1979 Chevrolet Corvette L-82
1976 Chevrolet Corvette L-82
- 350ci V8 L82
- Automatic Transmission
- 67K Miles
- Silver Over Blue Interior
- T Tops
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“1979 Corvette: The one and only” – Chevrolet Corvette magazine advertisement headline, 1979
The headline above was followed with: “What can you say about the Corvette legend” It all began 26 years ago, when the first Corvette was driven off the assembly line. And it remains today as America's only true production sports car. A car that is awesomely competent. And for 1979, the legend lives on.”
“This year, Corvette engineers and designers continue to refine one of the world's impressively responsive cars, blending styling and engineering to give you touring comfort and driver convenience. New flatter-folding bucket seats, for example, endow Corvette with more practical carrying capacity. New dual-snorkel air-induction air cleaner, new anti-theft steering column ignition lock, and standard Delco AM-FM radio help to make it one of the world's best-equipped cars.”
“It's not hard to understand why Corvette is such a legendary car. Since 1958 it has offered the fulfillment of a never-ending dream. And for that reason it is truly the one and only. Corvette.”
Offered here is a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe L82 in silver over dark blue. This “American legend” has been impressively maintained in original condition. Since new, the car has traveled 67,688 miles, or just over 1,600 miles per-year on average.
The exterior silver paint remains in excellent condition over the entire body including the two removable t-top panels, the lower-front grilles, and the Endura®-clad front and rear bumper covers. Only regular commitment to owner care can protect paint in this impressive fashion. All cabin glass—including the beautifully curved rear window—is clear and undamaged. Lighting lenses are similarly damage-free; pop-up headlights operate properly. Limited chrome on the body is in excellent condition with only minor patina on the door handles. All factory badging—the crossed-flags emblems on the hood, front fenders, and rear-deck gas-filler-cap cover, the “L82” hood identification, and italicized “corvette” on the rear fascia—remains properly mounted. Factory-original alloy wheels with crossed-flags center caps are mounted with raised-white-letter BFGoodrich® Radial T/A tires.
Inside, the dark-blue color theme makes for an attractive companion to the exterior silver. Dark-blue vinyl-trimmed flat-folding bucket seats feature handsome, patterned fabric inserts. Cabin and cargo-area carpeting in matching blue is in excellent condition (there is some shrinkage on the right-hand side of the center console). Carpet mats are in place, as is a roll-up cargo cover, for sun-protection. Door trim incorporates both the patterned fabric and carpeting surfaces. The stock sport steering wheel with crossed-flags emblem frames the twin instruments: a 130-mph speedometer and 5,500-rpm-redline tachometer; a clock and four engine-monitoring gauges are located in the center-dash above the factory radio and HVAC slide-lever controls. The shifter for the automatic transmission and the power-window buttons complete the console.
Under the front-hinged hood, the stock appearance of the engine bay has been maintained, clean and free of shine-enhancing, spray-on products. The twin-induction air cleaner assembly and finned valve covers on the 350-cubic-inch V8 are noteworthy. All components, including air conditioning, remain properly mounted. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and undamaged.
The Corvette's original build and identification tags remain in place.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this silver '79 Corvette Coupe in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This 1979 Corvette Coupe is an excellent representative of the C3 generation. Its next owner will inherit a properly cared-for example in a pleasing color combination, to be enjoyed on the road, at weekend enthusiast gatherings, and at Friday-night cruise-ins.