1976 Chevrolet Corvette

$19,900

Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
95,332
Vin
1Z37L6S444721
Stock
901031
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. $382 /YEAR insurance
Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
95,332
Vin
1Z37L6S444721
Stock
901031
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. $382 /YEAR insurance

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Green/Brown, A/C, Auto, 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 spectacular condition. 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 highly desirable color combination of Dark Green Metallic over Dark Brown Leather.

I have personally driven this car about 30 miles recently. During that time the car was completely reliable, had absolutely no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive.

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 July of 1976. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, carburetor, exhaust manifolds, and even all of the glass is all date coded and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 444721, 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 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 dark green metallic exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The rally wheels and center caps have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that this Stingray has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign make replacements. The raised white letter tires have are literally brand new with less than 50 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There is one small spot on the right front corner and there may be some other tiny imperfections that were too small to show up on the photos, but nothing that is very noticeable from about 5 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 and we have not noticed any evidence of corrosion around the windshield frame or “birdcage” area, which are the two most common 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, 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 July 31, 1976 (L31). Original glass is another great verification that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.

Interior

The Dark Brown Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look excellent with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. The seat is not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. 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. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look good with no sun fading, there is a crack on the speaker grill, which is visible in the photos. The door panels are in great shape overall, they are not cracked in the typical area on the arm rest where your elbow would sit. The door pulls are solid and intact. The radio works and gets good reception. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still with the car. 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 and there is 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 original mileage.

Mechanical

This Stingray seems to be in very nice mechanical condition. The number matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smoothly. As stated above, I have driven the car about 30 miles with no problems at all. 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, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, horn, wipers, and power windows; even very detailed items such as the key buzzer, seat belt buzzer, and “head lamp” light all still work. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c itself also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. 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 now has a true dual exhaust system with no catalytic converter and a 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 fantastic condition. The low mileage, the beautiful and color combination, and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is very important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is extremely correct. There are photos of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission casting number, transmission date code, and transmission VIN stamp. This Stingray 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
1Z37L6S444721
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, 2-door sport 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 44,721st Corvette made for 1976.

Body Build Date
L31
"L" corresponds to July and "31" is the thirty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 31st, 1976.

Engine Code
V0715
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 15th, 1976.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

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

Engine VIN Stamp
444721
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 444721 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
G 10 6
"G" is July, "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 July 10th, 1976. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
346249
The intake manifold is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 346249 stamping.

Intake Manifold Casting Date
G 10 6
"G" is July, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 10th, 1976. 

Distributor
1112888
The distributor is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1112888 stamping.

Distributor Date Code
6 H 2
The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "2" is the second day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 6th, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Alternator
1102474
The alternator is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with A/C with a 1102474 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
6 G 15
"6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "G" is the month July, "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, meaning this alternator was made on July 15th, 1976.

Carburetor
17056506
This carburetor is correct and original for a 1976 corvette with an automatic transmission and A/C

Carburetor Date Code
1156
"115" is the 115th day from January 1st 1976, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on April 25th, 1976.

Right exhaust manifold
3932461
This exhaust manifold is correct and original with a 3932461 stamping

Left exhaust manifold
3932461
This exhaust manifold is correct and original with a 3932461 stamping

Transmission VIN Stamping
444721
The transmission is original and correct for this 76 Corvette with a 444721 stamping.

Windshield
IC
"I" is June and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in June of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver Window
UC
"U" is July and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in July of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passnger Window
IC
"I" is June and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in June of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
UC
"U" is July and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in July of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

rpo code
description

1YZ87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

C60
Air Conditioning

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 V8

Body

Body Color
Green
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1976
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
95,332

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Brown (692)
rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
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 1Z37L6S444721 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, 2-door sport 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 44,721st Corvette made for 1976.
Body Build Date L31 "L" corresponds to July and "31" is the thirty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 31st, 1976.
Engine Code V0715 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 15th, 1976.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKX This means the motor was intended for a 1976 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 444721 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 444721 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 G 10 6 "G" is July, "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 July 10th, 1976. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 346249 stamping.
Intake Manifold Casting Date G 10 6 "G" is July, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 10th, 1976. 
Distributor 1112888 The distributor is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1112888 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 6 H 2 The "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "2" is the second day of the month meaning the distributor was made on August 6th, 1976. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1102474 The alternator is original and correct for a 76 Corvette with A/C with a 1102474 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 6 G 15 "6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "G" is the month July, "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, meaning this alternator was made on July 15th, 1976.
Carburetor 17056506 This carburetor is correct and original for a 1976 corvette with an automatic transmission and A/C
Carburetor Date Code 1156 "115" is the 115th day from January 1st 1976, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on April 25th, 1976.
Right exhaust manifold 3932461 This exhaust manifold is correct and original with a 3932461 stamping
Left exhaust manifold 3932461 This exhaust manifold is correct and original with a 3932461 stamping
Transmission VIN Stamping 444721 The transmission is original and correct for this 76 Corvette with a 444721 stamping.
Windshield IC "I" is June and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in June of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver Window UC "U" is July and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in July of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passnger Window IC "I" is June and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in June of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window UC "U" is July and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in July of 1976.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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