$12,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
C60 Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise Control
L82 350ci 225hp Engine
MX1 Turbo Hyramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QGR White Letter SBR Tires, P225/70R15
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio

 

 

 
exterior color code
67 Corvette Dark Brown
interior color code
59C Light Beige

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   57,312
Engine:   350 ci L82
VIN:   1Z8749S426553
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 very proud to offer this low mileage and completely numbers matching 1979 Corvette in beautiful condition with the high performance L82 engine option.  This car looks and drives awesome.  It needs nothing, everything on the car works, and it is ready to be enjoyed.  The Dark Brown Metallic over Light Beige is one of the most rare, handsome, and desirable color combinations available in 1979.  It is also the original color scheme as indicated by the trim tag pictured below.  This Corvette is an exceptional driver and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip.  In fact, this car just completed a 7 hour voyage over 400 miles long with no problems at all.  The low mileage is verified by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title stating the mileage as "actual."  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.

"The Corvette evolution continues" proclaimed the slogan from the 1979 Corvette sales catalog.  A new "open flow" muffler design increased the horsepower on the L82 engines by 5hp.  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.  1979 was also the last year to feature bumpers without integrated spoilers.  Some enthusiasts prefer the simple lines and cleaner look of this body style over the 1980-82 Corvette.

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 1Z8749S426553 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, 4, correct for an L82 car.  The sixth digit, "9," indicates the model year, 1979.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 26,553rd Corvette made in 1979.
Body Build Date H09 "H" corresponds to March, and the 09 is the ninth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is March 9, 1979.
Engine Code V0227 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "29" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 27, 1979. 
Suffix Code ZBB This means the motor was intended for an L82 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 426553 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 426553, 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 B 7 9 "B" is February, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "9" is 1979 so the engine block was cast on February 7, 1979.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14007378 The aluminum intake manifold is correct with a 14007378 casting number.
Distributor 1110291 The distributor is correct with 1110291 stamped on the housing.
Distributor Date Code 9 A 12 The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "12" is the twelfth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on January 12, 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body
 

17059228

The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci L82 Corvette.  The fourth digit, "5," means the carb was built in the 1976 - 1979 production run.  The fifth digit,  "9," means it was built for the 1979 model year.  The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb.  The seventh digit,  "2," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM.  The last digit, "8," means it was intended for use in an automatic car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 0439 The first three digits, "043" indicate the 43rd day of the year.  The last digit, "9" is the year it was produced, 1979.  So the carb  was stamped on February 12, 1979.
Alternator 1102908 The alternator is correct with 1102908 stamped on the housing.
Alternator Date Code 8 M 22 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M" denotes December, and "22" is the twenty-second day of the month meaning the distributor was made on December 22, 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Windshield XA "X" is February and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in February of 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window YJ "Y" is October and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in October of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear  Window UJ "U" is July and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in July of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
All 4 Wheels K 1 9  2  2 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "9" means they were made in 1979.  The first "2" is the second month of the year and the second "2" is the second day of the month.  This means the wheels were made on February 2, 1979.  "AZ" is a code used on wheels for 1979 Corvettes.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Dark Brown Metallic exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There may be some small blemishes that were too small to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five feet away.  The tires are literally brand new with less than 100 miles.  The bumpers have not shrunken or faded and fit well to the car.  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. 

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

 

Interior

The Light Beige Leather interior of the Corvette is in awesome condition.  The seats look great with no excessive wear Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap after market replacement.  The carpet is in nice original condition with no stains This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  There is one rip in the carpet in the footwall on the passenger's side.  As one can see in the photos is it hardly noticeable at all and mostly covered by the floor mat anyway.  The console and dash are in great condition with not splits or sun damage.  The door panels are in great shape and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. 

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


Mechanical

This Corvette is in fine mechanical condition and is a great driver.  As stated above, this car just competed a 7 hour road trip last month during which time it was flawlessly reliable.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The transmission shifts smoothly.  All of the interior and exterior lights work and the headlights pop up with no binding.  The pull down vacuum switch for the headlights works as well.  All of the gauges work, even the clock.  The a/c works and blows cold.  The car drives terrifically; it is very tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  The only items that I am aware of that do not work on the car are the cruise control, and the parking brake does not seem tight.  These are minor issues that do no affect drivability and that most dealers would not reveal, but must be disclosed.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast with the high performance L82.  please note that this car has not been molested and the catalytic converter and smog system are still in place.  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 nice day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1979 L82 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The originality, the rare and desirable color combination, and the great extent to which the numbers match 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 drastically 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 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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