While browsing Corvettes on eBay today I came across a rare GM Performance crate engine still in the original crate! Those building an early C3 restomod might want to take a closer look.
Back in 2002, GM Performance did a special run of 200 crate engines based on the legendary 1969 ZL1 engines that were originally built for CAN-AM racing and were also placed in just two Corvettes and 69 Camaros. These anniversary 454 ci engines feature consecutively-numbered blocks with this one being no. 46 of the 200 produced.
The all-aluminum Ram Jet ZL1 has a compression ratio of 10.2:1 and the fuel injection set-up is based on the Ram Jet 502. The ZL1 Anniversary crate motor makes 510 hp and 493 lb-ft of torque and runs on 93 octane unleaded premium gasoline.
The ZL1 fuel-injected crate motor was designed for use in 1978 and earlier pre-emissions street vehicles and it comes complete with everything you need (ignition, fuel system, water pump, starter, automatic transmission flexplate, ECM and wiring harness) for a quick and easy installation.
The ZL1 Anniversary Crate Engine is featured as a classified ad on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $21,999.
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