For Sale: 1982 Chevrolet Corvette in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

In 1982, if you showed up in this Chevrolet Corvette, you were well and truly 'The Man'. Even today they engender a great deal of respect among the general public and with collectors. Representing the end of the C3, this '82 Corvette is one of those nice clean cars that works well, looks great, and doesn't ask much of its owner. There's plenty of horsepower on tap and most folks still recognize these as significant cars. Get in, turn the key, have fun, that's what this 'Vette is all about.

The two-tone paint job emphasizes the sinister curves of the C3 cars better than any monotone paint job could, and the combination doesn't look dated but rather clean and chiseled. That's the original paint (as you might have expected with so few miles), and the original workmanship is still factory-precise and presents like a quality survivor; you won't be able to feel the line between the two colors and because the stripe kit was replaced, it looks fresher than you might expect. Is it perfect? Of course not, no car with 76K original miles is, but it's obviously been incredibly well-preserved and treated like a member of the family since new, and the signs of use and age that are present are fairly minor when you consider this car is about to turn 40. There's great gloss and the end caps actually almost completely match, something GM never quite mastered on the Corvette but did a great job of it here. As a clean, unmolested car, all the panel gaps are factory correct and it fits together in a way that no restoration could duplicate and the trim on the hood emphasizes the cool shape that usually gets lost on standard cars. Bottom line, there are signs of use and age and even a few minor touch-ups here and there, but a weekend spent buffing and waxing this car will restore some former glory and pay big dividends at show time.

Light gray leather is a great way to travel in your vintage Corvette, and the interior of this one is in excellent overall shape. The power seats show a nice patina and a comfortable look, and the only defects are a bit of discoloration, signs of use in the high-traffic areas. The carpets are probably original and showing some age, and although the black accents on the console and dash show some nicks here and there, it's a far more modern look than the faux woodgrain offered on so many of these cars in the 1980s. All Corvettes were loaded, and included things like A/C (upgraded with modern R134a hardware), power windows, power locks, power steering, and even a tilt wheel. This one also includes power mirrors, glass T-tops, and a modern JVC AM/FM/AUX stereo, which is a nice upgrade that makes it a lot more usable today. There's also a good-sized cargo bay out back, and because the windows have been tinted for quite some time it's in good shape overall.

The engine is the original L83 350 cubic inch V8, which sports first year Cross-Fire fuel injection and making it the first fuel-injected Corvette in 20 years. With a nice, round 200 horsepower on tap, it was among the most powerful cars you could buy in 1982, and even today performance is impressive with great torque available from very low speeds. The engine bay is tidy and shows signs of regular maintenance, and you just can't miss the unique dual air cleaners that were part of the Cross-Fire injection system. 1982 Corvettes also received an all-new 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission to boost fuel economy, and it makes the car a fantastic high-speed cruiser. It's as original underneath as it is under the hood, with no questionable modifications or upgrades, and it has the perfect stance sitting on those shiny slotted aluminum wheels and white-letter BFGoodrich T/A radials.

This is an incredibly solid, well-maintained Corvette that isn't ashamed to be from the '80s. Sure, it could be cleaned up for competition, but if it were mine, I'd just drive and enjoy it. Whatever you decide to do, this is a no-excuses car looking for a road and some fun. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1982 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1540299
  • Price:$19,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:76655
  • Stock Number:5137-DFW
  • VIN:1G1AY8782C5119921

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Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137
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