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Another very cool low mile '77 L-82 4 speed! (Read 11586 times)
Dec 30th, 2009 at 4:07pm
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Reply #1 - Dec 30th, 2009 at 6:06pm
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Reply #2 - Dec 31st, 2009 at 5:15am
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Wow! Unbelievable condition. Hard to believe someone didn't drive that beauty some more. I'm also suprised it still wears the original gt radials.
 
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Reply #3 - Dec 31st, 2009 at 7:47am

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Did you see a radio antenna?  I did not see one but if you look at the dash picture it has a radio installed.  Car bought from Corvette mikes I am not familiar with them.  I would like to see what documantation with the car. 
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Reply #4 - Dec 31st, 2009 at 12:34pm

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wnmech wrote on Dec 31st, 2009 at 7:47am:
Did you see a radio antenna?  I did not see one but if you look at the dash picture it has a radio installed.  Car bought from Corvette mikes I am not familiar with them.  I would like to see what documantation with the car. 
Rick

If its just an 8-track he has like was mentioned,then maybe no radio & no need for an antenna? Radio was an option,correct?
 

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Reply #5 - Dec 31st, 2009 at 3:18pm

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I believe the radio was standard at least in the case of my 77 I found my build sheet and on it there was a radio delete option [UL5].  Looking at my dealers pamphlet from 77 shows delco dual speakers and radios available were AM/FM monaural, AM/FM stereo and [new for 77] AM/FM radio with stereo 8-track tape player.
 
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Reply #6 - Dec 31st, 2009 at 5:32pm
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Rick, that is correct.  When I ordered mine from the dealer, those were the radio options available, but you could delete if you desired.

Dale
 
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Reply #7 - Jan 1st, 2010 at 4:10pm
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Wow! Unbelievable condition. Hard to believe someone didn't drive that beauty some more. I'm also suprised it still wears the original gt radials. 


Those 'GT Radials' are from '78/'79 & possibly early 1980 before they switched to Eagle GT's. The optional RWL tire for '77 were Firestone Steel Belted 500's and Goodyear Steelgards. Too my knowledge, you couldn't get GT Radials on Corvettes in '77.
 
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Reply #8 - Jan 1st, 2010 at 7:41pm

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Reply #9 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 5:14am
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Mine came with the Firestones.  Of course they were defective and separated before they were 3 years old.  Had to have Firestone replace them.

I still have the original spare, which was never on the ground, stored just to have one of the OEM tires for the car.

Dale
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 5:24am

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Jon,
radios came factory installed: am/fm, am/fm stereo and/or am/fm stereo tape (8 track) you had to specify "radio delete" to the dealer in 1977.
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Reply #11 - Jan 2nd, 2010 at 6:55pm
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By Mid 1977 I was having problems with my firestones too, they replaced 2 tires only because of shortages of replacement tires. Within another 2 months the other 2 tires were also experiencing the shifting of the belts. The tire dealer that I took my car to said I could upgrade my tires to the goodyear gt radials at a very nominal cost otherwise I would have to wait until replacements came in. I went with the goodyears as I did not want to have a blowout and wreck the car. I still have the original firestone 500 as a spare as it has never been on the ground. It's good for a reminder of how things went years ago, but I sure wouldn't want to use it as a spare after all these years.  Bob
 
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ve77er wrote on Jan 2nd, 2010 at 5:24am:
Jon,
radios came factory installed: am/fm, am/fm stereo and/or am/fm stereo tape (8 track) you had to specify "radio delete" to the dealer in 1977.
.........................................Chris  Smiley

OK! I was just trying to guess as to why there was no antenna
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Reply #13 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 5:44pm
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Maximus79 wrote on Jan 2nd, 2010 at 9:31pm:
ve77er wrote on Jan 2nd, 2010 at 5:24am:
Jon,
radios came factory installed: am/fm, am/fm stereo and/or am/fm stereo tape (8 track) you had to specify "radio delete" to the dealer in 1977.
.........................................Chris  Smiley

OK! I was just trying to guess as to why there was no antenna


One of the 1st '77 L-82 4 speeds that I looked at for possible purchase was a local car, black (original paint) with black interior, pretty well loaded, original owner & he had all the original paperwork including the window sticker & dealer invoice.  I remember that he ordered the car w/o a radio, so it came with a radio block off plate which he still had, although he had installed an aftermarket radio and antenna.  That is probably the only '77 that I ever saw that had been ordered w/o a radio.  I ultimately passed on the car because it had spent most of its life up north & the frame was completely rotted away in some places.   Shocked  Ashame, because other than the horrible frame, it was a nice car with all the right options............
 
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