1979 L-82 Corvette unrestored survivor

1979 Chevrolet Corvette L-82 for sale in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Item location: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: L-82
Year: 1979
Mileage: 35,516
VIN: 1Z8749S452639
Color: Red
Engine size: 350 ci
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1979

You are looking at an unrestored survivor 1979 L-82 Corvette, VIN number 1Z8749S452639 which, was manufactured in the General Motors St Louis Plant on September 19, 1979. The car was delivered to Mike Turk Inc. Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac located in East Liverpool, Ohio on October 27, 1979; the miles at delivery were 17. It was originally purchased by the first owner who lived in West Virginia. The first owner eventually sold the car to second owner from Pennsylvania on November 24, 1986. The car had 11,762 miles on the odometer at the time of sale. The second owner then sold the car to me on January 19, 2014. The car had 35,127 miles at date of sale. This Corvette continues to have an unrestored original status. It is fully documented with the majority of the maintenance history intact. Since I purchased the car I prepared it for the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) Top Flight judging. The first judging 04/11/2015 the car received a Second Flight award and after corrections were made the car was judged a second time 08/08/2015 and received the Top Flight award at the NCRS chapter level. This car is ready, with minimal effort to go to and receive Top Flight status at the Regional NCRS convention and on to the National NCRS judging for national Top Flight. This car is [show quality] but has the minor imperfections of an unrestored survivor. This car would also qualify for Blooming Gold Survivor certification. Rule of thumb, don't do anything to alter or embellish, if at all possible, on a survivor car because, if done, there is no way to return it back to its original state. As survivors go, every small mark is a part of its history. Most everything on this car was installed the day it was manufactured in St Louis including the working original headlights. I have swapped out the original headlights with new ones in order to preserve them in working order. The same goes for the original exhaust and catalytic converter swapped out for a Magnaflow exhaust system. The mint original dated laminated glass T-tops and storage bags are stored in a protective case to avoid breakage and tempered reproductions are on the car. Even the original paper air cleaner ducts are like new in the boxes replaced with the vinyl NOS reproductions. The radio with 8 track player and power antenna work well. Also an assortment of 8 track tapes including the original demo tape that came from the factory. All the original parts can be reinstalled for the NCRS judging. This car has all of the documentation including the shipping invoice even the business card of the salesperson who sold the car as shown in the photos minus the EPA sticker. The tank sticker remains on the gas tank where originally installed. I had no intention to remove it because I have all of the documentation I needed. The car also comes with the original keys including the knockouts. Also, the original spare tire and jack remain. The air conditioner was updated from R12 Freon to R134a but needs charging as a result of sitting in the garage for long periods of time, it does work. All manuals and historical documentation original and NOS parts as shown in the pics go with the car. This car is in beautiful working condition and shows well at the car shows. I'm looking forward to turning this car over to someone who can appreciate the nature of this car and willing to continue on with its way to National NCRS Top Flight and/or Bloomington Gold.

If your someone who is interested in restomoding a Corvette I have a # matching 79 L-48 in the back sitting on a trailer completely disassembled with a great body, birdcage, and paint that would be a great candidate for that. Will sell the car with the trailer. I will post it soon.

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