$13,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
K30 Cruise Control
J50 Power Brakes
L82 High Performance 350ci V8 Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
UM2 AM-FM Radio, Stereo with 8 Track
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels

exterior color code
28 Corvette Dark Blue
interior color code
272 Blue Leather
build date
H21 March 21, 1977

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette L82 Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   58,910 (Actual)
Engine:   350ci V8
VIN:   1Z37X7S427553
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468 









vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this very striking and beautiful 1977 L82 Corvette in excellent condition and with only 59,910 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is absolutely loaded with highly desirable options such as the high-horsepower L82 engine, high performance Gymkhana suspension, YJ8 aluminum wheels, and original 8-track radio. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. This Corvette is verified as an original and correct L82 model by the fifth digit of the VIN. This car has an "X" in the fifth digit indicating it is an L82 while a base L48 has an "L" in that spot. I have personally put over 20 miles on this car and during that time it was totally reliable with no issues and a pleasure to drive.

The Corvette Dark Blue Metallic (28) over Blue Leather (272) is a stunning and exceptionally rare color combination that looks great on the car. It is especially unique since both code 28 for the paint and code 272 for the interior are one year only colors available only in 1977. We have never had another corvette finished in these colors. Whenever someone visits our shop they always notice the color on this car and it always gets compliments. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

model description

 


The 1977 model year is a special one for the Corvette and is considered to be the best of both worlds in some respects by many with the more vintage, "Stingray" style rear window and a more modern and comfortable interior. Most notable about 1977 model year was that it was the last year for the straight back window and "Sugar Scoop" rear decklid treatment. The 1978 model year introduced the new large rear window along with the most extensive redesign in the C3 production run. The interior in 1977 was slightly improved to made the driver more comfortable by moving the steering wheel forward two inches. 1977 was also the last year to feature the round gauges, storage pocket, and retain the truly vintage sense of the Stingray cockpit. Many people prefer the more classic look and feel of the early C3's, such as this car, over the 1978-82 model years.

1977 saw the steering column repositioned 2 inches (51 mm) closer to the dashboard to allow a more "arms out" position for the driver. The custom interior with leather seat trim was now standard, with cloth and leather a no cost option. A redesigned center console permitted universal Delco radio options. Auxiliary gauges were restyled and the ammeter was replaced with a voltmeter. The sun visors were redesigned to swivel so as to provide some glare protection from the side as well as the front. Chevrolet responded to the criticism of the previous year’s steering wheel with an all new three-spoke leather-wrapped unit, which was well received. Chevrolet featured this new wheel prominently on the front of their new Corvette sales brochure. The new wheel came on all cars fitted with the optional tilt-telescopic steering column which was ordered on all but a few thousand Corvettes. Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car continued as both power steering and power brakes became standard and new options included body-colored sport mirrors, cruise control, and a new convenience group. The convenience group included dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights, and passenger side visor mirror. Early in production, the engine paint color was changed from Chevy orange to Corporate blue. The “Stingray” script, seen on front fenders since 1969 disappeared, but new cross-flags emblems began appearing on fenders before the model year ended. Windshield posts were now painted black for a “thin pillar” look. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Corvette Dark Blue exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a good gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The YJ8 aluminum are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires have about 90% tread left and are sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are a number of chips on the top surfaces of the car that have been touched up, which is visible in the photos. As one can also see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and there are no signs of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage" area, which are the two most notorious areas for rust on a Corvette of this era.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, even the windshield, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 21, 1977 (H21). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Windshield: LG - "L" denotes March and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the windshield was made in March of 1977, which is correct as it predates the car's body build date.

Driver: CC - The first "C" denotes November and the second "C" denotes 1976 meaning the left window was made in November of 1976, which is correct as it predates the car's body build date.

Passenger: CC - The first "C" denotes November and the second "C" denotes 1976 meaning the right window was made in November of 1976, which is correct as it predates the car's body build date.

Rear: LG - "L" denotes March and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the rear window was made in March of 1977, which is correct as it predates the car's body build date.s="MsoNormal">
Interior

The Blue Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding original condition. The seats are in good shape with no split seams or excessive wear, just a small amount of wear in the usual area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The original 8-Track radio is still with the car and gets good reception. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in nice shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no sun fading or cracks. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.


Mechanical

This L82 Corvette is in great mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above we have put 20 miles on this car with no issues at all. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives terrifically on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, turn signals, indicators, horn, and blower for the heater and a/c on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch on the dash or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The a/c on this Corvette works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video below. There is some noise, possible from the a/c belt. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1977 L82 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. The rare and high horsepower model Corvettes like this L82 always draw a great premium over the standard Corvette models. The originality, the rare, beautiful, and desirable original color combination, and the L82 make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well cared for by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/Db00Quf7aOo .
 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty expressed or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 



 




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