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Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1979
Corvette in great condition. This Corvette looks excellent, runs
great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with
nice lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful
color combination of Black (19) over Oyster (122). This is the
correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the
trim tag pictured in this ad. The previous owner told us that the
engine was recently rebuilt and has less than 3,000 miles on it.
The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure, even at
Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers
Matching" meaning the engine in the car is the factory correct
original engine that was installed in the car new in St. Louis in
1979. The last six digits of the VIN, 419590, are stamped on the
engine pad which indicates the engine is original. The last six
digits of the VIN are also stamped on the main case of the
transmission and pictured in this ad and the transmission is also
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, option codes, 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 Black (19) exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one
can see in the photos the paint has a terrific gloss, deep shine,
and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally
wheels have a brilliant finish and look great on the car. Please
note that this car the correct and original 4-clip beauty rings,
not the cheaper foreign made aftermarket replacements. The raised
white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly
sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been
intentionally excluded from the many photos. There are some tiny
imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in the
photos, but nothing 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 in front of the rear tire. We have included specific
photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car
Window Date Codes
Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette is date
coded and original, both side windows and the rear window predate
the car's body build date of January 19, 1979 (F19). Original glass
is a good indication that this car has had no major accident
history and never sustained significant damage.
Driver Window - VJ - "V" is December and "J" is 1978 so this window
is original, made in December of 1978. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window - CJ - "C" is November and "J" is 1978 so this
window is original, made in November of 1978. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window - NA - "N" is January and "A" is 1979 so this window is
original, made in January of 1979. This is correct as it predates
the build date of the car.
The Oyster Leather interior in this Corvette is in amazing
condition. The seats look just as good in person as they do in the
photos with a small amount of wear in the typical spot near the
bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet has been
replaced in black and is in great condition throughout with no
holes or stains, this includes the rear carpet which is often
neglected. The dash and console look nice with no cracks or sun
fading. The door panels are in great shape overall. The door pulls
are solid and intact. Please note that is car came from the factory
with the standard non tilt steering column so there is limited
space between the bottom of the steering wheel and the seat. This
Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no
aroma of cigarettes.
Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well,
especially with a light color like oyster, and the excellent
condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous
care and attention this car has received throughout its life.
This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The
car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. As
stated above, the previous owner said that engine was recently
rebuilt. It drives great 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 strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well
overall. The transmission 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 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,
horn, wipers, and rear window defroster. The blower for the heater
and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning itself also works
and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and
engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the
headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly
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. 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, this 1979 Corvette is in excellent condition. The
beautiful color combination, and the excellent overall condition
make this Corvette particularly desirable. Numbers matching is
important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing and this
Corvette has the original engine. There are photos below of the VIN
stamp on the engine block, suffix code, and engine assembly date.
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 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
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