Red w/Red interior, 350ci, 3-spd automatic transmission.
This is an absolutely original, 6k mile, award winning, highly documented, ’79 Corvette! Likely 1 of 1 in this condition!
Previously in the care of an N.C.R.S. Master Judge, this “time capsule” Shark is one of the nicest, original examples we’ve ever had the pleasure of having in our inventory! Other than regular maintenance over the decades, it’s about as original as they come! Even the original brake calipers were carefully removed and rebuilt with stainless steel sleeves last year! The original pistons and seals are in a box and come with the car. The original water pump was removed and a new center section was carefully pressed into place because it was leaking, but the section also comes with. Fan belts and oil filter and air filter have been replaced by previous owners over the years. Even the current oil filter is an original one from a friend of the previous owner who owned a Chevy dealership. The clock worked intermittently when I got it but has since stopped (no surprise there). But it’s dead-on accurate twice a day! Not only that, it’s the recipient of the prestigious N.C.R.S. 4 Star Bowtie Award!
The car has been beautifully preserved over the years, but no extensive cleaning has been done in order to to preserve the originality. You will notice the typical of the time poor dealer prep leaving paper along the sill plates and some plastic on the seats. Underneath, there is still tape on the u joints from the factory. This is a very late ’79 production car, so it was felt by the judges that explained the wide date range for the tires (bottom of the tire pile) and the ’80 style catalytic converter.
We would not recommend high speed or long distance driving on the original tires. A set of new tires and rims would be nice to have it you are going to drive it very much.
Documents include original factory and dealer paperwork, owner history including letters from some of them, and to top it all off, the car has been the recipient of the prestigious N.C.R.S. 4-Star Bowtie Award!
It is a great piece of history and would be a great car to take to meets for display. And those N..C.R.S. members who would like to continue the show circuit, there might be a 5th star in the car’s future! However you chose to use it, this is a rare and unique Corvette that anyone would enjoy owning!