1977 Corvette T-Top Sport Coupe. Local car with only 65,530 Miles. Adult lady driven and well maintained. Black Exterior With Black leather Interior. Nicely equipped car and well presentable.
We recently acquired this nice 1977 Corvette back on trade for a later model C5 Corvette. We sold this Corvette back on April 30th, 2015 with 61,158 miles and currently has only 64,530. Well maintained and garage kept Corvette. This is an original black on black Corvette and many may not be aware of this but 1977 was the first year to see the black exterior color as a choice since 1969! From 1970 through 1976 it was not listed as a choice color when ordering. Black Corvettes tend to be better fitting and finish from the factory as no flaws can hide like on a white or lighter colored car. This was does have a nice shine and has been repainted at one time in its life and still is in very nice presentable condition. The body lines are excellent and the fit is as good as you will find. The window glass and all trim is in very good shape. When we sold the car some four years ago we did a light cosmetic detail on the overall car and engine compartment. Refinishing the air cleaner assembly, engine block and valve covers as well as the fan blade and pulleys. The a/c has been retrofitted to R134 with new components such as the a/c compressor lines. There has been over 3,000 spent on mechanical things to keep it in operating order. I would not be afraid to drive this Corvette just about anywhere and has no overheating issues. Even would make for a good parade car and simply a weekend cruiser! When we first purchased this Corvette back in 2015 it had new u-joints replaced, new mufflers and a new radiator. It does still have a catalytic converter still intact and was licensed and registered in the St. Louis area at that time.
The interior on this 77 model is excellent. I don’t think you would find a better one. The original seats are in excellent shape with no rips or evidence or any repairs, near perfect original door panels with no cracking as most you will see on the edges, excellent original dash pad assembly and all gauges look nice and fresh with crips needles and no fading, original carpeting also in nice condition. I do believe it has had a new set of floor mats but other than that it is all original except for the aftermarket am/fm cassette stereo. This is an item that can easily be put back to stock if desired. The backs of the seats are nice and the rear compartment area is nice and untouched. A new battery was recently installed on the car.
The aluminum wheels on this car have been polished out with new center caps and lug bolts and a new set of BF/Goodrich T/A Radial White Lettered Tires have been installed.
These models are great affordable, entry level Corvettes that will hold their value for years to come.
C60 Four-Season Air Conditioning
C49 Electro-Clear Rear Defogger
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Wheel
V54 Luggage & Roof Panel Carrier (Rare)
A31 Power Windows
K30 Cruise-Master Speed Control
D35 Sport Mirrors LH Remote & RH Manual
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
ZX2 Convenience Group
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
NA2 Standard Emission System
Paint Code 19L (Black)
Interior Code 192 ( Black Leather Bucket)
OTHER STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
L-48 350 C.I. V8 Engine 4-BBL (Numbers Matching)
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)
VIN # 1Z37L7S425400
This was the 25,400th Corvette built in 1977.
Actual build date was Friday March 4th, 1977.
Recent Appraisal in 2018 for $20,867.00
Included with the car. Also previous two owners names and numbers and a some service receipts included with this one.
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 lasted all the way through the 1982 model year.
This Corvette will be a feature car for the upcoming Branson Collector Car Auction held on Friday and Saturday October 18th & 19th. This Corvette is lot # 500 and will cross the block on Saturday. Held in downtown Branson Missouri at the Hilton Hotel & Convention Center. For more information visit BransonAuction.com