$14.450

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code    description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
-- Leather Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
B32 Color Keyed Floor Mats
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise Control
L82 350 ci, 210 hp Engine
M21 4 - Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio
N37 Tilt Telescopic Steering Column
QRZ White Letter Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
UM2 AM-FM Radio, Stereo with Tape
ZX2 Convenience Group

  

 
exterior color code
72 Medium Red
interior color code
722 Red Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Close Ratio 4-Speed
Mileage:   84,475
Engine:   350 ci  L82
VIN:   1Z37X7S405755
about our 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 I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  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.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I 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 well documented, low mileage, completely numbers matching 1977 Corvette with L82 engine and close ratio 4-Speed transmission.  This car was built in September of 1977.  This Corvette has just over 84,000 original miles.  The car has had only 3 owners since new.  Bob Baker Chevrolet in Greenfield, IN sold this car new to Paul Glentzer in 1976.  Mr. Glentzer owned the car until 1981 when he traded it in at Jake Sweeny Chevrolet in Cincinnati, OH.  The car was purchased from Jake Sweeny in 1981 by Wilhelmina Branson.   Wilhelmina owned the car until 2004 when it was purchased by a close friend of mine, Mr. Emerson of Cincinnati, OH.  Mr. Emerson owned the car until 2009 when I purchased the car.  All of this history is documented with registration, original bills of sale, copies of original titles, and other papers that are included with the car.

Mr. Emerson is an avid Corvette Collector and was originally drawn to this car because of its desirable colors and rare combination of options.  He completed some noteworthy work to the car during his ownership.  When he first purchased the car he had it professional repainted in Riverside Red to match one of his mid-year Corvettes.  He also replaced all the shocks, tires, front carpet, radiator, and went through the suspension and replaced worn bushings as necessary.  Within the past six months he has also rebuilt the top end of the engine including the cam, lifters, valve guide seals, and had the carburetor rebuilt.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  I hand pick each car after careful inspection.  The cars I purchase come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  Please take the time to examine each picture I have provided.  I photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, please feel free to send an email or give me a call.

 

numbers


Please note that note only do the numbers match, but the dates codes as well.  Even the casting date codes match with is very important since they cannot be counterfeited.

item number description*
VIN 1Z37X7S405755 The sequence 05755 places the car's build date in September of 1976.  The "X" in the fifth digit verifies that this car is an original L82.
Body Build Date B27 "B" corresponds to September and the "27" is the 27th day of the month meaning this car's body was built on September 27, 1976.
Engine Code V0917 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  "0917" corresponds to September 17, 1976.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CLD This means the motor was intended for an L82 with a 4 speed, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 405755 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 405755, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car. 
Intake Manifold 346249 The intake manifold is correct with a 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date H 5 6 "H" is September, "5" is the fifth day of the month, and "6" is 1976 so the Intake Manifold was cast on September 5, 1976.
Carburetor  17057211 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci 210hp (L82) 4-speed Corvette.
Carburetor Date Code 2226 "222" is the 222th day of the year, "6" means 1976 so the carburetor is correct and original as it was made before the engine build date in 1976.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date H 10 6 "H" is September, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "6" is 1976 so the Intake Manifold was cast on September 10, 1976.
Transmission VIN Stamping 405755 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 405755, are stamped on the transmission near the date code meaning this close radio 4-speed is original to this car. 
Transmission Date Code H 1762 "H" is August in Borg Warner coding, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, "6" is 1976, and "2" is second shift, meaning this transmission was made during the second shift on August 17, 1976.

 *All information referenced from Alan L. Colvin's book Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's book Corvette Black Book.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The red exterior paint is in excellent condition.  This Corvette is an original red car as indicated by the paint code on the trim pad, 72.  There are no major scratches or blemishes in the paint.  The paint’s finish has a bright gloss.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end is in great condition.  This part of the car is very fragile and a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  There are some spots in the paint that were too small to show in in photos, but nothing that can been seen from 5 feet away.  The bumpers are not shrunken or discolored at all.  The frame and everything else on the car is very solid.  There are absolutely no rust issues with the car what so ever.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Interior

 

The Red Leather interior of this Corvette is in nice original condition.  This car is an original Red Leather car as indicated by the trim pad number, 722.  The seats are in good original condition.  The drivers seat shows very little wear.  The passenger seat shows a few spots, which I have specially included photos.  Please note the seats are leather not vinyl, which is correct for this car.  Also, the seats are original, not cheap aftermarket replacement covers.  The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes.  The rear carpet is original and very nice condition.  Please note that detail items, such as the pulls for the rear compartment doors, have not been pulled through on this car. All of the gauges work, with the obvious exception of the clock.  The dash and center console look great and have no tears or cracks.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  It is obvious this car has not been molested, the original jack is still in place as well as the associated stickers on the storage compartment lids.

 

Mechanical

This Corvette is numbers matching.  The last six digits of the car's vin, 405755, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  This car is a 100% turn key Corvette and needs absolutely nothing.  Virtually everything on the car works.  It starts up quickly, runs well, and idles well.  This Corvette has plenty of power, it is very fast.  The close ratio 4-speed shifts smoothly and the clutch feels good.  The brakes are powerful and stop well.  I cannot emphasize enough what a pleasure it is driving this car with the power of the L82 and the close ratio 4-speed.  The headlights pop up quickly with no effort or binding what so ever.  The pull down vacuum switch for the headlights works as well.  All of the interior and exterior lights work.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The car now sits without the smog equipment installed.  The car was not modified or hacked when the emissions equipment was removed and the everything that came off the car is included with the sale.  Also, please not that this car does not have a catalytic converter installed.

Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1977 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and even more so with a car with such rare options as this.  The originality and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and very hard to duplicate.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  The 1977 model year is the last for the straight rear window and sugar scoop rear body work and will be very collectible now and in the future.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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