1977 Chevrolet Corvette L82 with 4,380 original miles

In 1977, Chevrolet reached a significant milestone in Corvette production, because it was during that year that the 500,000th Corvette rolled off the production line. This demonstrated the resilience of the Corvette in the minds and hearts of the buying public. Barn Finder Ikey H referred this Corvette from that landmark year through to us, so thank you for that Ikey. This Corvette is a true, low-mileage survivor that is located in Fort Myers, Florida. It is listed for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $24,900, although the option is also available to make an offer.

Finished in Deep Red, the Corvette is a stunning looking car. This is completely understandable because, during its entire life, the car has managed to accumulate a mere 4,380 miles on its odometer. It was bought by the owner for his wife, and it seems that “Mrs. Owner” didn’t get out and about very often. It has been kept in climate-controlled storage since new, and its overall condition reflects this fact. The owner provides a great array of photos of every aspect of the car, and the underside of the vehicle really does look brand new. The car has recently received a 2-stage buff and polish, and the resulting shine is extremely impressive. In all honesty, it is pretty hard to find fault with the Corvette.

The interior condition of the Corvette is as impressive as the exterior. The Buckskin leather seats appear to be in great condition, with only the tiniest hint of stretch in the leather. The rest of the trim appears to be perfect, and there are no aftermarket additions inside the car. Comfort and convenience features extend to a factory stereo radio, air conditioning (recently upgraded to 134a coolant), power windows, cruise control, and a tilt wheel.

The original and immaculate theme for the Corvette continues when we look at the mechanical aspects of the car. This is a full, numbers-matching vehicle that comes with the L82 350ci V8 engine, Turbo Hydramatic transmission, and a 3.55 rear end. Controlling the ride is the FE7 Gymkhana Suspension, while the Corvette also sports power steering and power brakes. Apart from regular service items, the Corvette has required minimal work throughout its life. The original alternator has been replaced with an AC Delco unit, a sticking front brake caliper was replaced, and an Interstate battery replaces the original item. The car still rolls on its original tires, and the owner recently took the car out for a drive to ensure that everything is functioning properly. The Corvette also comes with a significant collection of documentation, including the original Owner’s Manual, and the Dealer Order Form.

This Corvette is an immaculate low-mileage survivor, but it is another one of those cars where some people might wonder whether accruing mileage would reduce the vehicle’s value. In this case, that issue might be less of a concern than it might be with other classic cars. Even at the BIN price, the Corvette is not priced significantly higher than other immaculate examples available at present, and most of those cars have mileages that are far higher than on this one. That would appear to make it a low-mileage classic that the next owner could drive without the fear of massive devaluation.

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Comments

  1. gbvette62

    Beautiful car, in a great color combination, priced somewhat reasonably, not something you see to often. Personally, I’d like it a lot more without the luggage rack/T-top carrier, even if it was the only year a rack was factory installed.

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    • OhU8one2

      If the new buyer wants to drive the car 1 mile, then get those tires replaced immediately. They are unsafe to drive on.

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    • 86_Vette_Convertible

      You may not like the luggage rack till you decide to take a trip in one of these. It lacks sufficient storage space IMO that a luggage rack is a very positive addition IMO.
      The convertible didn’t return till 86, and storage is worse in that one.

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  2. George Mattar

    I worked in the service department of. Chevy dealer when these were new. This is the first year of the crappy black plastic console and Chevette heater controls. I drove numerous new 77s. Most have bean hammered to death and left outside to rot. Nice car.

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  3. JEFF HIBBS

    I bought a new 77 Corvette. I always wanted one. I was disappointed.
    I consider the Vettes from 1973 to mid 80s the poorest quality and worst performance produced. Mine was a early 77,dark blue with black leather. I paid 10,500 for mine. I bought it in Indiana ,drove it back to Kentucky where I live. My first introduction to a poor quality ride. Shocks and suspension cheap. I felt every dip and crack in the highway . I would have to have a very good reason to buy this for asking price. Way over priced ,regardless of condition.

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  4. the one

    replace the back end with an ’80, looks much better

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  5. Robbie R

    Plain and simple, I love it. My favorite year for looks. Also fav color combo. Not a buyer, but the listing has been removed.

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  6. Robbie R.

    Love it, great color combo. Listing is gone.

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    • Frank Sumatra

      Too bad. We never got a chance to hear from all of the other BF Grouchy Old Men Corvette Experts. I might put my 1984 up for sale just to give them some exercise. What do you think BF owners? Can I get a discount for doubling your click rate?? Let me know.

      Like 9
  7. Del

    Remember this is getting close to worst Vette quality year 1978.

    But this is a nice example.

    But those tires have to go.

    • Frank Sumatra

      Where did you get the information stating 1978 was the worst quality year?

      Like 1

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