$11,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QBS 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
U81 Dual Rear Speakers

exterior color code
59 Corvette Light Beige
interior color code
592 Light Beige Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   63,520 (Actual)
Engine:   350ci V8
VIN:   1Z8789S445396
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 beautiful 1979 Corvette in excellent condition and with only 63,520 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is a wonderful driver. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. Everything on the car works, the a/c blows cold, and the car is ready to be enjoyed.

The car is loaded with desirebable options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes above such as the N90 Aluminum wheels, tilt wheel, sport mirrors, air conditioning, and power windows. 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, video, and other information 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.

 

model description
 


The Corvette evolution continues" announced the slogan from the 1979 Corvette sales catalog. The L48 engine received the dual-snorkel air intake introduced in 1978 for the optional L82 V-8, which added 10 horsepower. All Corvettes in 1979 now had the high-back bucket seats introduced on the 1978 limited-edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. A higher pivot point allowed the seat backrest fold more flat and level with the luggage area floor. which drastically improved access to the rear storage area.

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Corvette Light Beige exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The N90 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish. The Goodyear Eagle GTII tires have about 80% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. As one would expect from a paintjob with this mane years on it there are some small blemishes and touch-ups around the car with specific photos below and some that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 27, 1979 (L27). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Driver's Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979.

Passenger Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979.

Rear Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979.

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


Interior

The Light Beige Leather interior in this Corvette is in excellent condition. The seats look just as good in person with as they do in the photos with a small amount of wear consistent with the mileage. The carpet is also in great condition with no holes, rips, or major stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in good shape overall and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct and complete as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, horn, wipers, power windows, and even the cruise control works. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heat and a/c works on all speeds and has a faint noise from the squirrel cage. There is a slight noise of an exhaust leak on the right side, the sound mostly goes away when the car warms up. As with many older carbureted cars this Corvette is a bit cold-blooded. 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.

The car runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1979 Corvette is in excellent driver condition. The very low miles, the great options, the great color combination, and the great overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several 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 including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/tPITW3_OkiM .
 

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.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty expressed or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 



 




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