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1979 Chevrolet

Corvette

1979 Chevrolet

Corvette

The 1979 Corvette did see some slight changes including a standard AM/FM radio, and increased horsepower in both available engines due to a new dual snorkel intake.

The bolt-on rear spoilers from the ’78 Pace Car were now available as an option and reduced drag by approximately 15%. The automatic equipped cars had the rear gear ratio changed to 3:55:1. Last year for the “Corvette” named colors and production was at its highest ever.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
L48

350ci

1x4bbl

195 hp

285 lb-ft

L82

350ci

1x4bbl

225 hp

270 lb-ft

Transmissions
  • 3-Speed Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
  • 4-Speed Manual
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

350ci/225hp

6.6 sec

15.2 sec @ 95 mph

Road & Track

L82 4-Speed 350ci/225hp

6.6 sec

15.3 sec @ 95.0 mph

Car & Driver

Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Classic White

Silver

Black

Corvette Dark Blue Metallic

Corvette Dark Brown Metallic

Corvette Yellow

Corvette Light Beige

Corvette Light Blue

Corvette Red

Corvette Dark Green Metallic

Interior Colors

Oyster

Dark Blue

Dark Green

Light Beige

Red

Production Numbers

2-Dr Sports Coupe

53,807

Total Production

53,807

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