1977 Corvette

1977 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1977 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1977 Corvette research center.

1977 Corvette Factory Options

CODE:
DESCRIPTION:
QUANTITY:
RETAIL PRICE:
1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
49,213
$8,647.65
A31
Power Windows
44,341
$116.00
B32
Color Keyed Floor Mats
36,763
$22.00
C49
Rear Window Defogger
30,411
$84.00
C60
Air Conditioning
45,249
$553.00
D35
Sport Mirrors
20,206
$36.00
K30
Speed Control
7,269
$38.00
L82
350ci, 210hp Engine
972
$14.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio
29,161  $88.00
M40
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
 6,148  $495.00
 NA6  High-Altitude Emission Equipment 2,060
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
41,231
$0.00
 QRZ
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
854
$22.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery
46,487
$165.00
U58
AM-FM Radio, stereo
46,227
 $57.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
4,700
$187.00
UM2
AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape
24,603
$414.00
V54
Luggage and Roof Panel Rack
16,860
$73.00
YF5
California Emission Certification
4,084
$70.00
YJ8
Aluminum Wheels (4)
12,646
$321.00
ZN1
Trailer Package
289
$83.00
ZX2
Convenience Group
40,872
$22.00

Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ37)

  • The base price of the 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 180 horsepower engine, 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, leather interior trim, and T-tops were included in the base price.
  • Leather seats were standard for the first time in 1977, but a cloth-leather combination could be substituted at no additional cost.
  • The only engine-transmission combination available in California was the base 350 cubic-inch, 180 horsepower engine with the Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission.

Power Windows (A31)

  • Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Color Keyed Floor Mats (B32)

  • Floor mats colored to match the vehicle’s interior trim coloring.

Rear Window Defroster (C49)

  • An optional rear window forced air defogger.
  • This option used glass heating elements instead of forced air and the naming convention changed from “defroster” to “defogger”.

Air Conditioning (C60)

  • Factory installed, four-season air-conditioning.
  • System includes evaporator, blower, condenser, receiver-dehydrator, refrigerant (freon) tank, air intake assembly and duct assembly for both systems.
  • Includes an integrated heater.

Sport Mirrors (D35)

  • Outside mirror assembly that included a mechanical linkage to control movement from inside the cockpit.

Gymkhana Suspension (FE7)

  • An optional, heavier-duty suspension system for higher levels of performance.
  • The Gymkhana rear leaf springs contained 9 leafs, though the top leaf is very small. GM identifies the rear leaf springs as an 8-leaf spring.
  • Included a stiffer front sway bar and stiffer springs.
  • There were no restrictions on ordering this option – it could be ordered with any engine/transmission combination.

Optional Rear Axle Ratios (G95)

  • A selection of optional rear axle ratios.
  • In 1977, these included: 3.08 (Code OA), 3.36 (Code OD), 3.36 (Code LR), 3.55 (Code OB), and 3.70 (Code OC)

Speed Control (K30)

  • An early version of (what is commonly known today as) cruise control.
  • The speed control option required an automatic transmission.

350ci, 210hp Engine (L82)

  • Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21)

  • A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
  • The gear ratios for the RPO M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission are: 1st Gear – 2.20:1, 2nd Gear – 1.64:1, 3rd Gear – 1.28:1, 4th Gear – 1.0:1 (Direct).
  • M21 was a no-cost option but required the optional L82 engine.

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40)

  • An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission consisted of a 3-element hydraulic torque converter and compound planetary gear set. It was equipped with the following gear ratios: 1st Gear – 2.48:1, 2nd Gear – 1.48:1, and 3rd Gear – 1.00:1.
  • The M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission was a no-cost option with the base 350 cubic inch, 180 horsepower engine, but cost $146.00 with the optional L82 engine.

High Altitude Emission Equipment (NA6)

  • Alternate emission equipment installed for vehicles operating at high altitudes.
  • The high-altitude emission equipment was required for vehicle operation at +4,000 feet.
  • It was only available with the base 350 cubic inch, 180 horsepower engine and M40 transmission.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37)

  • An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.
  • The Telescopic Steering Column changes the drivers distance from the steering wheel by literally telescoping the steering wheel closer to or further away from the vehicle operator.
  • A new steering column positioned the steering wheel two inches closer to the instrument panel to provide more of an “arms out” driving position, and easier entry and exit.
  • 1977 models without option N37 were equipped with 1976 style steering wheels.

White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 (QRZ)

  • Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

Heavy Duty Battery (UA1)

  • Optional, heavier-duty battery with increased cranking amps/capability.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58)

  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio received broadcast in FM 2-channel stereo, FM monaural, and AM monaural.
  • 16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.
  • In 1977, 1248 Corvettes were ordered without a radio.

AM-FM Radio (U69)

  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio receives broadcast in FM monaural, and AM monaural.
  • 16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.
  • In 1977, 1248 Corvettes were ordered without a radio.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with 8-Track Tape (UM2)

  • The standard/stock radio equipped with an 8-Track Tape Player
  • In 1977, 1248 Corvettes were ordered without a radio.

Luggage and Roof Panel Rack (V54)

  • Externally mounted roof and luggage storage rack on the rear decklid of the car.
  • The roof rack was designed to hold the T-top panels, permitting use of the full luggage compartment when the roof panels were removed

California Emission Certification (YF5) –

Aluminum Wheels (4) (YJ8)

  • Included four aluminum wheels and a conventional steel spare.
  • The aluminum wheels were originally expected for arrival as an option on the 1973 Corvette.
  • The wheels were developed by Kelsey Hayes in Mexico.
  • The wheels can be identified on their inside surfaces as to source and build location.

Trailer Package (ZN1)

  • Factory installed trailer package.
  • The trailer package included the Gymkhana Suspension, a higher-amp alternator and a heavy-duty radiator.
  • The hitch was the standard, factory installed hitch available in 1977.
  • The hitch could support approximately 100 pounds of tongue weight.

Convenience Group (ZX2)

  • A group of convenience options available to consumers when purchasing a 1977 Corvette.
  • The ZX2 Convenience Group included the dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, interior courtesy lights, and the passenger side visor mirror. Early in production, the low-fuel warning light wasn’t available, so Chevrolet deleted it and reduced the cost of the option to $18.00. Quantity of low-fuel light deletes was 3,881.

Notes:

  • A new console held heater and air conditioning controls and accepted standard Delco radios due to its increased depth.
  • Early 1977 option listings contained CC1 glass roof panels ($200.00) but these were never available during the 1977 model year due to a marketing exclusivity dispute between Chevrolet and the panel vendor.
  • Effective with 1Z37X7S427373, the alarm activator was moved from the driver-side fender to the driver-side door lock.
  • Between August 23 and September 7, 1976, Flint Engine changed from orange paint to blue when painting the Corvette engine blocks. As such, early 1977 Corvette engine blocks were orange while later production engines were blue.
  • The headlight dimmer and windshield wiper/washer controls were located on the steering column stalks.
    Sunshades were redesigned to permit swinging to the side windows.
  • The interior rearview mirror mounting point was relocated from above the windshield to the windshield itself.

1977 Corvette

See Also

C3 1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Gen C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

1977 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

CODE EXTERIOR QTY WHEELS INTERIOR
10
Classic White
9,408 Silver Blue, Black, Brown, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey,
13 Silver 5,518 Silver White
19 Black 6,070 Silver Blue, Black, Red, Smoked Grey, White
26
Corvette Light Blue
5,967 Silver Black, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey, White
28
Corvette Dark Blue
4,065 Silver Black, Smoked Grey, White
41
Corvette Chartreuse
1 Silver Blue, Black, Buckskin, Smoked Grey, White
52
Corvette Yellow
71 Silver Black
56 Corvette Bright 1,942 Silver Black, Brown
66 Yellow 4,012 Silver Black, Brown
72
Corvette Orange
4,588 Silver Black, Brown, Buckskin
80
Corvette Tan
4,057 Silver Black, Brown, Buckskin, Red, White
83 Corvette Dark Red 3,434 Silver
Black, Buckskin, Red, Smoked Grey, White
Black, Buckskin, Smoked Grey

Interior Colors (Cloth & Leather)

INTERIOR COLOR CODES (CLOTH):
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (LEATHER):
Smoked Grey (Cloth)
Black (Cloth)
Blue (Cloth)
Buckskin (Cloth)
Brown (Cloth)
Red (Cloth)
15C
19C
27C
64C
69C
72C
White (Leather)
Smoke Grey (Leather)
Black (Leather)
Blue (Leather)
Buckskin (Leather)
Brown(Leather)
Red (Leather)
112L
152L
192L
272L
642L
692L
722L

Exterior Colors

1977 Corvette Colors

Interior Colors

1977 Corvette Colors Interior

1977 Corvette