1979 L48 CORVETTE RESTORED

Price: - Item location: Medford, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 99,582
  • VIN: 1Z8789S440086
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Chevrolet Corvette

This L 48 1979 Corvette has undergone a professional restoreation. The doors, door glass, windshield, and rear window were removed to get a quality paint job completed. The stock, and uncomfortable, seats were replaced with original Recaro seats. These seats are a little taller than the original seats, therefore if your taller than 6’ or have a long torso, your head will probably touch the t-top headliner. The option for taller people is of course to remove the T-Top headliners, and have an upholsterer custom finish them. My nephew is 6’ 2” and I had to remove the head liner for him to drive or ride along in it. Here is a lengthy list of work completed. A new dash and vents including vent foam surrounds. All of the vacuum controlled servos for defrost, vent and heat direction select were replaced along with the heater head. The heater core was replaced too. Also new is the power door lock switches, window switches, ignition switch, headlamp switch, door lock cylinder set, window regulator springs, glove box latch/lock assembly, ignition module within the distributor, ignition coil, spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, hood release handle/cable, stainless steel parking brake shoe spring/hold down kit, seat belts, under hood vacuum controlled coolant shut off valve for coolant shut off to heater core, outer door window channel felts, door panels, arm rests, inner door release handles and escutcheons, outer door release handles, door weatherstrips, t-top weatherstrips, upper and lower center consoles, center console arm rest, tachometer printed circuit board, instrument cluster lens, new front and rear carpet kit, rear storage compartment assembly, battery, radiator coolant hoses, steering wheel, brake master cylinder, new Pioneer DEH-X6800BT Bluetooth AM/FM CD player with phone feature, turn signal/cruise control switch, new P255/60R15 Firestone Indianapolis 500 tires, front windshield, all four tail light lenses, rebuilt carburetor, and new fuel filter, new water pump, new A/C compressor with R-134 refrigerant conversion, new A/C receiver dryer, new A/C main hose, belts, power steering ram, all four power steering hoses, four new KYB gas shocks, brake pads front and rear, transmission filter and Dexron AT fluid is fresh. New gasoline fill point rubber surround at the fill tube.The differential fluid was change out and 4 ozs. of fresh posi fluid was installed. I had a pin striper strip and paint the four original Chevy badges. A new cruise control transducer has been installed. The front end was completely rebuilt using four new ball joints along with new upper and lower control arm bushings, and a sway bar link kit. Even though it has a steering box, the steering is as tight as a rack and pinion steering system. New right side exhaust manifold. The needs if your in California or any other state that requires a smog certification: the right air injection manifold tube is missing and will need to be installed to pass smog. It is a cheap part, around $40.00 available at eBay. I lived in Ca. when I purchased this car and had to have it smoged to transfer the title, it passed smog with flying colors. I have included a photo of the smog print out...it is a very clean emission report, and will pass smog after the aforementioned air injection tube is installed. The only non functioning component on the car is the clock in the dash...it’s a $100.00 part. Also included is the original air cleaner assembly. The previous owner had the engine professionally rebuilt and put 10,000.0 miles on the car after the rebuild. It has the original tach with a new printed circuit board. The speedo/tach printed circuit at the back of the instrument cluster housing is new, The odometer accurately reads 99,582.0 miles. Mileage might increase slightly as I drive it on sunny days, which are far and few between here in Southern Oregon in the winter. Why am I selling it? I had total right knee replacement four years ago. The low seating position in this car requires me to extend my right leg straight out, and causes quite a bit of pain in my knee. Otherwise I’d drive it ‘til the end and pass it down to my son. I purchased the car with 98,875.0 original miles on the odometer as is evident on the smog report. The only detracting factor is the paint on the rear bumper is showing signs of stress cracks due to the aged urethane bumper. Had the body shop told me this would be an issue in the future I would have replaced the urethane bumper with a fiberglass unit. The fix now is buy a fiber glass bumper at eBay for $235.00 shipped, and get it painted. The following is my cost report: purchase price in 2011 $3,500.00, paint job $4,000.00, outside labor $4,500.00. Parts cost $13,000.00. Grand total expended, $25,000.00 There is nothing to be done except the bumper, air injection tube, and clock mentioned. It should provide years of trouble free driving. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If you choose to fly in and drive it home, I’ll pick you up at the airport which is 10 minutes from my home. It is ready to go cross country +. A $500.00 non refundable PayPal deposit is due within 24 hours of the auction close. I will accept a PayPal payment for the balance due, but I’ll expect you to pay the 3% PayPal transaction fee. If you don’t want to pay the 3% fee, I’ll accept cash in hand, or a cashiers check from a national bank, but the check must clear before the car is shipped or released to you. I have a clean lien free title in hand ready to sign over to you. I’ll meet a shipper in order to get the car to you. Good luck bidders!