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.
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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
please feel free to send an email or give me a call.
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
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
"B" corresponds to September and the "27" is the 27th day of
the month meaning this car's body was built on September 27,
"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.
This means the motor was intended for an L82 with a 4 speed,
which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 405755, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
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,
The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci
210hp (L82) 4-speed Corvette.
Carburetor Date Code
"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
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,
Transmission VIN Stamping
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" 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.
referenced from Alan L. Colvin's book Corvette by the Numbers and
Mike Antonick's book Corvette Black Book.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.