1979 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101229990
1979 Chevrolet Corvette
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1979 Chevrolet Corvette

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Classic Car Overview

Gateway Classic Cars of Denver welcomes this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette! This one is #s matching Red on Tan, with a Manual Trans behind the L-82. The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced from 1967 to 1982 by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new. It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year.4 The C3 is the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, and marks the second time the Corvette would carry the Stingray name, though only for the 1969 - 1976 model years. 1979 saw the crossed-flag emblems on the nose and fuel door revert to those seen on the 77 model. Three popular features introduced on the 78 pace car replicas made it into this years production: the new bucket seats, the front and rear spoiler package, and the glass roof panels. The new lightweight high back seats were made standard equipment. The new seats had better side bolster, provided easier access to the rear storage area, and the seat pair resulted in a weight reduction of about 24 pounds. The bolt-on front and rear spoilers were offered as an option and nearly 7,000 cars were ordered so equipped. Functionally, the spoilers decreased drag by about 15% and increased fuel economy by about a half-mile per gallon. A bigger hit were the glass mirror-tint roof panels, now a regular option, with nearly 15,000 cars so fitted despite their costing $365. All T-tops were now wired into the standard anti-theft alarm system. Tungsten-halogen high-beam headlights became standard as did an AM-FM radio, and for the first time a cassette tape player could be added as a $234 option.34 Heavy duty shock absorbers could now be ordered without the full Gymkhana suspension. An auxiliary electric engine cooling fan was first installed, but only on L-82 equipped cars with air conditioning.35 Rocker panels and rear window trim were painted black.32 Output for all engines increased due to new open flow mufflers. The dual-snorkel air intake introduced on L-82 cars the previous year was now fitted to all cars and the base engine now generated 195 hp (145 kW). The optional L-82 engine increased to 225 hp (168 kW). This was the final year a manual gearbox could be ordered with the L-82 engine. This was also the last year for the M21 close-ratio 4-speed, a gearbox that, as in previous years, required the optional L-82 engine.15 A wide-ratio 4-speed was available for all cars. Noteworthy is that about 82% of the cars were ordered with manual transmissions in 1968. In 79, less than 20% of the cars were delivered with manual gearboxes.6 This year reached an all-time high in Corvette popularity. Production hit its peak in 1979 at 53,807, a record that stands to this day.(Source Wilipedia) Dont miss your opportunity to own a piece of real American built Chevrolet Muscle Car history in our Denver Showroom. It can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and a HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our sales staff at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Denver Showroom located at: 14150 Grasslands Drive Suite A, Englewood, CO 80112. To view 3000+ classics or exotics, please visit: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ To sell your classic or exotic please call us - 303-872-4722 or visit: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/fluid-sell-my-classic-car

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    GCCDEN670
  • Classic Car ID
    101229990
  • Stock Number
    DEN670
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    18,180 miles
  • Engine
    350 L-82
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    manual
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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