For Sale: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio


Vehicle Description


Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1979 Corvette in great condition. This Corvette looks great, runs very strong, and is an amazing driver. The received a brand new GM Performance crate engine in 2016. The cost was nearly $6,500 at the time and there is receipt for the engine and the professional installation still with the car and pictured in this ad. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Corvette Dark Blue (83) over Dark blue (292). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. Recently, we have Blue to be the most desirable and best selling color for the C3 Corvette.

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 clean 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information to get a true sense of how clean and nice 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.


The Corvette Dark Blue (83) exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a strong gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The aluminum wheels have a good finish and don't have any curb rash. The General Raised white letter tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them, they are also correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There are blemishes on the front and rear bumper visible in the photos and some tiny imperfections 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. This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of the rear tire and we have seen no corrosion around the windshield frame or "birdcage". We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.


The Dark blue Leather interior in this Corvette is in excellent condition. The seats look just as great in person as the do in the photos with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. The 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 in also fantastic condition throughout with no holes or stains. The dash and console look good with no sun fading, but a few cracks. The door pulls are solid and intact. This Corvette has never been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the good condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above, the car receive a brand new GM crate engine at a cost of almost $6,500 so the car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The crate engines are more reliable and also have more power than the stock Corvette engine from 1979. The car drives amazing on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The transmission feels very good and the shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power from the crate engine and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, and power windows. The vacuum system for the headlights works. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower is missing the stalk for the switch and the power locks do not work. The car now has a true dual exhaust system with no catalytic converter and a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1979 Corvette is in great driver condition. The low mileage, the beautiful color combination, the GM crate engine, and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The previous owner believed the mileage was original at 81,396 and that mileage seems appropriate for the condition and patina on the car, but due to previously being titled in a state that does not record mileage on classic cars the title now shows nonactual mileage. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

exterior color code 83 Dark Blue Metallic interior color code 29 Dark Blue

rpo code description 1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe A31 Power Windows AU3 Power Door Locks A51 Bucket Seat C49 Rear Window Defogger D35 Sport Mirrors MX1 Automatic Transmission N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column N90 Aluminium Wheels QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires U81 Dual Rear Speakers ZQ2 Power Windows and Power Door Locks

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1455523
  • Price:$14,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:81396
  • Stock Number:900902
  • VIN:1Z8789S443770

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242