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 fantastic condition. This Corvette looks great, runs strong, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful, stunning, and highly desirable color combination of Corvette Dark Blue (72) over Oyster Leather (122). This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. We purchased this car from a older gentleman here in Cincinnati. He was a long time owner that purchased the car in 1995. He was very meticulous and took excellent care of the Corvette; during his ownership the car was always carefully stored indoors. He said that he purchased the car from a local Chevrolet dealership and the original owner traded it into that dealership on a new Corvette in 1995.

Besides the correct paint code, 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. The last six digits of the VIN, 444456, 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, which is also pictured in this ad. Even all of the glass is date coded and original.

This car is verified as an original L82 in a number of ways. First, on the engine pad is stamped "ZBB." This suffix code denotes an L82 with an automatic transmission. The car is also confirmed as an original and authentic L82 by the fifth digit of the VIN. Only the L82 Corvettes with have a "4" in this spot like this car does, a base motor L48 car will always have an "8" in the fifth digit of the VIN.

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 very clean and desirable classic 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, 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 Corvette Dark Blue (72) exterior is in fantastic condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has an outstanding gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original N90 aluminum wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish. The BF Goodrich Radial TA raised white letter tires have about 95% tread. This Corvette has absolutely 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 on the frame in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield frame or "birdcage," which are the most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. 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, both door windows, the rear window, and even the windshield are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 20, 1979 (L20). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Oyster interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The seats are in great condition and look just as good in person as they do in the photos. The carpet is also in excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The door panels are in great shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The radio sounds great and gets good reception. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. 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.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, 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 and another great verification of the low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great 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 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 AM/FM radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, dash lights, wipers, rear window defogger, and power windows. Even detailed items such as the interior delay light timer and spare tire light 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. The horn and power locks do not work, which is a very common problem on C3 Corvette. 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 excellent paint quality, the extra clean interior, the beautiful and rare color combination, the excellent overall condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this Corvette particularly desirab...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1621404
  • Price: $19,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue Metallic (83)
  • Interior Color:Oyster Leather (122)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:100675
  • Stock Number:901029
  • VIN:1Z8749S444456
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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