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1977 Chevrolet Corvette C3

1977 Chevrolet Corvette C3

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Body Specs

Wheelbase: 98.0 inches
Overhang (Front): 42.4 inches
Overhang (Rear): 44.8 inches
Front Track: 58.7 inches
Rear Track: 59.5 inches
Length: 185.2 inches
Front Fender Overall Width: 69.0 inches
Rear Fender Overall Width: 68.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Exhaust System to Ground:
4.3 inches
Ground Clearance
Frame to Ground:
5.4 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Axle to Ground:
5.7 inches
Minimum Running Clearance: 4.2 inches
(Measured at Catalytic Converter)
Overall Height: 48.0 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front): 7.9 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear): 7.9 inches
Luggage Capacity: 7.8 Cubic Feet
Cowl Height: 36.6 inches
Windshield Slope Angle: 57.0°
Effective Head Room: 32.2 inches
Shoulder Room: 47.9 inches
Hip Room: 48.8 inches
Tire Size: GR70 x 15B
Recommended Tire Inflation 20 PSI Cold (Front, Rear)
Wheels, Regular Production: Size: 15 x 8
Synchronization All Forward Gears
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission
L48 (Base) Engine:
1st Gear 2.48:1
2nd Gear 1.48:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.08:1
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission
L82 Engine:
1st Gear 2.52:1
2nd Gear 1.52:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 1.94:1
Four Speed M20 Transmission: 1st Gear 2.64:1
2nd Gear 1.75:1
3rd Gear 1.34:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.55:1
Close Ratio Four Speed
M21 Transmission
(Not available with Standard Engine) :
1st Gear 2.43:1
2nd Gear 1.61:1
3rd Gear 1.23:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.35:1
Transmission Lubricant Type: Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 80
Lubricant Capacity: Four Speed Manual: 3 Quarts
Differential Lubricant Type: Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 80
Differential Lubricant Capacity: 4.0 pints
Axle Ratio: 180 Horsepower Base Engine
3.08:1, 3.36:1
205 Horsepower L82 Engine
3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1
Transmission Synchromesh: All Four Gears
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 Gallons
Steering Wheel Diameter: 15.0 inches
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Wheel Turns: 2.92
Turning Diameters: 37.0 feet (Curb to Curb)
38.6 feet (Wall to Wall)


Weight

Model 19437 Sport Coupe: (Curb)
Front: 1,690 lb.
Rear: 1,844 lb.
Total: 3,534 lb.
(Shipping)
Front: 1,710 lb.
Rear: 1,738 lb.
Total: 3,448 lb.
Shipping Weight: Weight of basic vehicle with regular equipment, including grease, oil, engine coolant to capacity and (3) gallons of gasoline.
Curb Weight: Shipping weight plus gasoline to capacity.

Power to Weight Ratio
180 Horsepower Standard L48 Engine, Four Speed Transmission:
3,834 lb.:
Pounds / Horsepower: 21.30
180 Horsepower Standard L48 Engine, Automatic Transmission:
3,868 lb.:
Pounds / Horsepower: 21.50
210 Horsepower L82 Engine, Four Speed Transmission:
3,838 lb.:
Pounds / Horsepower: 18.28
210 Horsepower L82 Engine, Automatic Transmission:
3,896 lb.:
Pounds / Horsepower: 18.55

Weight Differentials
Air Conditioning (RPO C60): +81 lb. (With Standard, L82 Engines)
(+65 lb. Front; +16 lb. Rear)
Power Windows (RPO A31): +7 lb.
(+4 lb. Front; +3 lb. Rear)
L82 Engine : With Four Speed Manual Transmission: +6 lb.
With Automatic Transmission: +58 lb.
Tilt / Telescopic Steering Wheel
(RPO N37):
+3 lb.
(+3 lb. Front; +0 lb. Rear)
Standard L48 Engine
With Turbo Hydra Matic Transmission:
+34 lb.
(+21 lb. Front; +13 lb. Rear)
Gymkhana Suspension: +6 lb.
(+3 lb. Front; +3 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereophonic
(RPO U58):
+18 lb.
(+11 lb. Front; +7 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Pushbutton
(RPO U69):
+14 lb.
(+7 lb. Front; +7 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereophonic
With Tape Player
(RPO UM2):
+20 lb.

1977 Corvette Options

RPO: Description Production:    Price
A31 Power Windows 44,341 (90.10%) $116.00
B32 Color Keyed Floor Mats 36,763 (74.70%) $22.00
C49 Rear Window Defogger 30,411 (61.79%) $84.00
C60 Air Conditioning 45,249 (91.95%) $553.00
D35 Sport Mirrors 20,206 (41.06%) $36.00
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 7,269 (14.77%) $38.00
G95 Optional Rear Axle Ratios 972 (1.98%) $14.00
K30 Speed Control 29,161 (59.25%) $88.00
L82 350 cu. in. 210hp Engine 6,148 (12.49%) $495.00
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 2,060 (4.19%) n/a
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 41,231 (83.78%) n/a
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 46,487 (94.46%) $165.00
NA6 High Altitude Emission Equipment 854 (1.74%) $22.00
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 46,227 (93.93%) $57.00
U58 AM-FM Radio, stereo 18,483 (37.56%) $281.00
U69 AM-FM Radio 4,700 (9.55%) $187.00
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery 32,882 (66.82%) $17.00
UM2 AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape 24,603 (49.99%) $414.00
V54 Luggage and Roof Panel Rack 16,860 (34.26%) $73.00
YF5 California Emission Certification 4,084 (8.30%) $70.00
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels (4) 12,646 (25.70%) $321.00
ZN1 Trailer Package 289 (0.59%) $83.00
ZX2 Convenience Group 40,872 (83.05%) $22.00

Total Production: 49,213
Coupe: 49,213 (100.00%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 350 cu. in. 180 hp engine and wide ratio four speed manual transmission: $8,647.65.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Wheels
10 Classic White 9,408 (19.12%) Blue / Black / Brown / Buckskin / Red / Smoked Grey / White Silver
13 Silver 5,518 (11.21%) Blue / Black / Red / Smoked Grey / White Silver
19 Black 6,070 (12.33%) Black / Buckskin / Red /Smoked Grey / White Silver
26 Corvette Light Blue 5,967 (12.12%) Black / Smoked Gray / White Silver
28 Corvette Dark Blue 4,065 (8.26%) Blue / Black / Buckskin / Smoked Grey / White Silver
41 Corvette Chartreuse 1 (0.00%) Black Silver
52 Corvette Yellow 71 (0.14%) Black / Brown Silver
56 Corvette Bright Yellow 1,942 (3.95%) Black / Brown Silver
66 Corvette Orange 4,012 (8.15%) Black / Brown / Buckskin Silver
72 Medium Red 4,057 (8.24%) Black / Buckskin / Red / Smoked Grey / White Silver
80 Corvette Tan 4,588 (9.32%) Black / Brown / Buckskin Silver
83 Corvette Dark Red 3,434 (6.98%) Black / Buckskin / Smoked Grey Silver

1977 Corvette