Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda
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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this gorgeous 1977
Corvette in excellent condition with a modern ZZ4 crate engine. The
crate engine makes this Corvette blisteringly fast and is a vast
improvement over the stock motor. It features modern technology and
almost twice the power of the stock 1977 Corvette 350. It is also
almost brand new as the previous owner said that it was installed within the past year. This car looks great, runs great, and is an awesome
driver. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an
excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an
unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for
more than the purchase price with minimal work and effort in the
years to come. This Corvette has been finished in a very striking
color combination of Classic White over Red Leather. This is correct and
original color scheme as indicated by the codes on the trim tag
pictured below. It gets a ton of attention going down the road and turns
heads everywhere it goes. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and
information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this
Corvette really is.
While this Corvettes is not completely numbers matching, it
does feature a GM Performance ZZ4 crate engine. The standard
ZZ4 comes with 355 horsepower, 405 lb/ft of torque, 4-bolt
mains, and roller rockers. The casting number on this engine
block, 10243880, is correct for a modern ZZ4. Also, "ZZ4" is
stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below,
verifying that this is a genuine ZZ4 crate engine.
We purchased this Corvette from one of out local Harley
Davidson dealers. We have an arrangement with that dealer
where they call us on all the classic car trade-ins they
receive and we call them on all the bike trade we receive.
This 1977 Corvette was traded in on a brand new Harley. The
gentleman we deal with at the Harley dealer told us that the
previous owner said that he had just installed the crate
engine within the last year.
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.
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, under hood
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
‚€œStingray‚€Ě 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 ‚€œthin
pillar‚€Ě look. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as
Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began
Classic White exterior is in
excellent driver condition. As one can see in the
photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish.
The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish
and no curb rash.
The tires are sized 225/70R15 and have about 90% tread
left. Both doors on this car open and shut well and with no
effort. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front
ends, this car does not. There are
no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded
from the photos. The front bumper has been touched up
and there are some small imperfections
around the car that were too faint to show up in photos,
but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or
ten feet away.
This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the
photos of the underside of the car it is
solid with no
rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of
the rear tires, there are specific photos of this area
below. Also, I have seen no evidence of
corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage" of the car.
Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in
Window Date Codes
Windshield: LG - The "L"
denotes March and "G" denotes 1977 meaning the
windshield was made in March of 1977. This is correct as
it predates the body build date of the car.
Driver: CC - The first "C" denotes November and the
second "C" denotes 1976 meaning the driver's side window
was made in November of 1976. This is correct as it
predates the body build date of the car.
Passenger: LG - The "L" denotes March and "G" denotes
1977 meaning the passenger's side window was made in
March of 1977. This is correct as it predates the body
build date of the car.
Rear: LG - The "L" denotes
March and the "G" denotes 1977 meaning the rear window
was made in March of 1977. This is correct as it
predates the body build date of the car.
Please note that ALL the glass
on this Corvette is date coded
and original as each piece predates the car's body build
date of April 6 1977 (I06). Original glass is a good indication
that this car has had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
The Red interior
of the Corvette is also in terrific condition. The seats look
great with no split seams, holes, or excessive wear. They are
not worn through in the typical area where the driver gets in
and out. The carpet is also in nice condition with no holes or
major stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often
neglected. The door panels are in good condition with no splits
or cracks. The door pulls are solid and intact. The car has
never been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray and no
aroma what so ever. The dash looks nice with no sun fading or
splits outside of the normal cracks on the speaker grill. The
aftermarket CD player sounds better than the stock radio ever
did and the speakers in the rear are a very tasteful touch. The
original jack and jack handle are still with the car, in place,
and correctly 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.
interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
This car seems to be in
good mechanical condition as one would expect from a car with a
new GM crate engine. It is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds;
it is extremely fast with the about twice the power of a
stock 1977 Corvette.
In the video below one can observe the car cruising on
the highway at about 70mph, braking to complete stop at
a stop sign, and accelerating away. Please note that
there are no strange noises, vibrations, and the car
performs quite well overall. There is no smoke when
starting or driving the car. It starts right away every
time, idles well, and runs well. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The
transmission shifts properly. The previous owner
installed a very high end QFT (Quick Fuel Technology)
carburetor. QFT makes some of the best carburetors in
the industry and the unit on this car cost over $550
new. The car also features a new fiberglass mono-leaf
rear spring as one can see in the photos below. The engine compartment is clean and nicely
detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works as
do all the headlights and brights, tail lights, turn signals (as one can
view in the video), all
gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and blower
motor on all speeds. The temp gauge appears to read low.
However, the car has never overheated or run hot in our
time with it. We have checked the car with an infrared
heat gun and it has always runs cool. An aftermarket
temp gauge is located discretely under the dash to check
the temperature. The a/c does not work, but the system
is complete with all components and the compressor is
not locked up so it most likely needs to be recharged.
There are so many options and possible adjustments for
this carburetor someone could probably tinker with it to
smooth everything out. It is a bit cold blooded. As with
many C3 Corvettes, this one has a power steering fluid
leak. The vacuum system for the headlights works
well with no hesitation or binding in the mechanism. Their entire
operation can be observed in the video below. This Corvette
has plenty of power and is quite fast with the ZZ4 crate engine.
As one can hear in the video below, this Corvette has a
very healthy exhaust tone from the Flowmaster mufflers. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.
1977 Corvette is in fantastic driver
condition, runs well, and looks awesome. It is a great
value and we have priced it to sell. The ZZ4 crate
engine definitely adds value and and drastically
improves the performance of the car. The original owners
manual is included and pictured below in the dash
pocket. The value of third
generation Corvettes has increased dramatically in
recent times. They are solid and wise investments for a
While this is not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold
car, it is a very nice driver quality Corvette and a
great car for the money.
One could easily enjoy this vehicle for
several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
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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
on Earth. 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.