June 3, 2015
Eventually, somebody says it. You're standing around an old car and the conversation turns to its engine, as it always does. Then it comes out.
Bro, put an LS in it. Bro, resto-mod. Bro, pro-touring. Bro, LS swap.
Engine swaps are cool and all, but don't think that dropping a modern V8 into our long-term 1966 Corvette would make it better.
May 28, 2015
In 1966, just as in 2015, every Corvette was rear-wheel drive, V8-powered and available as a coupe or a convertible.
After much debate and about six weeks of research we decided to pursue a Nassau Blue (the most popular color in 1966) coupe powered by the base and most popular engine, a 300-horsepower, 327-cubic-inch small-block with a 10.5-to-1 compression ratio, and a four-speed manual transmission.