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1979 CORVETTE 4 DOOR "AMERICA" RARE 1 OF 6 MADE

For sale: 1979 Chevrolet Corvette AMERICA

Technical specifications

Price:
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Condition:
Used
Item location:
Ventura, California, United States
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
SubModel:
4 DOOR SEDAN
Type:
Sedan
Trim:
AMERICA
Year:
1979
Mileage:
55,565
VIN:
1Z8789S402726
Color:
Brown
Engine size:
350 V8
Number of cylinders:
8
Power options:
Power Windows
Fuel:
Gasoline
Transmission:
Automatic
Drive type:
RWD
Interior color:
TAN
Options:
Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title:
Clear

Description

1 0F 6 1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 4 DOOR AMERICA "EXTERMELY RARE"HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS AND PAPERWORK FROM THE FACTORY IN PASADENAONE WAS SOLD FOR $500,000. 5 YEARS AGOONE WAS JUST ON EBAY FOR $300,000.00 6 MONTHS AGOTHIS IS A COMPLETE CAR, WITH ORIGINAL BLUE PLATES AND ALL DOCUMENTS TO GO WITH IT.PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THIS "EXTREMELY RARE 1 OF 6 CAR"QUESTION 805-340-5225 TRAVISOPEN TO FAIR OFFERS

Chevrolet had actually planned on making this family minded sports car at a rate of 40 per year, and to call it "Corvette America." It was designed by California Custom Coach in Pasadena. The one prototype and five production cars that were assembled were built by cutting two cars in half which, when mated together, extended the wheelbase of the vehicle by 30 inches.

Because of the economic climate of the time and the fact that a base-model Corvette sold for around $13,000, the $35,000 price tag of the four-door was deemed unaffordable. Only five production cars were built, each one custom designed for the buyer.

Because of the customized doors, there is no provision for exterior door latches. Opening the door was achieved by punching in a code on the keypad on the driver-side windshield by the A-pillar. All the door latches operated electronically. Also, the rear window opens hatchback-style, an idea that would make it to production, although not for another two years, in the '82 Corvette.

This is believed to be one of the only surviving four-door production Corvette in existence. The others were destroyed in accidents and by neglect.


On Feb-06-17 at 13:43:10 PST, seller added the following information:

JUST LOWERED THE BUY IT NOW FOR THE GUY WHO WANTED TO BUY IT, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND DO THE BUY IT NOW IF YOU WANT IT STILL, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WATCHING IT AND MANY OFFERS, I LOWERED THE BUY IT NOW SO YOU COULD GET IT AT YOUR OFFER PRICE. THANK YOU AGAIN AND HOPE TO TALK WITH YOU MORE.

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