Marking the third generation of Chevrolet’s Corvette sports car, this 1979 C3 Corvette comes finished in Pearlescent White and was acquired by the owner’s father over 30 years ago. Factory options included a glass roof, air conditioning, Gymkhana Suspension (FE-7), an L82 V8 engine, and a 4-speed manual gearbox. The car received a replacement engine block under current ownership and features a host of performance upgrades including Edelbrock cylinder heads, RPM manifold, and electronic fuel injection. Driven approximately 18k miles on its fully rebuilt engine, this Corvette is now being offered for auction by its long-term owner out of Connecticut.
The fiberglass bodywork is said to have been completely stripped about 11 years ago before being refinished in the Lexus-derived color of Pearlescent White with custom red pinstripes. Equipment includes a factory-optioned removable glass roof panel and aftermarket 18” American Racing chrome alloy wheels. The original factory L82 alloy wheels are said to accompany the sale and the car is currently riding on a set of Hankook tires which were mounted about 3 years ago. A few minor chips and scratches are noted throughout the exterior consistent with age and normal road wear. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The red interior was refreshed with new leather upholstery for the seats about 2 years ago and features a factory-optioned air-conditioning system as well as a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, a factory cassette radio, and Corvette-branded floor mats. Some chips and signs of fading are noted on the center console and shifter, and the seller reports all gauges and accessories work properly apart from the electric passenger-side window.
A full rebuild of the V8 engine was completed approximately 18k miles ago and included a new 350ci engine block along with high-performance cams and lifters, a custom stainless-steel exhaust, and MSD ignition control box as well as Edelbrock cylinder heads, RPM intake manifold, and throttle body electronic fuel injection system. The car also received modernized disc brakes, an aluminum radiator, a secondary electronic cooling fan, and poly suspension bushings front and rear. The power steering lines have been replaced and new brake lines were installed in 2021.
This sale will include some documentation and a clean title.
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