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The 1977 Corvette

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The 1977 Corvette was no longer badged with the "Sting Ray" script. The tried and true orange engine color was changed to blue between August and September of 1976. Some early production 1977 Corvettes were still built with the orange painted engines but most have the new blue engines. Leather seats were standard but cloth seat inserts were optional. A voltmeter replaced the previous ammeter in the gauge cluster. The "Door Ajar" and "Headlamp Up" warning lights were removed. The Manual shift lever grew an inch but with shorter travel. Power steering and brakes were standard for the first time. The steering wheel as wrapped in leather to match the interior and the steering column was shortenend. The padded sun shades could be swiveled to cover the side windows now. A new crossed flags badge adorned the front of the hood between the headlights as well as on the fuel filler door. The glass roof panels that were announced this year were never deliverd on a production car. The 500,000 Corvette rolled off the line this year.

Production Options and Build Statistics

Total 1977 Corvettes Built - 49,213

Serial Numbers
1Z37x7S400001 - 1Z37x7S449213

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

Serial Number Decoder

11Chevrolet Division
5LL48 350-cid V8, 180-hp, 4-barrel
5XL82 350-cid V8, 210-hp, 4-barrel
7SAssembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13400001 to 449213Production Sequence

Engine Suffix Decoder

1977 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block.

CodeEngineHorsepowerCompressionTransmissionFuel SupplyExtra Features
CHD350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1AutomaticFour-Barrel CarburetorCalifornia
CKD350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1AutomaticFour-Barrel CarburetorHigh-Altitude
CKZ350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1ManualFour-Barrel Carburetor
CLA350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1AutomaticFour-Barrel Carburetor
CLB350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1AutomaticFour-Barrel CarburetorHigh-Altitude
CLC350-cid180-hp V-88.5:1AutomaticFour-Barrel CarburetorCalifornia
CLD350-cid210-hp V-89.0:1ManualFour-Barrel Carburetor
CLF350-cid210-hp V-89.0:1AutomaticFour-Barrel Carburetor

The body number plate is located on the engine side of the cowl. The Fisher Body Style Number identifies the model of Corvette. 77-1YZ37 - Corvette Coupe The body number is the serial number of the body. The trim number represents the color of the interior, the paint color is the exterior paint color.

Production Options

1YZ37Base Coupe$8,647.00 49,213 100.0%
A31Power Windows$116.00 44,341 90.1%
B32Color Keyed Floor Mats$22.00 36,763 74.7%
C49Rear Window Defogger$84.00 30,411 61.8%
C60Air Conditioning$553.00 45,249 91.9%
D35Sport Mirrors$36.00 20,206 41.1%
FE7Gymkhana Suspension$38.00 7,269 14.8%
G95Optional Rear Axle Ratios$14.00 972 2.0%
K30Speed Control$88.00 29,161 59.3%
L82350ci. 210hp engine$495.00 6,148 12.5%
M214-spd, Close Ratio Manual Trans.$0.00 2,060 4.2%
M40Turbo Hydra-Matic Auto. Trans.$0.00 41,231 83.8%
na6High Altitude Emissions Equipment$22.00 854 1.7%
N37Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column$165.00 46,487 94.5%
QRZWhite Letter Steel Belted Tires - GR70x15$57.00 46,227 93.9%
UA1Heavy Duty Battery$17.00 32,882 66.8%
U58AM-FM Radio Stereo$281.00 18,483 37.6%
U69AM-FM Radio$187.00 4,700 9.6%
UM2AM-FM Radio Stereo w/ 8-track$414.00 24,603 50.0%
V54Luggage/Roof Panel Rack$73.00 16,860 34.3%
YF5California Emissions Certification$70.00 4,084 8.3%
YJ8Aluminum Wheels$321.00 12,646 25.7%
ZN1Trailer Package$83.00 289 0.6%
ZX2Convenience Group$22.00 40,872 83.1%

Color Options for 1977

Interior options for exterior colors are suggested by Chevrolet. Any combination could be ordered.
Interior Color
10Classic White$0.00B-BK-BR-BU-R-SG-W 9,408 19.1%
13Silver$0.00B-BK-R-SG-W 5,518 11.2%
19Black$0.00BK-BU-R-SG-W 6,070 12.3%
26Corvette Light Blue$0.00BK-SG-W 5,967 12.1%
28Corvette Dark Blue$0.00B-BK-BU-SG-W 4,065 8.3%
41Corvette Chartreuse$0.00BK 1 0.0%
52Corvette Yellow$0.00BK-BR 71 0.1%
56Corvette Bright Yellow$0.00BK-BR 1,942 3.9%
66Corvette Orange$0.00BK-BR-BU 4,012 8.2%
72Medium Red$0.00BK-BU-R-SG-W 4,057 8.2%
80Corvette Tan$0.00BK-BR-BU-R-W 4,588 9.3%
83Corvette Dark Red$0.00BK-BU-SG 3,434 7.0%
Color Codes: BG=Blue Green, B=Black, BU=Buckskin, DB=Dark Brown, R=Red, L=Leather, SG=Smoked Gray C=Cloth, W=White

Interior Colors

15CSmoked Gray Cloth & Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
19CBlack Cloth & Leather$0.00 3,258 6.6%
27CBlue Cloth & Leather$0.00 3,256 6.6%
64CBuckskin Cloth & Leather$0.00 3,281 6.7%
69CBrown Cloth & Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
72CRed Cloth & Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
112White Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
152Smoked Gray Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
192Black Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
272Black Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
642Buckskin Clo$0.00 N/A N/A
692Brown Leather$0.00 N/A N/A
722Red Leather$0.00 N/A N/A

1977 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Wheelbase98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length185.2 inches (4.704 m)
Overall width69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height48 inches (1.219 m)
Ground Clearance4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread59.5 inches (1.511 m)
TiresGR70 x 15
SteeringRecirculating ball
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length control arms with ball joints, coil springs, and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing link, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers
IgnitionHEI electronic
Body constructionSeparate fiberglass body and box-type ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank17 US Gal (14 Imp Gal) (64 liters)

Engine Specifications

FeatureBase Engine RPO L48RPO L82
TypeV-8, Overhead ValveV-8, Overhead Valve
BlockCast IronCast Iron
Displacement350 cid (5.7 liters)350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.48"4.00 x 3.48"
Compression Ratio8.5:19.0:1
Brake Horsepower180 @ 4000210 @ 5200
Torque270 lb-ft @ 2400255 lb-ft @ 3600
Main BearingFiveFive
Valve LiftersHydraulicHydraulic
Fuel SupplyRochester M4MCRochester M4MC

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