Gateway Classic Cars of San Antonio/Austin is proud to present this
1982 Chevrolet Corvette. The 1982, although this year was the last
of its kind, it employed many cutting-edge features, and for the
model year, featured a Collector's Edition trim. Under the hood,
this Corvette had a new type of four-speed automatic transmission
with lockup function in every gear except first. The engine was a
new kind of 350-cid V-8 with Crossfire fuel injection. Twin
throttle-body injectors with computerized metering helped boost
horsepower to 200, along with ported and polished heads, mid-length
headers and a new full exhaust. Externally, the last version of the
"big" (Stingray-style) Corvette changed little, but the Collector
Edition model displayed quite a few special features, highlighted
by a frameless glass lift-up hatch in place of the customary fixed
backlight. The body-color front bumper had a built-in air dam as
well. Its unique Silver-Beige metallic paint was accented by pin
stripes and a "fading shadow" treatment on hood, fenders and doors,
plus distinctive crossfire injection emblems. The car rode on
special finned wheels that were like the cast-aluminum wheels that
dated back to 1967. The Collector Edition's removable glass roof
panels had special bronze coloring and solar screening, and the
model's crossed-flags emblems read "Corvette Collector Edition"
around the rim. Inside was a matching Silver-Beige metallic
interior with multi-tone leather seats and door trim. Even the
Collector Edition's hand-sewn leather-wrapped steering wheel kept
the theme color and its leather-covered horn button had a cloisonne
emblem. The 1982 Collector's Edition corvette was distinct in that
it was the first Corvette to break the $20,000.00 price mark.
Collector Edition corvettes were also built-to-order meaning only
6,759 were made. These cars had a 0 in the sixth position of the
VIN, so swindlers could not forge a replica, which happened all too
often with the 1978 Pace Car. Despite the minor and MAJOR features
that make this 82 Corvette stand out you can never top the
exhilarating feeling that you get from the time you pull it out of
the garage until the time you swing it back in for the night.
1982 Chevrolet Corvette
Exterior Color:Silver Bronze
Interior Color:Silver Bronze
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