Year: 1977
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Trim: Coupe
Mileage: 18,500
Stock #: 121717
VIN #: 1Z37L7S447152
Trans: 5 Speed
Color: Corvette Dark Brown Metallic
Interior: Leather
Vehicle Type: Coupe
State: CA
Drive Train: RWD
Engine: 350 Cubic Inch

Contact Information

My Car Guy

20950 Ferretti Rd.

Groveland CA 95321

Dave Sutch


Estimated By E.P.A.

City MPG

Actual Mileage May Vary

1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Vehicle Description

Excellent condition California custom Corvette Coupe. Originally ordered with the L48 350 V8 and a 4-speed manual (only 16% of production), this car was loaded with factory options (many available for the first time with the 1997 model): tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, Power windows, dual glass panel removeable roof, and the ZX2 Convenience Group which added a dome light, headlight warning buzzer, engine inspection light, low fuel light, interior courtesy light and right-side sport mirror. Over $3,000 in recent repair/service receipts.

Recently some attractive mods have been done to this car: the famous Doug Nash 5-speed manual, an electronic ignition, mild street cam, custom cowl induction hood, Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and headers, and side pipes that truly sound awesome. The interior has been swapped out for a near-mint condition 1978 25th Anniversary Edition leather interior, and the Anniversary badges front and rear.

The 1977 Corvette was huge success: a record 49,213 Corvette Sport Coupes were built, beating the previous champ, the 1976 model. To this day, only the '79 and '84 models, which both saw numbers over 50,000, have sold more. Most of the changes for the 1977 Corvette were to the interior, with the steering wheel moved two inches away from the driver, leather seats now fitted as standard and a new console for heater and air-conditioning made deeper so the standard Delco radio could be used. The attendant gauges were separated into individual pods and given the day's voguish straight-from-the-cockpit panel look. The restyled instrument cluster had a cleanly functional look to it, and the carpeting and upholstery materials were first class. For the exterior two little sets of flags handle the change, one pair between the lights up front, the second duo on the lid to the gas filler.

The year also saw a big "last," as the 1977 model would be the last of the vertical rear window Sharks. The 1978 model gained a "bubble" rear window as part of its "aero" redesign. Corvettes officially ceased to be known as "Stingrays" for the 1977 model year.

Despite the Corvette's reputation as the behemoth of sports cars, it is a highly maneuverable car with hair-trigger steering. Though its performance figures may pale in comparison to those posted by earlier Corvettes, the 1977 version trounced anything else anyone else put out that year. Road & Track Magazine 1977: "But is it really a sports car?'" Here's still more proof: The L82 had the fastest time we've ever recorded through our slalom test, 63.6 mph. As a comparison, the Porsche Turbo Carrera managed 62.8....Probably even more important than that and the encouraging 6.8 sec 0-to-60 mph time (our June 1973 road test L82 needed 7.2 sec) is the quality of assembly of both Corvettes we tested. This pair felt quite solid. We have to say it again, this is still the best all-around value in the sports car market". Note: we quote L82 performance as this car is now probably at least as powerful.

Only 8% of 1977 Corvettes were ordered in the original Corvette Orange this car came with. The car has been repainted in what we believe is a 1981 Corvette Dark Brown Metallic; the paint is in very good condition with the exception of a couple of paint chips front end of the car. The only other flaw is that both glass roof panels are cracked: brand new from Chevy they are around $500 for the two. The interior is among the best we have seen for a vintage Corvette.

Hagerty Valuations for this L48 with factory options is $11,650. This car is much more than a L48, and it's decked out in an extremely attractive color combination along with noticeable and desirable period performance mods. We offer this beautiful Vette Coupe for $12,900.

Engine: 350 ci V8, 180 hp, 270 lb.-ft torque (stock from factory; much higher numbers now)

Transmission: Doug Nash 5-speed manual (5th gear 1:1)

Colors: Corvette Dark Brown Metallic with Black Leather

Odometer: 18,500 miles

VIN: 1Z37L7S447152

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1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Vehicle Options
  • Air Conditioning
  • Leather Seats
  • Tachometer
  • AM/FM
  • MP3 CD Player
  • Telescopic Steering Column
  • Bucket Seats
  • Power Brakes
  • Tilt Wheel
  • CD
  • Power Steering
  • Tinted Windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Windows
  • Woodgrain
  • Front Air Dam
  • Removable Top
  • CarStory®


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    20950 Ferretti Rd. Groveland, CA 95321 209-962-1144 415-467-2077