1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, #'s Match, T-Tops

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1976

Price: US $13,900.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Stingray, #'s Match, T-Tops
Type: Coupe
Trim: Stingray, #'s Match, T-Tops
Doors: 2
Year: 1976
Mileage: 93410
VIN: 1Z37L6S446292
Color: Tan
Engine size: 350ci
Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description


Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1976 Corvette Stingray in stunning condition. This Corvette looks excellent, runs great, and is an amazing driver. The car is totally solid with exceptional lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Buckskin (64) over Buckskin Leather (642). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. The double buckskin is a classic look that will always look great on the C3 and has become very popular recently.

In addition to the beautiful color combination this Stingray is loaded with highly desirable options such as air conditioning (that still blows cold), power windows, power steering, power brakes, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and a factory stereo radio. All of these options can be verified as correct and original as this car comes with the original window sticker. Amazingly, this Stingray also comes with the factory build sheet, which is very rare for this era Corvette. The original owner's manual is still with the car as well.

In addition to the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and almost every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the alternator, distributor, and carburetor are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 446292, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a clean corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, shows the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.


The Buckskin (64) exterior is in fantastic condition. As one can see in the photos the paint has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally wheels have a brilliant finish. Please note that this Corvette has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The Goodyear Eagle GTII white letter tires are correctly sized 225/70R15 and have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. There may be some very tiny imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of door glass and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of August 11, 1976 (M11). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Buckskin Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look excellent with no holes, no split seams, and no excessive wear. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no sun fading, just a small crack in the typical area on right speaker grill. The door pulls are solid and intact. The original radio sounds good. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat as seen in the photos. The spare is also still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power-band. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The AM/FM stereo radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, and power windows. The blower works on all speeds. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. The headlights go up quickly, and with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1976 Corvette is in wonderful condition. The beautiful color combination, the excellent overall condition, and the original documentation make this Corvette particularly desirable and very hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is very important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, transmission assembly date, and transmission casting date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

itemnumberdescription*VIN1Z37L6S446292The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body style, coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car. The sixth digit, "6," indicates the model year, 1976. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 46,292nd Corvette made for 1976.Body Build DateM11"M" corresponds to August and "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 11th, 1976.Engine CodeV0712"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "12" is the twelveth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 12th, 1976. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.Suffix CodeCKXThis means the motor was intended for a 1976 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.Engine VIN Stamp446292The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 446292, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.Engine Block Casting Number3970010The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1976 Corvette.Engine Block Casting DateG 6 6"G" is July, "6" is the sixth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 6th, 1976.Intake Manifold Casting Number346249The intake manifold has the correct 346249 casting number for a 1976 L48 CorvetteIntake Manifold Casting DateG 8 6"G" is July, "8" is the eighth day of the month, and "6" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 8th, 1976.Distributor1112888The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1112888 stamping.Distributor Date Code6 E 12"6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "E" denotes May, and "12" is the twelveth day of the month so the distributor was made on May 12th, 1976Alternator1102474The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1102474 stamping.Alternator Date Code6 G 15"6" is the last digit of the calendar year, "G" denotes July, and "15" is the fifthteenth day of the month so the distributor was made on July 15th, 1976Carburetor17058206The carburetor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 17058206 stamping.Carburetor Date Code1836The "183" is the 183rd day of the year. The "6" is the last digit of the calandar year so this carburetor was made on July 1, 1976.Driver's WindowIC"I" denotes the month June, and "C" denotes the year 1976, meaning this window was made in June of 1976.Passenger WindowUC"U" denotes the month July, and "C" denotes the year 1976, meaning this window was made in July of 1976.Rear WindowUC"U" denotes the month July, and "C" denotes the year 1976, meaning this window was made in July of 1976.exterior color code64Buckskininterior color code642Buckskinrpo codedescription1YZ87Corvette Sport CoupeA31Power WindowsC60Air ConditioningJ50Power BrakesL48350ci V8 EngineM40Automatic TransmissionN37Tilt and Telescopic Steering ColumnN41Power SteeringU58AM-FM Radio, Stereo

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