$11,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
A51 Bucket Seat
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels (Glass T-Tops)
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR White Letter Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
ZX2 Convenience Group

exterior color code
10 Classic White
interior color code
192 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   82,315 (Actual)
Engine:   350ci V8
VIN:   1Z8789S403479
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 glad to offer this very nice 1979 Corvette that is a great driver and priced to sell with only 82,315 original miles. The car looks great, runs awesome, and is a blast to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed 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. The Corvette is finished in the beautiful and classic color combinations of White over Black interior. This is the original color scheme as verified on trim tag pictured below. The low mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, which indicates the mileage as "Actual." 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 Corvette is not completely numbers matching it does feature a 3970010 engine block, which is correct engine used in 1979 Corvettes. The transmission is original and correct with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The transmission also shows a "9-78" casting date, which is September of 1978. This would be correct as it predates the car's build date of September 24, 1978 (B21). All of the paint and trim codes are also correct for the car.

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 White exterior is in super nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has excellent gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. This Vette was painted not long ago and added is a very stylish fiberglass cowl induction hood. The fitment of the hood is excellent and this hood adds an aggressive look to the car. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos, but there may be some small blemishes that are too small or cannot be picked up by the camera. There are a few cracks in the paint, see specific photos below. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. The aluminum wheels are in great condition with a nice finish. The BF Goodrich tires have nearly full tread left but are older and do have some minor cracking, they are sized 245/60/15. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car the frame is solid with no rust in front of the rear tire around the "key hole." The weather-stripping, window sweeps, and door seals and in very good condition.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both side windows and the rear window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 21, 1978 (B21). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Driver: UJ - "J" denotes July and the "J" denotes 1978 meaning the driver's side window was made in July of 1978.

Passenger: AJ - "A" denotes September and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the passenger's side window was made in September of 1978.

Rear: YZ - "TJ" denotes August and "J" denotes 1978 meaning the rear window was made in August of 1978.

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


Interior

The Black interior is in outstanding condition. The seats look new and have no excessive wear in any way, no rips or seam splits. The drivers seat is not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in excellent condition with no major stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The rear cargo cover operates properly and has no slits or tears. The dash and console are in great condition with no fading or sun damage. The door panels are in terrific condition, fit to the door well, and the door pulls are solid. The stereo has been upgraded to a modern CD player. The wood grain inserts are in very good shape and not delaminated in any way. The original pedal pads are not excessively worn and, as one can see from the photos, show normal wear for a car with this mileage. This Corvette has not been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good overall mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well. The car is a nice driver. 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 vibrations and the car performs quite well overall, especially with the FE7 Gymkhana Suspension. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. There is a little initial smoke when first starting the car, but it quickly goes away after a literally 3 minutes of driving. This problem is caused by value guide seals and is very common with C3 Corvettes. New valve guide seals themselves cost less than $30. When driving on the highway you can feel that the tires have some age to them. This Corvette has plenty of power and handles nicely. The horn works as do the lights, fan for the heater and a/c on all speeds, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and power windows. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no effort or binding in the mechanism. 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. The a/c does not work. 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 just as great as it looks.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1979 Corvette is in great driver condition. This car is a great value and we have priced it to sell. The car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes. The value of the C3 body style cars has gone up dramatically in the past few years. They are all solid investments for a collector. One could drive and 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 thirteen 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/4DoRbGI35bA .
 

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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