invested into this quality representation. In fact, the total cost far exceeds the asking price! This is an award winning vehicle and truly an amazing work of art. Powered by a Chevrolet reissued ZL-1 all aluminum, true 427 that is mated with a Holley 850 cfm, 4-barrel. The original 390 horsepower, 427 engine block is included so that you can have proper matching numbers. It also comes with 4-speed manual M22 Rock Crusher Transmission. Both hard and soft tops are in pristine condition and go with the car.
This Corvette ZL-1 Reproduction was built by Gary Cluck. The details of his successful quest in building this beautiful beast, are as follows....
The interior was a big success in my mind. The interior of the body was completely lined with 27 ounce double foil insulation. All the seams were sealed with foil tape. This resulted in a cooler-than-expected ride in the Oklahoma summer, since very little of the heat from the engine or exhaust penetrates through the body. The foil insulation was then covered with Al Knoch carpet, shift boot and console.
The top is also an Al Knoch product, constructed from Stayfast fabric, which is currently used on the new Corvette.
The seats were torn down, frames restored and sent to Corvette America to be recovered with basketweave leather. They also supplied the door panels and dash pads.
The car was built to be driven on a daily basis. Therefore the engine was built for the street. My first priority was reliability and the second was that it must run on pump gas. Marty Morris of Scoggin-Dickey in Lubbock, TX, said "No problem, all I need is money."
The engine was built using as many GM Performance Parts as possible. The block is a 1996 re-issue of the original 1969 ZL-1. It is, in fact, a hybrid of the Mark 4, 5 and 6 engines using what I think are the best features of the three. The heads came complete from GMPP, oval ports with 2.25 intake valves and 1.88 exhaust valves. These were ported before installation. The cam comes from a 502/502 HP GMPP crate engine. There are several reasons I chose this cam. It's hydraulic. it uses roller lifters. and it supplies enough vacuum to support the power brakes and other vacuum-operatted items. The crank is a GMPP L-88 and the rods are LS-6/LS-7, making this a true 427 engine. Oil pump and pan are also LS-7 parts. while the pistons are JE forged with 10:1 compression ratio.
The carburetor is a correct 1969 ZL-1 4296 850 cfm unit. Ignition is by MSD with a billet tach drive distributor and a 6AL box limited to 6000 rpm. The exhaust system consists of Sanderson block-hugger headers
(HPC coated) with 2" pipe-. through Walker mufflers.
(NOTE The Sanderson headers have since been replaced by GMPP standard exhaust headers)
The results from the dyno are a testament to Scoggin-Dickey's ability to build engines. Torque is rated at 508 lb/ft at 4100 rprn and 528hp at 5800 rpm. The engine pulls well from lower rpms with 462 lb/ft on tap at 2800 rpm.