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