A numbers-matching V8, cool color combo, and A/C interior are already enough to make this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette quite attractive for the price. And as you go through the details, you\'ll also see a history of quality care that makes this coupe exceptional.
This one is about being a driver at its heart, so the black paint has a gloss that looks good when it\'s out there in the world, but nothing about the finish will make you hesitate to take this car out on the road whenever the mood strikes you. Plus, you can see well-fitting body panels, good gaps, clean glass, and good weather stripping. So it has a fundamental appeal in the first impression. There are some nice details on this that make it feel a bit sportier. The chin and rear spoiler are great later C3 pieces, and the alloy wheels have the pace car style red stripe that goes well with the interior.
The black exterior makes the dark red interior stand out. As a driver\'s car, you will see some signs of slight use, but the overall impression is about a clean and comfy style. The comfort is also because this is loaded with options like cold-blowing air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, an electric rear defogger, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo w/aux input. For the driver, there\'s a three-spoke sports steering wheel on a tilt column. Beyond that are the large speedometer, tachometer package in front, and a prominent gauge panel to the side. So it makes for a solid driver\'s car. You can update some details, like restoring the power windows, re-tinting the windows, or restoring the power driver\'s seat. But the true joy of this Corvette is the way you take the T-tops out to let the wind roll through the inside, and when the day gets too hot, you turn up the A/C to keep going with a cooler breeze.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. It\'s an attractive-looking setup where you can also see it has been upgraded for better all-around performance. There is a log in the glovebox documenting 20 years of care. It includes motor upgrades like the Edelbrock intake (2021), a new battery (2022), new engine seals (2022), and a full proper dual exhaust system (2005). There are also suitable supporting components, like a new water pump (2020), an HEI distributor, and an aluminum radiator (2020). It makes for quite a strong motor, and this great driving attitude is at the heart of a Corvette\'s appeal. After all, you have the fully independent sports suspension, three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, wide BF Goodrich T/A (installed in 2020,) and the four-wheel power disc brakes that were overhauled in 2016.
This is a solid driver\'s classic, and it only gets better when you realize that this total vintage package is affordable. Call now!
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