Another nice original find. This 1977 Corvette T-Top Sport Coupe has only 49,642 actual miles and is nicely documented. The car is finished in silver blue metallic (The Corvette Black Book Calls It Corvette Light Blue) with Indigo blue leather interior (Dark Blue). The combination is not seen so much on a corvette and is a nice contrast from the brighter colors. The original owner of this corvette lived right here locally in Springfield Missouri. We recently purchased the car from what believe was the second owner at which he had owned since 1978! The car for the most part is original and mostly untouched with the exception of some paint work spotted in over the years, tires changed, and a set of headers that was added way back in 1983 that we still have the original receipt for. The exhaust system still has the catalytic converter hooked up as well. The body lines are nice and fit well. The front and rear original urethane bumpers are still intact and have no obvious cracking, but some of the paint has chipped off over the years. The window glass is very nice and the car does drive out smoothly down the road. Headlights open and shut with ease and all four original headlight bulbs are still intact! Most everything still operates on the car with the exception of one or two things. Gauges do function and look nice as well. Overall the paint does show some age and does have its nicks or so, but presentable and a nice #3 condition.
The interior is exceptional and is a very nice #2 condition. In fact I do not know of any tears or cracks in the leather or even the dash pad. The car was kept inside and you can tell by the color and condition of the gauges, door panels, carpet, seats and dash assembly. Original 8-track tape player still intact, original carpet in excellent shape with only the floor mats replaced, original leather seats still in excellent condition with only minimal wear on the drivers side, original jack and lug wrench still intact, original console and seatbelts, door buzzer still works, all interior lighting working, the steering wheel still looks nice and fresh, overall a very nice original untouched interior that needs nothing as we simply have cleaned it. The t-tops fit nice and the weatherstripping still looks good and all original labels are still on the driver side door itself.
Engine compartment and chassis are mostly all original and untouched with the exception of the added on headers back in 1983. No undercoating and no evidence of frame rot or rust. Only surface rust visible and the chassis does look nice. Original spare tire compartment with lock and tire and wheel that has never been used. We do plan on refinishing the valve covers and painting the headers to look fresh and install the top ignition shielding piece back over the distributor. The choke still works on the carburetor. It does appear to have had new spark plug wires at sometime along with the belts and hoses. I do know the heater does work well and the a/c does still kick on and is hooked up. A person could do some nice detailing if they wanted to and bring the car up to the next level if desired. The car is priced like it is and very realistic for what you are getting. On November 2nd of this year there was $1,357.28 spent on this car for all new brake calipers and brake pads, new master cylinder and new brake rubber hoses. This work was done in the St. Louis area where we found the car. The tires are still presentable and all match. They are GoodYear Eagle GT outlined white lettered sizes P225/70R15. The wheels are all original and in great shape with original trim rings and center caps that are also in nice condition. This car came with the Rally wheels but if someone wanted the optional aluminum wheels added to the car we can do that at an additional cost of desired.
C60 Four-Season Air Conditioning
K30 Cruise-Master Speed Control
N37 Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
B32 Color Keyed Front Floor Mats
UM2 AM-FM Radio, Stereo W/8-Track Tape Player
V54 Luggage & Roof Panel Carrier
A31 Power Windows
B32 Color Keyed Front Carpeted Floor Mats
NA2 Standard Emission System
QRZ GR70-15/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.
Paint Code 26L (Corvette Silver Blue Metallic)
Interior Code 272 ( ADD2 Indigo Blue Leather Bucket)
Originally Sold New At:
Weidinger Chevrolet Inc.
Junction Highway 63 & 42
Vienna, MO 65582
VIN # 1Z37L7S420656
This was the 20,656th Corvette Built In 1977.
A total of 49,213 Corvettes were built in 1977.
5,967 were painted in this color (Silver Blue Metallic)
This Corvette was built on Thursday January 27th, 1977.
Original Owner took delivery on February 10th, 1977
According to the original warranty book.
From What I can tell the car was traded back into the dealership and sold to second owner with 21,120 miles showing on odometer on April 29th,1978 to the man we bought it from in November of 2018. The car from 1978 until just recently has spent its entire life in the St. Louis area of Hazelwood Missouri.
The documentation with this Corvette is very impressive and has all been arranged in a large three ring binder that goes with the car. Included is the original purchase agreement from Weidinger Chevrolet, original dealer invoice, original warranty book with original owners information, original chevrolet passenger car maintenance brochure, original sales brochure, original owners manual and original keys, original key tag from the dealership, original sunvisor tag, several original inspection slips and registration papers with the miles listed, original odometers statement when the second owner bought the car back in 1978, InstaVin Vehicle History Report, original insurance papers, many original service receipts on routine maintenance over the years from local Chevrolet Dealerships back in the day, copy of an original road test article pertaining to the 1977 model corvette, window sticker and the list goes on. We have only had a few corvettes that have came in with this amount of paperwork. The owner literally kept ever receipt that he ever had spent on the car over all of these 40 years!
Must see to really appreciate what we have with this one!
OTHER STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
L-48 350 C.I. V8 Engine 4-BBL (Numbers Matching)
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
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)
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.
This was the first and only year that the luggage rack was a factory option. All other previous years the luggage rack was a dealer installed option. This was a $73.00 option.
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.