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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 spectacular condition with only 19,310 original miles. This Corvette looks excellent, runs great, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines. It is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Silver (13) over Oyster Leather (122). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

I have personally driven this car over 20 miles. During that time that car was completely reliable, has no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes, this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1979. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, carburetor, intake, and even all the windows are all date coded and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 409305, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

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. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, 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 Silver (13) exterior is in excellent 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 N90 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath. 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 ALL of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of C31, which is October 31 1978 so this car was produced on Halloween. Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

This car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


The Oyster Leather (122) interior in this Corvette is in absolutely outstanding condition. The seats look excellent with no rips, holes, or split seams. The seats are not overly worn in typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is in great condition throughout with no stains or holes. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in great shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The original stereo radio sounds good. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat as seen in the photos. The original spare is also still with the car and appears to have never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burn marks and no aroma of cigarettes. The original T-Tops bags are also included with the car.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well over the years, especially for 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. As stated above I have driven this car over 20 miles with no issues at all. The number matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives amazing on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad 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 well throughout the power band. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. 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 original ignition shielding is still in place.

The stereo radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, and power windows. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. Even very detailed items such as the spare tire light, interior delay light timer, and key buzzer all still work. The blower for the heater and air conditioning works on all speeds. The a/c 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, the headlights go up quickly and with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch under the column. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. 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 absolutely outstanding condition. The low mileage, the beautiful color combination, and the excellent overall condition make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is very important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. There are photos in this ad of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, and engine assembly date as well as the transmission VIN stamp and 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 vehicl...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1621397
  • Price: $23,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:(13) Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Oyster Leather (122)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:19310
  • Stock Number:901028
  • VIN:1Z8789S409305
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