1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CHANGES LITTLE
The 1979 Corvette changed very little from the 1978 mdoel. The front and rear spoilers that were designed for the ’78 Indy Pace Car were now optional on all ’79’s. The setup was supposed to reduce drag by 15%. The ’79 Corvette catalog was the last to feature body colors that had the name “Corvette” in front of them. Big changes, huh?
1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INTERIORS
While few visual changes were made, the 1979 Chevrolet Corvette received lighter-weight seats that were taller in back (also developed for the 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car. The passenger seat now folded flat, to the same level as the cargo area. Late-1979s got “upgraded” to an 85-MPH speedometer, which would be standard on the 1980-model.