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1979 Chevrolet Corvette

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  • LocationPin outlineRio Rancho, New Mexico

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Chassis/VIN128789S407361
Mileage135,191 Miles
Engine350 cu-in V8

Description

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The third generation (C3) Corvette was introduced in 1968, and with a sleek new exterior design, that drew inspiration from the Mako Shark II concept designed by Larry Shinoda. The interior was also completely redesigned, which helped the third-generation Corvette set new sales records for General Motors. Available in Coupe or Convertible models, both featured pop-up headlights that were concealed via a vacuum-operated system. Utilizing many of the already well-proven components from the previous generation, the C3 offered a refined independent suspension with a variety of V8 engines on offer. In 1978, the C3-generation Corvette underwent significant revisions, including a fixed fastback rear window, square-shaped instruments, a glove box, new interior door panels, and relocated wiper and washer controls. The C3 Corvette is considered an American icon and is favored by many as one of the most accessible and dependable offerings of “America's Sports Car.” 

Highlights 

  • Powered by a 350 cu-in four-barrel carbureted “L48” V8 engine rated at 195 horsepower  

  • Ordered new with a three-speed automatic transmission 

  • Finished in Silver Metallic with Oyster White leather interior 

  • Body-color removable roof panels 

  • 15 inch eight-hole alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle GT II tires 

  • Upgraded Alpine AM/FM/CD radio 

  • Please note that while the five-digit odometer displays just over 35,000 miles at the time of listing, the true mileage is believed just over 135,000 miles 

Features 

  • Fiberglass body construction 

  • Tinted glass 

  • Pop-up headlights 

  • Air conditioning 

  • Fog lights 

  • Full instrumentation with speedometer and trip odometer 

  • Sport-styled four-spoke steering wheel 

  • Swiveling sun visors 

  • High-back bucket seats 

  • Day/night inside rearview mirror 

  • Cruise control 

  • Center-fill fueling  

  • Power steering  

  • Four-wheel independent suspension  

  • Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes  

Known Imperfections 

  • Worn driver’s seat 

  • Scraped lower front facia 

  • Paint chips on the steering column 

  • Inoperable air conditioning 

Included 

  • Spare tire 

  • Jack 

  • Owner's manual 

  • Storage bags for the removable roof panels 

Ownership History 

The current owner of this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette reports that they purchased it from the original owner in Rio Rancho, New Mexico in December 2021.  

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Auction Sold

Sold

  • Sold forTag
  • Ended
    Wed, Feb 14, 2024
    8:20 pm UTC
  • BidsUser
    6
  • ViewsEye outline93,079
  • LocationPin outlineRio Rancho, New Mexico

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