1979 Corvette Red On Red Only 24,175 Miles Survivor Car In Excellent Shape

1979 Chevrolet Corvette

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Year: 1979
Mileage: 24175
VIN: 1Z8789S444644
Color: Red
Engine: L-48 5.7L 350 C.I.
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Nixa, Missouri, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
8-Track Tape
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1979

1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-TOP SPORT COUPE
STUNNING RED ON RED COLOR COMBINATION
SAME OWNER SINCE 1983 WITH ONLY 24,175 MILES
WELL PRESERVED AND WELL KEPT UNRESTORED ORIGINAL SURVIVOR!
SEVERAL NICE OPTIONS AND NICELY DOCUMENTED
BLOOMINGTON GOLD SURVIVOR CANDIDATE TYPE OF QUALITY
ORIGINAL EXHAUST SYSTEM STILL ON THE CAR AND EVEN THE ORIGINAL TIRES INCLUDED!
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE THE CONDITION AND PRESERVATION OF THIS CORVETTE!
SEVERAL ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
QUESTIONS CAN CALL EITHER Nathan at (417)-773-0318 OR Everett at (417)-425-9629

We are a small family owned and operated classic corvette business in Southwest Missouri. We have been buying and sellingnice examples like this one since 1988. We strive to find the very good ones and nice color combinations just like this 1979. Red on Red you may think is easily found, however it is not. Most red corvettes were ordered with black interior and another color than the red. Personally to me it doesn't get much better than this color combination. This particular corvette we acquired recently from the same owner since 1983. This corvette has been in Illinois for its entire life and at that time in 1983 the car had only 9,100 miles. Every receipt that was done on this corvette for service and routine maintenance was kept and all put into a nice three ring binder that goes with the sale of this car. It is impressive to look through all of that and I have the one photo shown of that paperwork. I do have the original sales brochure, original owners manual, a copy of the original dealer invoice, window sticker, odometer statement, copy of former owner title, and several other brochures that originally came with this car when new. The car does retain most of all its original parts but I did see where the shocks were replaced along with the alternator and some other minor things. It does still have the original exhaust system with catalytic converter and the mufflers are embossed with the L-48 on them, original GoodYear tires included but are no longer good to drive as one tire has separated, newer white lettered radial tires have been installed on the original rally wheels to drive on in the original size of 225/70R15, original engine and drivetrain, original spark plug wires that are date coded, original carburetor and complete air breather assembly, original exhaust manifolds with all shielding still in place, original headlight bulbs, and the list goes on. It has had the fluids recently changed including the rear end grease and anti-freeze coolant flush. Also a new heater core was installed back in 2015. So the maintenance was well kept up on this corvette and it does get started and driven regularly and not just left to set. The original spare tire and wheel are still underneath the car along with the original spare tire lock which are usually missing over the years. One of the nicest 1979 corvettes we have had in our business over all of these years. I would put this one up against any out there for sale or in a private collection.
OPTIONS INCLUDE:AU3 Power Door Lock SystemC49 Electric Rear Window DefoggerD35 Sport Mirrors LH Remote & RH ManualD80 Front And Rear SpoilersK30 Automatic Speed ControlUM2 AM/FM Stereo Radio W/8-Track Stereo Tape PlayerU75 Power AntennaU81 Dual Rear SpeakersQGR P225/70R-15 Radial White Lettered GoodYear Tires
STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:L-48 5.7 Litre 350 C.I. V8 Engine (4-BBL Carburetor)MX1 3-Speed Automatic TransmissionLimited-Slip Differential Rear Axle4-Wheel Independent SuspensionHigh-Energy Ignition SystemNA5 Standard Emissions SystemFactory Air ConditioningPower WindowsPower SteeringPower 4-Wheel Disc BrakesLeather Wrapped Tilt/Telescopic Steering WheelAnti-Theft Audio Alarm SystemSpecial InstrumentationTinted Glass From The FactoryLeather Bucket SeatsRemovable Roof Panels Painted Body ColorRally WheelsNewer White Lettered Radial Tires (Original GoodYear's Included)
Original MSRP was $13,461.23
This was the 44,644th corvette built out of 53,807 total made for 1979 model year.
The actual build date of this car was Monday July 23rd, 1979.According to the original dealer invoice the car was shipped to the dealer thew next dayon the 24th of July 1979.
Originally delivered to:FENCL-TUFO CHEVROLET INC414 E North AveGlendale Heights, IL 60137
The owner that we purchased this car from lived in Algonquin, IL.
The car currently resides at our dealership in Nixa, Missouri just south of Springfield.
PAINT, INTERIOR & CHASSIS OVERALL CONDITION:For the most part from what I have seen and from being around these original survivor models this corvette has theoriginal paint. The paint was not perfect back then and did not have the clear coat finishes that you see on the carsbeing built today. With that said, this one does have an extremely nice shine and shows well. The front and rear bumperson these cars were a different material and sometimes don't match up to the paint as well as they should. This oneI thought matches up great and even the optional spoilers match well. The bumpers do not have any cracks or stressplaces in them. actually still flexible and not stiff. This is probably from being stored right and inside most of its life.The car does have a few chips that have been touched up but nothing severe. The lower portions of the bodyand rocker moldings are nice with no major road rash so the car was not driven on gravel roads. The front parking grillassemblies and emblems are originals and still look nice and fresh even including the gas cap which is also an original.The window glass does not have any chips or real scratches that I have noticed and is original to the car. The t-topsfit nicely and the weatherstripping is very good. It does appear that the windshield pillar weatherstrips have been replacedon the passenger side at one time but does fit good. The headlights go up and down smoothly and all lights do workincluding the back-up lights. The license plate hardware is even original. The keys do work the door locks like theyare suppose to. Any touch ups that were ever done on this car where done right. No damage and original fenders withall bonding seams and strips still intact. Overall a strong # 2 condition inside and out.The interior is in very good shape. For the most part it doesn't get much better. The seats, carpeting, door panels and dashassembly are all original! There is no tears or excessive wear that I see. The door panels have no cracks or an evidence orrepairs, the steering wheel is near perfect with no fading or cracks, gauges all still look fresh with no fading, console and heaterand a/c controls are all in very nice shape, carpeting is original with no stains or dirty spots including the rear carpeting, interior trim moldings are all still fresh, once you see the interior you can tell it for sure has not been apart or messed with. The only thing we did install in the car was new floor mats as there were custom ones in it when we bought it and wanted to replace them with the correct style ones. I would rare the interior as a 2+ easily.The engine compartment and chassis for the most part like the rest of the car is untouched. No repainting on the engine. Original blue paint still on the intake and valve covers. The valve cover gaskets have been replaced at one time. Original air cleaner assembly, original brake booster with the nice original gold cad finish still visible, original wiring in excellent shape, no aftermarket parts and left all original for these 39 years. No real major corrosion, only little to no surface rust visible on some of the raw steel parts. The chassis is in very nice shape as well. Original inspection markings visible on the firewall, frame, and tie rod ends. No undercoating and no rust or even pitting on the frame and other steel parts. Amazing shape. Even the backing plates on the front and rear suspension still have that nice gold cad finish! The only thing if you wanted to make the car real fresh is repaint the oil pan as the factory did not spray much paint on this part of the engine as I have seen on almost all of these models I get in. I chose just to leave it alone and let the next owner do that if desired. Original exhaust system and catalytic converter still intact! No holes or rot on that system. The shocks have been replaced but there is a source in Kansas that you can purchase the correct ones if desired.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS TO THE 1979 MODEL YEAR:This was the last year to see the 140 mph speedometer as some very late 1979 models the 85 mph speedometer was phased in.The new "high back" seat style introduced in the 1978 pace car replicas was made standard equipment in 1979. Extensive use of plastic in the frame structure resulted in weight reduction of about twelve pounds per seat. The new seats had better side bolster support, and the backs folded at a higher point to permit easier rear storage access. Inertia locking mechanisms restrained the backs in sudden deceleration, negating the need for manual locks. Driver and passenger seat tracks were redesigned for an additional inch of forward travel.The 1979 fuel filler pipe was redesigned to make it more difficult to modify for leaded-fuel access.Output for both the base L-48 and optional L-82 engines increased by 5hp due to a new "open flow" muffler design. Also, adding the L-82's low restriction, dual-snorkel air intake to the base engine added another 5hp.In 1979, the previously optional AM-FM radio became standard equipment, and and illuminated visor-mirror combination became optional for the passenger side.The front and rear spoilers developed as part of the 1978 pace car package became 1979 options. Only year for this option. They were functional, decreasing drag by about 15% and increasing fuel economy by about a half-mile per gallon.Tungsten-halogen headlight beams were phased into 1979 production early in the production year for increased visibility. These replaced only the high-beam units.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS LISTING EARLY AS THE VEHICLE IS FOR SALE LOCALLY
A $500 deposit is required within 24 hours to hold the car and full payment due within (3) to (5) business days.If further time is needed contact us first to work something out in a timely matter.
Payment methods include bank wire transfer, cash in hands and or a cashier's check. Please note thatif payment is made by a check the funds must clear our account before any release of the vehicle andor title. No exceptions. We do have a clear title in hands with no liens.
Inspections on this vehicle are welcomed at most anytime, but will need to be done at our facility. We dohave a four post drive on lift for easier viewing of the undercarriage of this car. Usually give us a day orso notice so I will have my lift freed up to drive the car on.
Shipping is not included with the sale, however I have several sources that are very reputable and willgladly share those names and information to you. We can also help arrange for this to be done anddelivered right to your door step in a timely matter.
Once the vehicle is paid for we do have a nice indoor building that we can hold onto the car up to30 days if needed. We will not push your car outside by any means and will be kept as if it was stillours.
Local Airport Pickup is also available at no additional charge. We are about 20 minutes from theSpringfield National Airport and will gladly pick you up and take you to our facility in Nixa, Missouri.Just let us know in advance if you choose this route to come in and view the vehicle.
We also have several references available upon request as we do have 100% Positive Feedback onEbay and want to keep it that way. We are a no pressure type of business and want you the buyerto be 100% happy in your purchase and investment for that matter. We are here after the sale as well.
We do offer a "Money Back Guarantee" on the cars that we sell. This meaning that if not fully satisifedwith the purchase of this car and buying sight unseen, we will refund your purchase price and rightthat on a contract. The buyer will be responsible for the freight charges shipping the car to them andreturning the vehicle to us on the same transport truck. This offer is for those that may not want totravel or do not have the time to come to us to view this corvette in person.Again, another reason we want the customer to be happy.
Over 75 additional photos available upon request
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Questions call Nathan at (417)-773-0318 or Everett at (417)-425-9629