A Bestselling Year
Interestingly, 1979 was the bestselling year in all of Corvette history with annual sales of a whopping 53,000 units. This was quite an achievement, especially because, by 1979, the Corvette C3 design was 11 years old. Also, the car had lost much of its power due to tightening government regulations. However, it was still interesting to car buyers, thus the high production numbers.