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 optioned with the high performance L82 engine and only 42,965 original miles. This Corvette looks great, runs well, 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 Hilton Brown Metallic (67) over Light Doeskin Leather (592). This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. The very low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, also pictured in this ad, that shows the mileage as actual.

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 1978. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the carburetor, distributor, aluminum intake manifold, all of the wheels, and even all of the glass all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 415558, are stamped on the engine pad 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 in this ad.

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. The high-performance models like this L82 draw a great premium over the standard Corvette, this is especially true for a low mileage example like this car. 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 Hilton Brown Metallic (67) exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has an outstanding gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original and date coded rally wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish. Please note that this car has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheap foreign made replacements. The raised white letter tires are brand new with less than five miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some touch ups and other faint imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. 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 December 13, 1978 (E13). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Light Doeskin Leather (592) interior in this Corvette is in outstanding original 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. Even the silver line surrounding the edge of the console is still present and has not faded away. The seats are in excellent condition and look in person just as they do in the photos with one small spot of wear. The seat is not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains. This includes the carpet on the door panels and the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels themselves are in great shape overall and unlike many Corvettes from this era they fit well and tight to the doors. The door pulls are solid and intact. The original radio sounds great and gets good reception. 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. 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. 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 Doeskin, 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 L82 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, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The ignition shielding, original L82 finned aluminum valve covers, air cleaner, smog pump, and catalytic converter are all still present.

The radio works as do...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1658066
  • Price: $19,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Hilton Brown Metallic (67)
  • Interior Color:Light Doeskin (592)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:42965
  • Stock Number:901066
  • VIN:1Z8749S415558
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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