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Red/Tan, Auto, GREAT DRIVER, a/c, ps, pb, pw, PRICED TO SELL!!


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this 1976 Corvette Stingray in good driver condition with only 83,940 original miles. The car runs and drives well as one can see in the video in this ad. The car is totally solid with nice lines. This Corvette does need some cosmetic work and we have the car priced with its needs in mind. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone to drive and enjoy this Corvette and keep improving it along the way.

It is loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as the slotted aluminum wheels, tilt wheel, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and power windows. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of RPO codes, and other information to get a true sense of this Corvette.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. 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.


The red exterior is in decent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a nice gloss. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original YJ8 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish. The tires are newer and in great shape with about 95% tread left. As one can see in the photos the paintjob does show its age and does have blemishes so we would encourage any perspective buyer to view the car in person if possible. However, the car basically looks in person as it does in the photos. 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as most pieces predate the car's body build date of May 19, 1976 (J19). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Driver's Window - GC - "G" is April and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in April of 1976. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window - GC - "G" is April and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in April of 1976. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window - LC - "L" is March and "C" is 1976 so this window is original, made in March of 1976. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.


The tan interior in this Corvette is in good condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos. The driver's seat does have a spot of wear in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is in great condition with no major stains, rips, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The previous owner installed a very nice and modern high end radio made specifically for classic cars with a vintage look.


This Corvette seems to be in nice mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. 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 well throughout the power band. The brakes are responsive, but pull to the left. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do the exterior lights, dash lights, indicators, wipers, power windows, and even the key buzzer. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds but high. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, 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. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The horn and a/c do not work; the car obviously has some needs and I'm sure there may be some other bugs to be worked out so it would be best for any buyer to look at the car prior to purchase if possible. It is still a pleasure it is to drive this Stingray, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1976 Corvette Stingray is good driver condition. The car is definitely priced to sell as it is hard to find a decent running and driving Stingray for anything under $10,000. 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 some work along the way. It seems to be in decent mechanical shape so the next buyer can drive and enjoy the car as they make some cosmetic improvements.

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


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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
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
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