M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension (Consisted of a stiffer front sway bar and stiffer springs)
C60 Four-Season Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise Control
N37 Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
U58 AM/FM Stereo Radio
D35 Dual Sport Mirrors
A31 Power Windows
B32 Color Keyed Front Carpeted Floor Mats
NA2 Standard Emission System
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels (4)
QRZ GR-70-15/B S/B Radial White Lettered Tires
ZX2 Convenience Group (Consists of dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights and right side visor mirror.
80L = (Paint Code For Corvette Tan)
692 = (Interior Code For Brown Leather
OTHER STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
L-48 350 C.I. V8 Engine (4-BBL)
Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Positraction Rear Axle
High-Energy Ignition System
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Anti-Theft Audio Alarm System
Removable T-Top Roof Panels
Deluxe Leather Interior (Standard For 1977 Model Year As Was Optional All Previous Years)
Special Instrumentation (Last Year For The 160 MPH Speedometer)
The VIN # on this Corvette is:
Built in St. Louis Missouri on Wednesday March 9th, 1977.
This was the 25,829th Corvette built out of 49,213 total built for the 1977 model year.
Only 4,588 were built in this color of Corvette Tan (One Year Only Color)
Originally Sold New On March 23rd, 1977.
Original Selling Dealer:
Cliff Peck Chevrolet Inc.
6700 South University Ave.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
The documentation with this corvette that was kept for all of those 41 years is impressive. I have sorted through all of it and compiled all into a nice three ring binder in plastic sleeves. The list of the paperwork includes:
The Original Window Sticker (Not A Reproduction)
Original Arkansas Title Dated May 5th, 1977
Original Pre-Delivery Inspection Dated 3-22-77
Original Purchase Agreement Dated 3-23-77
Original Installment Sales Contract (Loan Papers)
Original Payment Plan Book
Original Cliff Peck Chevrolet Envelope With The Original Salesman Card That Sold It To Him
Copy Of Original Dealer Invoice Pricing
Original Arkansas Registration Papers From 1977
Original Registration Slips From All Years 1977 Through 1983 As When The Vehicle Was Last Registered
Original Letter From GM Dated March 1979 On Updates To The A/C
Original Warranty Book With Owners Information And VIN Labels Still Intact
Original Freedom Battery Brochure
Original Consumer Information Brochure
Original GoodYear Tire Limited Warranty Brochure
Original 1977 Passenger Car Maintenance Schedule I Brochure
Original Sunvisor Tag & Cruise Control Tag
Original Owners Manual And Plastic Sleeve It Came In
Both Sets Of Original GM Keys And Knock-Outs
Original Spare Tire Lock
Original Sales Brochure For 1977
Original T-Top Storage Bags
Original Tires, Original Spare Wheel & Tire Never Down, Original Jack & Lug Wrench
Original 1984 Arkansas License Plate Expires 1984
And Even The Original Window Sticker To The 1975 Pontiac That Was Traded In For This Corvette!
What a find! This 1977 Corvette T-Top Sport Coupe is not only a very low mileage car but a one owner! Yes only one owner since new and whomever should buy this corvette will be the second one. How many are still out there like that. This corvette was originally purchased new in Little Rock Arkansas and has spent its entire life in the Eureka Springs Arkansas area. This corvette stopped seeing the roads after the passing of his wife in 1984. In fact it still had the original Arkansas 1984 license plate on the vehicle. All of the original registration papers are with the car from 1977 all the way through 1983 when that was the last time it had an inspection for renewal of tags. We since then have had the car inspected here in Missouri. When we purchased this corvette the original GoodYear tires were still on it. Amazingly they drove out smooth and were balanced out nice, however we did change them to the newer BF/Goodrich T/A Radial Tires as shown in the photos. We did take a few pictures with those original GoodYear Tires and have shared a few pictures when they were on this corvette. Those tires have been saved and do go with the sale of this car. The original owner of this corvette did own the cave in the Eureka Springs are by the Great Passion Play at one time. This corvette has a great history all basically in the local area of which we live and many original documents kept that is simply amazing. This corvette would be an excellent candidate for Bloomington Gold Survivor Judging and NCRS Judging as well. Any corvette enthusiast will appreciate the details and history of this car. We have driven this car about 30 to 50 miles and it does drive out like a new 1977 model. Anyone serious about this corvette when looking at it will buy it after they drive it. You will be impressed.
The overall condition is very nice for being 41 years old. The paint and overall fit of the body is better than most I have seen. It was kept inside and out of the weather for sure. The paint still has alot of nice shine and only a few minor nicks or chips that have been touched up. Keep in mind it is 41 years old and the paint process in those days was nothing like what you see on today's new vehicles. There was no clear coat finishes back then so if left outside cars of these faded and they front and rear urethane bumpers cracked and fell apart. Well this one still has the original bumpers in excellent shape with no cracking and the paint is not faded at all. It just goes to show you if you take care of something it will last for years and years. All of the rocker moldings, windshield trim moldings, weatherstripping, tail light assembly, parking light assemblies, emblems and the aluminum wheels are all in very good condition. The original headlight bulbs are still intact as well and as far as I know those are not being reproduced at this time.
The interior is about as nice and original as they come. You will have to look very hard to find anything really wrong with this interior because there is none. The dash pad, door panels, seats and foam, carpeting, trim pieces are all original and in excellent shape. No tears or any real flaws on all of those pieces. All gauges and lenses look nice and fresh as if they have been restored but have not! The steering wheel has not collapsed and looks fresh, center console and a/c vents still look nice, original jack and lug wrench still in the compartment behind the seats along with the original t-top storage bags, decals and labels still found underneath the lids on those three compartments and seat belt tags are still crisp, again I cannot stress enough at just how nice this interior really is. Just look at the brake pedal and gas pedal. The only thing we did have to buy is a set of floor mats as the original ones were not with the car when we purchased it. However, the carpet is excellent underneath with no wear so I would suspect that floor mats were in the car and probably were removed recently and failed to put them back in. All of the window glass is original the car and a few photos show the underside of the t-top roof panels and as you can see are in like new condition.
The engine compartment and chassis are original and in "untouched" condition with the exception of the rear mufflers and y pipe from catalytic converter back. All of the exhaust from the manifolds is original to the car. Original dated coded shocks, original date coded spark plug wires, original matching numbers engine and drivetrain, original carburetor, original date coded alternator, no undercoating ever nor any touch up paint work. The frame is as solid as they come with no rust or even pitting. The chassis markings are still visible and as the stencil markings on the frame. There is some visible surface rust on the raw steel metal parts as shown such as the rear leaf spring and rear end but no pitting. Those parts are installed at the factory with no type of clear or coating to protect that raw steel from moisture and such so that is why you will see some of that. If someone wanted to refinish those items with a cast paint that can be done but we chose to leave this one alone. It is still very presentable and I would not be afraid to show the car to anyone on a lift viewing the underneath of the car. The more you look the more you will see just how untouched this one really is. We have had several of these models over the past few years and I will say this one does stand out! You just do not find them like this much anymore. We did paint those mufflers black as that would be correct for 1977. The spare tire tub compartment is super nice as well. Original spare tire and wheel and even the original spare tire lock. The gas tank is not rusty and the areas all underneath the rear of the car are clean. That goes with the front as well.
In March of 2018 this Corvette was completely serviced. The radiator and cooling system was flushed, brake fluid was flushed, power steering fluid flushed, rear differential fluid changed and rear cover removed and a new rear seal installed, automatic transmission fluid flushed including the transmission cooler, cooler lines, valve body and torque converter. Oil and filter changed as well. This was a comprehensive multi-point inspection done at a reputable service center in Rogers Arkansas at that time. This was a cost of $643.30. The mileage on the car at that time was 26,384.
KEY 1977 HIGHLIGHTS:
This was the last year to see a straight back window on a corvette.
A new console held heater and air conditioning controls and accepted standard Delco radios due to its increased depth.
A new steering column positioned the steering wheel two inches closer to the instrument panel to provide more of an "arms out" driving position, and easier entry and exit.
A new leather wrapped steering wheel was introduced.
The alarm activator was moved from the driver-side fender to the driver-side door lock in later production.
The "Stingray" badging was gone but new cross-flagged emblems were introduced in place of.
New option K30 Cruise Control was first introduced but required automatic transmission.
Leather seats were standard for the first time in 1977, but a cloth-leather combination could have been ordered.
The headlight dimmer and windshield wiper/washer controls were located on steering column stalks. Sunshades were redesigned to permit swinging to the side windows.
The interior rearview mirror mounting point was relocated from above the windshield to the windshield itself.
This was the last year to see the 160 MPH Speedometer.
The bright trim work around the windshield that was seen on the 1976 models was painted black starting in 1977 due to sun glare. The stainless trim around the t-top roof panels was left alone though and was shiny.
Very early 1977 models that were built in August of 1976 still had orange painted engines but starting in early September the Flint Engine Assembly started painting the corvette engines blue and this last all the way through the 1982 model year.
A great example of an untouched 1977 Corvette and a great investment Corvette!