1979 CORVETTE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION
Location:

Transmission Identification Example:

SS - Type Designation.
SS - 4-Speed Manual
6TB - 3-Speed Automatic
R - Source Designation.
R - Muncie
Y - Toledo
9 - Year. 9 - 1979
E01D - Production Month and Date.
E - Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
A - Jan. / B - Feb. / C - Mar. / D - Apr. / E - May / H - June / K - July / M - Aug. / P - Sept. / R - Oct. / S - Nov. / T - Dec.
01 - Designates Day of the month.
D or N - Designates Day or Night Shift on Automatic only.
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1979 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
1Z8789S400001 - 1Z8789S453807 (Corvette Coupe)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) - Model series.  Z - Corvette
87 (Third and Fourth Digits).  87- Corvette Coupe
8 (Fifth Digit) - Engine type.  8 - Base Engine / 4 - L82 Engine
9 (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  9 - 1979
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

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VIN PLATE
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1979 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE
1979 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location:

Example:








A01 - Body build date code.
A - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Aug., 1978B - Sep., 1978C - Oct., 1978D - Nov., 1978E - Dec., 1978F - Jan., 1979
G - Feb., 1979H - Mar., 1979 I - Apr., 1979 J - May, 1979 K - Jun., 1979 L - Jul., 1979
M - Aug., 1979N - Sep., 1979
01 - Designates the Day of the Month.
592 - Interior Trim code. 592 - Light Beige (Leather)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1979 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
10 - Exterior Color Code Upper. 10 - Classic White
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1979 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
1979 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate
1979 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
1YZ87
A31
AU3
CC1
C49
C60
D35
D80
FE7
F51
G95
K30
L82
M21
MX1
NA6
N37
N90
QBS
QGR
UA1
UM2
UN3
UP6
U58
U75
U81
YF5
ZN1
ZQ2
ZX2
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Removable Glass Roof Panels
Rear Window Defogger
Air Conditioning
Sport Mirrors
Spoilers, Front and Rear
Gymkhana Suspension
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
Optional Rear Axle Ratios
Cruise Control
350ci, 225hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio
Automatic Transmission
High-Altitude Emission Equipment
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
Aluminum Wheels (4)
White Letter SBR Tires, P255 / 60R15
White Letter SBR Tires, P225 / 70R15
Heavy Duty Battery
AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape
AM-FM Radio, stereo with cassette
AM-FM Radio, stereo with CB
AM-FM Radio, stereo
Power Antenna
Dual Rear Speakers
California Emission Certification
Trailer Package
Power Windows and Door Locks
Convenience Group
QUANTITY:
53,807
20,631
9,054
14,480
41,587
47,136
48,211
6,853
12,321
2,164
428
34,445
14,516
4,062
41,454
56
47,463
33,741
17,920
29,603
9,256
21,435
12,110
4,483
35,730
37,754
3,405
3,798
1,001
28,465
41,530
RETAIL PRICE:
$10,220.23
$141.00
$131.00
$365.00
$102.00
$635.00
$45.00
$265.00
$49.00
$33.00
$19.00
$113.00
$565.00
$0.00
$0.00
$35.00
$190.00
$380.00
$226.20
$54.00
$90.00
$228.00
$234.00
$439.00
$52.00
$52.00
$21.00
$83.00
$98.00
$272.00
$94.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ87) -  The base price of the 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Power Windows (A31) - Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Power Door Locks (AU3) - Factory installed power door locks.

Removable Glass Roof Panels (CC1) - Tinted glass lift-out roof panels.

Rear Window Defogger (C49) - An optional rear window forced air defogger.

Air Conditioning (C60) - Factory installed four-season air-conditioning.

Sport Mirrors (D35) - Outside driver mirror assembly that included a mechanical linkage to control movement from inside the cockpit.

Spoilers, Front and Rear (D80) - Functional front and rear spoilers that decreased drag by 15% and increased fuel economy by about a half-mile per gallon.

Gymkhana Suspension (FE7) - An optional, heavier-duty suspension system for higher levels of performance.

Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers (F51) -

Optional Rear Axle Ratios (G95) - A selection of optional rear axle ratios. 

Cruise Control (K30) - Cruise control allowed the car to maintain a set speed without the driver depressing the accelerator pedal.

350ci, 225hp Engine (L82) - Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21) - A close ratio version of the MM4 4-speed manual transmission.

Automatic Transmission (MX1) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

High Altitude Emission Equipment (NA6) - Alternate emission equipment installed for vehicles operating at high altitudes.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37) - An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.

Aluminum Wheels (4) (N90) - Included four aluminum wheels and a conventional steel spare.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P255/60R15 (QBS) - Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P225/70R15 (QGR) - Optional size tires with special raised white lettering.

Heavy Duty Battery (UA1) - Optional, heavier-duty battery with increased cranking amps/capability.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with 8-Track Tape (UM2) - The standard/stock radio equipped with an 8-Track Tape Player.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with Cassette (UN3) - The standard/stock radio equipped with a Cassette Tape Player.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with CB (UP6) - The standard/stock dealer installed radio equipped with a CB.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

Power Antenna (U75) - A rear deck antenna that retracts and extends when the radio or ignition is powered off and on respectively. The power antenna extends 31 inches.

Dual Rear Speakers (U81) - Dual rear auxiliary speakers.

California Emission Certification (YF5) -

Trailer Package (ZN1) - Factory installed trailer package.

Power Windows and Door Locks (ZQ2) - Factory installed power windows and factory installed power door locks.

Convenience Group (ZX2) -A group of convenience options available to consumers when purchasing a 1979 Corvette.

NOTES:
1979 CORVETTE ENGINE IDENTIFICATION
Location: 

Engine Identification Example:

F - Source Designation.
F - Flint, MI
1210 - Date Code. Month and Day. 1210 - December 10.
ZAA - Type Designation. ZAA - 350ci 195hp, 4-speed manual transmission.
         (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1979 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)