For Sale: 1982 Chevrolet Corvette in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors Edition

The 1982 Collector Edition was the first Corvette with a hatchback rear window, foreshadowing the C4 Corvette. A special color scheme was used inside and out and Collector Edition badges were featured. The special, exclusive aluminum wheels were designed to look like the optional bolt-on wheels of the 1967 model. The Collector Edition had a ''0" in the sixth digit of the VIN rather than the "8" found on standard Corvettes. This was the first Corvette to sell for more than $20,000, with a base price of $22,537.59. The Collector Edition had limited availability and 6,759 were produced out of a 1982 total Corvette production of 25,407.

This Collector Edition automobile presents in good condition and from our consignor's notes appears to be a 1 owner car. This garage kept car's first service was in May of 1983 and still retains its original window sticker, no repops here! Some paint flaws and minimal scratching show overall, however still running strong this example of only 6,759 produced.

Exterior
Silver Beige Metallic paint was the color of every 1982 Collector Edition Corvette produced, and this is no exception. Dark brown curvaceous pinstriping wraps around the passenger compartment and highlights the fenders. A gray to black fade is seen on the beltline door panel and makes its way to black ending in the front quarter panel/air vent. The all fiberglass body is in good condition. A bronze tinted glass "T" top which is removable is scratch free and clear. A hatchback style operable window covers the rear deck. Unique wheels, turbine style, patterned after the 1967 model's bolt on alloys, are also unique to this commemorative edition. Crossfire injection badging is seen as well on the exterior.

Interior
Metallic Silver/Brown "spacesuit style material" seating has horizontal multi shade silver brown hue panels on the bucket seating. The seats are showing a bit of crazing and fading in the material, particularly on the lower left bolster of the driver's seat. This fade is mimicked on the door panels, with the lower door panels wrapped in smoked gray carpet. This same carpet in good condition is seen throughout the cabin. An early 1980's style rectangular dash has analog instrumentation. Another cluster of analog gauges is seen in the center console, which includes the floor shifter between the bucket seats. A padded 3 spoke stock steering wheel fronts the dash and sports the crossed flags collectors edition Corvette logo.

Drivetrain
A 350ci V8 engine is fueled by the new Cross-Fire Injection which includes 2 throttle bodies combined with Chevrolet's computer control system. A 700 R4 automatic transmission with higher ratio first and second gear, as well as a fourth gear overdrive, increased the acceleration, and improved fuel economy. The entire engine compartment presents in good condition.

Undercarriage
Underside of the car reveals that surface rust is present, but it is structurally sound. Power disc brakes are on all four wheels and independent coil spring front suspension is noted along with a fully independent rear suspension with a transverse leaf spring. We do note some fluid blow back on the flooring from under the engine bay.

Drive-Ability
This car was a quick starter, and smooth runner and being tilt steering equipped it made entrance and exit a breeze for my ample frame. It has good acceleration and handling and stop on a dime bias free braking. The only frown that crept up during our drive was actually post drive. The hatch release does not open the rear glass, we didn't want to force it and risk a breakage.

A fine example of a rare commemorative edition Corvette. All correct, and all original, an early 80's design C3 package. This car will benefit from having its legs stretched, and a good workout, not unlike a sleepy thoroughbred, which has many races left in it.

VIN DECODE
1G1AY0788C5119357
1-USA
G-General Motors
1-Chevrolet
A-Manual Belts
Y-Corvette
7-Collector's Edition
8-5.7L L83 V8 Crossfire Injection
8-Check Digit
C-1982
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
119357-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1982 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1594559
  • Price: $19,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver Beige Metallic
  • Interior Color:Silver Beige
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:60000
  • Stock Number:3900
  • VIN:1G1AY0788C5119357

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
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