For Sale: 1982 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio


Vehicle Description


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

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this numbers matching 1982 Collector Edition Corvette in absolutely spectacular condition with only 44,165 original miles. The car looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. The 1982 Collector Edition has been steadily increasing in value for the past few years and is an excellent investment. There is copy of the Autocheck report on this car pictured below. The report shows no accident history and verifies the very low original mileage.

The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, 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 below.

The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Silver Beige (59) over Silver Beige Leather (591), which are the right codes for a Collector Edition. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette 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 C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for low mileage and special examples like this Collector Edition.

Beside the Collector Edition package this Corvette is absolutely loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as power locks, power windows, power seat, power mirrors, power antenna, rear window defogger, and tilt/telescopic steering wheel. 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, video, list of numbers, and other 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.

Model Description

This is an authentic and original Collector Edition Corvette verified by the special trim codes and special VIN code, both pictured below. A "0" in the sixth digit of the VIN is exclusive to Collector Editions.

The 1982 was not only the final year of the third generation Corvette, it was truly the end of an era. It was the last of the "Mako Shark" body style first introduced in 1968, which has become the most famous and recognizable Corvette design to date. First available in the 1981 Corvettes, a new weight saving and performance enhancing fiberglass leaf spring became standard on the rear suspension in all 1982 Corvettes. This model year marked the end of the most prolific era for Corvette and history will always hold a special place for the 1982 Corvette.

To honor the special in history that GM knew the 1982 Corvette would hold Chevrolet decided to release a special "Collector Edition." It differed from the normal Corvette in many ways. In addition to the higher level of standard features, the Collector Edition had a lifting frameless glass hatchback with remote release, special silver-beige paint, graduated hood and side body decals, commemorative aluminum wheels styled similarly to the 1967 "bolt on" optional wheels, accent pin striping, multi-tone silver-beige leather seats and door trim, leather wrapped steering wheel and horn cap, special exterior and interior emblems, and luxury carpeting were all exclusive to the Collector Edition and not available on the standard model. The 1982 Corvette Collector Edition was the first Corvette to have a base price over $20,000.00.


The Silver Beige exterior is in gorgeous driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth glass-like finish. 1982 was the first year for full production out of the new factory in Bowing Green, KY. This means that this Corvette was one of the first to receive a true multistage base coat clear coat paintjob, which is why the late 1981 and all 1982 model years have held up so well over the years. Often many Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. The underside of the front end, which is a very fragile and venerable area of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by the photos. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original Collector Edition turbine wheels are in gorgeous condition with an absolutely brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Goodyear tires have plenty of tread left, show some age, and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There is one small spot on top of the front bumper and some very tiny blemishes that are too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. The previous owner just installed new lift struts for the rear hatch, which keeps the heavy glass up with no problem, as with most Collector Editions the hatch always opens and closes fine, but can be a bit finicky. This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this Corvette 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 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 on the frame most prone to rust to show how clean it is.


The Silver Beige Leather interior of the Corvette is in excellent condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams, tears, or excessive wear. Please note that these are the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected and prone to sun damage. The carpet on the door panels is in good shape and not faded. All of the carpet in the car is also original. The door panels themselves are in good condition overall, fit well to the doors, and the door pulls are solid and in tact. The dash and center console look good with no splits, sun fading, or cracks. The radio works well and sounds clear, and gets good reception. The jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat and pictured in this ad. The spare is also still with the car. This Collector Edition has never been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes at all.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticu...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1447663
  • Price:$18,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:(59) Silver Beige Metallic
  • Interior Color:Silver Beige Leather (591)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:44165
  • Stock Number:900896
  • VIN:1G1AY0788C5101375

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