$12,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
B32 Color Keyed Floor Mats
C60 Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
M40 Turbo Hyramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QRZ White Letter Tires
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-track
V54 Luggage and Rood Panel Rack
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
ZX2 Convenience Group

 

 

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

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   54,940
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z37L7S433002
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 I specialize in 1963 to 1982 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 low mileage and completely numbers matching 1977 Corvette in spectacular condition.  This car looks and drives awesome.  It needs nothing and is all set to be enjoyed.  It is essentially 100% turn key and ready to be driven.  It is finished in it's original color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below, which is one of the most attractive and desirable color combinations of Medium Red over Red Leather.  This Corvette has had only two owners since new.  It was purchased by a Mr. Yannekis of Dayton, OH in 1977.  He owned the car until 1991 when it was purchased by the previous owner, who also lived in Dayton.  I purchased the car from him earlier this fall.  Some of the original paperwork from when the car was purchased brand new is pictured below and included with the car. 

The low mileage on this Corvette is supported by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title stating the mileage as "actual."  This Corvette is an exceptional driver and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip.  In fact I personally drove this car on a 3 hour road trip with no issues whatsoever.  Please peruse all of the photos and the list of numbers below to get a true sense of clean, correct, and original this Corvette really is.

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. 

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 cars 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 1Z37L7S433002 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 33,002nd Corvette made in 1977.
Body Build Date I30 "I" corresponds to April, and the 30 is the thirtieth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is April 30, 1977.
Engine Code V0124 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "04" is the fourth month of year and the "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on April 24, 1977. 
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 433002 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 433002, are stamped on the engine pad 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 D 16 7 "D" is April, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and "7" is 1977 so the engine block was cast on April 16, 1977.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103246 The distributor is correct with 1103246 stamped on the housing.
Distributor Date Code 7B24 The "7" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 24, 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold is correct with a 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date D 13 7 "D" is April, "13" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "7" is 1977 so the intake manifold was cast on April 13, 1977.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body 17057204 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1977 L48 Corvette with a/c.  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, "4," means it was intended for use in an automatic car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 0967 The first three digits, "096" indicate the 96th day of the year.  The last digit, "7" is the year it was produced, 1977.  So the carb  was stamped around April 6, 1977.
Alternator 1102474 The alternator has the correct stamping, 1102474, for a 1977 Corvette with air conditioning
Alternator Date Code 7C8 The "7" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "8" is the eighth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on March 8, 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Starter 1109052 The starter has the correct stamping, 1109052, for a 1977 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code 8D10 The "7" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "D" denotes April, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on April 10, 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Windshield GG The first "G" is April and the second "G" is 1977 so this window was made in April of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window XG "X" is February and "G" is 1977 so this window was made in February 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 was made in March of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car
Rear  Window NI "N" is January and "I" is 1975 so this window was made in January of 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Medium Red exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  The underside of the front end, very fragile part of the car, is in great condition as evidenced by the photos.  This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a nice finish and absolutely no curb rash.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some chips, checking, and small blemishes around the car that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from ten feet away.  The bumpers are still the correct urethane and have not faded at all.  This Corvette has absolutely 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.

Please note that all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original to the car as it predates the build date of April 30, 1977.  Original glass is a good indication that the car has not been in a major accident and never sustained significant damage. 
 

Interior

The Red Leather interior of the Corvette is in splendid condition.  The seats look good with no excessive wear.  There are just a few spots worth through in the most common area on the left side where the driver gets in and out.  I have specifically taken a photo to show them and how unnoticeable they are.  Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap after market replacement.  The carpet is in excellent condition with no stains This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected.  The carpet appears to be original as well.  The console is in great condition and fits together as it should.  The door panels are in great shape and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door.  The dash is not cracked, split, or sun faded.  Please note that detail items, such as the pulls for the rear compartment doors, have not been pulled through on this car.  The original radio with 8-track works well and gets good reception.  Even the 8-track player works great.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the great condition of this original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  This car does not look like it has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks or aroma. 


Mechanical

This car is in awesome mechanical condition, there are no issues at all with this Corvette, and it is essentially 100 % "turn key."  Even the a/c and cruise control work; two of the most common issues on this vintage Corvette.  The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  There are no strange noises or vibrations.  The transmission shifts smoothly.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  Every option on this car works, horn, headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), all interior and exterior lights, power windows, wipers, etc., even the original 8-track player plays great.  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 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The originality, the desirable original color combination, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to duplicate.  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.  The value of the C3 body style cars has gone up considerably in the recent years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price with minimal effort. 

 

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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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