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My 79 L-82 Stingray Corvette by Kyle
 — She is a SEXY car! Fast, beautiful, dangerouse and lets face it... squeaky! GM had some problems with this generation of corvette. They were building 50,000 a year out of a factory never intended ... Read More
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 — Bought this beauty back in 1992 with 30000 miles. This car has been fourteen years of nothing but alot of fun and joy. There is nothing like taking out those t-tops on a hot summer night and going fo... Read More
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 — In my opinion the C3 body style is unsurpassed by any thing Chevy has manufactured to date. Unfortunately GM failed to realize that and installed woefully underpowered engines in most of them. I real... Read More

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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1979 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was the top-selling Corvette of all time, with 53,807 cars sold. It remained largely unchanged from the 1978 model, with the exception of the disappearance of the "25th Anniversary" markers from the '78s and the change in emblem. A new rear spoiler originally limited to the 1978 Pace Car Replica was available.
The base engine was the 350-ci small block V8, rated at 195 horsepower. The L82 option bumped the horses up to 225.


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just bought a 1979 corvette and the hood won't open on the pasanger side, any help? dpayne7584 @aol.com

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How Can Open The Hood On My 79 Corvette, Won"t Open?

pull the hood release but only the drivers side seems to unlatch. passenger side doesn"t release at all.

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How Can I Open The Hood?

1979 Corvette. The hood latch on the passenger side wont release, any idea how to get it to release without any further damage?

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