ML from Indiana submitted this 1979 Corvette T-Top Coupe to Corvette Values:
1979 Corvette, VIN #1Z8789S443XXX, original L48 350 cubic inch V8, automatic transmission, 58,905 miles. Power steering, brakes, door locks and windows, telescopic steeering and AC. Classic White paint is in good condition as well as the red interior. Original owners manual, but no other documentation exists.
Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.
1979 Corvette T-Top, VIN #1Z8789S443XXX. The Vin indicates it was built late in the 1979 Corvette model production year assuring that any modifications or engineering changes would have been included in this Corvette.
Mileage of 58,905 is reported as original and correct; this is very low for a 1979 vintage Corvette.
This T-Top Corvette is Classic White in color, the paint being termed in good condition. The body panels are totally original reflecting no modifications. The White paint is complimented by a Red leather interior, also in good condition.
The 1979 Corvette T-Top is powered by the original L48 motor (350 ci/195 hp) that was the base motor in 1979 as indicated by the fifth digit in the VIN #, 8=L48 motor. This motor is coupled with an automatic transmission, a combination selected by the majority of the 1979 Corvette buyers.
This Corvette is well equipped with many of the comfort and convenience options including power steering, brakes, windows, door locks, tilt-telescopic steering column and air-conditioning.
The original radio has been replaced by an after-market unit, however the radio housing has not been modified.
From a documentation perspective, the original owner’s manual is intact.
We place a value of $12,000 on this Corvette. From a substantiation perspective, first quarter 2009 auction results indicate the appraisal value is correct. Also of interest is that the one-year appreciation factor for the 1979 Corvette is 4%.
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