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1979 Corvette T-Top Corvette Dark Brown



Body Style:T-Top


Horse Power:225

Transmission:4-speed manual

Exterior Color:Corvette Dark Brown

Interior Color:Light Beige Leather - 592



Engine Size:350 L82


Price:$20990 - Ready for NCRS!

Vehicle Description:

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We are pleased to bring to your attention a fine example of a rare combination: L82 engine, mated with the manual 4-speed transmission, also dressed in a rare color.

The most interesting fact is that the car was in one family since day one and has 16K original miles.  It was ordered new as a 78 model, but, due to constraints, it was switched to a 79 model.  All sales papers are available including the contract, window sticker, warranty, etc and you can see copies in the gallery.   Besides the desirable L82 engine (27% of production) and the manual transmission (7.5%) it came very well equipped with:

  • Power windows
  • Rear defogger
  • Air conditioning
  • Sport Mirrors
  • Tilt/tele steering wheel
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Convenience group
  • Leather bucket seats

Check out the window sticker and note that MSRP was $12770.23 at the time (!).

Needless to say, car is a true time capsule with everything in excellent condition considering it is 43 years old.  Immediately after delivery, it received a clear coat treatment which helped preserve the factory look till today.  Pretty much everything is original on the car with the exception of the in-dash radio with equalizer mounted in the glove compartment.  Due to the stereo upgrade, the original dash insert that surrounds the gauges was replaced but was stored and is in excellent condition and will be provided in the sale. Also still in excellent condition are the two storage bags for each section of the Targa top panels along with another miscellaneous corvette branded storage bag.

The engine runs strong, and transmission runs smooth. Belts and several hoses were replaced within the last few years. The battery, alternator, driver side power window switch and throw out bearing were replaced in November of 2021. All gauges and instrument cluster work properly. The A/C does not blow cold and there is an issue the heat not changing venting locations from the footwells. Vacuum headlights are operational, and the only inoperable light is in the engine compartment.  In the early 80s, the stock shifter ad linkage were updates to Hurst Competition Plus shifter kit.  It was properly stored all its life and it comes with a Wolf cover.

This is your chance to enjoy a classic Vette which is pretty close to how it was back in the day, also, with a little effort, it could be a serious candidate for a NCRS Survivor judging, due to its originality and proof of ownership and provenance.

It comes to you from NEW YORK. Shipping can be arranged all over the country and international.  Your inspection is welcome.

For info on this Vette, please contact Ken at 866-838-8363 (toll-free US) or +1-941-586-9924 (International), or or email

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