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1981 Chevrolet Corvette



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1981 Chevrolet




Engine Size
350 V8
3 Speed Automatic
50,044 (Actual)
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Get into the Corvette hobby for less than the price of a used Chevy sedan with this brilliant two-tone 1981 coupe. With contrasting charcoal and silver paint, a beautiful gray leather interior, and T-tops for the open air experience make this a great-looking summertime cruiser that you'll enjoy far more than the bargain price would suggest.

The charcoal and silver combination will never go out of style and accents the C3's dramatic styling. Although 1981 was nearing the end of the line for the C3, it didn't diminish the iconic looks one bit, and even today these are some of the most distinctive Corvettes ever built. Everyone loves them. And when they look this good, falling in love is easy. Gaps are good, the prep was expertly done, and the surface is smooth and glossy with no waves or ripples in the fiberglass. The hatchback profile greatly improved Corvette aerodynamics as well as the car's overall look, and it's enhanced by the modest ducktail spoiler. A few aftermarket additions like the detailing on the hood scoop and a set of taillight louvers enhance the already custom look.

Based on the condition of the interior, this car could easily claim to be a decade or two younger than it is. The gray leather buckets show no damage and only light wear, extraordinary for 32 years of entertainment. With the T-tops off, you'll appreciate the light color, and it works very well to hide dirt, so it always looks great. Corvettes typically came loaded with options, and this one is no exception, carrying things like power brakes, power steering, power windows, power locks, a tilt wheel, cruise control, A/C, power driver's seat, and a rear defroster. The original AM/FM radio has been upgraded to a modern AM/FM/CD head unit that looks right at home in the original console, but if that's too far to reach, there's a remote to go with it.

The 350 cubic inch under the hood is the original engine, and in 1981 the L81 was the only choice. Now wearing an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel under the open-element air cleaner, the engine bay is highly detailed, showing only light wear and no glaring issues. Long-tube headers with an indestructible ceramic coating add horsepower and save weight, and sound awesome through twin Flowmaster mufflers. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off shifts even more quickly today than when it was new and 1981 was also the first year for the fiberglass monoleaf spring, which not only improved chassis response, but shaved a considerable amount of weight. Machined aluminum wheels are just the right compliment to the black paint, and wear 255/60/15 radials.

A lot of spare parts are included and it is documented with window stickers, build sheet, and manuals. This 'Vette makes for a great way to get into the game without spending a fortune. Call today!

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  • AM/FM Radio
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Cruise Control
  • Defrost
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Numbers Matching
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Locks
  • Seatbelts (Front)
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  • Owner's Manual
  • Factory Buildsheet
  • Original Window Sticker
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