90K ORIGINAL MILES, #'s MATCH, NO HIT BODY, NEW PAINT, DELUXE INTERIOR, CLEAN

Price: US $14,900.00 Item location: Victorville, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Deluxe Leather
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 90459
  • VIN: 1Z37L7S431416
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1977 Chevrolet Corvette Deluxe Leather

This 1977 Corvette was manufactured forty-two years ago this month and has been well maintained throughout its life: appearing to have never been in any kind of accident! We purchased it from the third owner who managed to put about 30k miles on the clock over a little less than a decade. Please feel free to call us with any questions: (760) 283-7098.


EXTERIOR

The exterior body appears to have never been in any kind of accident (the factory bonding strips remain in place) and this Corvette has been refinished with two-stage color sanded and buffed paint in the original factory yellow.

The headlights pop up and down well and all of the exterior brake lights and turn signals work. We replaced the taillights with new reproductions and they look great!The wipers work as well. All of the factory weatherstrip remains soft to the touch but isn't new either. The plastic front spoiler is also a new reproduction. This Corvette turns heads everywhere it goes.


INTERIOR

The well cared for interior is all original and has held up very well for its age. The dash, carpet and steering wheel look great and I installed a set of embroidered Lloyd's floor mats which compliment the interior nicely. Even the speaker holes on the dash don't have any splits between them! The original leather seats aren't split or torn (amazingly) but if the new owner wants them so nice as they can be, the ribbing could be replaced or was fine for me. The original door panels look good as well but have a few inconspicuous blemishes. The power windows work very well: (dare I say almost like new!) The steering column is also nice and tight.

The gauges' coloring remains vibrant and all of the original silver striping around the bezel and shift plate looks good. All of the gauges work except for the clock. (Corvettes came with clocks so you know what time they left the factory.) The factory radio is present but I installed a wireless Bluetooth amp that directly connects to any smartphone for playing music and apps.

The rear compartment doors work great and the original jack and handle remain underneath the rear compartment tray which currently stores the original black vinyl t-top bags. I also installed new door sill plates because the originals were scratched.


MECHANICALS

The numbers matching factory 350 cubic inch motor is mated to the factory three speed transmission. The power plant has plenty of get up and go.
(Starting in 1972, Chevrolet horsepower specs were re-calculated from "gross horsepower" to "net horsepower." Previously horsepower was measured on a blueprinted engine without the accessories: i.e. alternator, A/C, P/S etc. Combined with de-tuning from the factory to meet emission's standards compliance, these spry Corvettes get an undeserved bad horsepower rap.) Regardless, the drive-train is spirited and will put you back in your seat. The Corvette just passed its California emissions certification.

A new "aluminized" (doesn't rust) exhaust system has been installed under the car with new catalytic converters and mufflers. The original spare tire carrier still looks great too and no one has ever put a jack underneath it. The spare tire may have never been on the ground and the original spare tire lock is still in place!

The car has received a complete tune up including all new wires, plugs, cap, rotor, belts, hoses, filters, valve cover gaskets, complete fluids change as well a new aluminum radiator and carburetor rebuild. You'll note the original ignition shielding and the upgraded and polished finned aluminum factory valve covers finishing the motor compartment nicely!
You'll also notice the four newer tires on the brilliantly polished factory optioned slotted aluminum wheels with new center caps, emblems and lug nuts.

The entire braking system has been serviced with stainless steel sleeved calipers, pads, rotors and master cylinder. The power steering components have also recently been serviced. The car received a four wheel alignment and it tracks straight down the road.


SHIPPING

Please feel free to call us with any questions: (760) 283-7098. I can help arrange shipping anywhere in the lower 48 States for less than $1000.
For international buyers please contact Schumacher Cargo in Los Angeles for a quote anywhere in the world (Rotterdam is the best port in Northern Europe for competitive shipping rates/ import duties: from what I've been told.) Or, if you don't mind putting miles on the car: drive it home!

Please enjoy the below pictures and details about this classic 1977 Corvette!


PRODUCTION OPTIONS AND STATISTICS
Total 1977 Corvettes Built - 49,213
Serial numbers: 1Z37x7S400001 to 1Z37x7S449213
The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 Z Corvette
3 & 4 37 Coupe
5 L L48 350-cid V8, 180-hp, 4-barrel
6 7 1977
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 431416 Birthdate of this 1977 Corvette: April 18, 1977

ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
1977 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block.
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply
CLA 350-CID 180-hp V-8 8.5:1 Automatic Four-Barrel Carburetor

The body number plate is located on the engine side of the cowl. The Fisher Body Style Number identifies the model of Corvette: 77-1YZ37 - Corvette Coupe
The body number is the serial number of the body. The trim number represents the color of the interior, the paint color is the exterior paint color.
REGULAR PRODUCTION OPTIONS
RPO Description Price Production
1YZ37 Base Coupe $8,647 49,213
A31 Power Windows $116 44,341
B32 Color Keyed Floor Mats $22 36,763
C49 Rear Window Defogger $84 30,411
C60 Air Conditioning $553 45,249
K30 Speed Control $88 29,161
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Auto. Trans. $0.00 41,231
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column $165 46,487
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires - GR70x15 $57 46,227
UM2 AM-FM Radio Stereo w/ 8-track $414 24,603
V54 Luggage/Roof Panel Rack $73 16,860
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels $321 12,646
ZX2 Convenience Group $22 40,872

COLOR OPTIONS FOR 1977

RPO
PRODUCTION
56 Corvette Bright Yellow
1,942
192 Interior Black Leather


1977 CORVETTE SPECIFICATIONS
Mechanical Dimensions
Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 185.2 inches (4.704 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height 48 inches (1.219 m)
Ground Clearance 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.5 inches (1.511 m)
Tires GR70 x 15
Positraction Standard
Steering Recirculating ball
Front suspension Independent, unequal-length control arms with ball joints, coil springs, and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Independent, trailing link, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes Hydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers
Ignition HEI electronic
Body construction Separate fiberglass body and box-type ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank 17 US Gal (14 Imp Gal) (64 liters)

Engine Specifications

Feature RPO L48
Type V-8, Overhead Valve
Block Cast Iron
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.48"
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Brake Horsepower 180 @ 4000
Torque 270 lb-ft @ 2400
Main Bearing Five
Valve Lifters Hydraulic
Fuel Supply Rochester M4MC