Tired Tires: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82/Auto – STILL $12,000
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February 13, 2023 Update – After just ten days, the seller replaced their last Craigslist ad with a fresh listing in which the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.
February 3, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing in which the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.
Over the course of its seventy-year production run, the Chevrolet Corvette experienced milestone model years usually followed by less memorable ones. In 1978, Chevrolet celebrated Corvette’s 25th anniversary (it’s hard to believe that was fifty years ago as I write this) by offering two-toned Silver Anniversary and Indy 500 Pace Car editions highlighting the car’s interior updates and back glass. When 1979 rolled around, the updates were minor, the most notable being a slight bump in horsepower due to a less restrictive exhaust system. The 1979 Corvette also represented two milestones for the brand: the first to have a base price over $10,000 and the first model year to exceed 50,000 units.
This driver quality, medium blue over Oyster Leather, 1979 Chevrolet Corvette currently listed here on Craigslist in Virginia Beach, Virginia, now features a rebuilt 355 cubic in crate motor TurboHydramatic 350 automatic transmission and fresh rear suspension components.
Currently offered for $12,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for other 1979 Corvettes. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the C3 featured here:
As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $11,600 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $16,900.
The Retro Classic Car YouTube Channel features this Point-of-View (“POV”) video giving the perspective of what it’s like to drive an L82-automatic-equipped 1979 Corvette with a similar Oyster leather interior:
Based on the seller’s recommendation, the first order of business after buying this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette for sale is to replace the tires. After that, we would focus our attention over the winter on restoring the aged Oyster leather interior to get it ready for the 2023 driving season.
If you are serious about buying this Corvette, you can start the conversation by calling the seller at (757) 831-4583. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their C3 featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
Restore or drive as-is: What would you do with this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette for sale? Please comment below and let us know!