1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was a much smaller change from the last
year. The standard seats are now the lighter weight and taller
version that was introduced on the pace car in '78. The passenger
seat now folds flat to the level of the cargo area. The L82 engine
option has a higher lift cam, special heads with larger valves and
higher compression, impact-extruded pistons, a forged steel
crankshaft, and finned aluminum rocker covers.
A garage kept, newly resprayed, and redone in most areas with
improvements to the newer engine, this nice example of the 1979
'Vette is reasonably priced, and has a great color combination to
72L Red respray covers the excellent condition fiberglass on this
sleek design version. All rounded corners, hidden headlights, and a
swept back windshield add to its sporty charm. This model is
equipped with removable "T" top smoked glass panels and has deep
chromed dish rally style wheels all around.
Black leather covers the interior, and the high back buckets are
dressed similarly to the Michelin man with their puffy bolsters,
lumbar supports, and integrated headrests. Door panels are also in
black vinyl uppers, black carpet lowers and compliment the buckets.
These show slight wear on the plastic surrounding the door levers.
A matching black dash houses black gauge clusters. On the center
climb from the console we note the radio is missing. A center
console, flanked by the bucket seats, has some scratching of paint
and overall patina from aging, as seen on the sides and top. Black
carpeting is seen on the floors and cargo space, and all shows in
An L-48 350ci V8 with a 4-barrel carb sits in an unrestored but
clean engine bay, showing some patina and surface rusting due to
the passage of time. This engine is not original to the car and is
topped with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and backed by a TH350
transmission in 3-speed automatic format. The rear axle sports 3.56
Some surface rust and fading is seen but mostly unremarkable. Floor
Pans are good, and suspension is independent coil springs for the
front, and C3 Corvette for the rear with power disc brakes on all 4
Our example described above fired right up, and on the test track
it performed well. Smooth acceleration, good handling, and when the
T top is off, nice airflow. The seats are comfy, and all interior
functions were working save for the radio which is missing.
Some patina, some wear, and some age, but it still holds up well to
a keen eye, this example from 1979 has beautiful design (gotta love
those round rear 'Vettes) and now its new paint presents
8-350ci V8 L48 195hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
434317-Sequential Unit Number
TRIM 192-Black Leather
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.