1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The 1977 Corvette was no longer badged with the "Sting Ray" script. The tried and true orange engine color was changed to blue between August and September of 1976. Some early production 1977 Corvettes were still built with the orange painted engines, but most have the new blue engines. A new crossed flag badge adorned the front of the hood between the headlights as well as on the fuel filler door. The glass roof panels that were announced this year were never delivered on a production car. The 500,000 Corvette rolled off the line this year.
For consignment, a C3 version from 1977. This particular year turns this writer's screws with its rounded form and graceful front end, coke bottle sides and the stainless rocker trimming to accentuate that design. No chrome, no Sting Ray just internal combustion sex! (No, it's not electric like the leg lamp..FRA GEE LAY!)
Bathed in Corvette Tan Buckskin there are a few areas on the surface of this car that show some faults and slight crazing in the paint. The body differs from the bumpers just slightly due to fade differences in the 2 materials. A brown pinstripe highlights the lines at the tops of the quarters, and on the rearward facing hood bump. Gaps are slightly inconsistent, and this car sports a removable T top with matching fiberglass panels. Coves just behind the front wheels flare into the fender nicely and move upward to form the curved fender that melts into the hood area, which also houses the hidden headlights. Bringing up the rear are the round taillights in a body matching curved bumper. 15-inch Chevrolet rally wheels are all around.
Peering through the removable “t” top we see original brown leather covering the high back buckets which are in nice condition. These are fronted by an angled dash that has a center console extension which houses several gauges in the center just above the shift lever. An AM/FM stereo is inserted here as well. Deeply embedded circular gauges are in front of the driver as well as the original steering wheel. Gold carpet covers the floors and has faded to a green color all around. On the passenger's side no glove box, but dual storage pouches are conveniently located in the dash. Some options include factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and power windows.
A correct 350ci V8 L48 with a single 4-barrel carburetor and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission, make up the drivetrain. A 3.08 rear axle spins the tires. Slight surface rust is noted in the valve coverings as well as the master cylinder covering, and water pump area.
A few areas with surface rust are seen in the frame and floorpans with the majority covered with a fresh coating of undercoating is seen mostly up front. Some oiling blowback is also noted. New mufflers along with newer dual to single to dual exhaust is seen. C3 Corvette suspension all around as are power disc brakes.
This car starts quickly, and runs very nicely. It is a nice comfortable interior you slip into and with a flick of the shifter, we are off and running. Nice handling, and good acceleration and overall power. It was a nice day, and we took the roof panels out and enjoyed the airflow. All functions were working just fine.
With its lovely lines, “T” top, and blue block engine topped with the 4 barrels of fuel feed, this car is a good driver. Paint condition prevents it from being a near wonderful car, however certainly is not a deal breaker. A turn key and have fun Vette from 1977 which was a very good year. Curvaceous and certainly centerfold material.
L-350ci V8 L48 180hp 4bbl
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
420688-Sequential Unit Number
F25-January 25th 1977 Build Date
TRIM 692-Brown Leather
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