Price
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Engine Size
V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
73,765
Vin
1Z8789S405677
Stock
900884

Engine

Engine Size
V8

Body

Body Color
Corvette Dark Blue
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
73,765

Interior

Interior Color
Oyster Leather (122)
exterior color code
83 Corvette Dark Blue
interior color code
122 Oyster

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
D80 Spoilers, Front and Rear
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MM4 4-speed manual Transmission
NA5 Standard Emissions
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QBS 225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
U81 Dual Rear Speaker
item number description
VIN 1Z8789S405677 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 5,677th Corvette made for 1979.
Body Build Date C07 "C" corresponds to October and "07" is the seventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 7th, 1978.
Engine Code V0915 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 15th, 1979.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZAC This means the motor was intended for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 405677 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 405677, 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 11 8 "I" is September, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 11th, 1978. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346259 The intake manifold has a correct 346259 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 25 8 "B" is February, "25" is the thirteenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on February 25th, 1978. 
Distributor 1103285 The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103285stamping.
Distributor Date Code 8 H 10 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 10th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor 17059504 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission and a/c.
Carburetor Date Code 2578 The "257" is the 257th day of the year. The "8" is the year, 1978. This means that the carburetor was made on September 15th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Windshield YJ "Y" is October and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in October 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 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.
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