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Assembled from a hodge-podge of Chevy parts-bin components, the original Corvette’s lack of performance and quality-control-issues resulted in lackluster sales. Enter a young General Motors engineer with a racing background and an unshakable faith in Corvette’s potential, Zora Arkus-Duntov convinced GM to transplant its new 327-cubic-inch V8 engine into the redesigned ’63 car. . .