1979 Chevrolet Corvette Review

1979 Chevrolet Corvette L48 5.7 V8 from North America

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles


I love my Vette


Rear wheel bearings replaced this year. The paint is sun faded and is being repainted this fall. We have replaced the carpets and seats. The biggest improvement was replacing the General motors carburetor with a Edelbrac1406 650 CFM carb and performance intake manifoil.

General Comments:

This Red 79 is very quick. It has been clocked at 137 M.P.H. Not bad for a 27 year old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2006

8th May 2007, 07:26

For a more comprehensive review of the C-3 (1968 through 1982), or for purchase and typical issues see the 1977 reviews.

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Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review