RARE ONE YEAR COLOR SILVER GREEN, SUPER CLEAN '82, 700R4, A/C, SLICK VETTE
A distinctive year, low mileage, rare colors, and plenty of features – this 1982 Chevrolet Corvette was already pretty darn desirable even before you saw the value price.
The first thing that strikes you about this coupe is the color. Less than 725 coupes were painted in code-40 Silver Green, and this color was only offered in 1982. It looks like there has been a recent investment in a professional respray to keep this Corvette looking its best. Of course, it takes exceptionally straight fiberglass panels to best showcase this rare finish. The shine of this silvery hue also coordinates nicely with the optional aluminum wheels that were a great addition to these later C3s. And speaking of the later cars, the fastback profile, deep chin spoiler, and ducktail end cap all add to the distinctive look that really makes these stand out. Besides just looking amazing, this one earns its place in history as the final year before General Motors shut the books on the C3.
The Silver Green interior is nearly as rare as the exterior. The metallic leather seat package that was optional on late-C3s, and since it represents its period so well, we love to see it so well preserved. And more than just look good, this classic has appeal because it's loaded with options like power windows, power locks, power driver's seat, power mirrors, tilt steering column, electric rear defrost, original AM/FM/cassette stereo, and just about anything else GM could include in the top-of-the-line Corvette. Tinted glass T-tops means you can have an open-air experience on-demand with this Corvette, along with ability to cool it all down with the air conditioning that's been converted to modern R134a.
The 1982 drivetrain was a preview of the new C4 Corvette. The Cross Fire Injected 350 cubic-inch V8 was torquey, powerful, and surprisingly efficient thanks to a new 700R4 four-speed automatic overdrive transmission as standard equipment. This is the original motor, and just like the rest of this car, it's refreshingly stock. The offset air cleaner gives it away, and you'll be impressed by how tidy everything is and how well-maintained all the vitals are. It starts quickly and easily, makes a fantastic rumble from the dual exhaust, and snaps through the gears with authority – all making for an entertaining V8 cruiser. It also helps that there's a disc brake behind each one of those cool alloy wheels.
These final-year C3s were one of the few of this model that were built in Bowling Green, not St. Louis. The modern factory makes these are sought-after today for their superior build quality. Backing that up is all the right paperwork, including the owner's manual, reproduction buildsheet, and reproduction window sicker. So this is an interesting classic with great features, and it only gets better when you realize that this total vintage package is available at such an affordable price. Don't miss out, call today!!!
Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Numbers Matching, Removable Hard Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts
Owner's Manual, Reproduction Build Sheet, Reproduction Window Sticker
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.7 Liter CFI V8 L83
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Silver Green
- Body Style
- 68,607 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Silver Green
- Seating Type
- Buckets With Floor Shift
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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