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1965, 1966

1966 Corvette
Three vertical louvers found on 1965 and 1966 Corvettes
Above: Three functional (Thanks, GM!) vertical fender louvers were common to all 1965 and 1966 Corvettes.
1966 Corvette hood insignia 1966 Corvette hood insignia
Distinguishing the 1966 'vette is the job of the "Corvette" script in the left front of the hood. The script was not installed in 1965 Corvettes (below).

1965 Corvette small block hood
The hood depressions on the 1963 and 1964 Corvettes were gone in the 1965 through 1967 model years.

Fuel Injection signal on 1965 Corvette 396 engine signal on 1965 Corvette 427 engine signal on 1966 Corvette
Above Right: Three louvers and a fuel injection emblem signify a 1965 Corvette as that was the last year for that option. Middle: 396 emblem also identifies a 1965 Corvette as that was the only year that engine was available. Right: 427 emblem above the three vertical louvers was only found on 1966 'vettes.
1965,1966 Corvette big block engine hood bulge Hood bulge (right) signified that a big block engine was lurking underneath in 1965 and 1966 Corvettes. Be aware however that there are reports that the factory installed some big block hoods on small block equipped cars due to parts availability.

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