Corvette Collectors Edition
38K ORIG MI, #'S MATCH 350 V8, 700R4, A/C, PWR WIN/LOCKS/SEATS/ETC., ORIG PAINT!
Attention true Corvette fans, you're viewing a nearly pristine 1982 Chevrolet Corvette with all the right buzzwords you love: Collector's Edition, numbers-matching V8, very highly documented, expertly maintained, only 38K original miles, original colors, and a value price.
The first thing that strikes you about this coupe is the color. It's an original factory special that seems to sit somewhere between metallic shades of silver and gold – like a Champagne celebration. The official Silver Beige name for this hue seems to represent the 1980s perfectly, and it's a unique paint that stands out in public nicely, even when parked among other Corvettes at a car show. It looks exceptional today, and since we know how well this special edition was looked after, we suspect it's the original paint. The darker graphics on the lower doors and hood define some of the Corvette's most dramatic features (the hood graphics were expertly painted on when the decal began to fail.) The hatchback profile, deep chin spoiler, and duck-tail end cap all add to the distinctive look that was uniquely Corvette. Besides just looking amazing, this Corvette earns its Collector's Edition status by being only one of 6,759 commemorative cars built before General Motors shut the books on the C3.
The interior is arguably more interesting than the exterior. The metallic leather seat package that was optional on late-C3s is taken one step further with a multi-tone precious metals fade that complements the Silver Beige exterior very well. A similar pattern on the door panels matches the unique buckets, and everything looks like it was cared for by a true Corvette enthusiast. It's loaded with options like power windows, power locks, power seats, 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 with this Corvette, along with ability to cool it all down with factory air conditioning. Plus, you can store the roof much easier thanks to the glass hatchback. This rear opening is a feature that should have always been on the late C3s, but this special edition was the only car that got it from the factory.
The 1982 drivetrain was a preview of the new C4 Corvette. The Cross Fire fuel-injected 350 cubic-inch V8, was torquey, powerful, and surprisingly efficient thanks to the 700R4 four-speed automatic overdrive transmission as standard equipment. This is the original motor, and just like the rest of this car, it is refreshingly stock. The offset air cleaner gives it away, but 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 – a total package that makes for an entertaining V8 cruise. It also helps that there's a disc brake behind each one of those cool Special Edition alloy wheels that are purposely designed to look like the iconic knock-off wire wheels of the C2. And since this Corvette is so original and special, even the first set of factory tires will come with the sale upon request.
The Special Edition cars were one of the few C3s that were built in Bowling Green, not St. Louis. The modern factory meant these are sought-after today for their superior build quality. Backing that up is a ton of paperwork, including the owner's manual, original warranty card, reproduction factory buildsheet, reproduction window sticker, and much more. Plus, it has averaged less than 1,200 miles a year in its lifetime. So this is an interesting classic with a great story and worthy features. It only gets better when you realize that this rare vintage package is available at such an affordable price. Call today!
Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts
Original Warranty Card, Owner's Manual, Reproduction Build Sheet, Reproduction Window Sticker
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Silver Beige Metallic
- Body Style
- 38,136 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Silver Beige
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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