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Vehicle Specifications

1979 Corvette Specifications

Vehicle Specifications
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
Length, inches
185.2
Width, inches
69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,565


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
P225/70R-15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.55:1 (auto) 3.36:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350 5.7/350
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
185 @ 4,000
220 @ 5,200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
270 @ 2,400
260 @ 3,600


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration 220 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
6.6
0-100 mph, second
18.5
1/4-mile, second @ mph
15.6 @ 91


 
Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
53,807 $10,220.23


 
Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Windows
20,631
$141.00
Power Door Locks
9,054
$131.00
Removable Glass Roof Panels
14,480
$365.00
Rear Window Defogger
41,587
$102.00
Air Conditioning
47,136
$635.00
Sport Mirrors
48,211
$45.00
Spoilers, front and rear
6,853
$265.00
Gymkhana Suspension
12,321
$49.00
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
2,164
$33.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
428
$19.00
Cruise Control
34,445
$113.00
225 hp Engine
14,516
$565.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
4,062
$0.00
Automatic Transmission
41,454
$0.00
High Altitude Emission Equipment
56
$35.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
47,463
$190.00
Aluminum Wheels
33,741
$380.00
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15
17,920 $226.20
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/70R15 29,603 $54.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/8-track tape
21,435
$228.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/CB
4,483 $439.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/cassette
12,110
$234.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo 9,256
$90.00
Power Antenna
35,730
$52.00
Dual Rear Speakers
37,754
$52.00
Heavy Duty Battery
3,405
$21.00
California Emission Certification
3,798
$83.00
Trailer Package
1,001
$98.00
Power Windows and Door Locks
28,465
$272.00
Convenience Group
41,539
$94.00


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
Classic White
8,629
Black
10,465
Corvette Yellow
2,357
Corvette Light Beige 2,951
Corvette Dark Blue
5,670
Silver
7,331
Corvette Light Blue 3,203
Corvette Dark Green
2,426
Corvette Red
6,707
Corvette Dark Brown
4,053


 
Interior Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Oyster Cloth 2606
Dark Blue Cloth 2142
Dark Green Cloth 517
Light Beige Cloth 2224
Oyster Leather 9316
Dark Blue Leather 4768
Red Leather 9181
Light Beige Leather 8818
Dark Green Leather 907