$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1979

rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
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
QBS P255/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
ZQ2 Power Windows and Door Locks
ZX2 Convenience Group

 

 
exterior color code
52 Corvette Yellow
interior color code
122 Oyster Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   58,650
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z8789S415658
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 spectacular condition with just under 58,700 original miles.  This car looks and drives awesome, needs nothing, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.  It is essentially 100% "turn key."  The previous owner had an interior repair shop outside of Lexington, KY that did all of the work for the local Chevrolet dealer.  According to him this car was traded in on a new Corvette at the dealership, which is where he purchased the car.

This car has a very rare and desirable color combination of Corvette Yellow over Oyster Leather.  This is the correct and original color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below, which is especially important on this car because yellow was the most rare color in 1979 with the lowest production.  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 1Z8789S415658 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 15,658th Corvette made for 1979, which also places the car's build date in December.
Body Build Date E14 "E" corresponds to December, and the 14 is the fourteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is December 14, 1978
Engine Code V1205 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the "05" is the fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 5, 1978.
Suffix Code ZAH This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 415658 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 415658, 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 L 4 8 "L" is December, "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "8" is 1978 so the engine block was cast on December 4, 1978.
Starter 1109065 The starter has the correct stamping, 1109065, for a 1979 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code 8M4 The "*" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "M" denotes December, and "4" is the fourth day of the month meaning the starter was made on December 4, 1978. 

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

 

condition

 
   
 

Exterior

The yellow exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and nice shine.  Often many 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 great condition as evidenced by the photos.  This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some small spots and blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away.  The tires appear to have about 90% tread left.  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 car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

 

Interior

 

The Oyster Leather interior of the Corvette is in great condition and totally original.  The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with some slight wear.  Please note that these are the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is in excellent condition as well, especially for being original, with no stains, rips, or holes This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  The dash and console are in awesome condition with no cracks, sun damage, or fading.  The rear cargo cover operates properly and has no rips or tears.  This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma whatsoever.  Please note that detail items, such as the fit of the gauge and shifter console, is excellent on this car and a great sign that it is unmolested.  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 even still has its original 8 track cassette player.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well, especially cars with a very light colored interior such as this Corvette, and the superb condition of this totally original interior is a 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 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.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well.  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; it is quite fast and has no catalytic converter.  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 locks, and wipers.  The power antenna does not go up on its own, but can be raised by hand.  The only other items I am aware of on the car that do not work are the cruise the a/c.  The compressor looks new and is free and not locked up so the system most likely needs to be recharged.  Luckily, the a/c has already been converted to the newer 134a refrigerant so repairs are much easier.  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.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  In addition, this Corvette is also optioned with a very rare and desirable color combination.  The value of the late C3 body style cars has gone up dramatically 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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