• Stock:

    1573-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    350 V8 L48

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Dark Metallic Green

  • Miles:

    9,400 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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SURVIVOR W/ 1 REPAINT, #'S MATCHING L48 350, BELIEVED TO BE 9,400 ORIG MILES

This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette represents one heck of an opportunity to get into the hobby in a big way. It's priced quite reasonably, yet it'll get you admission to every big Corvette event in the country. Why? It shows just 9400 original miles, a figure we have no reason to dispute. Yes, that's right, an A-list, low-mileage survivor for the price of a used beater. This is an awesome find!

The Dark Metallic Green paint is either a single older repaint or even original paint with a coat of clear over it, we're not quite certain, but the look is authentic and the car certainly looks every bit the part of a well-cared-for original piece. The fiberglass is in excellent condition, even the urethane bumper caps, and there's a soft shine that's very much a look from the '70s. There are obviously no modifications or questionable upgrades, not even a pinstripe, to detract from this car's authenticity. The dark green suits the late '70s shape rather well, adding a dignified look to a car that was more grand tourer than sports car by the time this one was built. Details like the taillights lenses, weather stripping, and the black rubber bumper guards are all in excellent condition, more evidence that this is a genuine low-mileage machine.

The dark green leather interior is just wonderfully preserved, with a comfortable look that shows a few signs of age but nothing that would suggest that the mileage isn't authentic. The bucket seats are as comfortable as they look and the original carpets remain in excellent shape. The door panels look almost new, without even a small dent where the driver's elbow might have rested, and the dash pad is excellent with no cracks or fading. Full instrumentation was part of the Corvette's package, and the bright analog gauges are easy to read and fully functional. There's also an AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit that was original equipment, as well as factory A/C. In 1979, all Corvettes were T-tops, and the rear compartment still carries the original belts for strapping the tops in place and there's almost no evidence of UV damage on the dark green carpets.

The engine is the original, numbers-matching L48 350 cubic inch V8 and if you didn't believe the mileage by looking at the interior and bodywork, you'll believe it after seeing the engine bay. The air cleaner, the engine enamel, the fittings, the hoses, and the hardware all look just as they did rolling off the assembly line 36 years ago. It's packed in there rather tightly, but you can see that the engine still wears corporate blue paint, the cad plated parts are still nice, but not perfect, and factory-style clamps and original decals are all still in place. It runs beautifully with a nice V8 rumble from the factory exhaust system, which still uses a giant pancake-style catalytic converter. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission shifts crisply and the chassis is unquestionably original, with only surface scale on the heavy metal parts. It rides and handles well, just as you'd expect from a car that's see so little use, and the classic aluminum wheels are unmarked and carry 225/70/15 Goodyear Eagle radials, perhaps only the second set of tires it's ever worn.

Documented with the original owner's manual and Protect-O-Plate, this is an incredible find, particularly at this price. If you love survivors, come see this 'Vette and be prepared to be impressed. Call today!

Features

Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts, Numbers Matching, Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, T-Tops, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes

Documentation

Original Warranty Card, Owner's Manual

Drivetrain

Engine Size
350 V8 L48
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH350

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Dark Metallic Green
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1979
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
9,400 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Dark Green
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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