1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The C3 Corvette, built between 1968 and 1982, was the third
generation of Chevrolet's venerable Corvette sports car.
Occasionally seen as polarizing, the C3 garnered both praise and
criticism for its radical design, purpose and driving dynamics.
Expectations were huge when the model launched. Zora Arkus-Duntov
and Billy Mitchell, the second generation C2 Corvette designers,
had just built the hugely successful, powerful, and respected Sting
Ray Corvette. Even today, the Sting Ray is widely regarded as one
of the best Corvette models ever made.
Classic Auto Mall is proud to present the 1980 L48 version
Corvette. Gracing our halls in Classic White which is the consignor
stated original paint color with a Doeskin leather interior and
52,485 original miles. T topped and smooth racy lines this
chrome-less bumper car is just rarin' to go.
From the swooping front long racing style hood, to the simple 4
round lighted rear with just a touch of spoiler, this car is
Classic White all day. Showing beautifully for the consignor stated
original paint, the fiberglass underneath is excellent with no
cracks or major faults. Hidden headlights up front give it an
aerodynamic feel, and for some sun, you can pop off the glass
panels of the T roof. A long and curved greenhouse rear glass
covers a large storage area in the rear. Corvette deep trim ring
rally wheels with a ribbed central hub are wrapped by raised white
letter Cooper Cobra radial G/T's.
Doeskin colored, (beige), stitched leather, gold carpet, and enough
instrumentation to keep you occupied for a significant amount of
time, makes up the pure 1980's style interior. All looking good
here with little wear, and some very minor staining of the carpet.
The buckets have nicely padded rounded bolsters with smaller tuck
and roll inserts and curve upward with more rounded bolsters and
end in a crescendo of built in headrests formed by a simple high
back. The central dash includes the cluster of 5 gauges, an
AM/FM/Cassette radio, and temp sliders. A very clean center console
houses the shift lever and window toggles. In back the carpeted
storage areas under the greenhouse glass is soft and not faded and
has a storage bag for the roof panels.
A flip of the hood forward, and we have full access to the original
unrestored engine bay. This houses an L48 350ci V8 painted in a
beautiful deep blue. A single 4-barrel carburetor sits atop this
mill, and a T10 4-speed manual transmission is bolted on the back.
This throws power back to a 3.07 rear setup and smokes the tires at
will. All is looking nice and clean with no corrosion for its
engine and bay assemblage of parts.
Typical wear, patina, and dirt are showing underneath, and for 1980
is very much expected. Slight surface rust is noted, and floor pans
are solid with a patina finish. For the front and back we note
independent suspension with the front having an SLA type with
spherical point steering knuckles, and rear has a frame anchored
differential unit with transverse leaf springs. Power disc brakes
are on all 4's.
A well cared for, clean, nice driving car with nice smooth
performance on the test track. No noticeable errors or non working
1980 was not a banner year for the Corvette as it was getting
pounded with emissions regulations, and even had to come up with a
different engine for California. Design was definitely there
though, and this car shows it. A nice clean example, with original
paint and that wonderful padded leather seating, you will be seated
in a Corvette, which doesn't get any better than that!
8-350ci V8 4bbl L48 190hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
429710-Sequential Unit Number
H16-May 16th Build
TR 592-Doeskin Leather
PNT 10L-Classic White
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.