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 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.
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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
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
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.
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, 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
"E" corresponds to December, and the 14 is the fourteenth
day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is
December 14, 1978
"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.
This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an
automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
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
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.
The starter has the correct stamping, 1109065, for a 1979
Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code
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.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
is in beautiful driver condition. As one can see in the
the finish has dazzling gloss,
smooth finish, and nice shine.
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
This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in
condition with a
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%
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.
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
is a testament
to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
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
The horn works as
do the headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, all gauges
obvious exception of the clock),
all interior and exterior lights, power windows, power locks,
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
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.
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.