While the 1982 Chevrolet Corvette was the first year for fuel
injection across the whole lineup, this one does it with a much
meaner stroker motor upgrade. In fact, the details reveal plenty of
receipts that show how this final-year C3 unleashes a ton of power
on the streets. And as powerful as this feels, it's still a true
cruiser with overdrive, Bluetooth, and cold-blowing A/C.
These later C3s gave you some cool features, like the factory
two-tone paint. Claret Red and Silver is the factory-correct color
combo, and it's nicely detailed with a pinstripe creating a
well-defined separation and highlights the flared fenders. This is
a Corvette with plenty of driver-friendly upgrades and so the paint
and body have a driver-quality impression. That means the car looks
good but it's not a perfect example that will make you nervous
about the loose gravel in the road. Instead, this one looks like it
wants to own the blacktop with aggressive features like the
well-integrated factory spoiler and an upgraded louvered hood vent.
And the 17-inch alloys not only allow you to fit better modern
tires, but you know they look good when they catch a hint of the
moonlight on a Saturday night run.
There's more of that silvery gray inside, and now it's joined by a
tasteful black. It's a stylish look, and just like the exterior,
the main priority is about being a better driver. So you have an
upgraded set of Corbeau racing bucket seats. These join stock
features like a tilt/telescopic steering column, a full gauge panel
prominently mounted in the center, and a large speedo and tach
directly in front of you. But you also want your performance
classic to be a great all-around cruiser, and so you also have
features like cold-blowing air conditioning (with a newer
compressor), power windows, power locks, power steering, rear
defogger, cruise control, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with
Bluetooth. And of course, the T-tops make for an awesome
wind-in-your-hair experience whenever you want.
The engine bay has the tidy style and high polish accessories to
really let you know it's something special. It was upgraded in 2017
to a 383 cubic-inch stroker V8 built by the masters at BluePrint
Engines. It was a professional shop installation that now includes
desirable features like aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, and a
FAST electronic fuel injection system with a digital controller
mounted on the windshield. You'll also spot good supporting
components like a March pulley system and an aluminum radiator with
electric fans. And the exhaust was upgraded to a true full exhaust
system - a rarity on the '82 models. This is a meaner power
package, and so the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission was
upgraded with a B&M torque converter and Tuff Stuff shift kit.
The driving experience is also exceptional with the fully
independent sports suspension, grippy ZR-rated tires, and
four-wheel power disc brakes with drilled & slotted rotors.
The sale comes with a ton of documentation including the factory
buildsheet, owner's manual, title documentation, maintenance
records, build receipts, and restoration photos. There's even a car
cover. It all makes for a final-year C3 that has the right mix of
true power and vintage flair. Call today!!!