There are still some big bargains out there and this 1979 Corvette
definitely qualifies. It's a fast, fun, affordable driver-grade
'Vette with an awesome look that will work for some and not for
others, and that's OK. We only need one guy to really love it and
once you drive it, it becomes pretty hard to resist.
With the 1979 Trans Am becoming such a hot collectable, we have to believe that cars like this cool 'Vette coupe can't be too far behind. Finished in dark blue, the paint is pretty old; a professional cut and buff would really wake it up but it's not a lost cause so a modest investment would pay big dividends. There are a few signs of age here and there, but nothing that's going to need attention anytime soon and you'll quickly discover that showing up in a Corvette is still a pretty big deal. It doesn't appear that this car has ever been wrecked because the doors fit well, the hood sits flush, and even the headlight doors fit correctly. Out back, the urethane end cap is still in great shape with no cracking or major damage, offering original taillights and a 'corvette' emblem in the center, just in case nobody recognized it. We strongly believe this is original paint, as the bonding strips are still visible along the car's flanks and there are no signs of a repaint, just some touch-ups.
The interior is as good as C3 Corvettes get, with handsome dark blue leather seat upholstery, some pretty nice door panels, and a center console that are all perfect for the '70s supercar. Other good stuff is all OEM Corvette, ranging from the leather-wrapped steering wheel to the supportive seats, to options like A/C power windows, power locks, cruise control, and a tilt/telescope steering column, so it's an easy place to spend some time. An AM/FM/CB stereo with a CB mic still on the console is pure 1970s cool, and yes it still works. There's some speculation that the mileage of 24,983 is authentic, and while we can't prove it, the condition of the interior makes a strong argument in its favor. Pull the T-tops off, turn on your favorite sounds, and you'll find that this cool vintage 'Vette still delivers first-class fun.
The L82 350 cubic inch V8 is this car's original, numbers-matching engine. It was the top option in 1979 and makes the kind of robust low-end torque that makes American V8 cars so much fun to drive. It's not really detailed for show, but the way this 100% stock and original engine runs will make you forget all about sitting still at a car show and the TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off shifts so quickly that you'll never wish for a clutch again. The exhaust sounds great and still includes a factory catalytic converter, and the largely original chassis shows off decades of clean living someplace where snow doesn't rot the cars. Shiny factory aluminum wheels are fitted at all four corners and give the Corvette a slightly racy stance, and they're wrapped in 255/60/15 Hoosier performance radials.
Affordable cars are still out there and this Corvette offers a great deal of performance for the money, and if you like the look, you're going to love how it drives. Call today!