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1979 Corvette - brochure cover photo
GM brochures courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
Changes for 1979 were minimal. Engineering and development resources were largely directed towards a new generation Corvette for ~1983. The front and rear spoilers that were also part of the 1978 pace car replicas were an available option (RPO D80; $265.00) for 1979. More than a styling gimmick, they reduced aerodynamic drag by 15% and increased fuel economy by ½ mpg.
1979 Corvette


1979 Corvette seat ( 1980 brochure illustration) New high back seats that were part of the 1978 Indy 500 pace car replicas were standard for 1979. Side support and overall comfort was improved and the new design made for easier access to the rear storage area.

1979 Corvette For Sale

1979 Red Corvette Black Int
Price: $11,999 obo
Exterior: Red
Interior: Black
Miles: 83,000
Location: Martinsburg

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1979 Red Corvette T Top Numbers matching, L48/350, auto, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt & telo steering wheel, rear window defogger, AM/FM/Cassette, working power door locks, new black leather interior, new weather strips, 1 piece glass roof, rally wheels, new Kelly raised white letter tires, 2 new mufflers, new Y pipe, new stainless steel Emergancy brake cable setup, new alternator, new belts, and hoses, Edelbrock intake, larger carburetor, chrome valve covers and air cleaner, and much more (more)

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1979 Corvette - official GM photo
1979 Corvette: Official GM Photo.
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Comments (17)

Did a/c come standard on 1 1979 Corvettte or was that an option?
#1 - Mary - 02/23/2011 - 12:37
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Air conditioning (RPO C60) was an option included on 47,136 (87.60%) of 1979 Corvettes. The cost was $635. See http://web-cars.com/corvette/options.php?optionyear=1979
#2 - Paul - 02/24/2011 - 00:07
did the 79 l-82 have aluminum finned valve covers and what were the part numbers for left and right.where there other years that fit the 79 l-82
#3 - brad - 03/24/2011 - 02:23
AC
AC came standard on all corvettes from -79 on.
#4 - Geir Kleveland - 08/26/2011 - 10:25
AC
No
#5 - Geir Kleveland - 08/26/2011 - 10:33
A/C
For the year 1979 air conditioning was an option in the beginning, when the base price was $10,220.23. Mid year the base price increased to $12,313.23 and air conditioning, along with power windows and tilt-telescopic steering wheel were now standard equipment. This info is per the Corvette Black Book.
#6 - Michael Willner - 09/14/2011 - 01:46
did all 79's come with t tops?
#7 - gjk - 11/03/2011 - 01:31
T-Tops
Yes, all 1979 Corvettes had the T-Top configuration. There were no convertibles that year.
#8 - WebCars! Webmaster - 11/03/2011 - 01:40
did the 79 corvette have an optional wing style spoiler and hood with air intakes behind the headlight covers and air intake rear of the hood near the cowl area I need to know if this factory or aftermarket
#9 - allen - 03/21/2012 - 17:29
79 Corvette
The '79 Corvette did not have a wing, but it did have a spoiler. The other items you mentioned sound to be aftermarket.
#10 - WebCars! Webmaster - 03/21/2012 - 22:56
79 Corvette Indy Spoiler??
What is the part number for the Rear Indy Spoiler that was an option for the 1979 Corvette. Was it manufactured by GM?
#11 - Romain Payant - 04/25/2012 - 13:06
hatch back
Did the 79 have a hatch back on it.I am looking to buy a 1979 but it his a hatch back on it.
#12 - Israel Perez - 08/03/2012 - 20:16
79 corvett
What are the motors that came stock in the 79 Corvettes
#13 - Gary Graham - 02/17/2013 - 08:00
1979 Corvette Motor
The 1979 Corvette came with a 350 cubic inch 195 HP engine.
#14 - WebCars! Webmaster - 02/17/2013 - 10:53
Does anyone know where to buy an after market a/c unit for a 1979 Vette? Mine does not have factory air.
Thanks,
#15 - Ron Baker - 10/02/2013 - 21:13
Does anyone know where to buy an after market a/c unit for a 1979 Vette? Mine does not have factory air.
Thanks,
#16 - Ron Baker - 10/02/2013 - 21:14
for sale
1979 corvette,with no motor or transmission body only asking 2000.00 willing to negotiate, contact me at 321-525-5033 ask for Tay
#17 - Lareginald Pressley - 11/13/2013 - 11:07
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