800 Derita Road, Ste. A
This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette does it all the right ways. More than just the low mileage and an affordable price, you get the late C3 clean design with an instantly recognizable added flair from the side pipes. So it makes for a vivid bright red classic that has even more eye-catching appeal.
This is an original red car - always a desirable feature for Corvettes. It has been given a re-spray later in life to make sure it has the right shine in the sunlight, but there's enough age on it so no one will accuse you of owning a trailer queen. This combines with straight body panels to showcase the sharp edges and rounded fenders we love on these C3s. While the body is quite free of brightwork for a more contemporary look, that doesn't mean they skipped out on the high polish presentation entirely. It's just saved for accessories like optional 15-inch factory aluminum wheels. And those polished side pipes really give this a cool attitude while also instantly connecting to previous generations of the Corvette.
The factory-correct Camel tan leather interior looks fantastic against the red paint. So we know you'll love taking the T-tops out and showing off this total package. This one also gives you a nice list of desirable features, like power windows, power mirrors, electric rear defogger, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input so you can plug in your iPod. There are even provisions for power locks and factory air conditioning (will need servicing to be fully functional.) This has a terrific driver's setup where the later form-hugging bucket seats include a power driver's one so you can easily get into the ideal comfort positions. The tilt wheel gives you a clear view of the large speedo and tach. We love how the C3 gives you all the other gauges prominently placed in the top center of the car.
Under the hood is the original 350 cubic-inch V8. It has been dressed up nicely with polished components and an Edelbrock air grabber, but it also has history thanks to the right date codes to be the original powerhouse. It inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, and wrapped headers feed the shining side pipes to give this distinctive Corvette a distinctive growl. The three-speed automatic transmission is also believed to be original to the car, and it provides a confident feeling through the gears. A fully independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes all come together to make a great driving package.
The sale comes complete with service manuals and a car cover. This is a low odometer coupe averaging only about 1,800 miles annually. It makes for a well-kept package that's the right mix of correct pieces and worthwhile upgrades. Call now!
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