1967-1969 427/435 L71 & 1990-1995 LT5 Added to the Corvette Engine Blueprint Series
Corvette Engine Blueprint Series Salutes the 1967-1969 427/435 L71 and 1990-1995 LT5 Engines
Dateline: 2.3.17 – ATTENTION CORVETTE MOTORHEADS! We are officially announcing the next two classic Corvette engines in our NEW Corvette Engine Blueprint Series – the 1967-1969 427/435 L71 and the 1990-1995 LT5. We’re releasing these two engines together because they are arguably two of the most awesome-looking engines to ever live under the hood of a Corvette. The sight of that big, triangular air cleaner on top of that gigantic 427 big-block engine engine provides owners with instant bragging rights.
The same is true with the LT5 that powered the 1990-1995 ZR-1 Corvettes. With the ZR-1’s clam shell hood up, the 350-cid LT5 looks “stuffed” into the frame rails of the car, thanks to its big DOHC (double overhead cam) heads. And the intake runners of the LT5’s fuel injection system looks like the car has been to the gym and now has eight-pack abs! While the LS-series of Corvette engines went on to make much more power, the LT5 is still a sight to behold – a genuine jewel of engineering.
In September 2016 it was announced that GM had filed a trademark for the term, “LT5” which fueled speculation that Team Corvette is working on a new, modern version of the DOHC LT5 that could power the upcoming ZR1 or the mid-engine C8 Corvette. Chevrolet is being unusually tight-lipped on this one.
There was a major letdown in early January 2017 when Chevrolet announced that the C7 ZR1 would NOT debut at the Detroit International Auto Show. At this point, all we have is speculation as to when we’ll finally see GM’s latest flagship performance Corvette. It’s all just too delicious!
The new Corvette Engine Blueprint Series prints are given the “diazo blueprint” graphic treatment and each layout includes the engine’s basic statistics and illustrations of the badges that go with that engine and model Corvette.
Every print is sized so that it can be inexpensively matted and framed using a standard-size 16×20 poster frame, using a standard 16×20 mat with a 13-1/2-inch x 9-1/2-inch opening. Poster frames and mats are available at most large craft stores and should cost less than $40 for a frame and mat. Or, you can give your Corvette Engine Blueprint Series print the royal treatment at your local framing store.
Each print is made on 11×17 mat-finished white card stock, signed, and numbered in a series of 500 by the artist – yours truly. Price: Just $29.95, plus $6.95 S&H. Each print is shrink wrapped on 12×18 corrugated cardboard. (PSST!!! Secret Revealed! Every print order includes a special “companion print” at no extra charge!)
You can order your signed and numbered print from our safe and secure Amazon Store. Here are the links:
We will be rolling out the series of 20 prints, two at a time. Next up will be the C4 1992-1996 LT1 and the C7 LT1. Below is the complete list of 20 Corvette engines in our new series. Stay tuned, 16 more to come! – Scott
Here’s the complete roster of the Corvette Engine Blueprint Series prints;
1 – C7 Z06 LT4 Engine ← Released 1-19-17
2 – C7 LT1 Engine ← COMING SOON!
3 – 2009-2013 ZR1 LS9 Engine
4 – 2008-2013 LS3 Engine
5 – 2006-2013 Z06 427 LS7 Engine ← Released 1-19-17
6 – 2005-2007 LS2 Engine
7 – 2001-2004 Z06 LS6 Engine
8 – 1997-2004 LS1 Engine
9 – 1992-1996 LT1 Engine ← COMING SOON!
10 – 1990-1995 ZR-1 LT5 Engine ← Released 2-3-17
11 – 1985-1991 L98 Engine
12 – 1970-1/2 454 LS5 Engine Big-Block
13 – 1970-1/2-1972 LT-1 Engine
14 – 1969 427 ZL-1 Engine Big-Block
15 – 1967-1969 427 L71 Big-Block ← Released 2-3-17
16 – 1965 396 L78 Big Block
17 – 1963-1965 L84 Fuel Injected 327
18 – 1957-1961 Fuel Injected 283
19 – 1955-1956 265 V8
20 – 1953-1955 Blue Flame Six