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Very nice car! I read that the 7.0 litre engine in the C-6's had a cubic inch displacement of 427.8, however rather than round up GM wanted to designate the motor a 427, symbolic of the 427 of the past, thus it's deemed a 427 and not a 428!

I'm not going to debate automatic transmissions versus manuals because there are positive attributes for each and I'll leave it simply to personal preference, however I've always been partial to manuals. I feel your more at one with, and connected to the car with a manual. I also read that although automatics outsell manual Corvettes making up 80% of total sales, interestingly in Germany Porche experiences the opposite ratios.

Anyhow you've got a beautiful looking Vette, enjoy!

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Very nice car! I read that the 7.0 litre engine in the C-6's had a cubic inch displacement of 427.8, however rather than round up GM wanted to designate the motor a 427, symbolic of the 427 of the past, thus it's deemed a 427 and not a 428!

I'm not going to debate automatic transmissions versus manuals because there are positive attributes for each and I'll leave it simply to personal preference, however I've always been partial to manuals. I feel your more at one with, and connected to the car with a manual. I also read that although automatics outsell manual Corvettes making up 80% of total sales, interestingly in Germany Porche experiences the opposite ratios.

Anyhow you've got a beautiful looking Vette, enjoy!

Cobra
427.7 - but; .1 no big difference - splitting hairs - LOL.
 

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427.7 - but; .1 no big difference - splitting hairs - LOL.

Hmmm...from Wikipedia.....

The Z06 arrived as a 2006 model in the third quarter of 2005 and is the lightest of all Corvette models. The Z06 was equipped with the largest-displacement small-block engineever produced, a new 7,011 cc (7.0 L; 427.8 cu in) V8 engine codenamed the LS7.
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments guys. I’m really enjoying the car. I picked it up in Ontario and drove home to NB . Here is a quick pic I took of mine and my wife car. I will get some better pics of the cars together soon.
 

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Love the 2013 427 Convertible and especially in the white/grey stripe colors.
I first saw one this summer at the Corvette Caravan in the museum at Bowling Green.
If I could find a good one Id likely sell my 07 and buy it! :carbounce:
 

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Love the 2013 427 Convertible and especially in the white/grey stripe colors.
I first saw one this summer at the Corvette Caravan in the museum at Bowling Green.
If I could find a good one Id likely sell my 07 and buy it! :carbounce:
Yes, it is a nice car - I luv the big 427 V8 myself - won't be cheap; but, not a heck of a lot either. Post pics of her when you find her.
 

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Wooooooooooooooo! Awesome! Very nice Paul! Love the matching cars.
 

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These are what I put on our Chevelle back in the day. If you look closely, you can see it on the fender. The numbers were what they used on the 1969 427 Corvettes.
Our COPO Chevelle and I 1970.JPG
Ken's 1969 427 Corvette Hood.JPG
 
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