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.
We 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 completely
numbers matching 1979 L82 Corvette in absolutely
condition with the 4-Speed close ratio manual transmission and only 21,365 original miles. It is difficult to convey
in words and photos have truly great this car really is. It is
exceptionally rare to find an L82 model with a manual transmission,
let alone an example with such low miles and in such amazing
original condition. This car is by far one of the nicest 1979
Corvettes on the market and truly an investment grade C3. The car
looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. Everything on the car works including
the a/c. The C3 Corvettes been steadily
increasing in value for the past few years and is an excellent
investment. This Corvette
would be an excellent candidate for a Survivor or Bloomington Gold
The car in finished in the beautiful and highly desirable
color combination of Hilton Brown Metallic (67) over Doeskin Leather (592). This is the correct and original color scheme
as verified by the codes on the trim tag and the original
build sheet both pictured below.
peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other
information below to get a true sense of clean, correct, and
excellent this Corvette really is.
There is a wealth of original documentation that comes with
this L82 Corvette. Most importantly the original build sheet
in excellent legible condition is included with the car,
which verifies all of the rare and important options. Also
included is the "dealer copy," which also verifies the
options, a portion of the original window sticker, the
original owner's manual, warranty booklet showing the
original owner's name, tire pamphlet, 1979 Chevrolet
Consumer Information booklet, GM continuous Protection Plan,
new vehicle inspection sheet from October 1979, and an
original 1979 Corvette brochure from GM.
An appraisal from 1990 shows that the car had 14,140 miles
at the time. There is also a copy of a previous title and an
odometer statement from 1994 showing that the car has 16,674
miles at that time, which are more great verifications of
the low original mileage. There are oil change stickers
included with the car showing that in January of 1981 the
car had 3.106 miles and in January of 1982 the car had 7,583
In additional to all the the great original paperwork and
documentation there are dozens of receipts for maintenance
over the years which are pictured below. These receipts
total over $5,000.
This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and
every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper
part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the
numbers on hundreds of Corvettes and there are very few that
are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like
the starter, alternator, and even the date codes on all the
windows are correct. The last six digits of the VIN are
stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the
engine is original to the car. The transmission is also
original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the
main case and pictured below.
This Corvette is verified as an original and correct L82
model by the fifth digit of the VIN. This car has an "4" in
the fifth digit indicating it is an L82 while a base L48 has
an "8" in that spot.
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 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..
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.
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 53,283rd Corvette made for 1979.
Body Build Date
"N" corresponds to September, and "24" is the
twenty-fourth day of
the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
September 24, 1979.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "09" is the ninth month of year and the
"14" is the
fourteenth day of the month meaning the engine was
assembled on September 14, 1979.
This means the motor was intended for an L82 with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
453283, are stamped on the engine pad
meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 14016379 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
H 11 9
"H" is August, the "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and
"9" indicates the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
1979, which is correct as it predates the assembly
date of the engine. This code was very hard to make out, but
appears to show "H 11 9."
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The aluminum intake manifold is correct for a 1979 L82 with a
458520 casting number.
The distributor is correct for an L82 model with 1110291 stamped on the
Distributor Date Code
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F"
denotes June, and "11" is the eleventh day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on June 11, 1979.
This is correct as it predates the build dates of the
The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1979
L82 Corvette with a manual transmission and a/c. 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, "1," means is was
built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "1,"
means it was intended for use in a manual transmission
car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code
The "129" is the 129th day of the year. The "9" is the year,
1979. This mean that the carburetor was made on May 9, 1979.
Transmission Casting Date
The "5" is the fifth month of the year, the "25" is the
twenty-fifth day of the month, and the "79" is 1979 so this
transmission main case was cast on May 25, 1979, this is
correct as it predates he assembly of the transmission.
Transmission Main Case Casting #
13 04 065 903
The main case of the transmission has the correct
13.04.065.903 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting #
The tail housing of the transmission has a 13-04-066-905
Transmission Side Cover Casting #
The side cover of the transmission has the correct
13-04-097-901 casting number.
Transmission Date Code
The "W" indicates this is a Borg Warner transmission. The
"G" is the seventh month of the year. The first "9" is the
ninth day of the month. The second "9" is the year, 1979. The
"2," indicates the gear ratio. So this is a close ratio
transmission that was assembled on July 9, 1979.
Transmission VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 453283, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing Casting Number
The bell housing has a 464697 casting number.
Bell Housing Casting Date
The "4" is the fourth month of the year and the "79" is 1979
so the bell housing was cast in April of 1979.
OJ 162 W E1
The "OJ" is a code that indicates a 3.70:1 axle ratio, the
"162" is the 162nd day of the year, the "W" is the plant
where the rear end was made, the "E" is the source of the
positraction, and the "1" is the shift in which it was made.
So the rear end was made on June 11, 1979 in Warren, MI
during the first shift.
The alternator has the correct 1102908 number for a 1979
Corvette with air conditioning.
Alternator Date Code
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C"
denotes March, and "20" is the twentieth day of the month
meaning the alternator was made on March 20, 1979. This is
correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
The starter has the correct 1109067 number for a 1979
Corvette with a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G"
denotes July, and "22" is the twenty-second day of the month
meaning the starter was made on July 22, 1979. This is
correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
"U" is July and "A" is 1979 so the windshield is
original, made in July of 1979. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
"U" is July and "A" is 1979 so this window is original,
made in July of 1979. This is correct as it predates
the build date of the car.
"T" is August and "A" is 1979 so this window is original,
made in August of 1979. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
The first "A" is September and the second "A" is 1979 so
this window is original, made in September of 1979. This is
correct as it predates the build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Brown Metallic exterior is in gorgeous driver condition. As one
can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine,
and smooth glass-like finish. Both doors open and shut nicely
and fit well, as do the hood and headlights. Both bumpers have
not shrunken and also fit well to the car. Often many Corvettes
will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.
The underside of the front end, which is a very fragile and
venerable area of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by
the photos. The N90 aluminum wheels are in great condition with
no curb rash. The tires are literally brand new with less than
10 miles on them and they are sized 225/70R15. There are no
major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been
excluded from the photos. As one would be expect with any
paintjob that has this many years on it there may be some very
small blemishes that are too faint to show up in photos, but
nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet
away. This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues. As one can
see in the many photos of the underside this Corvette is very
clean underneath. We have included specific photos of the areas
on the frame most prone to rust to show how clean it is.
Window Date Codes
Please ALL of the glass on this car is original, the side glass, rear window, and even
the windshield on this car is
date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body
build date of the fourth week in September 24, 1979 (N24). Original glass is a good
indication that this car has had no accident history
and never sustained damage.
The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the
The Doeskin Leather interior
of the Corvette is in amazing condition. The seats look
just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams,
tears, or excessive wear. Please note that these are the
original seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or
replacements. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the
gauge lenses are crystal clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no
stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which
is often neglected. The carpet on the door panels is in good
shape and not faded. All of the carpet in the car is
original. The door panels themselves are in good condition,
fit well to the doors, and the door pulls are in tact. The
dash and center console look good with no splits, sun
fading, or cracks. The
jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly
behind the passenger seat and pictured below. The original
spare tire and rim are 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 at all. Corvette interiors are
not known to wear well and the spectacular condition of this
original interior is a huge 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
L82 Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition.
As stated above there are $5,000 in receipts for
maintenance on the car so it is very well sorted
The car starts right away every time, runs well, and
idles smooth. The car drives terrifically; it is feels
awesome on the road and at highway speeds. The car
drives just like you would expect from a vehicle with
only 21,000 miles. 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
Please note that there are no strange noises or
vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and
do not pull to one side or the other. The close ratio
transmission shifts well, the shifter feels tight, and
does not pop out of gear. The clutch feels good and
operates smoothly. This Corvette has
plenty of power and is quite fast with the L82. Also, the engine
compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct, and original
as one can see in the photos. The car
has not been modified or molested and such items as the
original smog pump, emissions system, and catalytic
converter are all still working and in place.
The horn works as do
all the exterior lights, wipers, power
windows, and the blower for the heater and a/c on all
speeds. The a/c works and blows cold, one can observe the
a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the
video. Please note very
detailed items that most buyers do not even know to look
for are functional on this Corvette such as the interior
delay light timer and the small light by the spare tire
still work. The vacuum system for the headlights works
correctly with no binding. Also, the headlights go up
correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum
override switch. Their complete operation from both
switches can be observed in the video below. All of the
gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Not enough can be said as to how much of a
pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with close
ratio 4-Speed transmission, the extra power from the L82
engine, and the
T-tops out on a beautiful day.
The car runs and drivers as well as it looks.
Overall, this 1979 Corvette L82 4-speed is in
amazing condition. This car is particularly rare and extra
desirable with the high horsepower L82 engine and close ratio
4-speed transmission. Low mileage and original examples of C3
Corvettes are hard to find and draw a huge premium in the
current market. Numbers matching and originality is extremely
important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is
very original and correct.
The excellent condition, the
extensive documentation, the very low original mileage, the desirable
the originality, and the great extent to which the numbers match
make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate.
This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the
road. It is very 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 years,
especially for premium examples like this car. 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.
For a ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
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.