1979 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101284578
1979 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette Mike
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1979 Chevrolet Corvette

Car for sale by Corvette Mike in Anaheim, California 92807

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1979 Black Corvette L82 CoupeVey original with only 21k miles!Black w/Black interior, L82 350/225hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.During the 14 years the C3 or Shark bodied Corvette was produced, there were a number of body changes that took place. From 68-72 were the chrome bumper cars. The 73 was a transitional year which incorporated the new urethane front bumper with the traditional chrome rear bumper. By 74 the change-over to urethane bumpers front and rear was complete. The 78 was the first year for the bubble rear window, which added much needed extra cargo space. And that design with some minor changes to the bumpers and front fenders carried on until the end of the model run in 82. Back in 69 GM canceled Tuxedo Black as an exterior color for Corvette. Technology hadnt yet caught up with the production methods 50s. Thus, quality control was spotty at best on Americas Sports Car, which was mostly hand built (and hand painted) back then. And as everyone knows, Black highlights every flaw. So, it was decided that Black would no longer be offered on Corvette. That mandate was to remain in effect until 77. As a result, Black has always been one of, if not the rarest colors you could get! That is, until 79, when it was the least rarest color you could get! However, that fact hasnt diminished the colors desirability one bit over the decades! The 78 and 79 Corvettes were virtually identical at first glance, but what sets the 79 apart is how many of them were built. Production ended at 53,807 units. The highest production of any Corvette before or since! So, it isnt often that we get in a 79 that hasnt been driven way past the capabilities of its 5 digit odometer. Most that we see (and reject) are high-miles beaters that would need considerable work before being considered ready for sale. But, every once in a while we run across an example that doesnt fit into that category. Like the one being presented here . . .If you were going to order a 79 brand new back in the day, this is probably the best combination of drivetrain, options and color you could get! This 79 came to us from a local, So. CA. owner. The car is in excellent condition throughout, obviously Black with Black interior, and is loaded with all of the great options, including the optional L82 engine coupled to a rare M21 close ratio 4-spd. manual transmission! Please note: There is some pinhole size bubbling on the tops of the front fenders.Other options include;Air Conditioning.Sport Mirrors.Mirrored Glass Roof Panels.Rear Defroster.Gymkhana Suspension.Aluminum Wheels.Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column.Leather Seats.Power Windows.Power Door Locks.Power Antenna.Convenience Group.Front Air Dam.Rear Spoiler.On top of all that, the car has only 21k miles on the odometer and comes with factory docs and service receipts. A rare find indeed! Visit Corvette Mike online at www.corvettemikeanaheim.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 714-630-0700 today to schedule your test drive.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
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  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    21,320 miles
  • Engine
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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