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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
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, 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
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