$13,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH P255/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
U75 Power Antenna
ZX2 Convenience Group

 

 
exterior color code
28 Corvette Light Blue (Frost Blue)
interior color code
192 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   67,680
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z8789S411166
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 1957 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 numbers matching 1979 Corvette in incredible condition.  This car literally looks better and has a higher quality paintjob than when it was new.  It looks and drives awesome, needs nothing, and is essentially 100% "turn key." 

The previous owner has recently spent thousands of dollars on the car with dozens of receipts included.  He also just had the car painted and said the cost was over $6,000, which is totally believable if you see the extremely high quality of paintwork on the car.  This Corvette is finished in one of the most unique and attractive color combinations for a C3 Corvette.  Corvette Light Blue over Black Leather is the original and correct color scheme for this car, verified by the trim tag pictured below.  This color gets a ton of attention and I cannot even count the number of compliments I have received about the color of this Corvette.  The low mileage is supported by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "actual."  This Corvette is an exceptional driver and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip.  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of how clean and correct this Corvette really is.

"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. 

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 1Z8789S411166 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, 8, correct for an L48 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 11,166th Corvette made for 1979, which also places the car's build date in November.
Body Build Date D13 "D" corresponds to November, and the 13 is the thirteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is November 13, 1978
Engine Code V1030 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "30" is the thirtieth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 30, 1978.
Suffix Code ZAB This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 411166 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 411166, 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 for a 1979 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date J 28 8 "J" is October, "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month, and "8" is 1978 so the engine block was cast on October 28, 1978.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct for and L48 non ZAH suffix code engine with 1103353 stamped on the housing,
Distributor Date Code 8K24 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October, and "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on October 24, 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14007376 The intake manifold is correct for an  L48 with a 14007376 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date J 17 8 "J" is October, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "8" is 1978 so the intake manifold was cast on October 17, 1978.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body 17059284 The first thress digits, "170," indicate the carb was made after 1976.  The fourth digit, "5," means the carb was built for 1976 - 79 production.  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 indicates the division of GM, but "8" is not listed in my book .  The last digit, "4," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 2338 The first three digits, "233" indicate the 233rd day of the year.  The last digit, "8" is the year it was produced, 1978.  So the carburetor  was stamped on August 21, 1978.
Starter 1109065 The starter has the stamping, 1109065, for an early 1979 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code 8K21 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October, and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the starter was made on October 21, 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

As stated above, the Frost Blue exterior is in outstanding condition.  It is virtually perfect with hardly a nick anywhere on the car.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine.  Often times Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end, a very fragile part of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by the photos.  This Corvette is equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a nice finish and absolutely no curb rash.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  The tires appear to have about 95% tread left.  The glass t-tops are a matched set and have no cracks or scratches.  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 Black interior of the Corvette looks utterly stunning.  It is in near concourse quality condition.  The seats look brilliant and literally brand new with no rips, tears, or split seams.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The front carpet is also in "like new" condition with no rips, stains, or any signs of wear.  The rear carpet, which is often neglected also looks great.  The door panels are in nice shape and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door.   There is one small nick on the passenger's door panel, but, as one can see in the photos, it is hardly noticeable at all.  There is also a small chip on the edge of the passenger door glass, there is a specific photos of the spot.  The console and dash are in great condition with no fading or sun damage.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures, show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  The original jack and handle are still with the car and pictured below.  This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever.  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

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

Mechanical

This car is in awesome mechanical condition, it has no issues and is ready to be enjoyed.  It is an exceptional driver that is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well.  The car has some new bushing, which are still a little squeaky at times.  The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.  Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The horn works as do the headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), all interior and exterior lights, power windows, power antenna, and wipers.  The only items I am aware of on the car that do not work are the cruise the a/c.  The compressor is free and not locked up so the system most likely needs to be recharged.  These are minor issues that are present on the majority of Corvettes we encounter from this era, that do no affect drivability, and that most owners would not disclose.  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 Corvette is in magnificent condition.  It is truly one of the nicest 1979 Corvettes on the market right now. 

The unbelievable paint, interior, and superior overall condition make this Corvette especially important and nearly impossible to duplicate.  Numbers matching and originality are extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as you can see this car very original and correct.  In addition, this car is also optioned with a very rare and super desirable color combination.  The value of the late C3 body style cars has gone up drastically in the past few years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  Someone could drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price. 

 

Thank you for looking and please 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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