1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector's Edition
The 1982 Collector Edition was the first Corvette with a hatchback
rear window, foreshadowing the C4 Corvette. A special color scheme
was used inside and out and Collector Edition badges were featured.
The special, exclusive aluminum wheels were designed to look like
the optional bolt-on wheels of the 1967 model. The Collector
Edition had a 0" in the sixth digit of the VIN rather than the "8"
found on standard Corvettes. This was the first Corvette to sell
for more than $20,000, with a base price of $22,537.59. The
Collector Edition had limited availability and 6,759 were produced
out of a 1982 total Corvette production of 25,407.
This Collector Edition automobile presents in good condition. Some
paint flaws and minimal scratching show overall, however still
running strong this example of only 6,759 produced.
Silver beige paint was the color of every 1982 Collector Edition
Corvette produced, and this is no exception. Dark brown curvaceous
pinstriping wraps around the passenger compartment and highlights
the fenders. A gray to black fade is seen on the belt line door
panel and makes its way to black ending in the front quarter
panel/airvent. The all fiberglass body is in good condition. A
tinted glass "T" top which is removable is scratch free and clear.
A hatchback style operable window covers the rear deck. Unique
wheels, turbine style, patterned after the 1967 model's bolt on
alloys, are also unique to this commemorative edition. Crossfire
injection badging is seen as well on the exterior.
Metallic Silver/Brown "spacesuit style material" seating has
horizontal multi shade silver brown hue panels on the bucket
seating. Seats are showing a bit of crazing in the material,
particularly on the last panel in the front on the buckets. This
fade is mimicked on the door panels, with the lower door panels
wrapped in smoked gray carpet. This same carpet in good condition
is seen throughout the cabin. An early 1980's style rectangular
dash has analog instrumentation. Another cluster of analog gauges
is seen in the center console, which includes the floor shifter
between the bucket seats. A padded 3 spoke stock steering wheel
fronts the dash and sports the crossed flags Corvette logo.
A 350ci V8 engine is fueled by the new Cross-Fire Injection which
includes 2 throttle bodies combined with Chevrolet's computer
control system. A new 700 R4 automatic transmission with higher
ratio first and second gear, as well as a fourth gear overdrive,
increased the acceleration, and improved fuel economy. The entire
engine compartment presents in good condition.
Underside of the car reveals that surface rust is present, but it
is structurally sound. Power disc brakes are on all four wheels
A fine example of a rare commemorative edition Corvette. Matching
numbers, and all original, an early 80's design C3 package. This
car will benefit from having its legs stretched, and a good
workout, not unlike a sleepy thoroughbred, which has many races
left in it.
07-Collectors Edition Hatchback
C-Bowling Green KY Assy Plant
120919-Sequential Unit Number
03A-1st Week March Build
59I-Silver Beige Interior
59L/59U-Silver Beige Metallic Paint
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