yes it was, remember back when the 327/350 came out.. the tire tech wasn't what it is today.. today we are spoiled with rubber that even slicks of the day didn't have..
the 327 lack of hugy low end helped it. get the car out of the hole.. and the rpm range worked great with the transmissions aval. then.. 2speed powerglide or 4 speed wide stick..
I've driven both a 327 and 350 vettes with sticks.. and the 327 was way more fun..