For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette finished its restoration in the summer of 2020. That means it's not only a nicely-priced V8 classic sports car, but also this loaded machine has a freshness you're going to love.


The final years of the C3 Corvette are some of the sportiest of the bunch. The urethane front and rear allowed the style to flow from bumper to bumper. And this example really loves to showcase that, because the recent respray of the original classic white delivers an excellent gloss and shine. So the sunshine loves to deliver extra definition to the sporty long lines of the hood, crisp fender tops, wide fender flares, and the well-integrated full-width rear spoiler. It all makes for quite an attractive car when it just comes fresh off a restoration. And because there has been a recent investment in quality, you really see the difference, right down to the details. So the polished wheels have the look of a recent shine, and the hidden headlights have new vacuum lines for a confident action.


The interior retains its original camel color, and so it looks great against the exterior white paint. Plus, there was a nice investment in new Ultraleather seats, fresh carpeting, and taut door panels. It makes this a particularly nice place to spend some time. It has nice features like power windows, cruise control, an updated AM/FM digital tuner w/cassette, rear defrost, and provisions for R134a air conditioning (will need servicing.) And of course, the T-tops are always a great way to enjoy the open road. The leather wrapped steering wheel is mounted on a tilt/telescope column, and it offers a terrific view of the large speedo and tach. And all the auxiliary gauges are mounted high in the center of the dash so you can keep an eye on everything.


Under the hood is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8 with correct Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor on top. It has the right look of originality everywhere from the dual snorkel air intake to the factory decals. The way the motor fires up tell you they spent time on this during the restoration. In fact, the investment also went into making sure this was an all-around great driver. That included a full inspection of the motor and three-speed transmission, the driveshaft was blueprinted and balanced, new brake rotors and pads, new front and rear shocks, new power steering pump, and a new master cylinder. So you have a solid foundation that works with the fully independent suspension, four-wheel power brakes, and wide Cooper Cobra tires to deliver a classic that feels confident every time you take it out.


Complete with build receipts, service manuals, and the owner's manual, this is the shining white classic with all the right features. So at a price like this, you know you need to call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1383513
  • Price:$22,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Classic White
  • Interior Color:Camel
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:61858
  • Stock Number:1494-PHX
  • VIN:1G1AY8762BS415732