1977 Chevrolet Corvette Reviews

1977 Chevrolet Corvette L82 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance66800 miles

Summary:

The car is a real attention/respect getter

Faults:

I've had to put a frame underneath the car. That's was only about 1,800 bucks, but it was something I could live with. Most issues with the vehicle were cosmetic. I had it repainted, shined the interior up by installing a new headlight switches, carpet, and putting a new stereo in the car.

General Comments:

Most people get these vehicles and sink thousands into them, don't do that. Slowly put money into the vehicle otherwise you won't be happy once it's completely done. A lot of owners let them sit, so if you find one with low miles, then get ready to pay for seals and gaskets that have gone bad. It's normally small stuff, but one thing after another goes bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2009

1977 Chevrolet Corvette L48 350 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Excellent driver and looker

Faults:

Had to replace brake calipers.

General Comments:

This car is super clean.. no rust on the frame. All original engine and drive line components. Original interior except front carpet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2009

1977 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Dr Coupe 350 5.7L V8 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance77865 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

A pleasure to own and maintain

Faults:

Here's a list of what I've done.

- Brand new v8 350 5.7L Crate Engine

- New Radiator

- Reworked wiring

- Chrome Master cylinder and caps

- Chromed alternator

- Chrome Edelbrock Air filter

- Chrome Edelbrock valve covers

- New Belts

- Mahogany Steering wheel

- New seats

- Primed & Repainted all interior Vinyl

- 3 wing Spinner chrome wheel caps

- Flowmaster exhaust

- Chrome tail pipe extensions

- Changed carpets to Black from Shale

- Woodgrain Dash

- New Headlamp assembly and bezels

- Blacked-out rallies with chrome rim.

- Tinted rear window

- Holley Carb

- Edelbrock Intake manifold.

- New Composite Rear transverse spring.

Damn, that's a lot (Not to mention the constant polishing and waxing on its black 2 clear-coat enamel paint.

Theres more but I am too tired to list everything.

General Comments:

Nothing has really gone wrong with the car. That's not something you say about a 30 year old classic. It is all in terms of how much you want to invest in restoring the classic to its original beauty. I've invested about $5000 in the interior and other things. I've owned a 1999 Durango, 2003 Intrepid, 1996 Cherokee, 2000 VW Passat. BUT this classic stingray is the love of my life... Like a mistress you cannot say no to.. And a blast to drive!!

THe amount you put into it is irrelevant compared to the stares and the joy of driving a beast like this!

And that's the truth!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2006

1977 Chevrolet Corvette L-82 from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission L-82 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Costs more than any woman, but more rewarding

Faults:

Door Handle (exterior driver side of course)

Oil seal replacement.

Many parts replaced when received.

General Comments:

This beautiful car has always been a childhood dream to own and now it's a reality that has been considered a nightmare to some, but so far, heaven to me. Owning a car that is over 25 yrs old is of course going to give you the annoying problems to fix, but I read somewhere that owning an old corvette is just like a marriage. In fact it even costs more and even lasts longer. So far my repairs have been annoying, but the overall apperence is awesome. If you go by the 5 foot rule were you stand 5 feet away it looks perfect. I've only spent about 500 dollars so far and I only need to spend another 2000 thousand to make every little anal thing complete and perfect. The initial purchase price was 8,500 which is great for a car in this condition and it is more than fun to drive on those little highways were very few state patrol cruise. Every time I stop at a light or at a gas station (which I have to do often) someone always has to comment on the beauty of my classic beauty. You could spend 40,000 dollars on a escalade or a BMW, but there are so many of them out there they never get noticed. At least not nearly as noticed as the old Generals Macho shark look. The best thing to remember is the cheaper the initial price the more money needs to be pumped into your girl to make her look respectable. In most cases the higher the initial price the less that needs to be done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews