Stock # 528
1977 Corvette T-Top Coupe
1977 Corvette T-Top Sport Coupe Only 27,000 actual miles and finished in
A unique color combination of Cyber Grey with Red Leather Interior. A
Very nice original car with a show quality repaint recently done.
This was the last year to see the straight back window glass.
We just acquired this very nice low mileage 1977 model Corvette from Indiana. This 1977 Corvette was only 27,196 actual miles and has recently been repainted in base coat clear coat and done right. It is a nice show quality repaint in Cyber Grey (C7 Corvette color) with Red Leather interior. The body panels are original and appear to be a "no-hit" Corvette. The front and rear bumpers are still the original urethane ones and are in excellent shape. Other than the repaint that was done right, the car is basically an original example with just routine maintenance done to keep it up and running. The window glass is original and in excellent shape as well. There are no stress cracks in the body and the fitment is as good as any. The removable t-tops are in great shape with all of the trim still in nice original condition. All trim and emblems are extremely nice and the car is not needing anything addressed that I am aware of. Headlights open and close with ease, all cornering lights and back-up lamps are operational, wipers work, and even the clock has been replaced and original kept and in working condition. A real nice example of a 1977 Corvette that you not only can drive but show as well. A nice paint job today can easily cost you upwards of $10,000 or more on these Corvettes plus a wait time easily 6 months to two years at a body shop that knows what they are doing.
The interior on this Corvette is outstanding! For the most part other than the radio, the interior is all original to this car and does not need anything. The door panels are in excellent shape with no cracking or fading, the carpeting is very nice with no tears or wear, I do have a set of aftermarket carpeted floor mats to go with the car, the dash and instruments still have that nice fresh and new look with no fading on the gauges or trim, the original dash pad as shown in the photos is near perfect with no stress cracking whatsoever, original leather seats and all hardware and trim screws look restored but are not, no stains or signs of ever being smoked in, original jack and lug wrench still intact behind the passenger seat, all headliners in the t-tops and trim panels are very nice, weatherstripping is also in good shape. One of the nicest original interiors we have had on a 1977 model.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND UNDERCARRIAGE:
The engine bay is mostly all original and untouched with the exception of the valve covers. As shown in the photos I have a brand new set of chrome L-82 style valve covers that we are installing with new gaskets. The engine is original numbers matching and still retains the original alternator and spark plug wires. Original ignition shielding is all intact, no corrosion or excessive rust on hood latches and raw steel metal parts, exhaust manifolds are not even pitted. We are going to give this engine compartment a cosmetic detail and refinish the air cleaner, fan blade and pulleys, and bring the engine bay to the level of the paint job which will not take a lot of effort. The frame and underside of the car is clean and not rot or rust. Even some of the inspection markings are still visible. Original spare tire tub and wheel with the original spare tire lock are still intact as well. The shocks have been replaced at one time and the catalytic converter has been removed and new flowmaster mufflers have been installed giving the car a nice sound. We are planning on doing some detailing on the chassis to bring it to the next level. Also the brake calipers have been replaced as well. New power steering control valve and the aluminum wheels on the car are new reproductions. Overall a very nice and presentable 77 model that is an unusual and attractive color combination.
FEATURES AND OPTIONS INCLUDE:
L-48 5.7L 350 C.I. V8 Engine (4-BBL)
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
C60 Four-Season Air Conditioning (Reworked & Working)
K30 Cruise-Master Speed Control (First Year For This Option)
A31 Power Windows
QRZ Heavy Duty Battery
ZX2 Convenience Group
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
N37 Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel Leather Wrapped
UM2 AM/FM Radio (Upgraded to a Retro-Radio From Custom Auto Sound)
NA2 Standard Emission System
QRZ GR70-15/B S/B Radial W/Lettered Tires (Original Equipment)
Currently has a good set of Goodyear Eagle GT II sizes P235/70R-15
The ZX2 Convenience Group option included dome light delay, headlight
Warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy
Lights and right side visor mirror.
Other features include power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, positraction rear axle, custom interior, special instrumentation, tinted glass, high energy ignition system, 4-wheel independent suspension, removable t-top roof panels, anti-theft audio alarm system and a 160 mph speedometer with a tachometer.
Original base price of a 1977 Corvette was $8,647.65.
This particular Corvette listed new for $10,198.65
Included in the base price was the L-48 350 C.I. V8, 4-speed wide-ratio transmission, T-tops, and leather interior trim.
Originally delivered to:
Wiers Chevrolet Sales Inc.
416 S. Halleck P.O. Box 486
Demotte, Indiana 46310
There were 49,213 Corvettes produced in 1977.
This was an early 1977 model, Build number 7,864.
Actual build date was Wednesday October 13th, 1976.
Included with this Corvette is a copy of the original dealer invoice, owners manual,
Consumer information brochure, previous owner information with a signed odometer
Statement, two sets of keys, and a new set of t-top storage bags.
KEY FEATURES AND FACTS ON THE 1977 MODEL 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. 1977 models without RPO N37 had 1976 style steering wheels.
Early 1977 option listings contained CC1 glass roof panels ($200), but these were never available during the 1977 due to a marketing exclusivity dispute between Chevrolet and the panel vendor. Chevrolet released its own glass panels in 1978 for $349; the vendor sold their panels in the aftermarket under the trade name "Moon Roofs".
We happen to have a set of those original "Moon Roofs" available if someone wanted that look.
Effective with # 1Z37X7S427373, the alarm activator was moved from the driver-side fender to the driver-side door lock. You will see in our inventory with some on the driver-side front and fender and some without that. This was a mid-production change in 1977.
Between August 23 and September 7, 1976, Flint Engine changed from orange paint to blue for Corvette engines. Thus, early production 1977 models were orange, later production were blue.
Leather seats were standard for the first time in 1977, but a cloth-leather combination could be substituted at no cost. (Special Order)
Cruise Control was first introduced in 1977 option code K30.
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.
OTHER INFORMATION LISTED IN THE ORIGINAL SALES BROCHURE FOR THIS MODEL INCLUDES:
ON THE OUTSIDE:
Corvette's low-slung aerodynamic styling and fiberglass body need no introduction. Also:
Lightweight, remove-and-store roof panels convert your Corvette in seconds from closed-to-open-top coupe, or vice versa.
Energy-absorbing bumpers covered by soft, molded urethane in body color.
Dual molded bumper guards, front and rear.
Flush, retracting dual-headlamps; dual-unit circular tail lights.
Soft-Ray tinted glass.
Black windshield posts give a new "thin pillar" look.
15" x 8" standard steel wheels.
Hide-A-Way windshield wipers.
New exterior colors: Yellow, Orange, Black, Dark Red, Dark Blue, Light Blue Metallic & Tan Buckskin. Continued and carried over from previous years were classic white, silver and medium red.
Overhead and under panel courtesy lights actuate automatically when either door opens, or manually with the headlight switch.
Panel-mounted map pockets.
Extensive sound insulation.
Nylon, cut-pile, color keyed carpeting for passenger and luggage compartment.
Luggage compartment behind seats and two storage chambers (one lockable for valuables), featuring increased ease of access for 1977.
Now standard is the custom level interior trim., featuring choice of leather (back cover) or cloth-and-leather seating surfaces (below) on full foam, deep-contoured bucket seats. Select from black, buckskin, red, smoke gray, blue or brown. Or choose from leather-seat interiors in white with buckskin, red, smoke gray or blue accents.
CORVETTE ENGINES HAVE:
High Energy Ignition, a solid-state system that delivers up to 85% hotter spark to the plugs than a conventional system.
Hydraulic valve lifters.
Coolant recovery system to help reduce coolant loss.
Delcotron generator with solid-state regulator.
Head Room: 36.2"
Shoulder Room: 47.9"
Hip Room: 48.8"
Leg Room: 52.1"
Luggage Space: 7.8 cu. ft.
Wheels 15" x 8"
Overall Length: 185.2"
Overall Width: 69.0"
Loaded Height: 48.0"