A limited-edition crate engine that honors the legendary ZL1
At the height of the muscle car wars, a few enterprising, dealer-backed racers worked the loopholes of Chevrolet’s COPO ordering system to create a handful of factory-built supercars that weren’t found in any brochure or order guide. They were equipped with an all-aluminum 427 engine dubbed the ZL1. It was similar in specification to the legendary L88 427, but with an aluminum block that saved about 100 pounds.
Chevrolet Performance commemorates the ZL1 with the Anniversary Edition 427 — an aluminum-block crate engine that mimics the original in spirit, but with design upgrades that make it a street-friendly option for resto-mod and tribute projects. Our modern aluminum cylinder block features strength-enhancing design tweaks, screw-in galley plugs, and more. We also use a hydraulic roller camshaft in place of the ZL1’s original-type flat-tappet cam, making for smoother street operation and greatly reduced maintenance.
Only 427 examples of this unique engine were built, with each numbered crate engine including a special owner’s kit with an authenticity certificate, special 427 emblems, and more.
ANNIVERSARY EDITION 427 DYNO
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Already own one, but lost some of the paperwork? We’ve got you covered with downloads and links for some of the more important documents below. You’ll find everything from the vital data about your engine’s capabilities to how to install it into your build, even all of the warranty information should you need to make a claim. And don’t forget, the best way we can make sure to get you the latest information on your specific part is to tell us which one you have by registering your engine. No matter what stage of your build you’re in — from shopping for the right part to that part having turned in a few miles — we have the information you need.
**The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Destination freight charge is $995 for 2014 Tahoe, 2014 SS, 2014 Corvette Coupe and 2014 Corvette Convertible.
***The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Includes destination freight charge and gas guzzler tax.
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