1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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  • Exterior: Corvette Dark Green Metallic
  • Interior: Light Beige Leather
  • Stock #: XS415297
  • Engine: 350HO Crate engine
  • VIN #: 00001Z8789S415297
  • Transmission: -
  • Warranty: No Warranty
  • Mileage: 69,120

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1979 Chevrolet Corvette

If you’re looking for a quality car it soon becomes apparent that even an ultra low mileage piece isn’t going to cut it. You’re looking for a car where someone else spent the money and made the car right, like this one.


  • Fully restored and updated
  • Properly repainted
  • New interior
  • New GM 350HO crate engine
  • Fully sorted mechanicals

If you’ve ever looked at a nice, original and low mileage late 70’s Corvette you know what we mean when we say there’s something left to be desired both in power and fit and finish: Fans of Chevy’s premier car know that St. Louis' build reputation was downright horrible. This isn’t your standard fluff-and-buff job, as the previous owner not only cared greatly for the car he, being an accountant, kept full records of the car’s restoration. Final tally? North of $44,000. And only $5500 was the purchase price for the car.

The original plan was to drive and enjoy his new toy as-is, and work on the cosmetics as needed. That went out the window starting in 2006 with new Goodyear Eagle GTII 255/60/15 tires on freshly restored and polished factory rims, as well as nearly $7000 worth of interior work. New leather upholstery is just the start, as Vintage Auto Trim in Cincinnati replaced the carpet, sun visors, sill top trims, lock knobs, compartment liners and more. The seat belts were rewebbed, the speakers and grilles are all new and parts as small as the seat nuts and dome lens were changed. Local Corvette gurus at Corvette Conspiracy topped off the interior with a tilt/telescope column and new leather steering wheel.

Thanks to the GM Heritage Center, we have a copy of the car’s original invoice.

This is a nicely equipped car:

  • 1YZ87 Corvette coupe
  • T-Tops
  • A31 Power windows
  • C49 rear defrost
  • C60 Air conditioning
  • D35 Sport mirrors
  • K30 Cruise control
  • L48 350 V8 engine
  • MX1 Automatic transmission
  • N90 Aluminum wheels
  • QGR 225/70/15 White letter tires
  • UM2 AM/FM stereo w/8 track
  • U75 Power antenna
  • U81 Dual rear speakers
  • ZX2 Convenience group
  • 58L Corvette Dark Green Metallic
  • 592 Light Beige leather bucket seat interior
  • Hallmans Chevrolet in Rochester, NY, got the car with a sticker price of
  • $12431.23, ready for the lot

Fast forward to 2007, when the mechanical and cosmetic transformation took place. Look underneath and you’ll find nearly every suspension component replaced, from the rebuilt A arms up front to the shocks to the 100% rebuilt brakes to the new poly bushings in the rear suspension. Corvette Conspiracy, Friedman Auto Center and our own crew worked the car into far better-than-new condition. There’s a new leaf spring up front, a rebuilt axle out back and new fluids everywhere. The transmission was resealed and a shift kit was added, the A/C was converted to R134a (using an AC Delco remanufactured compressor, no less) and more. Again, if it’s a moving part, and it’s under the car, it was replaced or significantly upgraded. This not only makes the car ready for the road it makes it a lot more fun to be out there with less body roll and more control.

On the outside, the original paint wasn’t fairing too well, so Friedman Collision in Eastlake took it, smoothed it and reapplied the factory dark green color. A new rear bumper cover replaced the torn original, new badges and weatherstripping went all around and new body gaskets are everywhere. Combined with the beige interior and lightly tinted windows this is a world-class looking sports car.

A call went out for more power, and a GM 350HO Turn-key crate motor answered.  There really wasn’t anything wrong with the original motor (aside from it being an anemic 180hp L48 unit) but we’ve never met anyone who would say it’s a fast piece. The Turn-key nomenclature indicates the car came with an HEI distributor, a Holley carb, all front accessories and nearly everything else to make the motor run.

A set of headers was added for more power, and the stifling Y-pipe and catalytic converters were ditched in favor of straight pipes leading into the factory mufflers. With Vortec heads, a decent cam, a free-flowing dual plane intake and the headers this motor’s rated at 330hp, or nearly double what the stocker made.

Late 70’s Corvettes are comfortable cruisers with plenty of style. Unfortunately, unless they’re completely rebuilt, they’re simply not fun to drive, and can be downright scary at speed. With the amount of time and energy (and parts and money) lavished upon this car you’re sure to have the best of both worlds.

At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We fill your tires with nitrogen, road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven--get out there!

If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at sales@motorcargroup.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!

Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@motorcargroup.com

Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Warranty Information

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Dealer Prep, Smog Fees, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage of Liability Insurance, or Delivery Fees. DEALER makes no representations, expressed or implied, to any actual or prospective purchaser or owner of this vehicle as to the existence, ownership, accuracy, description or condition of the listed vehicle's equipment, accessories, price, specials or any warranties. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.