614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa , Arizona
Highly original, nicely optioned, and well-documented, this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette is value-priced so it can be taken to the next level, but then again, this one might really be for someone who knows that a classic 'Vette appreciates its history.
The later C3s are arguably the best design in the whole Corvette line. The urethane front and rear allowed the style to flow like a continuous wave from bumper to bumper. And the factory-correct Dark Blue Metallic makes this look like a midnight ocean surf. But what should really have you attracted to this one is the way it looks. All signs point to original paint on this coupe. It's far from perfect, but that also gives it the barn find look that's popular today. More than just an intriguing level of originality, this one has an undeniable attraction that comes from pieces like the optional polished alloys and full factory bodykit with well-integrated spoiler. And the way the panels fit together so well, it gives this survivor-grade car a true dignified presentation.
You have your choice between the original color-matched T-tops or glass T-tops, but really, this one looks the best with them left in the included storage bags. That's because the dark blue interior is a nice complementing color to the exterior. And also, just like the exterior, this is highly original. It's a well-optioned machine with leather bucket seats, power windows, power locks, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for factory air conditioning. You'll even see the handy addition of cup holder on the center console. Even with these luxury items, your favorite part will be grabbing the leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and looking over the driver-oriented dash. It puts a large speedo and tach directly in front of you, and to the side, all your auxiliary readouts are at eye level.
There's more great correct style under the hood with a 350 cubic-inch V8 that's believed to be original to the car. This car has been under correct maintenance, and the way the motor fires up strong prove it. The respected feeling is furthered by the tight feeling on the road. Plus, with power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, fully-independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes, this low-mileage Corvette is ready for the grand tour.
The sale comes with a ton of paperwork, including the factory buildsheet, original dealer invoice, owner's manual, ownership history, and more. There's a terrific originality and spirit in this distinct Corvette, and at a value price like this, the sky's the limit. Call today!!!