1979 Chevrolet Corvette
1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTEHistoryThe Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced byChevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines andchassis components were mostly carried over from the previousgeneration, but the body and interior were all new.The stunning red/red restored 1979 Chevrolet Corvette we have hereat Adventure Classics saw the return of the crossed-flag emblems aswell as three popular features introduced on the '78 pace carreplicas, the new bucket seats, the front and rear spoiler package,and the roof panels.MechanicalThe engine in our Vette is the base L-48 engine which generated 195horsepower. Output for all engines increased due to new "open flow"mufflers. The dual-snorkel air intake introduced on L-82 cars theprevious year was now fitted to all cars including ours. Itconnects to the front with tubes to bring a fresh supply of air atall times.The engine looks as it did new from the factory with its correctblue painted engine block, intake, and factory valve covers,four-barrel carb, ignition shielding, power steering and power discbrakes, air conditioning and all other factory parts looking stockas well.Our 79 Vette is shifted by a 4-speed manual transmission and rideson Grand Prix Performance GT raised white letter tires mounted onthe factory Corvette styled wheels, with a great exhaust noteemanating from the true dual exhaust system tips in the rear.InteriorThe striking red interior features the new lightweight "high back"seats that were made standard equipment in 1979. The new seats havebetter side bolster, provide easier access to the rear storagearea, and the seat pair resulted in a weight reduction of about 24pounds.It has a great stereo system with its Pioneer Stereo AM-FM radio,factory red dash with all the controls and gauges including thetachometer, red leather Corvette steering wheel, great red doorpanels and carpet, and the 4-speed manual shifter in the centerconsole.ExteriorThe red paint looks great over the Corvette's sleek body and L-48emblem adorned hood with the rocker panels painted black, front andrear spoilers were offered as an option and functionally thespoilers decrease drag by about 15% and increased fuel economy byabout a half-mile per gallon.The roof T-tops are painted a matching red body make an open airride a reality when they are stored in the cargo area underneaththe rear window.ConclusionIf you are looking for a high quality C3 Corvette, then look nofarther as the red beauty 1979 Chevrolet Corvette we have atAdventure Classics.It is a classic body, dependable, very original, and a brillian tred interior.