For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

You won't see many cars that have come through more than four decades still looking anywhere near as good as this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. It's been looked after well during that time and will arrive at its new owner's garage with a shiny new paint job and turn-key ready condition.

This late C3 Corvette makes an impression right away, with its distinctive Dark Green Metallic paint in strong driver-quality form - a shade that will not only wow you with its appearance, but also help it stand out from the red, white, and black Corvettes typically seen out on the road. The driver-quality finish was recently applied, and although it wasn't some $20K application without an imperfection in sight, it still looks great from a couple feet away, especially when it's glistening under the sun. Coming close to rounding out the last of the third generation Corvettes, this '81 also had the benefit of some refinements that add to its curb appeal, while at the same time, make it more aerodynamic than its predecessors. There are great '80s styling cues everywhere you look, from its shark-like nose, with hidden headlights sitting flush, to the gill like vents on its front fenders - Corvettes drew a good amount of inspiration from the Mako shark at one point - to the flowing rear fenders and compact spoiler on the deck lid. The sloping rear windshield adds to its futuristic look while providing great visibility, and its T-Top configuration, with panels that fit well and are in solid condition, is a big plus - open air driving whenever you want it, with easily installed protection from the elements when you don't.

The original blue interior has been looked after throughout years, and the overall solid cabin now offers a mixture of old and new components that give it a unique vibe inside. Bucket seats have plenty of support to hold you in place while canyon-carving and those two-tone seat covers are a nice touch over the original blue cloth. There are a nice number of comfort features on board here, including a steering column that both tilts and telescopes so that you can find the perfect position, cruise control, power locks, power windows and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX player to handle your tunes while you're out on the road. It's a great driving environment - that substantial Corvette steering wheel has a nice feel to it and the dash area just beyond is in solid shape, with an assortment of easily readable gauges that extend down to the center console - a stylistic nod to previous generations of Corvettes known for the extensive instrumentation they carry. And yes, that woodgrain screams early '90s Escalade decadence, but it actually doesn't look quite as misplaced in person.

Raise the lengthy hood and you'll find the C3's most common dancing partner - a 350 cubic inch V8 armed with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb sitting in the tidy engine compartment, with its Holley chrome air cleaner and matching Summit Racing valve covers adding a little flash. The engine teams with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission that's also in good form - providing slip-free, precise shifts. Power 4-wheel disc brakes and smooth power steering make this '80s classic an easy navigator that will come to a prompt stop when called for as it cruises on its set of 15" stock Corvette wheels, wrapped with Cooper Cobra whit-letter radials.

This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette offers the opportunity to own a version of the true American sports car with both a vintage '80s look and a nice collection of features. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1599326
  • Price: $19,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Dark Metallic Green
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:52238
  • Stock Number:5532-DFW
  • VIN:1G1AY8766B5101757
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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