Chevrolet: Corvette

Sale price: $2000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Color:Autumn Red/Dark Claret
Interior Color:Dark Red-Cloth
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car (5)
based on 8 votes


1981 Corvette Coupe, VERY Nice Original UNMOLESTED Car!
Hard to find an original car these days. This car is a great first Corvette, as it is ALL THERE. Un-hit body with original paint, save for the left rear 1/4 panel where a tire blew. The car has the ORIGINAL PAINT under a poorly prepped re-spray, which translates into "hasn't been stripped improperly" by an over zealous amateur of "flipper". Body seems tight, no visible stress cracks, clear glass, the most remarkable set of OE alloys-none have ANY curb rash whatsoever. The engine compartment is virtually untouched. So original makes one wonder how it survived, as far as Corvettes go. Like I stated, it is "all there". No tracking down missing parts, just what is needed from the aftermarket and what you can find OE or NOS. The glass tops are nice an as expected, a matched set, and the bags are there. As a bonus I have the original Owner's manual and added a Dealer brochure to the mix I had lying around.
The spare tire still has the "tits" on it, I don't believe the jack has ever been unfastened. The factory radio appears to have never been out. All nuts, bolts and screws on this car appear to be factory correct is every way. The car has 97,000 miles on it, runs great, did drive well (the brakes are poor from sitting). Doesn't smoke-spit-sputter at all. I believe at one point the car spent a lot of time, or every night, garaged, as the amber and red lenses are clear and crisp and not faded out by the sun, as they are 35 years old. As well, the bumper covers are nice and still "soft". The Car has a cloth interior (which I believe is a rarity), and two-tone paint, an early Bowling Green Car by it's low VIN.
The frame and all related are nice, the headlights do not operate, I did see a hose off of the vacuum reservoir can, which seems to be in good shape (a major failure component on these years), and the windows do not work. I have not taken the time to fix these things, albeit they are easily fixed. I figured I'd get to everything when I did the car, but I've decided to move it along.
I purchased the car a few years back through a mechanic I know. The woman who had it had the left rear tire blow, and decided she did not want to fix it. The tire incident caused the 1/4 panel damage and nothing more. The alloy rim suffered no damage, and as I stated before, all four rims have zero curb rash and will polish up "real nice". Plus, they are a matched set. What the pictures show is all the story there is. As stated, a nice, original car to do. Total investment on this car will put it at a "break even" amount or far more, AND You'd have a great car for another 35 years or 100K miles, as stated, probably below market value when complete, even for a comparable low mileage car, which BTW, is still riding on old bushings and the like. As you may or may not know, ANY used Corvette you purchase you'll need to put 1-3 thousand dollars in it. Beware the car that you can smell the paint on or the new rumbly exhaust. People buy these cars and the financial nightmare begins. If you know these cars, you'll see the value in the originality of this one. I do have a nice, usable 1/4 panel as shown in the pictures. I wished to list more photo's, but the file sizes were too large. I believe what I have posted shows all the there is to see though.
BTW, I recently saw a piece Pat Goss of "Motor Week" did (with a local Collector Car business fellow), on buying a decent car, and they said the same about recent cosmetics done to a car. I say "local" as Mr. Goss is hails from my locale and I run into him on occasion. Nice fellow he is.
Enough said, A truly nice, original car.
The car has a clear Maryland title in MY name. Selling due to lack of time and priorities. I'd like to see this car go to a good garage.
The "Business":
Sale is final, a $1000.00 deposit due with 24 hours of auction closing, payable through PayPal, Certified Funds, Cash or Wire Transfer.
Car must be paid for in full by same methods (except PayPal) and picked up within seven (7) days of Auction closing.
I will request that any certified funds be held until cleared. I understand there is fraud using these anymore.
Shipping is the buyer's responsibility. I do have a trailer and can assist with delivery, for additional expense, TBD.
Relisting as reserve price was "fished" I believe, and the "buyer" has not responded to my attempts to contact him. He did show good feedback. I'm tempted to broadcast his info, but that's not my style. Giving the benefit of the doubt, his ebay account may have been hacked, so please, don't bid unless your intentions are honorable. I had this happen a few years back, the last time I listed a car with ebay. I had a feeling two days before auction ended on this Corvette.
Thank you for looking and good luck.
Please see my 1980 Convertible Conversion. I also have a fresh, never fired 1973 (long) small block, built to original LT-1 specs with lots of internal goodies, a nice BW Super T-10 lying about, a '79 L-48 engine with low mileage, could probably use going through though, a nice set of 7" Rallye's sitting about as well. Two other items: l have a 1984 El Camino SS that is a family car that is a "twin" to this Corvette I may let go. I'll be listing these items soon, as well as a 1995 C2500, a nice truck in it's own right. None of this/these are included, of course.
Thanks again.

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