$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
D35 Sport Mirrors
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci Engine
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
QRZ White Letter Tires
V54 Luggage and Roof Panel Rack
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
ZX2 Convenience Group

  

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   4-Speed
Mileage:   32,905 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37L7S434749
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 very proud to offer this numbers matching 1977 Corvette in beautiful condition with only 32,905 original miles. This Corvette looks great, runs well, and is an awesome driver. It is totally solid with no rust issues and straight lines. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Stingray 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. 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, numbers, and video 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.

 

numbers

 


Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z37L7S434749 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car.  The sixth digit, "7," indicates the model year, 1977.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 34,749th Corvette made for 1977.
Body Build Date J13 "J" corresponds to May, and the 13 is the 13th day of the month meaning this Corvette body build date is May 13, 1977.
Engine Code V0505 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The first "05" is the fifth month of year and the second "05" is the fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on May 5, 1977.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKZ This means the motor was intended for an L48 with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 434749 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 434749, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date E 3 7 "E" is May, "3" is the third day of the month, and "7" is 1977 so the engine block was cast on May 5, 1977.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103246 The distributor is original and correct with a 1103246 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 7C30 The "7" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "30" is the thirtieth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 30, 1977.  This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Cylinder Heads Casting Number 333882 Both cylinder heads have the correct 333882 casting number
Cylinder Heads Casting Date E 4 7 "E" is May, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "7" is 1977 so both cylinder heads were cast on May 4, 1977.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body 17057203 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1977 L48 Corvette with manual transmission. The fourth digit, "5," means the carb was built in the 1976 - 1979 production run. The fifth digit, "7," means it was built for the 1977 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "3," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1187 The firth three digits, "118," indicate the 118th day of the year. The last digit, "7," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1977.  So this carburetor was stamped on April 28, 1977.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold has a 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date E 4 7 "E" is May, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "7" is 1977 so the intake manifold was cast on May 4, 1977.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1102484 The alternator is correct with a 1102484 stamping. Please note that this alternator was used only on Corvettes without a/c such as this car.
Alternator Date Code 7D18 The "7" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "D" denotes April, and "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on April 18, 1977.
Transmission Main Case Casting # 13 04 065 903 The transmission main case has a correct 13 04 065 903 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 13 06 066 903 The transmission tail housing has a 13 06 066 903 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 13 04 097 901 The side cover on the transmission has a correct 13 04 097 901 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date 3-29-77 The main case of the transmission has a "3-29-77" casting date, indicating that it was cast on March 29, 1977, this is correct as it predates the assembly date of the transmission.
Transmission Date Stamp W E 5 7 2 The "W" indicates that this is a Warner transmission. The "E" is the fifth month of the year.  The "5" is the fifth day of the month.  The "7" indicates 1977, and "2" indicates that is was produced during the second shift. So the transmission was assembled on May 5, 1977.
Transmission VIN Stamp 434749 The last six digits of the VIN, 434749, are stamped on the transmission main case, over top of the date stamp, which is pictured below.
Bell Housing Casting Number 464697 The bell housing has a 464697 casting number.
Windshield GG The first "G" is April and the second "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in April of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window LG "L" is March and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window LG "L" is March and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 *Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The bright red exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a dazzling gloss and deep shine. The car exhibits good body panel fit overall for a C3 Corvette. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not and even the original front air dam is in good shape. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There is a small chip in the windshield. We decided to not replace the windshield since it was original to the car, but we would be glad to have the windshield replaced for $250 prior to delivery if the future owner so desires. There is some checking in the paint on the top surfaces of the car, which is visible in the photos. It is not very noticeable when standing five or ten feet back, but when right up to the car it is evident. The factory YJ8 aluminum wheels are in great shape with a nice finish. The tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them. As one can see in the photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette has NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield.

This Corvette came equipped with the V54 Luggage rack and roof panel carrier, which is in good shape with no major rust or pitting. It also still retains the chrome pieces and straps that attach to the luggage rack and hold the T-tops. It is exceptionally rare for these accessories to remain with the car over all these years.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the side glass and windshield on this car are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of May 13, 1977 (J13). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the photos

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is also in great original condition. The seats look just in person just as they do in the photos with no excessive wear. They are not worn through in the topically area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these are the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is in nice condition for being original with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash and center console look fantastic with no splits, sun fading, or cracks. The door panels are in great condition for being original. The car has never been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever. The jack and jack handle are still present and stowed behind the passenger seat. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life. Even very detailed items that are almost always broken or shabby are not on this car; details such as the finger pulls for the rear storage compartment and the fit of the center gauge cluster with the shifter console and down to the parking brake console.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This car seems to be in very good mechanical condition. We are not aware of any major work needed and everything on the car works. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds. There are no strange noises or vibrations. The transmission shifts well, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. The car was recently serviced with new calipers so the brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is pretty fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, power windows, and blower for the heater on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no binding. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be observed in the video below. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1977 Corvette is in fantastic driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is very correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamps on the engine block and transmission. In our experience the 1977 model year draws a small premium over the other late 70's C3 Corvettes. It was the last year for the straight back window and "sugar scoop" roof treatment, which is generality regarded as more attractive than the bubble back window on the 1978+ Corvettes. 1977 also features the more desirable updated interior, and the newer style steering wheel replaced the Vega style used in 1976.

 

The originality, very low miles, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past 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 a ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, underside, and function check please visit:
http://youtu.be/5x5kUR0m4-I .
 

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.

 

 



 

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