Tired Tires: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette L82/Auto – Sold?
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September 29, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “ClassiFIND” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
August 14, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expired Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. They already lowered $10,500 is carried over from the previous ad.
July 11, 2023 Update – Following a brief pause after their last Craigslist ad expiration, the seller posted a fresh listing. While the pictures and description remain unchanged, the seller elected to lower their asking price to $10,500. That is the first price reduction by the seller since we first spotted this C3 for sale in January.
June 24, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” until we come across a replacement Craigslist ad.
May 22, 2023 Update – Four months at $12,000 and still no sale. Since January, the seller of this ’79 Corvette we’ve been tracking the sale of replaced their expired listing with a Fresh Craigslist ad.
April 12, 2023 Update – Despite no sale in three months, the seller of this 1979 L82/Auto-equipped Corvette continues to ask $12,000 in the newest Craigslist ad they posted to replace their expired listing.
March 15, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring listing with a fresh Craigslist ad. The pictures, description and $12,000 continue to remain the same.
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 for sale, first spotted on Craigslist in January 2023 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, now features a rebuilt 355 cubic in crate motor TurboHydramatic 350 automatic transmission and fresh rear suspension components.
Last offered for $10,500 (the original ask was $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 the contact information provided in their Craigslist ad. 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!