1981 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced by
Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. The 1981 Chevrolet
Corvette like we have here at Adventure Classics was the fastest
American made car in 1981 with 0-60 at 8.1.
Engine & Drivetrain
We have a bright red 1981 Corvette that was built at the Bowling
Green, Ky Plant and has the 350 cubic inch engine that produces 190
horsepower and was designated the L81.
This L81 engine is a V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve, Cast iron block
displacing 350 cubic inches with the bore & stroke at 4.00 x 3.48,
the compression ratio of 8.2:1, torque of 280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm, and
the gas runs thru a tried and true Rochester Quadrajet carb.
Our 1981 Corvette has a host of features including the factory
black Ram Air system air cleaner, cast magnesium valve covers,
stainless steel exhaust manifolds, computer control system,
auxiliary electric engine cooling fan, and fiberglass rear leaf
The plush tan twin bucket seat interior compliments all the power
functions on board with performance style gauges, audio system,
thick carpet, center console, and rear storage area.
It looks just like it did back in 1981 and is in great shape and
has many options and standard features including Power windows with
console-mounted controls, AM/FM push-button radio with dual front
speakers, Air conditioning, heater and defroster with 3-speed
blower, full instrumentation - speedometer with trip odometer,
7000-RPM tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure and water temperature
gages, Quartz analog clock, and much more.
1981 was the first year Corvettes were ever produced in two
factories at one time. The new Bowling Green, Kentucky plant
produced its first Corvette on June 1, 1981 while the St. Louis
plant was producing its last Corvettes.
Our Corvette has had a recent repaint over to the sweet looking
bright red shade, all done at a Tampa Corvette shop who hand their
hands on all of the work done on the Corvette.
It has straight body panels with sharp edges and rounded fenders
that these C3s are known for. It has the factory optional 15-inch
polished aluminum wheels with Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires.
This 1981 Corvette we have at Adventure Classics is a beauty with
its red on tan paint and interior scheme and you will see how nice
it rides and looks when you come check it out for yourself
Call or email us at:
(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919