1969 — Displacement grows to 350 cubic inches
5.7 liters (350 cu. in.)
The displacement of the Chevrolet small-block V-8 continued to grow through the 1960s until it reached 350 cubic inches, or 5.7 liters, in the 1969 Corvette. That was pretty much the feasible limit for displacement in the engine’s framework, and so the “350 V-8″ quickly became a fixture. In fact, the base Corvette engine would continue to displace 350 cubic inches until the C5 car debuted in 1997.More than half of all 1969 Corvettes were equipped with the new 350 V-8.