Vehicle Description

This 1982 Chevrolet Corvette has its classic and cool full red package...but you can also tell there's something more going on here. The deeper shine of the paint hints at the comprehensive restoration that made this one sharper, more comfortable, and a serious power upgrade to the numbers-matching fuel-injected V8. And the whole package continues to look fresh because there's only about 600 miles since this was completed.

This coupe is from the C3's final year, and so it really likes paying tribute in all the best ways. The restoration was all about making the stock style as absolutely stunning a possible. So while this was born a red car, there is an extra luster you can instantly see in the sunlight that makes this one radiate a bit brighter. The C3 arguably had the best curving fenders of any Corvette, and you really recognize that here with outstanding body panels that have a sharp look as they flow down the profile. And with everything fitting flush from the headlights to the doors, you really get to see the full style that made this car an icon. Also, just like the paint and body, there was extra attention paid to the dual exhaust tips, rockers, and polished alloys to make them shine a bit brighter and impress from the first glance.

The dark red interior has a sophisticated tone against the bright red exterior, and this feeling is really carried throughout the inside. Supple leather seats, plush carpeting, taut door panels, and a clean dash all show that the restoration was all about keeping it stock and making it fresh. These later C3s were known for their added luxury, and this one continues that tradition with a long list of features. It includes power windows, power locks, cruise control, and an upgrade to a retro-style AM/FM stereo with auxiliary input so you can play the most modern tunes. It's easy to get comfortable with a power driver's seat and a tilt/telescopic wheel. The large speedometer and tachometer is directly in front of you, and there's an auxiliary gauge package prominently in the center of the car. You can show this fantastic interior to the world as you go cruising around with the T-tops off. There's even ice-cold air conditioning running modern R134a, so you can stay open to the world all summer long.

The final-year C3 was special because it was the only time we got a preview of the fuel-injected powerhouse that was going into the next generation Corvette. And just like everything else on this upgraded car, this one gives the numbers-matching motor a big investment to make it awesome. The 350 cubic-inch V8 was given a full Eagle 383ci stroker kit and balanced. It has been enhanced and fortified with aluminum pro comp heads, forged flat-top pistons, comp hydraulic camshaft, chromoly pushrods, roller lifters, Renegade Intake, and a rebuilt FI unit with 454 injectors. There was $7k invested in the motor alone, so there's plenty more work that's gone into this awesome powerhouse (call for all the details.) It exhales freely with a set of ceramic-coated Hedman headers that feed the large pipes of the custom stainless dual exhaust. Even the numbers-matching 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission was upgraded with a torque converter by Cooks Transmissions to work with this upgraded powerhouse. Add in the fully independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes and this awesome Corvette is a true all-around great driver.

With a car this nice people are going to ask plenty of questions. That's why the sale comes with a full binder documenting this one-of-a-kind build. You also get the factory buildsheet and owner's manual. So if you love the looks of a C3, then it's time to get your hands on the one built to be the ultimate example. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1410051
  • Price:$33,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Dark Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:94788
  • Stock Number:6067-CHA
  • VIN:1G1AY8787C5116884