For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

$15,900  

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 numbers matching 1981 Corvette in spectacular condition with only 56,065 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The 2-Tone Silver (33) over Dark Blue (38) paint with Dark Blue Leather (29I) interior is a beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. A copy of the AutoCheck report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage as original.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the carburetor, distributor, and even all glass are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 101896, 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 Corvette is loaded with great and highly desirable options such as high performance Gymkhana Suspension, N90 aluminum wheels, and the CC1 glass T-Tops. 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 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 2-Tone Silver and Dark Blue exterior is in excellent 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 and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA white letter tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very tiny blemishes and some of the typical imperfections you see under the clear on the C3's that have original paint and were made in Bowling Green that were too small to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeably from about five or ten feet away. This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very 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 corrosion around the windshield frame or "birdcage," 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that all of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows, windshield, the rear window, and EVEN BOTH GLASS T-TOPS are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of third week of July, 1981 (07C). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Dark Blue Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in nice shape and look as good in person as they do in the photos with no rips or split seams. They are not overly worn 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 excellent 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 great shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. 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 over time and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash light, and wipers. All of the gauges work. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c also works and blows cold. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no effort or binding tin the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. One can see how the lights go up quickly and evenly. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with Gymkhana Suspension and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Also, for any 1981 Corvette you may look at, be sure to verify that the "check engine" light is working correctly. The light should go on when the key is turned on as a confirmation that the light is working, then quickly go off when the car is started. A great number of these 1981 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video the "check engine" light on this car operates just as it should, going on with the car as a check and then going off when the engine is started.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1981 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is extremely correct. The originality, the low mileage, the beautiful original color combination, the excellent overall condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to d...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1446094
  • Price:$15,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:2-Tone Silver/Dark Blue
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue Leather (291)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:56065
  • Stock Number:900894
  • VIN:1G1AY8769B5101896

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242