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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1979 Chevrolet Corvette
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HIGHLIGHTS: Red on red, nice original condition, two sets of T-tops, L82, late C3, so much to love. This is a fun little head-turner with funky late-70s style!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body is clean and straight, and looks fantastic for a car this age in original condition. This is a vehicle most would consider to be a nice, driver quality car. Additionally, two sets of T-tops are included with the sale as well as bags to store the set not in use in. One set is painted body color, and while they suit the car well, the real crown jewel is the glass set which has been tinted with reflective tint to give the car an extra little touch of flash! In either configuration, to call this car a looker would be an understatement.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The exterior is eye-catching, as any Corvette should be, and the red is a wonderful change from the silver, gray, and other less bright colors often seen on Corvettes of this vintage. The red and factory chrome wheels really complement each other well, and this Corvette is bound to be a head-turner! This 1979 Corvette is a factory red on red car that looks just ravishing in the combination. The paint is in excellent overall condition, and this car could easily be enjoyed as-is. As nice as the paint is, it does have some minor age showing here and there indicating that this is either the original paint or an older repaint.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior is also red—and the same red as the exterior. While this may sound a little odd at first, it makes for a dynamite combination on this C3 'Vette. The carpet, seats, and dash are all red! It really pops and is sure to draw a crowd anywhere you take it. The interior appears to be all original, and while the carpet has begun showing its age, everything appears to be intact and in good condition.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is a tried and true Chevrolet 350 V8 engine. While it retains much of its original appearance just like the rest of the car, a few tasteful changes have been added over the years. In addition to a chrome air cleaner and brushed finish valve covers, a discerning previous owner has upgraded the factory HEI ignition system with a set of Scott plug wires. The engine bay is clean and complete, and the engine purrs just like it should.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The unique color combination and the nice original condition!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Late C3s aren't for everyone, but other than that there's not much to dislike.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? This Corvette is fully functional and truly a turn-key driver!

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Anyone looking for an eye-catching, affordable, classic American icon should consider this little red Corvette!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or for more information

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light NO
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake NO
Runs & Drives YES
Keys – Ignition, Door YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, 2009 date


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350 V8
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Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

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Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
3-Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Windows
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Clock
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Premium Wheels
  • AM/FM/CD Radio
  • Power Antenna
  • Front Spoiler
  • T-Tops
  • Air Conditioning
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Center Console
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Electric Clock
  • Factory Tach
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Power Steering
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Brakes