A final-year C3 with low mileage, its original V8, and rare
features - this 1982 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most
affordable ways to get a turn-key classic that that's a standout in
The first thing that strikes you about this classic Corvette is the color. Less than 715 coupes were painted in code-13 Silver Metallic in 1982. That's why it's so important to have this factory-correct hue still shining on the car today. And this silvery hue is a great complement to the iconic Rally wheel package. This coupe has only averaged about 720 miles annually. That means it's been under the kind or proper care where the headlight doors still fit flush, there are uniform gaps in the body, and the doors close with authority. But this kind of car deserves this level of respect. The 1982 model earns its place in Corvette history as the final year before General Motors shut the books on the iconic C3.
The interior retains its correct silver color, but it also has been upgraded to a more premium leather during its lifetime. And more than just look good, this classic has appeal because it's loaded with options like power windows, power locks, power mirrors, tilt steering column, electric rear defrost, original AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for factory air conditioning. For the driver, there's a three-spoke sports steering wheel. Beyond that is the large speedometer and tachometer package in front and a full gauge panel prominently to the side. Best of all, you can show this fantastic interior to the world as you go cruising around with the T-tops off.
The 1982 drivetrain was a preview of the new C4 Corvette. The fuel-injected Cross-Fire 350 cubic-inch V8 is a torquey and powerful upgrade only available on the 1982 C2. And it's 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 while features like power steering, cruise control, and overdrive make it a fantastic highway cruiser, this classic is always up to release its wild side. After all, the fully-independent sports suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and Goodyear Eagle tires are all part of a great back roads package.
The sale comes compete with the right paperwork, including the original window sticker, owner's manual, and a reproduction buildsheet. So this is an interesting classic with great features. 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!