Price
$13,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
96,465
Vin
1Z37L6S419226
Stock
900865

Stingray, #'s Match, GREAT CONDITION, Bright Yellow/Black, PRICED TO SELL!!

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1976 Corvette Stingray in excellent condition. This Corvette looks excellent, runs great, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with exceptional lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Bright Yellow (56) over Black Leather (192). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The Bright Yellow looks very striking and this car gets complements by everyone who sees it.

In addition to the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1976. The last six digits of the VIN, 419226, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, 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.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a clean corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, that shows the mileage as “Actual.” Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Corvette really is.

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.

Exterior

The Bright Yellow exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Cooper Cobra raised white letter tires have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There be some touch-ups, small bumps, and other very tiny imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this car is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of door glass and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 21, 1975 (F21). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black Leather interior in this Corvette is in great condition. The seats look nice and the driver's seat is not overly worn in the typical spot on the bolster where the driver gets in and out, there are a few spots of wear on the passenger seat. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in excellent condition with no stains, rips, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look nice with no sun fading and just a few cracks in the usual spot on the speaker grills. The door panels are in good shape overall with a couple cracks and the door pulls are solid and intact. The original factory stereo radio works well, gets good reception, and sounds great. Most importantly, the original dashboard has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Corvette has not been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. 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 strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power-band. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, and power windows. The vacuum system for the headlights works. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heater works on all speeds but high. The car now has a true dual exhaust system with no catalytic converter and a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. 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 1976 Corvette Stingray is in wonderful condition. The beautiful color combination and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable. Numbers matching is very important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission assembly date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. 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.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z37L6S419226
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car.  The sixth digit, "6," indicates the model year, 1976.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 19,226th Corvette made for 1976.

Body Build Date
F21
"F" corresponds to January and "21" is the twenty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 21st, 1976.

Engine Code
V1130
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "30" is the thirtyth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 30th, 1975.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CKX
This means the motor was intended for a 1976 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
419226
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 419226, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
3970010
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1976 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
A 10 6
"A" is January, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 10th, 1976. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
346249
The intake manifold has the correct 346249 casting number for a 1976 L48 Corvette

Intake Manifold Casting Date
A 96
"A" is January, "9" is the ninth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on January 9th, 1976.

Alternator
1102480
The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1102480 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
6 A 29
"6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "A" denotes January, and "29" is the twentyninth day of the month so the distributor was made on January 29th, 1976

Driver's Window
VI
"V" denotes the month December, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in December of 1975.

Passenger Window
NC
"N" denotes the month January, and "C" denotes the year 1976, meaning this window was made in January of 1976.

Rear Window
VI
"V" denotes the month December, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in December of 1975.

 

exterior color code

56
Bright Yellow

interior color code

192
Black Leather

 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YZ87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

J50
Power Brakes

L48
350ci V8 Engine

M40
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N41
Power Steering

U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo

 

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Bright Yellow (56)
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1976
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
96,465

Interior

Interior Color
Black Leather (192)
exterior color code
56 Bright Yellow
interior color code
192 Black Leather

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci V8 Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo

 

item number description
VIN 1Z37L6S419226 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car.  The sixth digit, "6," indicates the model year, 1976.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 19,226th Corvette made for 1976.
Body Build Date F21 "F" corresponds to January and "21" is the twenty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 21st, 1976.
Engine Code V1130 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "30" is the thirtyth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 30th, 1975.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKX This means the motor was intended for a 1976 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 419226 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 419226, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1976 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date A 10 6 "A" is January, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 10th, 1976. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold has the correct 346249 casting number for a 1976 L48 Corvette
Intake Manifold Casting Date A 96 "A" is January, "9" is the ninth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on January 9th, 1976.
Alternator 1102480 The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1102480 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 6 A 29 "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "A" denotes January, and "29" is the twentyninth day of the month so the distributor was made on January 29th, 1976
Driver's Window VI "V" denotes the month December, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in December of 1975.
Passenger Window NC "N" denotes the month January, and "C" denotes the year 1976, meaning this window was made in January of 1976.
Rear Window VI "V" denotes the month December, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in December of 1975.

 

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