Red Corvettes never go out of style. If you're looking to indulge in a little plastic fantastic, this entry-level 1977 Corvette sports vivid red paint and a rumbling small block with a few performance upgrades tucked inside. There aren't many vehicles that grant you admission to all the top events like a Corvette, and this one will be welcome anywhere from Bloomington Gold to the National Corvette Homecoming.
Red Corvettes always hold a certain appeal. Perhaps it's the audaciousness of painting an already outrageous car a high-visibility color. Or maybe it's just that when most folks picture a Corvette in their mind's eye, they think of a red one. Whatever the reason, there's no denying that this is one great-looking 'Vette. With a nice finish on straight, undamaged fiberglass, the body on this Corvette certainly lives up to the billing it gets from the red paint. Even gaps, tight fits on the front and rear bumpers, and only a few signs of road rash, all add up to a car that looks great sitting in your driveway or hammering down Route 66. It's not perfect, but you really need to get up close to find the flaws, meaning this is a Corvette you can drive and enjoy without worries, something that's becoming a rarity in the high-dollar Corvette world.
More bright red greets you when you open the door, with optional code 722 Red leather seats. The deep buckets show no cracking or splits in the seams, while the dashboard's unblemished condition suggests indoor parking for most of its life. The carpets are in excellent shape thanks to a set of Corvette-logo floor mats and overall the interior has a very proper look where no component is too new or too worn. The 3-spoke steering wheel is racy and wrapped in more matching red leather, and the center console was standard equipment in 1977. The original AM/FM radio is still in place and options like A/C, power windows, and a tilt/telescope steering column were popular choices, as was the automatic transmission, suggesting that Corvette's demographics were changing in the mid-70s. Today, however, it makes for an outstanding driving partner and everything works like it should.
The engine is a fresh L48-spec 350 cubic inch crate motor, and the brightly detailed small block under the hood today cackles with the promise of performance. Unlike most Corvettes of this vintage however, it remains pretty stock, including the original Rochester 4-barrel carburetor and factory intake. Thanks to a true dual exhaust system in place of the original choked single tube, just hearing the car at idle will do all the advertising you need. The engine carries a transferable warranty, which is always reassuring for a new owner, and the front suspension has been recently rebuilt as well . A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission makes this more of a grand touring car than a hardcore sports piece, but you'll appreciate its ability to knife through traffic with just a gentle squeeze of the throttle. Those fat 215/70/15 Goodyear radials on classic Rally wheels contribute to this car's high-performance look.
Is this a perfect Corvette? No. But it is a great driving car with a bright red paint job and a fresh engine that will win fans wherever it goes. You won't find more Corvette for your money anywhere else. Call today!