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General Stats for Model Year 1979, Coupe:

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Total Production: 53,807  
Wheel Base: 98.00"
Track, Front: 58.70"
Track, Rear: 59.50"
Height: 48.00"
Length: 185.20"
Width: 69.00"
Curb Weight: 3,503.00 lbs.
Tire Size: P225/70R15  
Plant Built: St. Louis  
Serial Range: 1Z8789S400001 through 1Z8789S453807  
Base Engine: 350ci V8 195hp  

Options for Model Year 1979, Coupe:

* = Option price during model year
** = Option price adjusted for inflation, in 2008 dollars
Code Description Quantity 1979* 2008**
1YZ87  Base Corvette Sport Coupe  53,807  $10,220  $30,058 
A31  Power Windows  20,631  $141  $415 
AU3  Power Door Locks  9,054  $131  $385 
C49  Rear Window Defroster  41,587  $102  $300 
C60  Air Conditioning  47,136  $635  $1,868 
CC1  Removable Glass Roof Panels  14,480  $365  $1,073 
D35  Sport Mirrors  48,211  $45  $132 
D80  Spoilers, Front and Rear  6,853  $265  $779 
F51  Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers  2,164  $33  $97 
FE7  Gymkhana Suspension  12,321  $49  $144 
G95  Optional Rear Axle Ratio  428  $19  $56 
K30  Cruise Control  34,445  $113  $332 
L82  350ci 225 hp Engine  14,516  $565  $1,662 
M21  4-spd, Close Ratio Manual Trans.  4,062  $0 
MM4  4 Speed Manual Transmission  4,062  $0 
MX1  Automatic Transmission  41,454  $0 
N37  Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column  47,463  $190  $559 
N90  Aluminum Wheels (4)  33,741  $380  $1,118 
NA6  High Altitude Emissions Equipment  56  $35  $103 
QBS  White Letter Steel Belted Tires P225/60R15  17,920  $226  $665 
QGR  White Letter Steel Belted Tires P225/70R15  29,603  $54  $159 
U58  AM/FM Radio Stereo  9,256  $90  $265 
U75  Power Antenna  35,730  $52  $153 
U81  Dual Rear Speakers  37,745  $52  $153 
UA1  Heavy Duty Battery  3,405  $21  $62 
UM2  AM/FM Radio Stereo With 8 Track  21,435  $228  $671 
UN3  AM/FM Radio Stereo With Cassette  12,110  $234  $688 
UP6  AM/FM Radio Stereo With CB  4,438  $439  $1,291 
YF5  California Emissions Test  3,798  $83  $244 
ZN1  Trailer Package  1,001  $98  $288 
ZQ2  Power Windows And Door Locks  28,465  $272  $800 
ZX2  Convenience Group  41,530  $94  $276 

Colors for Model Year 1979, Coupe:

Code Description Quantity Additonal Charge
10  Classic White  8,629  n/a 
13  Silver  7,331  n/a 
19  Black  10,465  n/a 
28  Corvette Light Blue  3,203  n/a 
52  Corvette Yellow  2,357  n/a 
58  Corvette Dark Green  2,426  n/a 
59  Corvette Light Beige  2,951  n/a 
67  Hilton Brown Metallic  n/a  n/a 
72  Corvette Red  6,707  n/a 
82  Corvette Dark Brown  4,053  n/a 
83  Corvette Dark Blue  5,670  n/a 


 
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