If you’ve ever wondered what a 1979 Corvette looked like as soon as it rolled out of the St. Louis Corvette Assembly Plant, now’s your chance!
As you can see from the photos, the car has been perfectly preserved and in mint condition. The original plastic is still on the seats as well as the original window sticker, factory instruction labels and tags still on the car.
Well equipped, options include the 225 HP L82 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, front and rear spoiler package, Gymkhana Suspension package, power window and door locks, glass removable roof panels, dual rear speakers, power antenna and more.
According to our 1979 Corvette Production Numbers, this one is 1 of 8,629 built in Classic White. Definitely not rare by any means, but given the condition and level of originality, this is probably one of the rarest 1979 Corvettes ever offered up for sale in recent years.
On the one hand, it’s really cool to literally see a museum quality C3 Corvette exactly how it looked when it rolled out of the factory. On the other hand, it’s shame the car was never driven and enjoyed the way it was intended to be.
While this incredible Corvette would be a fine addition to my stable – I have to admit, I’d hate to drive it anywhere given its impeccable condition and the fact that the car has spent the last 41 years sitting. Based upon the photos, everything looks mint, but I would have to question the integrity of the rubber components in the engine and suspension.
Either way, congratulations to the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, Florida – the winning bidder! It’s definitely an incredible piece of Corvette history!!
Source: Bring a Trailer