For Sale: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1980 Corvette in excellent condition with a 4-Speed manual transmission and only 74,185 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The 4-Speed manual transmission is exceptionally rare in a late C3 Corvette. The manual transmission examples are highly desirable and draw a good premium over a standard 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission. The Copper over Black Leather interior is a beautiful and unique color combination that looks stunning on the car.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1980. The last six digits of the VIN, 440185, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. In our experience the 1980 and 1981 model years draw a good premium over other late C3 Corvettes; this is especially true for very low mileage and manual transmission examples like this car. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Exterior

The Copper exterior is in excellent nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The General raised white letter tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small touch ups, very tiny blemishes, and hairline cracks that were too small to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Corvette has absolutely no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this car is exceptionally clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of door glass and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of August 18, 1980 (K18). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look as good in person as they do in the photos with just one small spot of wear in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, holes, or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in nice shape overall and the door pull are solid and in tact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The transmission was just completely rebuilt this year. The clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, and indicators. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c itself works and blows cold. One can see the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The car now has a true dual exhaust system with no catalytic converter and a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed manual transmission and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. The 4-Speed manual transmission, the low original mileage, and the excellent overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. 4-Speed examples like this car always draw a premium over the automatic transmission cars. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1388937
  • Price:$16,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Copper
  • Interior Color:Black Leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:74190
  • Stock Number:900864
  • VIN:1Z878AS440185