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EXCELLENT CONDITION, Over $16,500 in receipts, Silver/Oyster PRICED TO SELL!!

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: L82, Auto, A/C
Type: Coupe
Trim: L82, Auto, A/C
Doors: 2
Year: 1979
Mileage: 57430
VIN: 1Z8749S446416
Color: Silver
Engine: 350ci
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82, Auto, A/C Additional Info:


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this 1979 Corvette in spectacular condition and with the high performance L82 engine and only 57,430 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. The Silver (13) over Oyster (12) is a beautiful color combination that looks great on the car. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This Corvette is verified as an original and correct L82 model by the fifth digit of the VIN, which is a "4" indicating the L82 engine. A standard Corvette will have an "8" in this spot.

Besides the high performance L82 engine and beautiful color combination this Corvette is absolutely loaded with desirable options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes such as N90 aluminum wheels, glass T-Tops, 8-Track stereo radio, power windows, power locks, power antenna, and a/c.

We first purchased this Corvette in 2016. We then sold it to a gentleman in Kentucky later that year when the car had 55,523 miles. We just purchased the car back from the same gentleman with 57,420 miles.

This Corvette is ready to used and enjoyed. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual" as well as the documentation and records that come with the car. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information in this ad to get a true sense of how nice and clean this L82 Corvette really is.

There are a great amount of records shown in the photos totaling over $16,500 for maintenance and repairs over the years. There are receipts pictured totaling almost $11,000 including one receipt for $3,991.96 from the Chevrolet dealer for a new engine when the car had 49,284 miles. Many of the receipts also have the mileage recorded so they are also another great verification of the low original mileage on the car. The previous owner is still looking for the original copies of the receipts, but we do have the photos of them from when we first sold the car in 2016. Additionally, there are many receipts included with the car from the most previous owner. Those receipts are all from the last three years and total over $5,600.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

"The Corvette evolution continues" announced the slogan from the 1979 Corvette sales catalog. The L48 engine received the dual-snorkel air intake introduced in 1978 for the optional L82 V-8, which added 10 horsepower. All Corvettes in 1979 now had the high-back bucket seats introduced on the 1978 limited-edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. A higher pivot point allowed the seat backrest fold more flat and level with the luggage area floor, which drastically improved access to the rear storage area.


The Silver exterior is in fantastic driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both door open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires are almost brand new with less than 200 miles on them and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There is a receipt with the car from May 13, 2019 for new tires showing the mileage at the time was 57,268 miles. There are a few small marks that have been touched up and some other tiny blemishes around car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

Window Date Codes

Windshield - UA - The "U" is July and the "U" is 1979 so this window is original, made in July of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver's Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window - IA - The "I" is June and the "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Please note that all of the windows on this Corvette, the windshield, both door windows, and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of August 3, 1979 (M03). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Oyster interior in this Corvette is in spectacular original condition. The seats are in excellent condition with no excessive wear and look just as good in person as they do in the photos. Please note that these are the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. This is especially important on this car because this style of seat is no longer is made and replacements are not available. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in wonderful shape overall and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. There is one small spot of wear on the driver's side door panel; as one can see in the photos it is hardly noticeable. The door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured in this ad showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, especially with a light color like Oyster, and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage.


This L82 Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. As stated above the engine in the car only has about 8,000 miles on it and was installed by a Chevrolet dealership and there were $16,510 in receipts so this L82 C3 was very well maintained over the years. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idle smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct, and complete as one can see in the photos. Even the smog pump and original catalytic converter are still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, wipers, power windows, and rear window defogger. The blower works on all speeds and the a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The power antenna works, which is a very common problems on this era Corvette. The headlights go up with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1979 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. The higher performance and high horsepower models like this L82 always draw a premium over their standard counterparts. The originality, the many great options, the beautiful original color combination, the great overall condition, and the extensive service records make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

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