1977 Chevrolet Corvette

$19,900

Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
78,050
Vin
1Z37L7S411776
Stock
901016
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. $396 /YEAR insurance
Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
78,050
Vin
1Z37L7S411776
Stock
901016
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. $396 /YEAR insurance

Low Miles, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Classic White/Blue, #'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 1977 Corvette in excellent condition with only 78,050 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 color combination of Classic White (10) over Dark Blue Cloth (27C). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes, this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" proper part numbers and appropriate date codes meaning the engine and transmission are the correct and original units that were installed in the factory in 1976. The last six digits of the VIN, 411776, are stamped on the engine pad 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. Other detailed items such as the intake manifold, distributor, and alternator are correctly dated and original.

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, 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.

Model Description

The 1977 model year is a special one for the Corvette and is considered to be the best of both worlds in some respects by many with the more vintage, "Stingray" style rear window and a more modern and comfortable interior. Most notable about 1977 model year was that it was the last year for the straight back window and "Sugar Scoop" rear decklid treatment. The 1978 model year introduced the new large rear window along with the most extensive redesign in the C3 production run. The interior in 1977 was slightly improved to make the driver more comfortable by moving the steering wheel forward two inches. 1977 was also the last year to feature the round gauges, storage pocket, and retain the truly vintage sense of the Stingray cockpit. Many people prefer the more classic look and feel of the early C3's, such as this car, over the 1978-82 model years.

1977 saw the steering column repositioned 2 inches (51 mm) closer to the dashboard to allow a more "arms out" position for the driver. The custom interior with leather seat trim was now standard, with cloth and leather a no cost option. A redesigned center console permitted universal Delco radio options. Auxiliary gauges were restyled and the ammeter was replaced with a voltmeter. The sun visors were redesigned to swivel so as to provide some glare protection from the side as well as the front. Chevrolet responded to the criticism of the previous year's steering wheel with an all new three-spoke leather-wrapped unit, which was well received. Chevrolet featured this new wheel prominently on the front of their new Corvette sales brochure. The new wheel came on all cars fitted with the optional tilt-telescopic steering column which was ordered on all but a few thousand Corvettes. Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car continued as both power steering and power brakes became standard and new options included body-colored sport mirrors, cruise control, and a new convenience group. The convenience group included dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, under hood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights, and passenger side visor mirror. Early in production, the engine paint color was changed from Chevy orange to Corporate Blue. The Stingray script, seen on front fenders since 1969 disappeared, but new cross-flags emblems began appearing on fenders before the model year ended. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953.

Exterior

The Classic White (10) exterior is in excellent 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 on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich white letter tires have plenty of tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There is one small imperfection on the left front that was too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. This car has 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. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Interior

The Dark Blue interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The seats look great with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The door panels are in great shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look nice with no sun fading. There are a few cracks in the typical spot on the speaker grills. The radio sounds nice 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 appears to have never been used. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burn 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 and another great verification of the very low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smoothly. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad 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 AM/FM radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, dash lights, wipers, and power windows, even the key buzzer still works. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. The headlights go up quickly and evenly, with no binding in the mechanism. 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 car has a healthy exhaust note with no catalytic converter 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 1977 Corvette is in excellent driver condition. The low mileage, the beautiful 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. 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.

Other sellers are not taking the time to show the car is in such great detail to give you all of the numbers, options, photos, and video. As stated above, numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially for an exceptional example like this car, and will become even more important as time passes and this car becomes older and even more rare. This information is very valuable and important for pricing. Any perspective buyer, for any of our vehicles or from other sellers, should ask for all the numbers and information before he or she makes a purchase.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z37L7S411776
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 11,776th Corvette made for 1977.

Body Build Date
D08
"D" corresponds to November and "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is november 8th, 1976.

Engine Code
V1028
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "28" is the twenty eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 28th, 1976.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CLA
This means the motor was intended for a 1977 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
411776
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 411776 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 1977 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
J 18 6
"J" is October, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on October 18th, 1976. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
346249
The intake manifold is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 346249 stamping.

Intake Manifold Casting Date
J 28 6
"J" is the month October, "28" is the twenty eighth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, Meaning this intake manifold was casted on October 28th, 1976.

Alternator
1102474
The Alternator is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with a 1102474 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
6 H 31
The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "31" is the thirty first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 31st, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Distributor
1103246
The distributor is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103246 stamping.

Distributor Date Code
6 I 19
The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "I" denotes September, and "19" is the ninteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 19th, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

exterior color code

10
White

interior color code

27
Dark Blue

 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YZ87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

B32
Color Keyed Floor Mats

J50
Power Brakes

L48
350ci V8 Engine

M40
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N41
Power Steering

QRZ
White Letter Tires

U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
White (10)
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1977
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
78,050

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Blue
exterior color code
10 White
interior color code
27 Dark Blue

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
B32 Color Keyed Floor Mats
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci V8 Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
item number description
VIN 1Z37L7S411776 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 11,776th Corvette made for 1977.
Body Build Date D08 "D" corresponds to November and "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is november 8th, 1976.
Engine Code V1028 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "28" is the twenty eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 28th, 1976.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for a 1977 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 411776 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 411776 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 1977 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date J 18 6 "J" is October, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on October 18th, 1976. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 346249 stamping.
Intake Manifold Casting Date J 28 6 "J" is the month October, "28" is the twenty eighth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, Meaning this intake manifold was casted on October 28th, 1976.
Alternator 1102474 The Alternator is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with a 1102474 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 6 H 31 The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "31" is the thirty first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 31st, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103246 The distributor is original and correct for a 77 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103246 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 6 I 19 The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "I" denotes September, and "19" is the ninteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 19th, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
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