1979 Chevrolet Corvette

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1979
Mileage 62224
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission --
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1979

Title Status --
Exterior Color Corvette Light Blue
Interior Color Black


This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette has a ton of originality inside and out, but there's also a strong and fresher V8 under the hood to make for a great cruiser. It even has working A/C! So you've got a T-top legend with a ton of appeal and a ton of potential.

The color on this one is quite interesting. Corvette Light Blue was offered only for a few years alongside Classic White, and sometimes you'd need to part the two colors next to each other just to see the difference. That's because this is a delicately sophisticated hue that lets its hint of color really capture your attention. And since this is so unique, we're glad to see what appears to be the original application. The finish is far from perfect, but it does allow you to have a survivor-style appearance or use the value price to budget for a show-stopping respray. And as you look over the whole car, you can see good fundamentals in the body panels with a good fit and clean lines. There are even nice options in place, like the glass roof panels and polished aluminum wheels.

While the T-top panels look good in place, you're going to want to take them out, because after all, the open-air experience is part of classic car fun. There's even cold-blowing factory air conditioning to keep you cool while staying open in the summer. It's loaded with more great features like power locks, power windows (passenger side needs servicing), and cruise control. Just like the exterior, the interior is highly original, and so you can find areas for improvement. But this one is always a true driver's car. You have contoured bucket seats finished in leather, a tilt steering column, and a full gauge package with large speedo and tach.

Under the hood is an updated 350 cubic-inch V8. This is a Goodwrench crate engine installed later in life, and it's topped with a four-barrel carburetor. It starts easily, idles smoothly, and is ready to hit the road. In fact, the dual exhaust is a straight pipe setup (with newer catalytic converters) to give you the right V8 tune. It's an all-around good cruiser with the firm-shifting three-speed automatic transmission. There's also a fully independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.

There are areas to improve this one, like the paint, headlight doors, and windows. But from day one you have a strong-runner that gives you desirable features like cold-blowing A/C. So in total, you have a car with good fundamentals and good features, and the money left in your budget lets you choose how to personalize it in the future. Call today!!!


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