1981 Chevrolet Corvette

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1981
Mileage 70958
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1981

Title Status --
Exterior Color Frost Beige
Interior Color CINNAMON POLY


A numbers-matching 1981 Chevrolet Corvette is always an appealing classic. So when you also find one that has a ton of originality, loaded with great features (including A/C), and is priced right, well then you know you need to pay attention.

This car represents its era in many ways. First, it's a St. Louis built coupe in the final year of the historic plant (remember, they moved to Bowling Green in mid-1981.) Also, the Frost Beige paint was only available for a few years, and it represents the era perfectly. This shows the right signs of being a highly original application, and it's the right mix of survivor style that still knows how to give off a good shine. In fact, the whole car looks great with nicely fitting panels and the brown pinstriping that highlights every one of the C3's iconic curves. This may have been the era of toning down brightwork, but on this coupe, it means that sporty elements like the aluminum wheels and dual exhaust tips really stand out.

There's a great mix of vintage style and fresh investments inside. For example, you have the distinct Cinnabar interior was only offered in 1981. It really goes nicely against the creamy tone of the exterior. But you may notice the seats were freshly upgraded to a tan leather. So you get a supple feel and a harmonious tone that goes with the whole package. Other investments include worthwhile features, like added sound insulation and a retro-style AM/FM digital tuner. Plus, there's power windows, power locks, and cold-blowing air conditioning (always great when you want to cruise with the T-tops out.) Your seat power adjusts to the ideal driving position, and the tilt/telescopic steering column makes it easy to get a commanding view in this Corvette.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. This makes it right for the collectors, but this one was also meant to be driven. So it has received good care and maintenance including a newer carburetor and distributor in 2019. It fires up easily, and makes a terrific sound as headers add power and rumble to the upgraded X-pipe dual exhaust. The fully independent suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes are part of the hallmark features that makes these such great driving classics. Add in the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and cruise control, and you have the makings of an ideal all-around vintage cruiser.

The sale comes complete with maintenance records, build receipts, and service manuals. This is an interesting and affordable 'Vette. So for those who like distinction, don't miss this one. Call today!!!


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