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For Sale: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely numbers matching 1977 Corvette in outstanding condition with only 67,765 original miles. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Corvette Orange (66) over Buckskin Leather (642). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. 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 starter, alternator, distributor, carburetor, and even the wheels are all correct. The last six digits of the VIN 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 very desirable 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, especially for low mileage and original examples like this car. The original T-Top bags and owners manual are included with the car.

It is absolutely loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as the tilt wheel, sport mirrors, air conditioning that blows cold, rear window defogger, 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 numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original 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.

Model Description

The 1977 model year is a special one for the Corvette and is considered to be the best of both worlds in some respects by many with the more vintage, "Stingray" style rear window and a more modern and comfortable interior. Most notable about 1977 model year was that it was the last year for the straight back window and "Sugar Scoop" rear decklid treatment. The 1978 model year introduced the new large rear window along with the most extensive redesign in the C3 production run. The interior in 1977 was slightly improved to make the driver more comfortable by moving the steering wheel forward two inches. 1977 was also the last year to feature the round gauges, storage pocket, and retain the truly vintage sense of the Stingray cockpit. Many people prefer the more classic look and feel of the early C3's, such as this car, over the 1978-82 model years.

1977 saw the steering column repositioned 2 inches (51 mm) closer to the dashboard to allow a more "arms out" position for the driver. The custom interior with leather seat trim was now standard, with cloth and leather a no cost option. A redesigned center console permitted universal Delco radio options. Auxiliary gauges were restyled and the ammeter was replaced with a voltmeter. The sun visors were redesigned to swivel so as to provide some glare protection from the side as well as the front. Chevrolet responded to the criticism of the previous year's steering wheel with an all new three-spoke leather-wrapped unit, which was well received. Chevrolet featured this new wheel prominently on the front of their new Corvette sales brochure. The new wheel came on all cars fitted with the optional tilt-telescopic steering column which was ordered on all but a few thousand Corvettes. Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car continued as both power steering and power brakes became standard and new options included body-colored sport mirrors, cruise control, and a new convenience group. The convenience group included dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights, and passenger side visor mirror. Early in production, the engine paint color was changed from Chevy orange to Corporate Blue. The Stingray script, seen on front fenders since 1969 disappeared, but new cross-flags emblems began appearing on fenders before the model year ended. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953.

Exterior

The Corvette Orange exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original rally wheels have a brilliant finish. Please note that this Corvette has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the common cheaper aftermarket units. The BF Goodrich Radial TA white letter tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some signs of age, small blemishes, and blotchy spots around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious 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 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 2, 1977 (J02). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Buckskin interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photo. The driver's seat is not 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, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in fantastic shape and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are stil...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1227850
  • Price:$13,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1977
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Corvette Orange (66)
  • Interior Color:Buckskin Leather (642)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:67765
  • Stock Number:433301
  • VIN:1Z37L7S433301