Price
$14,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
86,538
Vin
1Z8789S404214
Stock
900867

EXCELLENT CONDITION, Very Rare Dark Green/Green, #'s Match, PRICED TO SELL!!

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Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1979 Corvette in spectacular condition showing only 86,538 original miles. This Corvette looks excellent, runs great, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful and exceptionally rare color combination of Dark Green Metallic (58) over Dark Green (49). Out of the hundreds and hundreds of C3 Corvettes we have owned over the years we have never had one in these colors. This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The double Dark Green is a rare classic look that will always look great on the C3 for many years to come.

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 1978. The last six digits of the VIN, 404214, 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 very clean corvette in a very rare color 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how 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.

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.

Exterior

The Dark Green Metallic (58) exterior is in excellent 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 N90 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Goodyear Eagle white letter tires are correctly sized 225/70R15 and have plenty of tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There may be some 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 absolutely no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it 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 noticed no corrosion around the windshield frame or “birdcage,” which are the 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 ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows the rear window, and the even the windshield are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 28, 1978 (B28). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Dark Green interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look excellent with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in great shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The radio with cassette player sounds good and gets good reception. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat as seen in the photos. The spare is also still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never 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 interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. 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 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 AM/FM radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, and power windows. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. As with many other older carbureted cars this one is a bit cold blooded. 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 1979 Corvette is in excellent driver condition. The low mileage, the beautiful and exceptionally rare color combination, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is important in the Corvette market and 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, and transmission VIN stamp. While we definitely believe the mileage to be actual as did the previous owner, the title shows nonactual mileage. 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
1Z8789S404214
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 4,214th Corvette made for 1979.

Body Build Date
B28
"B" corresponds to September and "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is September 28, 1978.

Engine Code
V0925
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 25th, 1979.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
ZAB
This means the motor was intended for a 1979 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
404214
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 404214, 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 1979 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
I 1 8
"I" is September, "1" is the first day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 1st, 1978. 

Distributor
1103353
The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping. This distributor was only on Corvettes with a ZAB suffix code, which this car has.

Distributor Date Code
8 C 8
The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "8" is the eighth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 8th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Alternator
1102908
The alternator is correct and original for a 1979 Corvette with a/c with 1102908 stamped on the housing.

Alternator Date Code
8 A 24
The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "24" is the twenty forth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on January 24th, 1978.

Windshield
TJ
"T" is August and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in August of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver's Window
TJ
"T" is August and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in August of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger  Window
AJ
"A" is September and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in September of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
UJ
"U" is July and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in July of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

exterior color code

58
Dark Green Metallic

interior color code

49
Dark Green

 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YZ37
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

A51
Bucket Seat

C60
Air conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K30
Cruise Control

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N90
Aluminium Wheels

QBS
225/60R15 White Letter Tires

UN3
AM-FM Radio, Stereo With Casette

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Dark Metallic Green
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
86,538

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Green
exterior color code
58 Dark Green Metallic
interior color code
49 Dark Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seat
C60 Air conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminium Wheels
QBS 225/60R15 White Letter Tires
UN3 AM-FM Radio, Stereo With Casette
U81 Dual Rear Speakers

 

item number description
VIN 1Z8789S404214 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 4,214th Corvette made for 1979.
Body Build Date B28 "B" corresponds to September and "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is September 28, 1978.
Engine Code V0925 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 25th, 1979.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZAB This means the motor was intended for a 1979 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 404214 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 404214, 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 1979 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date I 1 8 "I" is September, "1" is the first day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 1st, 1978. 
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping. This distributor was only on Corvettes with a ZAB suffix code, which this car has.
Distributor Date Code 8 C 8 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "8" is the eighth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 8th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1102908 The alternator is correct and original for a 1979 Corvette with a/c with 1102908 stamped on the housing.
Alternator Date Code 8 A 24 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "24" is the twenty forth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on January 24th, 1978.
Windshield TJ "T" is August and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in August of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window TJ "T" is August and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in August of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window AJ "A" is September and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in September of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window UJ "U" is July and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in July of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

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