Stingray With T-Tops. L48, 350ci and Automatic. Original Drivetrain. LOW RESERVE

Price: US $3,950.00 Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Hard Top
  • Trim: Red Bucket Seats
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 132,000
  • VIN: 1Z37L7S423085
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 350ci
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1977 Chevrolet Corvette

First let me say that this is not my car. I am auctioning this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for a good friend who doesn’t do eBay. The car is located in Rockland, aine. If you would like or need more information please contact me through eBay and I will do my best to answer your questions.

I understand that there is a lot of information in my ad. I also understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not buying. However, or the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard earned money, feel that there is never too much information.

As to myself, am not a dealer, ust a (65) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, am now retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, lease check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,138) transactions.


First a Little Corvette History:

Very few vehicles elicit the same kind of satisfaction as the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette is a symbol of childhood dreams and grown up triumph. The only true American Sports car, his car stands for excellence and became an icon as a high-performance and dynamic sports vehicle.

The 1968 Corvette was introduced as the new Stingray (now branded as one word versus the previous two-word Sting Ray), he C3 later became known as the “shark,” thanks to its long shape and aggressive styling. A “transitional” generation for the Corvette, his model saw some big changes from ’68 to ‘82 including a smaller block engine and less horsepower due to new regulations. By 1973, he material composition had also changed to include less traditional fiberglass and more lightweight plastic. The longest span of all the generations, his period proved the popularity of the car was still going strong—in fact, he 58,307 sales in 1979 remains the Corvette’s annual sales record.

The 1977 Corvette did receive minor changes, ut they were more about branding than styling or performance. “Sting Ray” was dropped, nd a new crossed flags badge adorned the front of the hood between the headlights as well as on the fuel filler door. Some models were released with the original orange-colored engine, ut GM was now pushing out blue-colored engines. Instruments were redesigned for better clarity, nd a new leather wrapped steering wheel was offered. Power steering became standard. A cassette player was now also offered, nd the manual shifter grew an inch, ut shifts were shorter. The car basically remained the same for this year with the only other change being the steel reinforcements being added to the hood.

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Here is what this 1977 Corvette Stingray has:

1. Original VIN Stamped Engine;

2. Original VIN Stamped Transmission;

3. Believed to be Original Rear Axle;

4. Original Distributor;

5. Original Exhaust Manifolds;

6. Original Intake;

7. Correct Carburetor;

8. Correct Alternator;

9. T-Tops;

10. Original White Exterior and Red Interior Corvette;

11. Power Windows;

12. Very Nice Trim Rings and Caps;

13. Almost New Tires;

14. Power Steering;

15. Power Brakes;

16. Panasonic AM/FM Stereo CD Player Radio.

Vin. Number Decode 1Z37L7S423085

1 Chevrolet

Z Corvette

37 2-Door Hardtop

L 350ci, 80hp, BBL, 8

7 1977

S St. Louis Missouri Assembly Plant

423085 Sequential Number

Body Tag Decode



C March 1977

10 10th Day of March 1977

TRIM 72C Medium Red Cloth Interior

PAINT 10L Corvette Classic White Exterior

Block Casting Number: 3970010 1977 350ci and 180hp 2-Bolt Correct

Block Stamping on Front Pad: V0211CLA 17S423085

V Flint Engine Plant

02 February 1977 Correct Time Frames

11 11th Day of February 1977 Correct Time Frames

CLA 350ci – 180hp Turbohydramatic Correct

1 Chevrolet

7 1977 Model Year

S St. Louis, issouri Assembly Plant

423085 Matching Sequence Number

Transmission: Turbohydramatic 400 Vin Stamp 17S423085

1 Chevrolet

7 1977 Model Year

S St. Louis, issouri Assembly Plant

423085 Matching Sequence Number

Cylinder Heads: I believe that these cylinder heads are original to the car even though the casting dates do not seem to be right.

LH Head 333882

· L December

· 6 6th Day of December

· 8 1978

RH Head 333882

· 1 January

· 0 Unsure

· 7 1977

Carburetor: 17056228 Rochester Quadrajet for 1976 Chevrolet 400ci with Automatic

3375 Built the 337th day of 1975

ABL Plant Code

Intake Manifold: 346249 1977 Corvette 350ci & 180hp Correct

Exhaust Manifolds: LH 3932461 1977 Corvette 350 ci & 180 hp A.I.R. Correct

RH 3932461 1977 Corvette 350 ci & 180 hp A.I.R.

Distributor: 1103246 1977 Corvette 350 ci & 180 hp HEI Correct

Alternator: 1102491 1978 Corvette Delco Remy 350ci without Air 37 Amp


7 1977

J September 1977

8 8th Day of September 1977

Engine: Original VIN stamped L48 350ci and 180hp 4BBL engine. It has a correct Rochester Quadrajet carburetor mated to the original intake. Other than the correct alternator, ll other major engine components appear to be original to the Corvette. The engine starts and runs good with no overheating or funny noises. Refer to the photos and video

. Transmission: The transmission is the original VIN stamped Turbo 400 that shifts up and down the gears fine.

Exterior: The exterior is driver quality with some cracking and paint chips. The nose has some damage hence the nose bra that the previous owner installed. The T-tops can be removed with ease and are in good condition. The bright work is also driver quality. All glass is in good condition. Tires, ims and trim rings/caps are very good.

Interior: The interior is in good condition overall. The carpet is in good condition. The dash has no rips or tears. Door panels are in good condition as well as the console. Door locks and power windows are in good working order.

Undercarriage: The undercarriage is by no means perfect and will need some attention. The exhaust system is in good condition but should be secured higher to the body.

Electrical: I have been told that the exterior lights are in working order. The hide-away headlights do not open and close as there is an obvious vacuum issue that will need to be tracked down. The headlights do work. The wipers work when the headlights are turned on. The horn does not work. The speedometer is non-operational and needs a new speedometer cable. The tach and gauges are all functional with the exception of the fuel gauge that is pinned to the right indicating that it is grounded somewhere. The heater works. The Pioneer AM/FM/CD radio is functional.

Mechanical: The brakes appear to be new. I am unsure as to the emergency brake. The power steering is good with no issues. The suspension is OK but it is a Corvette if you know what I mean. Tires and rims are excellent. The Corvette starts, hifts and drives down the road good.

ID Photos:

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.


In fairness to all, am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, lease place a bid TO OWN ONLY NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.

Terms of Sale:

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, here is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. Winning bidder must contact seller within (48) hours of auction close to confirm purchase by e-mail. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within (3) business days of auction close. Remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, ertified bank check, ire transfer or cash. If there is no confirmation, eller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. Buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, awfully enforced.

There is no Maine title for this 1977 Corvette as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, ngland, witzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, he Maine excise tax registration form signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.


On Dec-12-15 at 14:55:49 PST, eller added the following information:

I have made a mistake on the Trim Tag so here is the revised information.


G February 1977

17 17th Day of February 1977

TRIM 72C Medium Red Cloth Interior

PAINT 10L Corvette Classic White Exterior