1979 Chevrolet Corvette

$16,900

Price
$16,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
89,735
Vin
1Z8789S400079
Stock
900936
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $374 /year insurance
Price
$16,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
89,735
Vin
1Z8789S400079
Stock
900936
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $374 /year insurance

Low Miles, T-Tops, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Auto, Yellow/Black, 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 1979 Corvette in excellent condition with only 89,735 original miles. This is an excellent opportunity to own a very unique and interesting Corvette as this is the 79th Corvette made for 1979. The production sequence number for this car is 00079 meaning it was the 79th car off the line for the model year. This is fun and interesting little fact that makes this car unique.

This Corvette looks great, runs very strong, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Corvette Yellow (52) 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. It is particularly important that the color code is original for this car as Corvette Yellow is the most rare color in 1979 with the lowest production.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering a beautiful and unique 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 Corvette Yellow (52) exterior is in fantastic driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a great gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish with no curb rash. The Hankook tires are brand new and are the correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There may be some tiny imperfections around the car that were too faint to show up in the photos and some faint blemishes b the right headlight, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath and this car has no rust issues. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no corrosion around the windshield or “birdcage.” We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Windshield – TJ – The “T” indicates August and the “J” indicates 1978 so this window is original, made in August of 1978.

Driver's Window – UJ – The “U” indicates July and the “J” indicates 1978 so this window is original, made in July of 1978.

Passenger Window – JJ – The first “J” indicates May and the second “J” indicates 1978 so this window is original, made in May of 1978.

Rear Window – JJ – The first “J” indicates May and the second “J” indicates 1978 so this window is original, made in May of 1978.

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the rear window, both door windows, and even the windshield, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the August 25, 1978 (A25). Original glass is another great verification that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.

Interior

The Black Leather interior in this Corvette is in great condition. The seats look excellent with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. There is just a small amount of wear in the typical spot on the bolster where the driver gets in and out and the seats look just as good in person as they do in the photos. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is in good condition throughout with no holes or stains. 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 original radio works well and gets good reception. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used.

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 original mileage.

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 amazing 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 well 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, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The horn work as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, power windows, and wipers. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. The blower for the heater and air conditioning works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. The complete operation of the headlights from both switches can be seen in the video. The turn signals work fine, but there is some play in the stalk. The a/c does not blow cold. The fit of the left window to the t-top could be adjusted. 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 fantastic driver condition. The low mileage, the beautiful color combination, and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. This is the 79th Corvette made for 1979 with the last six of the VIN being 400079. 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.

exterior color code

52
Yellow

interior color code

192
Black

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YZ37
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

A51
Bucket Seat

C49
Rear Window Defogger

C60
Air conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N90
Aluminium Wheels

UN3
AM-FM Radio, Stereo With Casette

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

ZX2
Convenience Group

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
Yellow
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
89,735

Interior

Interior Color
Black
exterior color code
52 Yellow
interior color code
192 Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seat
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminium Wheels
UN3 AM-FM Radio, Stereo With Casette
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
ZX2 Convenience Group
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