1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
FI vs 396
With the introduction of the big block in '65 the small block was no longer the choice of racers. No substitute for cubic inches and all that. The FI engine cost $526.60 as an option vs $286.45 for the 396 with 50 more hoursepower and easier tunability. Though they were built simutaniously for a short time GM had axed the FI before the BB was introduced.