... 2500 miles on the LS1 engine swap from a 2001 Corvette

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: LS1 / 4L60E
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: with LS1/4L60E swap - No Reserve
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 186,440
  • VIN: 1Z37L6S445454
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 5.7L LS1 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States


I’m only the second owner of this car and have owned it since 1981.I have about 2500 miles and 3 years on the LS engine swap, it has been rock-solid reliable and an absolute blast to drive, but it’s time for a new project and I don’t have room for them all. The swap almost doubled the horsepower of the original engine....

I have all records on this car since 1981, including detailed records and parts list from the LS1 swap, with a complete list of the modifications made.

The odometer shows 86440, which I know to be 186440 since I bought the car with roughly 40K miles on it.

I completed the installation of the 5.7L LS1 (which was a take-out from a 2001 Corvette) in the summer of 2015.The engine has ‘241’ heads and an LS6 intake manifold;The LS1 engine produced 350HP in stock 2001 Corvette form, I have done nothing to the engine / tune aside from adaptations needed to work in the chassis.All the powertrain electronics / fuel system are stock 2001 Corvette, with the only modifications being those needed to adapt it to the chassis.

The transmission is a 4L60E, fully rebuilt at the time of the powertrain installation, from a HD truck core (“4KZD”) with the 5-pinion planetary. Shifts perfectly and it is all tunable with the PCM.

True dual exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers – sounds amazing.

The HVAC system was also exchanged at the time of the new engine, for a complete Vintage Air system.Uses a modern Sanden compressor compatible with the LS1 engine, but operates using the stock controls and air outlets.The A/C system works great.

Chassis-wise, the frame is all-original and in great shape; it has a Van Steel front suspension kit with tubular A-arms and coil-over adjustable shocks which allow ride-height adjustment.

American Racing Ansen Sprints wheels, 17x8” in front, 17x9” in rear.The BFG g-Force Super Sport tires (P245/45R17 fronts, P275/40R17 rears) are like-new.

Body-wise, quite a few modifications which you can see in the photos.Re-painted in a color that closely matched the original Bright Blue metallic, but in basecoat/clearcoat;The paint looks amazing and always gets compliments.

The black leather interior is mostly original though in very good condition.The seats were recovered some time ago in a cloth/leather combo, see photos.New carpeting at time of re-paint.All gauges are original except for the voltmeter (from another year Corvette) that was installed at the time of the powertrain swap.All gauges work perfectly except for the clock.

One-piece smoked plexi-glass ‘Astro-Top’ in place of the removable T-tops.

Not pictured, but comes with the car:original hood (still has the original paint); original T-tops (were repainted with rest of car, but never installed)

Please contact me for any additional details or pictures you might need, or to arrange a look.The car is located in Greensboro, NC.

Terms of sale: The car is sold as-is, where is.$500 Deposit (via PayPal) and contact expected within 24 hours of end of auction.Buyer to arrange for final payment and pickup within 7 days.