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  • California residents could not acquire a Corvette with the L82 engine option because of tougher emission standards.

  • The most ordinary exterior color was white.

  • 1976 Corvette uses the same steering wheel for the "Sport Steering Wheel" Option.


  • The notched roof line lasted in 1977.

  • 1/2 million vehicles the total production in 1977.

  • The introduction of the 8 Track Player.


  • 25th Anniversary of Corvette.

  • The Silver Anniversary Paint Package and the Pace Car package were produced in celebration of Corvettes 25th Anniversary.

  • Since 1967, 1978 was the first to have a fastback rear window.

  • "Moon-roofs" (glass t-tops) became available.

  • $399.00 the additional cost for the Silver Anniversary paint scheme.

  • The '78 Pace Car's distinguishing "Black and Silver" paint was chosen because it photographed well.


  • The comeback of the Crossed Flags Emblem to the nose and the sides of the Corvette.

  • 53,807 units were built for 1979,greater compared to the other years, the highest ever in the history of Corvettes.

  • 1979 L82 Engines came prepared with a dual snorkel air intake that increases the horsepower from 220 to 225.

  • 1979 California Corvettes were distributed with a 305 cubic inch engine.

  • From the fuel tank, it was change to 24 gallons for 1979.

  • In 1979, a pink corvette has been made it has a L48 with an auto.

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