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For Sale: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1980 Corvette in excellent condition. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is finished in the iconic, beautiful, and rare color combination of Red (83) over Red Leather interior (722) that looks stunning on the car. That is also the correct and original color scheme verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

I have personally driven this car about 25 miles recently. During that time the car was completely reliable, had no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive. There are dozens of receipts and service history that go with the car for maintenance and repairs over the years. The receipts total almost $14,000 so the car has been very well maintained and cared for over the years.

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.


The Red (83) exterior is in excellent driver 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 N90 aluminum wheels are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The raised white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There is a small area by the left door lock, a tiny spot on the hood, and there may be some other very tiny blemishes that were too faint to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Corvette has 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 corrosion around the windshield frame or "birdcage," 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 almost all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original, both side windows and the rear window all predate the car's body build date of July 17, 1980 (J17). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Driver's Window - JZ - The "J" represents May and the "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in May of 1980.

Passenger Window - IZ - The "I" represents June and the "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in June of 1980.

Rear Window - JZ - The "J" represents May and the "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in May of 1980.


The Red Leather (722) interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The seats are in excellent shape and look just as great in person as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. They are not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, holes, or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The radio sound nice and gets good reception. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. 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 burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above, we have driven this car about 25 miles with no issues and there are almost $14,000 in receipts with the car so it is well sorted mechanically. The car 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 and detailed as one can see in the photos. This Corvette has some very tasteful upgrades including Trick Flow aluminum cylinder heads, Edelbrock aluminum air gap intake manifold, Holly Brawler carburetor, headers, aluminum radiator, and rear composite spring.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, horn, wipers, indicators, and power windows. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The power locks do not work, but the locks work fine manually or with the door key. The a/c compressor has been removed. The car now has a true dual exhaust with no catalytic converter and a very healthy exhaust note as one can hear in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. The beautiful color combination, the very low original mileage, the excellent overall condition, the service records, and the tasteful engine upgrades make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. We are ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1980 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1601862
  • Price: $19,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Medium Red (83)
  • Interior Color:Medium Red (722)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63580
  • Stock Number:901013
  • VIN:1Z878AS402646
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