1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The 1977 Corvette was no longer badged with the "Sting Ray" script.
The tried and true orange engine color was changed to blue between
August and September of 1976. Some early production 1977 Corvettes
were still built with the orange painted engines, but most have the
new blue engines. A new crossed flag badge adorned the front of the
hood between the headlights as well as on the fuel filler door. The
glass roof panels that were announced this year were never
delivered on a production car. The 500,000th Corvette rolled off
the line this year.
For consignment, a C3 version from 1977 with its number matching
drivetrain, purchased by our consignor in 2017 and kept in storage
while being used as a fair weather car. Maintenance and repair
records come with from our consignor's time of ownership for this
great driving and sounding car. Overall fair condition on the
exterior, a favorite design version of this writer with all rounded
edges and a beautiful profile and stance.
Bathed in Corvette Tan Buckskin, there are areas on the surface of
this car that show cracking and chipping of the paint particularly
at the tops of the doors, otherwise the paint is nice and smooth.
The gaps are slightly inconsistent, and this car sports a removable
T top with matching fiberglass panels. Just behind the front wheels
the body flares into the fender nicely and move upward to form the
curved fender that melts into the hood area, which also houses the
hidden headlights. Bringing up the rear are the round taillights in
a body matching curved bumper. 15-inch polished slotted wheels are
all around and are wrapped in newer Cooper Radial GT raised white
Peering through the removable "t" top we see dark brown cloth
upholstery covering the high back buckets with brown leather
bolsters all of which are in very nice condition. These are fronted
by an angled dash that has a center console extension which houses
several gauges in the center just above the shift lever. An AM/FM
Stereo is inserted here as well. Deeply embedded circular gauges
are in front of the driver as well as the original steering wheel.
Brown carpet covers the floors and is in generally good condition
with brown carpeted mats for extra protection. Some fading to an
orangish gold color in the back storage compartment is evident. On
the passenger's side no glove box but dual storage pouches are
conveniently located in the dash. Brown vinyl molded and contoured
door panels wrap up our tour and display well with their black
trimming, chrome spears, and shiny window cranks.
A correct and numbers matching 350ci V8 L48 with a single 4-barrel
carburetor and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, make up the
drivetrain. A 3.08 rear axle spins the tires. A very clean engine
bay is noted with some surface rust on the water pump, and we see
the A/C compressor and components are missing. We also note a new
radiator, water pump, new gaskets and a new heater core as
Mostly clean and nice underneath with good flooring but an area of
invasive rust is noted in the frame just under the battery tray
that will need attention sooner rather than later. Single exhaust
snakes its way rearward from the engine and splits into a dual
system before ending in a pair of stock style mufflers. Independent
coil sprung suspension is on the front and an independent
suspension with a frame anchored differential and a transverse leaf
spring is on the rear. Power disc brakes adorn all 4 corners for
the whoa factor.
This car starts quickly and runs very nicely. It is a nice
comfortable interior you slip into and with a flick of the shifter,
we are off and running. Nice handling, and good acceleration and
overall power. It was a nice day and we took the roof panels out
and enjoyed the airflow. We noticed the clock wasn't working but
all other functions worked just fine.
With its lovely lines, "T" top, a number matching drivetrain and
required maintenance performed this car is a good driver. The paint
condition and frame issue prevents it from being a really nice car,
however, certainly is not a deal breaker. A turnkey and have fun
Vette from 1977 which was a very good year.
L-350ci V8 L48 4bbl 180hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
419855-Sequential Unit Number
TRIM 69C-Dark Brown Cloth
PAINT 80L-Tan Buckskin
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.