For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1981 Corvette in Excellent condition with only 30,775 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The White (10) over Red Leather interior (752) is an iconic and beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed 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 the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. In our experience the 1980 and 1981 model years draw a good premium over other late C3 Corvettes; this is especially true for very low mileage examples like this car. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1981. Virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original as this car. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, carburetor, alternator, starter and even all of the glass is all date coded and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 424799, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, 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.

A copy of the AutoCheck report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage as original. The car also comes with the original owner's manual and warranty booklet.

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.

Exterior

The White (10) exterior is in fantastic condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original N90 aluminum wheels are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The raised white letter tires are brand new with less than 50 miles on them. They are also correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. This Corvette has absolutely no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it 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 most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that all of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows, windshield, the rear window, and EVEN BOTH GLASS T-TOPS are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 31, 1981 (H31). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Red Leather (752) interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio works well and gets good reception. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in nice shape and the door pulls are solid and intact. The seats are in excellent condition and look just as good in person as they do in the photos. There is just a small spot or wear in the typical area on bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and leather skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burn marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

The original T-Top bags are still with the car.

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 meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The numbers matching L81 engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original ignition shielding, catalytic converter, and smog pump are all still in place as well as the correct and original air cleaner and finned aluminum valve covers.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, indicators, dash lights, radio, rear window defogger, and power locks, which is a very common problem on C3 Corvettes; even the key buzzer still works. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning itself also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. The headlights go up quickly, evenly, and with no effort or binding the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1601145
  • Price: $26,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White (10)
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:30775
  • Stock Number:901012
  • VIN:1G1AY8762BS424799
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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