4610 Pet Lane
Sleek, loaded, and well-presented: this numbers-matching 1981 Chevrolet Corvette is a mix of vintage style and good investment that makes for one of the best all-around affordable classics you can get your hands on right now.
The silver paint is an upgrade later in life. It has a quality shine from a good metallic element and extra distinction for a hint of champagne tone. It makes for a great way to present The nicely-creased curves of this machine, and so it makes the most out of the later C3's integral color-matched bumpers. As you get closer, there's an overall quality that shows this one has been treated with care and been given good investments. The doors shut with authority; the glass is clean and clear; the rubber and weather stripping are pliable; and the headlight doors fit flush.
The interior continues this car's dignified upgrades. This was born with a silver interior, which is a cool/classic look, but the upgrade to black later in life gives this one a bit more timeless appeal. The black looks especially nice against the paint that you'll happily take out the T-tops and share this with the world. These later C3 bucket seats even fold flush with the rear trunk area so it's also easier to stow the roof panels. Like any good premium Corvette of this era, it comes loaded with power windows, a tilt steering column, an electric rear defogger, an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, and provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) The sports steering wheel gives you a clear view to the large speedometer and tachometer package in front, and there's a full gauge panel prominently in the middle of the dash.
The 350 cubic-inch V8 has a terrifically stock presentation, including cool details like the finned valve covers and polished air topper. You're looking at the original numbers-matching motor in a time capsule on an engine bay. So while it's unknown if the odometer represents the full actual mileage, you can tell this has seen decades of less use and better care. The V8 inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor, and that gives a fine sports car sound out of the dual exhaust tips. And the fully independent sports suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes mean you can have maximum fun on the roads. But more than just good for performance, this one can also be a nice car for long trips thanks to features like power steering and the three-speed automatic transmission.
This is the classic Corvette with plenty of modern shine and appeal. It's a nice total package offered at quite a nice price. Don't miss out, call today!
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