1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - 18.7K ORIGINAL MILES! FLY IN and DRIVE HOME TODAY!

1976 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe for sale in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: T-Top Coupe
Trim: Base Coupe
Year: 1976
Mileage: 18,794
VIN: 1Z37L6S4XXXXX
Color: Orange Flame
Engine size: 350 cu. in.
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Tilt Telescopic Steering, Power Steering, Power Brakes, FE7 Performance Suspension, AM-FM-CD Player w/4 Speaker System, Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: TH350
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Buckskin
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Trailer Hitch for Luggage Carrier, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1976

FINAL TIME LISTING THIS RARE CAR ON EBAY


MANY MANY LARGE PICTURES BELOW!!!!

Up for sale is a stunning and rare LOW MILEAGE 1976 Chevrolet Corvette. As of the date of this listing, the car has 18,794 original DOCUMENTED miles. Until 2017, this car spent its entire life stored indoors with the original owner in the southern desert region of California. Once arriving in central Indiana, the car then transitioned to a heated and air conditioned garage, where it currently resides.

This car is a true time capsule. This car is an early production car that was manufactured in November 1975. It is extremely rare to find a car of this age that has not had multiples of owners, been defaced with modifications, driven hard, stored improperly, and having been poorly maintained…and this car is NONE of those things. It is, in fact, the exact opposite, and is a wonderful example of a highly pampered, meticulously maintained and extremely well cared for vehicle.

YOU CAN FLY IN AND DRIVE THIS CAR HOME TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY TODAY WITHOUT ANY WORRIES!!

100% OF EVERYTHING ON THIS CAR WORKS EXACTLY AS IT DID WHEN IT WAS FACTORY NEW – CLOCK AND ANTI-THEFT ALARM INCLUDED!

I am only the 3rd owner of this car. The original owner passed away sometime after 2010, and the car was passed to his son (2nd owner). I purchased the car from the 2nd owner in 2017. The original owner’s son cared for the car as lovingly as did his father. Although the car was not driven much, it always had a supply of fresh fuel, and was run and driven weekly to ensure it was kept in top condition. This car has never sat dormant. Included with the sale of the car will be the maintenance record sheet kept by the original owner and his son, indicating all service performed and the associated mileage.

Below I will highlight some features of the car. This car does not actually need me to sell it…it can and will sell itself based on its own merits. I will do the best I can through brief descriptions and pictures to bring the car before you, so that you too can see for yourself how beautiful and rare this car actually is.

Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice), sit back, relax, and read on!!!

1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE MODEL YEAR FACTS: NOTEABLE CHANGES

  • A redesigned hood and newly redesigned air induction system now pulls air in over the top of the radiator rather than through the rear of the hood.
  • Aluminum wheels now finally available
  • Steel subsection added to the underbody to assist in body rigidity as well as assist in lowering cabin temperatures
  • Sealed maintenance free Delco Freedom battery now standard
  • Lighter weight Turbo-Hydramatic 350 now standard replacing the heavier Turbo-Hydramatic 400
  • Astro-Ventillation eliminated thus eliminating the now fake rear deck vents
  • New one-piece “CORVETTE” nameplate on rear bumper
  • New 4 spoke steering wheel
  • Last year the Corvette would wear the “STINGRAY” badging until it’s reintroduction in 2015
  • Dual Front Horns standard
  • A/C - Heater control now has a HOT to COLD red/white/blue color bar

Factory options include:

  • L48 - 350 cu. In. engine – Numbers Matching
  • M40 - TH350 transmission – Numbers Matching
  • C60 - Air Conditioning – ICE COLD - (See picture proof below) – Charged with R12
  • FE7 - Gymkhana Suspension
  • J50 - Power Brakes (all 4 ORIGINAL calipers AND the ORIGINAL master cylinder were rebuilt with stainless steel sleeves)
  • N37 – Tilt-Telescopic Steering
  • N41 - Power Steering
  • UA1 – Heavy Duty Battery
  • U58 - AM/FM – STEREO – now with upgraded CD Player
  • YF5California Emissions Certification
  • YJ8 – Aluminum Wheels
  • 70L – Orange Flame Paint (8.7% of Total Production in 1976 Painted This Color!)
  • 64V - Standard Interior (Buckskin)
  • HD Cooling (Now a top-of-the-line Dewitt’s Aluminum Radiator)
  • Rear Luggage / T-Top Carrier Rack ***
  • Factory T-Top Storage Bags

*** Denotes Dealer Installed/Obtained Options

BODY

Body/Paint:

Accident free body. I believe the paint to be mostly factory original with some minor touch-up’s. The front and rear bumper covers had dry rotted from spending 43 years in an arid climate and were replaced with fiberglass units. Note: The replacement bumper covers are actual fiberglass bumper covers and NOT flexi-fit pieces. Much time, care and work was put into ensuring the new bumper covers fit as GM had envisioned – which is MUCH better than the fit of the original urethane rubber covers! The paint for the bumper covers was professionally blended by a renowned paint expert to ensure a perfect color match to the car. No paint was applied to the car to ensure a match – the original paint was preserved through this process!!!

The doors close smoothly and still retain the sound that all new cars to this day have…they close lightly to the touch with a quiet “schooomp” sound.

The original weatherstripping is in beautiful condition and all weatherstrips seal the car as they did when new. To verify the integrity of the seals, I conducted a pressurized hose water test (with the front kick panels and interior windshield upper and side pillar trim removed) to check for any signs of leaks including the problematic leaks around the windshield. The results were that the car has NO LEAKS and the car seals tightly against inclement weather!

A bolt-on Curt trailer hitch was added to enable towing a small trailer for luggage or using a hitch ready luggage carrier. This completely opens up the interior for a much less cramped trip!

The car presents and shows itself extremely well, as the pictures below will demonstrate.

INTERIOR

The interior is equally as beautiful and presents itself spectacularly. The upper dash pad is still very soft, flexible, and pliable. There are NO cracks or splits in the dash pad speaker perforations. A testament to the car always having been stored indoors. The steering wheel retains all of its original grain pattern, showing no sign of wear. The serrated locking ring for the column’s telescopic action looks new as well – most others have long ago lost their paint.

One more sign the car has remained indoors is the condition of the A/C and heater control. The newly designed red white and blue temperature color bar will ALWAYS lose the red to sun-fade on a car that has spent much time in the sun. The colors on this one are as bright as they were day one. It’s small details like this that REALLY tell the story. This special color bar lens is NOT reproduced.

The original radio was replaced with a JVC AM/FM/CD player. New speakers were installed in both the dash and kick panels. Notice that the kick panel grills were color coded to match the interior perfectly – They almost look as if they could have come that way from the factory!! The original kick panels were removed (and saved) and the speakers were installed in donor panels. ABSOLUTELY NO WIRES WERE CUT OR SPLICED during the install. All of car’s the factory wiring was preserved!!! The stereo sounds wonderful, even at highway speeds with the windows down!!

Air Conditioning: To illustrate how well the A/C actually works, I have included a time and date stamped screenshot of the current outside temperature condition on 05/22 as well as a time and date stamped picture of the actual temperature of the air at the center vent with the A/C on MAX setting. When I say the air blows cold, I mean COLD!!! Please see photos below.

Dash Lighting: I snapped a couple of shots of the dash lights in the dark to show how brightly and evenly the gauges illuminate. Gauges that look this nice in the dark in cars of this age is very rare. The gauges are illuminated using the original bulbs – there was NO upgrade to LED lighting or changes made whatsoever.

ENGINE / TRANSMISSION / UNDER HOOD / UNDERBODY

ALL ORIGINAL and NUMBERS MATCHING except for parts as noted below:

  • Engine Cooling Upgrade: The radiator was replaced with a MADE IN THE USA Heavy Duty Dewitt’s Aluminum radiator. Engine cooling is NOT, nor ever will be an issue in this car! The engine runs at a constant temperature of 195º with or without A/C on – both in local traffic and 70mph highway speeds….NEVER a degree higher!!!!!
  • L82 style aluminum finned valve covers were installed in place of the stamped steel original issue L48 valve covers by the previous owner. He stated he did this because he liked the look much better. I agree!

FRONT/REAR SUSPENSION / WHEELS/TIRES:

ALL ORIGINAL except as noted below:

  • Wheels / Tires: The wheels are in remarkable condition and received a light polishing to revive their original luster. The tires are brand new Blackwall Hankook P225-70R15's. The tires were replaced with blackwall tires to maintain the original look the car came with new. As can be seen on the window sticker, this car was delivered with blackwall tires. These tires are VERY quiet on the road and that fact especially obvious at highway speeds. I have this same type tire on my daily driver Buick and swear by them. The wheel and tire combo look PHENOMENAL on this car and get compliments in addition to the compliments the car receives!!!!!
  • Shocks: New KYB GR-2 / Excel-G front and rear
  • FRONT/REAR Wheel bearings: Front and rear wheel bearings were removed and repacked with Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease. The rear wheel bearings were just due for their 1st scheduled service according to the owner’s manual. The rear spindles were removed, the bearings cleaned / inspected / and regreased. Proper rear bearing setup, clearance, and installation procedures as outlined in the service manual were strictly adhered to. Rear bearing service should not have to be performed again for at least another 50,000 miles. All new seals were installed on the front inner and rear inner and outer spindles.

BRAKES:

All 4 brake calipers AND the original master cylinder are stainless steel sleeved units. The original units were removed in 1993 by the previous owner and sent out to be professionally sleeved at Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation. This was done so that the original parts could be kept with the car, and the problem of leaking calipers due to corroded piston cylinder walls could be avoided. I have receipts in excess of $800.00 for the work performed.

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PLEASE contact me through the "Contact Seller" feature at the top of the page. I will send you my contact information and will be happy to discuss on the phone any and all questions you may have. PHONE CALLS ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO TEXTING OR EMAILING!! In person inspections are always welcome! You must see and drive this car to appreciate it for 100% of what it is today. When you sit behind the wheel you will truly believe you have been transported right back to 1976! You will not be disappointed!!!

Note: You can most likely expect the mileage to increase slightly during the sale period of the car. As the current owners of this car, we will continue to enjoy and appreciate driving this beauty. We will stop driving the car the day a buyer commits to purchase the car with either a down payment or full payment.




See the pictures below to decide if owning this VERY RARE ULTRA-LOW MILEAGE 1976 Corvette is right for you!





































































































































































TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PAYMENT

BUY IT NOW: Purchase using the Buy-It Now feature means the buyer agrees that they have read and agree to all terms and conditions outlined herein. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due and to be paid immediately via PayPal at the time of purchase of the car. "Time of Purchase" is defined as the time the "BUY it NOW" feature is used to end the listing. Again, if for any reason you are unable to complete the transaction after making the PayPal deposit, I will gladly refund your PayPal deposit. Failure to pay the deposit within the allotted time will be construed as a forfeiture of the transaction by the purchaser, and the purchaser will be reported to eBay as a non-paying buyer. PLEASE NOTE: Only the deposit is to be paid via PayPal.

The balance is to be paid within 7 days using one of the TWO following methods: 1) Cash -OR- 2) Bank to Bank wire transfer. NO CHECKS. Bank to bank wire transfers will need to be verified by me at my bank to ensure the funds were received. Again, the car and title will remain in my possession until cleared / verifiable payment has successfully been made by the buyer, and received by me (seller). Cash payments will be subject to counterfeit testing measures and legitimacy verification, and will only be accepted once verification has been made.


SHIPPING TERMS

The buyer will be fully responsible for arranging local pick up and/or making arrangements for pick up with a shipper of their choice. I will be happy work with the buyer to ensure that myself and the car will be available for pickup at the pre-determined time the shipper and/or buyer arrange to receive the car.

REFUNDS

As noted above, a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $100.00 is due at the time of purchase. NO REFUNDS will be issued. All sales are FINAL.



This car is being sold in an "AS IS-WHERE-IS" sale, and there are absolutely NO guarantees or warranties given, either written, orally, expressed, or implied.


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