1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
$21,000
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1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe For consignment, a little red Corvette with a cloak on. More on that later, for now, feast your eyes on a pampered holdover from 1979. With some recent work and modern touches that render it an excellent driver that would be more than welcome at cruise nights, cars and coffee, and car shows. But if you dont like crowds, take the Ts off and enjoy a mountain road or coastal highway, its the perfect ride! Note: Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area Exterior Our car is not bathed in Dead Red Metallic...its wrapped! Yes, the joys of vinyl mean you can have any color you want, and this metallic maroon is just the ticket! Its glossy and clean and provides a more uniform palette than original paint might. Its not perfect as we note some bubbles, some less than smooth areas such as the cowl hood, and a peeling edge on the underside of the car. Beyond that, standard classic Vette here with the L82 badge on the raised hood indicating 350 cubes under it, the crossed flag emblems where they belong. The epic quad light tail, and the flush, chrome door actuators that never cease to impress us. The windows are tinted and we think it enhances the overall look of the car and the stock wheels are a great design that was used for several years. Interior Appropriately deemed Oyster by Chevrolet, the off-white interior really pops with the dark exterior. The doors have mixed materials and include a checkered cloth insert that matches the seats. The door actuator, power lock switch, and armrest are on the door located here as well, thats nifty! The cloth seats are of the design that is a holdover from the 1978 Pace Car edition and look great. The padded steering wheel is thick and soft to the touch and directs the eyes to the square instrument cluster that houses the speedometer and tach. The center stack contains an airplane-like cluster with five gauges, (including a new clock), then an aftermarket AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth radio below along with the A/C controls. An old-school alarm touchpad is attached to the dash and adds some 80s flair. The center console houses the chrome-knobbed shifter, and the H-pattern diagram for reference is to the side. The parking brake lever is parked under the armrest. Our consignor states a new gray carpet has been installed and indeed it is in great shape and extends into the storage area behind the seats. Drivetrain The original 350ci V8 is accounted for and gets its go-juice via a single 4-barrel carburetor, (Corvette would transition to fuel injection in 1981), and is rated at 225 horsepower. The transmission is also original and is the Muncie M20 4-speed manual which sends power to the rear axle and 3.70 positraction. The consignor states the radiator and fan are new. Power disc brakes are found front and rear. Undercarriage Overall, the underside is in very nice condition. Some typical surface rust on the usual spots; driveshaft, suspension parts, frame, and clamps, but nothing structural or worrisome. Dual exhaust flows to Magnaflow mufflers and no catalytic converter is present. Independent front suspension softened by coil springs while the rear has a multi-link independent suspension with tubular axle drive shafts, transverse strut rods, torque control arms and transverse leaf springs. Drivability Melt into the low seats and buckle in and suddenly youre in a fighter jet. Its a great space that makes a Corvette just a bit more special than your average car. A turn of the key and the 350 fired up with a roar. Into first gear we go, then gently row the gears and the car responds well with good acceleration. That elaborate suspension helps alleviate bumps and bounces over imperfections in the road. I mean, its no Lincoln Continental but the 255/60/15s stay planted, and a pleasurable ride ensues. Braking is good and after a quick loop, we came in for a landing. C3 Corvettes represent a few things: the continuation of Americas sports car, a fun ride with a reliable V8, good looks that still turn heads, and a relatively affordable way to enter the classic car hobby. This is a solid example with a great drivetrain, interior and wrapped fiberglass body. The fact that its a T-top car is a bonus! Buckle up, Iceman, this ride awaits! 1Z8749S422295 1-Chevrolet Z-Corvette 87-Coupe 4-350ci V8 L82 4bbl 225hp 9-1979 S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant 422295-Sequential Unit Number TRIM TAG C08-October 8th Build TRIM 12C-Oyster Cloth PAINT 72L-Red Classic Auto Mall is home to more than 1,000 classic and collectible vehicles for sale via consignment in a climate controlled 336,000-square foot showroom (thats more than 8 acres!). The largest single location consignment dealer of classic and collectible vehicles in the country is located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, just 1-hour west of Philadelphia off Exit 298 of the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information visit www.classicautomall.com or call us at (888) 227-0914. Contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person. With so many great cars, you know we have a lot to talk about, and we do that each week on the Classic Auto Mall Podcast with host Stewart Howden. Stewart discusses new inventory as well as trends in consignments and car prices, while interviewing celebrities and automotive professionals about amazing cars and their history. Tune in each week to the Classic Auto Mall Podcast wherever you enjoy listening. You can also watch on YouTube!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1Z8749S422295
  • Classic Car ID
    101998703
  • Stock Number
    6149
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    35,618 miles
  • Engine
    350ci V8
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Dark Red
  • Seat Color
    White

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