Excellent Condition, #'s Match, Only 47,130 Original Miles, Auto A/C N90 Wheels

Price: US $14,900.00 Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Very Low Miles
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Very Low Miles
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 47130
  • VIN: 1Z8789S452338
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 350ci
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Chevrolet Corvette Very Low Miles

Seven Hills Motorcars | eBay Motors
513-708-1468 9213 Blue Ash Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242 sevenhillsmotorcars.com 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
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Specs Engine Size 350ci Transmission Automatic Bodystyle coupe Exterior Color Corvette Yellow Interior Color Black Mileage 47,130 VIN 1Z8789S452338 Stock # 452338 Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this numbers matching 1979 Corvette in wonderful condition with only 47,130 original miles. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing in Yellow, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is definitely one of the best and nicest 1979 Corvettes on the market right now. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the very rare and highly desirable color combination of Corvette Yellow (52) over Black Leather (192). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The original color is particular important on this car as Corvette Yellow is the most rare color offered in 1979 with the lowest production of any of the colors. Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured as well.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. I have personally driven this Corvette about 30 miles and during that time it was completely reliable and a pleasure to drive. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for low mileage and original examples like this car. It is loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes above such as the glass T-tops, N90 Aluminum wheels, tilt wheel, sport mirrors, air conditioning that blows cold, and power windows. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

"The Corvette evolution continues" announced the slogan from the 1979 Corvette sales catalog. The L48 engine received the dual-snorkel air intake introduced in 1978 for the optional L82 V-8, which added 10 horsepower. All Corvettes in 1979 now had the high-back bucket seats introduced on the 1978 limited-edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. A higher pivot point allowed the seat backrest fold more flat and level with the luggage area floor, which drastically improved access to the rear storage area.


The Corvette Yellow exterior is in spectacular driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely as do the hood and headlights. The N90 aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are some small blemishes and touch-ups around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 17, 1979 (N17). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Black Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding original condition. The seats look excellent with no rips, holes, or excessive wear. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The door panels are in fantastic shape and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured in this ad showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage. The original black T-top bags are also included with the car.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above I have personally driven this car about 30 miles with no issues at all. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct and complete as one can see in the photos. Even the ignition shielding and original catalytic converter are still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, power windows. The blower works on all speeds and the a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1979 Corvette is in excellent condition. The originality, the very low miles, the very rare and desirable color combination, the great options, and the excellent overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is very important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. This car is remarkably correct and original and there are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission assembly date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled. Most of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

VIN1Z8789S452338The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, 8, correct for an L48 car. The sixth digit, "9," indicates the model year, 1979. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 52,338th Corvette made for 1979.
Body Build DateN17"N" corresponds to September, and "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is September 17, 1979.
Engine CodeV0725"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 25, 1979. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car. This stamping was hard to read and pictured below.
Suffix CodeZAHThis means the motor was intended for a 1979 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp452338The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 452338, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number14016379The engine block has the correct 14016379 casting number for a 1979 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting DateG 24 9"G" is July, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 24, 1979.
Intake Manifold Casting Number14014433The intake manifold has the a 14014433 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting DateG 24 9"G" is July, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 24, 1979.
Distributor1103302The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103302 stamping. This distributor was only on Corvettes with a ZAH suffix code, which this car has.
Distributor Date Code9 E 23The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes May, and "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the distributor was made on May 23, 1979. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Casting Number8640820The main case of the transmission has a 8640820 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date7-79 6The "7" is the seventh month of the year, the "79" is year, and the "6" is the sixth day of the month so this transmission main case was cast on July 6, 1979, this is correct as it predates he assembly of the transmission.
Transmission VIN Stamping452338The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 452338, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
WindshieldAAThe first "A" is September and the second "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in September of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's WindowUA"U" is July and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in July of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger WindowTA"T" is August and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in August of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear WindowIA"I" is June and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in June of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

*Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.

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