$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1977

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
J50 Power Brakes
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
U69 AM-FM Radio
QRZ White Letter Tires


exterior color code
10 Classic White
interior color code
722 Red Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   2.560 (Exceeds Limits)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   1Z37L7S429928
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 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.

 

 

model description

 


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 in 1953.

condition

 
 

Exterior

The 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 excessive 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 many photos of the underside of the car it is totally 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.

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

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.

 

Interior

 

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.

 

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

 

Mechanical

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.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 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 collector. 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 minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function, and test drive check please visit:
http://youtu.be/Ph9hLvWmxoM .

 

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 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.

 


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