To start with, let me first
say that I understand that there is a lot of information in my ad. I also
understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not
buying. However, for the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard
earned money, I feel that there is never too much information.
As to myself, I am a (70)
year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a
Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of
Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I
mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective
buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check
out my eBay feedback that is at 100% with (1,266) transactions. Many of my
transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over
the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia
and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car
Some Brief History on the 1977 Corvette Stingray:
A significant milestone
coinciding with the arrival of the 1977 Corvette happened in a year that was
full of impressive milestones. On May 25, 1977, the film world would be
changed forever as audiences were transported to a “galaxy far, far away” in
George Lucas’s outer space epic, “Star Wars.” Just four days later, race car
driver A.J. Foyt would become the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four
times.TheApple Computerwould officially begin
its rise to global fortune and fame while the Commodore company introduced the
world to its first personal, all-in-one computer, the “Commodore PET”.
ForChevrolet, however, the 1977 model year marked a significant
manufacturing milestone – the production of their 500,000th Corvette. It
had taken Chevrolet 15 years to build the first 250,000 Corvettes, but only an
additional eight years to build 250,000 more. While the 250,000th
Corvette had been a Riverside Gold convertible that had been built on November
7,1969, the 500,000th Corvette was a white coupe, which was
driven off the production line by (then) Chevrolet General Manager, Robert Lund
on March 15, 1977.
the Corvette had nearly been pulled from Chevrolet’s lineup in those early
years of its production, despite the prosperous post-war economy of America in
the mid-1950’s. Adding to the irony was the fact that the Corvette had
actually flourished throughout difficult economic times, even in periods when
rival automotive manufacturers were pulling the performance-car models from
was true that the Corvette’s performance had certainly dwindled – especially
over the past couple of years, to a modest shadow of its big-block older
brothers from the 1960’s, there was no question that the car’s appeal had only
grown with each passing year.
1977C3Corvette arrived with only a few, modest modifications from its
previous year. Outwardly, the car was virtually identical to the1976model, save for the introduction of a reworked
luggage and roof panel rack (RPO V54) that could be used to transport the
car’sT-tops(instead of placing them in the Corvette’s
changes to the interior were equally subtle, though there were a few more
modifications worth noting. First, the interior center radio console was
redesigned to accept a broader array ofDelcoaudio decks (including an AM/FM/cassette stereo
as a first-time option).
Corvette set another new sales record at 49,213 units. The popularity of
theChevyCorvette throughout the 1970’s was proven time
and again by the year over year increase in sales numbers despite the dramatic
increases in cost.
Now for your consideration is my good friend’s 1977 Corvette Stingray. I don’t know
what to say about this Corvette other than it is a wicked good deal. Today’s “good
value” according to Hagerty is $8,600. Add $1,000 for A/C, $750 for
tilt/telescopic steering and $200 for Power Windows. It also says to deduct
$688 for Automatic Transmission. However, remember that at some point, a
previous owner converted this Corvette to a 4-Speed. Just a great buy in
lots of photos and a video for interested buyers. Just ask for the links.
Please note, in the video
there is a whirring sound you can hear when I show the engine compartment. I am
quite sure that sound is coming from the alternator as the engine sounds very
Here is some info on this 1977 Corvette:
Vin. Number and Decode: 1Z37L7S[hidden information]
37 Sport Coupe
L L48 350/180 4BBL V8
S St. Louis Missouri Assembly Plant
[hidden information] Sequential Number (VIN)
Body Tag Decode and
TRIM 192 19L PAINT
H March 1977
Day of March 1977
TRIM 192 Black
PAINT 19L Black
Block Stamping on Front
Day of March 1977
CHD 350 ci – 180
Louis Missouri Assembly Plant
[hidden information] Sequence
Exterior: As you can see by the photos and videos, the paint is
not perfect. There are areas of chips, nicks and scratches but overall the
paint should be considered to be in good driver quality. The T-tops are good
and do not rattle or leak to my knowledge. Doors open and close fine. Rims,
tires and trim rings are very good.
Interior: The interior is in need of attention as you can see
in the photos and video. Gauges appear to be working correctly. Radio and horn are
not working. Power windows need attention along with other electrical
Engine: The original engine starts and runs fine. The intake
manifold, exhaust manifolds and alternator appear to be original.
Transmission: The original automatic transmission has been replaced
with what I believe is a 1965-67 Muncie 4-speed setup that appears to work
Undercarriage: The undercarriage is good condition and appears to be
free from any major signs of rust or rot. Look at the undercarriage photos
which will display the undercarriage condition better than any description that
I can conger up.
WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS
CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY.
INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH
Terms of Sale:
This car is sold “as-is/where
is” with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The
information I have given is what I believe to be true, but since I haven’t
owned this particular vehicle since it was new, I do not guarantee any of the
information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things,
especially automobiles. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. My
description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in my opinion. If there
is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is
understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the
auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.)
The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction
end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check,
cash or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to
offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport
costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding
contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.
FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1977 Corvette
Stingray as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15)
years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England,
Switzerland, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands and have never had a
problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine Registration signed
over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on
a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department
THANKS FOR READING THIS AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.
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