Who, honestly, could not love a Cobra 427??
My Z06 has been described. It is my 6th and probably last Corvette.
It cannot Compete with the new marks of the Z06 or even the standard Corvette-shceduled to go to 700 and 500hp in 7.0 and 6.2 liter form.
The immediate standard Corvette features a 6.0 litre short block based, on the famous '327' block.
The Old 7 litre Block's origins are not known to me at this sitting.
The current 7.0litre Z06 is based, I beleive on this short block in cast aluminum form.
although of the same heritage, and convertible to 7.0 litre for modest (about $12000) fees my little 405hp 5.7litre is no longer the King Kong Of Corvettes.
I rather favor the C-3 and C-5 variants out of the ones I owned. The "shark' concept introduced by Ankus Duntov was not my favorite, but I quite enjoeyed the used one I picked up for $3500 in 1970.
Sold it for $5000 and thought I was a real smartass.