1979 Corvette L-82 4-Speed RARE & RESTORED Fully Documented, Most All Options

1979 Chevrolet Corvette

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Year: 1979
Mileage: 36572
VIN: 1Z8749S433098
Color: Corvette Red
Engine: 5.7L L-82
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Nixa, Missouri, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
8-Track Tape Player, Leather Seats
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1979

1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-TOP SPORT COUPE

RARE L-82 OPTIONAL ENGINE WITH THE M-21 CLOSE-RATIO 4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
COMPLETELY DOCUMENTED BACK TO ORIGINAL OWNER INCLUDING TITLE HISTORY
36,572 ACTUAL MILES ON THIS CORVETTE
CORVETTE RED EXTERIOR WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR
MOST ALL OPTIONS INCLUDING GYMKHANA SUSPENSION
NICEST 79 MODEL YOU WILL FIND!
SOLD NEW AT MALCOLM KONNER CHEVROLET IN PARAMUS N.J.
QUESTIONS CALL (417)-773-0318 OR (417)-425-9629
OVER 60 PLUS PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

What a rare find! This 1979 Corvette is very unique with all of the options it has. The documentation is incredible, along with the complete ownership history back to new including copies of the titles. Also sold new at Malcolm Konner Chevrolet, at which most may or may not know, but Chevrolet actually made a Corvette special edition model in his name in 1986. Finished in Corvette Red with Black leather interior. We have actually owned this Corvette before, so we do know alot about the car and its history. We first purchased this car from the son of the father that bought the car new in 1979 and we acquired it in 2013. The car was in Florida at that time and we had it shipped up here to Missouri. We accessed the car and looked it over thoroughly and decided to have the car repainted at that time. The body was all original and from what we could tell had not been in any accidents. The paint was ok and did show some age is the real reason we painted it. As most may know these factory original paint jobs were not all that good and many needed new paint jobs even when they rolled off the assembly line. We did remove all of the emblems, spoilers, hood and had the car professionally redone here locally. It did come out nice! Now the car shines like it should and does stand out much better than most all with the original finishes. We did not overdue the paint, as we wanted it to have some orange peal and still look original, but much better shine. We did not repaint the door jambs as they still looked nice and all labels still were on the drivers side door. The paint does match up nice to the door jamb itself. At that time we did this we detailed some of the chassis and engine compartment, but not overdone. The paint job was done here locally at Redline Finishes in Ozark MO as he is my brother and has redone all of our corvettes when needed. He has painted several of our cars that have achieved the prestigious Bloomington Gold Award and NCRS Top Flight Awards. He has also done a few vehicles for the SEMA show held annually in Las Vegas. He knows how to make them perfect, but also knows how to tone it down to look more original that the judges want to see at the Corvette meets. Many of the components cleaned up nicely and did not need much attention at all. The smog pump is still there and all of the original exhaust system including the catalytic converter are still intact! The engine bay we lightly detailed including the air cleaner assembly, hood latches, new under hood insulation, new valve cover gaskets, fan blade removed and refinished, all giving it that "showroom" new look. The rocker moldings were removed and cleaned, spare tire carrier removed and cleaned, new exhaust clamps, removed the rear leaf spring and installed new liners and refinished, just a nice cosmetic restoration to bring this car to a strong level 2 condition. All of the window glass was good and original, the glass tops are date coded and are very nice, the aluminum wheels were removed and completely polished out to a show like shine, new center caps and lug bolts, new correct GoodYear Eagle GT outlined white lettered tires installed at a cost of $435 each totaling $1,740! This car actually still had two of its original tires on it when we first bought this car and these were the optional ones that came on this car according to the original window sticker. Myself personally, think that this tire really makes this car. This tire was first introduced on the Pace Car Replicas and became an option in 1979. The are sizes P255/60-R15. Standard sizes were P225/70-R15. These tires have about 3,000 miles on them. Overall the paint, trim and emblems on this car does stand real tall and is one of the nicest 79's you will find.INTERIOR:For the most part this interior is all original and in excellent shape. We did replace the floor mats but the carpet is original and does not need replacing. All of your brake and clutch pedals are nice with no wear, instruments are still nice and fresh, weatherstripping is still in great shape, seats are original and look amazing, dash pad and steering wheel are original and look almost new, we basically just gave it a nice cleaning and it came out nice. The center plastic console was replaced as those are plastic and tend to get scratched up easily. The passenger door panel did have a tear in it so it was replaced with a new one but the original was saved and included with the sale of this corvette along with touch up paint. Strong #2 condition as well on the interior.
CHASSIS:For the most part we did leave it untouched as it did not need much attention. The frame is excellent with no rust or even pitting for that matter. We did remove the tie rod ends and cleaned them up, replaced with backing dust shields on the front disc brakes, removed the entire original exhaust system and repainted in a nice natural high heat finish that will not burn off, removed the shocks and repainted, rear leaf spring removed and new liners installed, refinished like original and reinstalled, refinished the oil pan in the original blue color, overall again like the rest of the car we did not try to over restore but more preserve and detail areas that we thought needed some attention to bring this car to the level that it is today. The car by no means is perfect, but better than 99% of what you see for sale and is priced accordingly. I don't think anyone will be disappointed seeing this car in every angle, on top and underneath.
OWNER HISTORY:As being in the Corvette business since 1988, we tell all of our customers that when the are ready to sell their corvette, let us know first as we would like another chance owning it. We strive to have the nicest and well kept corvettes, but is not always easy at most times. We first purchased this car back in 2013 from one of the original family members that his father had bought this car new and after doing the light restoration we sold it somewhat locally to a gentleman in Fayetteville Arkansas. He purchased this corvette from us on March 3rd, 2013 with the miles showing only 33,781. He lived within 150 miles of our business so when he decided to sell in 2015 he reached out to us. He did drive this car approx. 3,000 miles as it shows now only 36,572. He was going into his own business venture at that time and decided to sell this corvette back to us. We then turned around and almost immediately sold this car to a gentleman in Ohio that was looking for something just like this one with the options it had. We bought the car back on January 7th, 2015 and then sold on January 28th 2015 to a man in Lebanon Ohio. The mileage was 36,472 at that time in 2015. I kept in touch with him as well and recently I received a call from him that he never drives the car and would consider selling back to me if I was interested. He had only driven the car 67 miles in a little over a three year period. He had just bought a new motorcycle and was adding several accessories onto it and decided to let the corvette go. So that is how we now have owned this car twice and is for sale again. It really is one of those keeper types of cars, but I cannot keep them all. I am in the business of buying and selling so this car deserves to go to another good home as it has been for the past 5 years. The car was always stored inside and started regularly. I did change the oil and filter since we bought the back and have taken it out for a drive and always liked the one this one handled and drove with that 4-Speed. I just do not get many in like this one and as detailed as it is. Everything does work on the car with the exception of two things. The tachometer for some reason is not operating and after doing some research there is a tach filter that needs to be changed and from the sources I buy parts from is on back order and will no be available for a month or so. Also the air conditioning does work and blow through the vents, but is not ice cold as it probably needs a recharge. That is about it for the problems that I know of which are small and can be corrected. Again I do not think anyone would be disappointed in this Corvette and if I thought it was not a real good car, I would not have bought it back now twice. It is a investment grade 1979 model and is a rare one.
OPTIONS AND FEATURES INCLUDE:5.7L L-82 350 ci 225hp V8 Engine (4-BBL)M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission (Close Ratio)FE7 Gymkhana SuspensionC60 Air ConditioningCC1 Removable Glass T-Top Roof PanelsC49 Electric Rear Window DefoggerD35 Sport Mirrors LH Remote & RH ManualN37 Tilt/Telescopic Steering ColumnN90 Aluminum WheelsQBS White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15D80 Front & Rear SpoilersZXQ Power Windows & Door LocksZX2 Convenience GroupUM2 AM-FM Radio, Stereo With 8-Track Tape PlayerU75 Power AntennaU81 Dual Rear SpeakersNA5 Standard Emission System72L Paint Code For Corvette Red192 ABB2 Black Leather Bucket
The tires were replaced in 2013 and purchased through Kelsey Tire Of Camdenton Missouri as all suppliers that you buyGoodYear tires from actually come from him! These tires are exactly like what would have been on this car when new andwere an option for 1979. The sizes all around are P255/60R-15. These tires are listed at $435 on his website so the tiresalone if you were to replace them today would cost you $1,740! That does not include freight nor mounting and balancing.This is just another reason that makes this car so unique as most all dealers and or individuals would not spend that kind ofmoney just for tires. The tires on this car make the looks of this model in my opinion.
Back in 1979 this would have been the "ULTIMATE" Corvette with the optional L-82 engine, 4-Speed, and all other optionsthis car had!
Other features that were standard equipment include power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, limited slip differential rear axle, high-energy ignition system, 4-wheel independent suspension, anti-theft audio alarm system, bucket seats with your choice of leather or cloth seating inserts, special instrumentation, cut-pile carpeting, tinted glass, and removable roof panels.
The VIN # on this Corvette is; 1Z8749S433098This was the 33,098th Corvette built in 1979 out of 53,807 Total Built.Actual Build Date was Monday April 30th, 1979.Fifth Digit In VIN "8" Which Designates the L-82 Optional EngineSold new on June 8th, 1979 at Malcolm Konner Chevrolet in N.J.Total Price Paid With Taxes Was $15,840.00That would have been alot of money back in 1979.This is a "Matching Numbers" car as well.
OUT OF 53,807 TOTAL CORVETTES BUILT IN 1979 ONLY 4,062 HAD THIS M-21 4-SPEED TRANSMISSION.NARROW THAT DOWN TO THE COLOR RED AND OPTIONS THIS ONE HAS THAT NUMBER WOULD EVENBE LOWER.
6,707 CORVETTES WERE BUILT IN CORVETTE RED
Documentation includes the original bill of sale "purchase agreement" from Malcolm Konner Chevrolet on June 8th, 1979. Original owner was Afco Paving "Business" that was located in West Nyack, New York. Also included is the original window sticker and not a reprint, original owners manual and keys, sales brochure, assembly manual, original consumer information brochure, original 1979 general motors maintenance schedule, original GoodYear tire brochure, title history and odometer statements, original registration papers dating back to 1980 completely through 2012, several receipts that has been spent on this car including those expensive correct tires, and five original New York license plates from the original owner when the car was licensed. Also names and numbers of each owners listed in a nice portfolio that goes with the sale of this car. The original spare tire and wheel is untouched and underneath the car including the original spare tire lock, original jack and lug wrench, original t-top storage bags, and a few 8-track tapes still tucked away in the glovebox.
1979 HIGHLIGHTS:THIS WAS THE LAST YEAR FOR THE L-82 4-SPEED COMBINATION TO BE ORDERED IN A CORVETTE.THIS WAS THE LAST YEAR TO SEE THE 140 MPH SPEEDOMETER ON A CORVETTE.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. THE BASE L-48 WAS RATED AT 195HP, THE OPTIONAL L-82 AT 225HP.IN 1979, THE PREVIOUSLY OPTIONAL AM-FM RADIO BECAME STANDARD EQUIPMENT, AND AN ILLUMINATED VISOR-MIRROR COMBINATION BECAME OPTIONAL FOR THE PASSENGER SIDE.UNLIKE 1978, 1979s EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS HAD THE SAME SHOCK ABSORBER RATES AS THOSE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.THE FRONT AND REAR SPOILERS DEVELOPED AS PART OF THE 1978 PACE CAR PACKAGE BECAME 1979 OPTIONS. THE WERE FUNCTIONAL, DECREASING DRAG BY ABOUT 15% AND INCREASING FUEL ECONOMY BY ABOUT A HALF-MILE PER GALLON. ALSO, MIRROR-TINT ROOF PANELS (RPO CC1), INCLUDED IN THE PACE CAR PACKAGE AND OPTIONAL FOR LATE 1978s, WERE AVAILABLE AS 1979 OPTIONS.TUNGSTEN-HALOGEN HEADLIGHT BEAMS WERE PHASED INTO 1979 PRODUCTION EARLY IN THE PRODUCTION YEAR FOR INCREASED VISIBILITY. THESE REPLACED ONLY THE HIGH-BEAM UNITS.RPO ZX2 CONVENIENCE GROUP OPTION INCLUDED DOME AND COURTESY LIGHT DELAY, HEADLIGHT WARNING BUZZER, UNDERHOOD LIGHT, LOW FUEL WARNING LIGHT, FLOOR MATS, INTERMITTENT WIPERS, AND RIGHT SIDE VISOR MIRROR.M21 CLOSE RATIO TRANSMISSION WAS NO COST, BUT REQUIRED L-82 ENGINE.


WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END LISTING EARLY AS THE VEHICLE IS FOR SALE LOCALLY!
We are located in Nixa, Missouri, just minutes from the Springfield and Branson areas.
Local pickup at the Springfield Missouri National Airport can be arranged at no cost if needed.
We welcome any inspections on our vehicles done at our facility. We do have a four post driveon lift if you would like to view the underneath of the vehicle. At least a one days notice is needed.
Payment must either be by bank wire transfer, cash in hands, or a certified cashier's check. Pleasenote that if payment is made by a check the funds must clear our bank account before any releaseof the vehicle and or title. No exceptions.
We require the vehicle to be paid for upon an agreement within (3) to (5) business days. If more timeis needed we will gladly work with you and at that time a deposit will be needed to hold the vehicle.We will write up an contract "Buyer's Agreement" and send copies to you and any of the paperworkthat you may need at that time. Also any of the original paperwork we have with each car we willgladly make copies and send them to you if needed.
Shipping costs are not included in the purchase price of the vehicle however, we do have severalsources that we have used and will gladly share those names and numbers with you. Also if neededwe can help and assist in arrangement of shipping this vehicle to anywhere you would like.
We do offer a "Money Back Guarantee" on our Corvettes. This simply meaning if for any reason thebuyer is unable to come in and view the car in person we can help arrange shipping of the vehicleto the buyer and if not 100% satisfied, we will refund the purchase price of the car. The vehicle mustbe paid for in full before shipping and buyer will be responsible for freight charges incurred to themand returned back to us. The vehicle must also be returned on the same transport truck as well. Westrive to please the customer and we have 100% positive feedback on Ebay and would like to keepit that way.
Several references available upon request as well.
We have been in business since 1988 specializing in classic corvettes mostly, but have had otherclassic vehicles from time to time. We have restored several Corvettes over the years achievingthe prestigious Bloomington Gold Award, Several NCRS Top Flight Awards, Gold Spinner Award,The Triple Diamond Award and the Gold Concours Award.
Any Questions About This Corvette Or Others We Have For Sale Contact:(417)-773-0318 or (417)-425-9629
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