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1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 350 V8 3 Speed Automatic Classic Vintage Collecto

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: --
Year: 1981
Mileage: 47,305
VIN: 1G1AY8763BS410829
Color: Gray
Engine: 350 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1981 Chevrolet Corvette -- Additional Info:

You won't see many cars that have come through more than three decades still looking anywhere near as good as this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. It's been very well looked after during that time, and will arrive at its new owner's garage with a collection of maintenance receipts as proof. As an early '80s 'Vette, it debuted at a time that not only afforded it a very cool design, but also a nice assortment of comfort features you wouldn't likely find... on its earlier counterparts. It makes an impression right away, with its distinctive charcoal gray metallic paint in top form - a shade that will not only wow you with its appearance, but also holds the additional cachet of only being offered the very year this 'Vette came out. Coming close to rounding out the last of the third generation Corvettes, this '81 also had the benefit of some refinements that add to its curb appeal, while at the same time, make it more aerodynamic than its predecessors. There are great '80s styling cues everywhere you look, from its shark-like nose, with hidden headlights sitting very flush, to the gill like vents on its front fenders - Corvettes drew a good amount of inspiration from the Mako shark at one point - to the flowing rear fenders and compact spoiler on the deck lid. The sloping rear windshield adds to its futuristic look while providing great visibility, and its T-Top configuration, with panels that fit really well and are in great condition, is a big plus - open air driving whenever you want it, with easily installed protection from the elements when you don't. The interior has been treated with a lot of respect. It's been left in its original configuration, and has emerged from its more than 35 years in unusually good shape, with fresh-looking leather power buckets that have plenty of support to hold you in place while canyon-carving and are free of the creasing and discoloration you commonly see. There are a nice number of comfort features on board here, including air conditioning that's blowing nice and cold, a steering column that both tilts and telescopes so that you can find the perfect position, cruise control, power locks, power windows and an Alpine AM/FM/CD player to handle your tunes while you're out on the road. It's a great driving environment - that substantial Corvette steering wheel has a nice feel to it and the dash area just beyond is in great shape, with an assortment of clear, easily readable gauges that extend down to the center console - a stylistic nod to previous generations of Corvettes known for the extensive instrumentation they carry. This is a very road-ready classic that's prepared to spring into action as soon as you get it home. Raise the lengthy hood and you'll find it's original matching numbers 350 cubic inch V8 armed with a 4-barrel carb sitting in the very tidy engine compartment, with its chrome air cleaner and chrome valve covers surrounded by components that look as if they've just been steam cleaned. No grime on the firewall, no frayed wires or parched, cracking hoses to be found here. The engine teams with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission that's also in good form - providing slip-free, precise shifts. Power disc brakes and smooth power steering make this '80s classic an easy navigator that will come to a prompt stop when called for as it cruises on its set of 15" stock Corvette wheels, wrapped with BF Goodrich T/A radials. This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette offers the opportunity to own a version of the true American sports car with both a vintage '80s look and a nice collection of features. Call today!