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For Sale: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


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

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 idle.

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 original.

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 looks.

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 Condition

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 ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1553747
  • Price:$14,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black (19)
  • Interior Color:Oyster Leather (122)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:121168
  • Stock Number:900975
  • VIN:1Z8789S419590
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