For Sale: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this numbers matching 1977 Corvette in outstanding condition with the high performance L82 engine and 4-Speed manual transmission. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car has exceptionally nice paint and extraordinarily clean interior and underside. It is extremely rare with the engine and transmission combination. This drive train combination is the most desirable and sought-after that was available for a late C3 Corvette. This is the best and most performance-oriented options one could order for 1977.

The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. It was ordered new in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Silver (28) over Black Leather (192). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The T-Top bags and owner's manual are included with the car.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette has completely "Numbers Matching" engine with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. Even very detailed items like the distributor, carburetor, alternator, and even all the windows are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 425925, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. This car is verified as an original L82 4-speed in a number of ways. First, on the engine pad is stamped "CLD." This suffix code denotes an L82 with manual 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 "X" in this spot like this car does, a base motor L48 car will always have an "L" 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 desirable 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, especially for premium examples like this car with the L82 engine and manual transmission.

It is absolutely loaded with appealing and high performance options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as the L82 engine, 4-speed transmission, tilt wheel, sport mirrors, power brakes, power steering, and YJ8 aluminum wheels. 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 nice, clean, and original 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.

Model Description

The 1977 model year is a special one for the Corvette and is considered to be the best of both worlds in some respects by many with the more vintage, "Stingray" style rear window and a more modern and comfortable interior. Most notable about 1977 model year was that it was the last year for the straight back window and "Sugar Scoop" rear decklid treatment. The 1978 model year introduced the new large rear window along with the most extensive redesign in the C3 production run. The interior in 1977 was slightly improved to make the driver more comfortable by moving the steering wheel forward two inches. 1977 was also the last year to feature the round gauges, storage pocket, and retain the truly vintage sense of the Stingray cockpit. Many people prefer the more classic look and feel of the early C3's, such as this car, over the 1978-82 model years.

1977 saw the steering column repositioned 2 inches (51 mm) closer to the dashboard to allow a more "arms out" position for the driver. The custom interior with leather seat trim was now standard, with cloth and leather a no cost option. A redesigned center console permitted universal Delco radio options. Auxiliary gauges were restyled and the ammeter was replaced with a voltmeter. The sun visors were redesigned to swivel so as to provide some glare protection from the side as well as the front. Chevrolet responded to the criticism of the previous year's steering wheel with an all new three-spoke leather-wrapped unit, which was well received. Chevrolet featured this new wheel prominently on the front of their new Corvette sales brochure. The new wheel came on all cars fitted with the optional tilt-telescopic steering column which was ordered on all but a few thousand Corvettes. Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car continued as both power steering and power brakes became standard and new options included body-colored sport mirrors, cruise control, and a new convenience group. The convenience group included dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights, and passenger side visor mirror. Early in production, the engine paint color was changed from Chevy orange to Corporate Blue. The Stingray script, seen on front fenders since 1969 disappeared, but new cross-flags emblems began appearing on fenders before the model year ended. A Corvette milestone was reached during 1977 as Chevrolet had built a half million Corvettes since production began in 1953.

Exterior

The Silver (13) exterior is in spectacular condition and this Corvette has stunning paint. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The YJ8 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish. The BF Goodrich Radial TA 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 photos. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two 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 is date coded and original all the windows predate the car's body build date of March 9, 1977 (H09). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black (192) interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats just as great as in person as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. The seat is not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is als...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1636293
  • Price: $20,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1977
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver Metallic (13)
  • Interior Color:Black (192)
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:103670
  • Stock Number:901037
  • VIN:1Z37X7S425925
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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