Parked In ’95: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette

Time is running out on this no reserve auction for this 1977 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette has been sitting since 1995 and is listed for sale here on eBay with less than 24 hours remaining in the auction. The Corvette has reached $5,300 which seems like strong money for a car that has been sitting so long. Located in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania which is about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, the odometer reading shows 32,000 miles. The car is fitted with a 1980-1982 front bumper which indicates the car has had paint work.

In 1977, a buyer had the choice of two engines. The L48 designated engine was a 350 cubic inch V8 motor that was the base or standard motor for the Corvette.  The optional performance engine was the L82 350 cubic inch V8 engine that had a few more horsepower and it included the engine designation call out on the hood. Since we don’t see the L82 call out on the hood and the factory intake appears to be cast iron, I believe this is the L48 engine, if it is original to the car. Chevrolet rated this motor at a fairly anemic 180 horsepower from the factory.

The red interior of the Corvette is sun faded but it does not have a lot of wear. The 350 cubic inch V8 engine is backed by a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. This Corvette is optioned with power windows and, as all C3’s, the standard t-tops as a convertible was not available in 1977. The dash appears to be good and it appears that a 1979 or newer steering wheel has been added. The seller states that the engine was started but the starter is bad. The car is being sold as is and will need the brakes and fuel system replaced before this is a safe driver.

The Corvette is fitted with the standard rally wheels instead of the the aluminum slotted wheels that were optional in 1977. The seller discloses that the paint is driver quality and will need to be towed since the drive train needs work. After sitting for two decades this will make a nice little winter project for someone and I hope it is on the road by Spring.

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Comments

  1. Phlathead Phil

    Sha-weet!

    Price is CORRECT!

    Waaay better deal than the silver one that had no shoes!!

    Like 4
  2. Dave

    You need to get these inspected, or look at it yourself. The birdcage is prone to rust as well as the frame. If you don’t mind an ’80 nose on it, and the frame isn’t bent, make an offer.

    • Phlathead Phil

      Have you seen it?

    • JOHN PHILLIPS

      It’s not just the nose. It looks like the whole doghouse is from 80-82.

      Like 2
      • Ted-M

        Yes may have been in an accident! A red flag!

  3. gbvette62

    The “L” as the 5th digit of the VIN indicates this car started life with an L-48, an “X” would indicate an L-82.

    That’s not an 80 front bumper, this car has a complete 80-82 nose, and hood.

    Like 5
  4. Riffraff

    Reconstructed title. This has been totaled and refitted with a newer front clip. Needs to be inspected very closely.

    Like 4
  5. Frank Sumatra

    Run away. It’s a mess.

  6. ruxvette

    Nice engine compartment. Just touch a couple wires together and most everything works.
    What could possibly motivate someone to pay $6200 for a ’77 vette…with a rebuilt title? P.T. Barnum was right.

    Like 3
  7. AMCFAN

    Back in the 80’s these were very popular and expensive. These were wrecked and bumped all the time. In every town or bigger city was always a Corvette speciality body shop. It wasn’t uncommon to retrofit older C3s with newer panels and was a popular conversion. Companies like Corvette America thrived at this time peddling everything for the fiberglass fantastic.

    Like 1

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