For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

1981 Chevrolet Corvette

Why This Car Is Special

We have a super color combination on a 1981 Corvette here today at Skyway Classics with a Claret Red exterior paint job and a grey interior.

1981 Corvettes were a special year because it was the first year Corvettes were ever produced in two factories at one time. The new Bowling Green, Kentucky plant produced its first Corvette on June 1,1981 while the St. Louis plant was producing its last Corvettes.


1981 Chevrolet Corvette

5.7 Liter 350 Cubic Inch 4-Barrel V8 engine
Black-accented magnesium Valve covers
Factory exhaust manifolds
Chrome-plated air cleaner cover
Auxiliary electric cooling fan
Computer command control
High Energy Ignition system
Automatic transmission with converter clutch
Console-mounted shift lever with leather boot
Limited-slip rear axle with aluminum differential housing support
Power windows with console-mounted controls
AM/FM push-button radio with dual front speakers and fixed mast antenna
Air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower
Full instrumentation speedometer with trip odometer, 7000-RPM tach, voltmeter, oil pressure and water temperature gages.
Quartz analog clock
Illuminated visor mirror for passenger
Courtesy and dome lights with time delay
Dual-unit retractable headlamps with halogen inner high beams
Removable roof panels
Tinted glass for all windows
Dual body color sport mirrors with remote controls
Grey Leather Twin Bucket Seats
Tilt-Telescopic steering wheel with leather-wrap rim
Center console with coin tray
Power steering
Power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light
Futura GLS Super Sport GT Raised White Letter tires
Factory mag wheels
Independent front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Independent rear suspension with Fiberglass-reinforced composite single leaf spring
Automatic speed control with Resume Speed feature
Six-way power driver's seat
Electric rear window defogger
Removable glass roof panels
Power door lock system
Claret Red paint


The 1981 Corvette had only one powerplant available, a 350 cubic inch engine that produced 190 horsepower and was now designated the L81. This engine has the 3-speed automatic transmission and the Rochester Quadrajet Carb on it and looks absolutely stock as well as the engine compartment.

It has the factory correct chrome air cleaner lid and cast magnesium valve covers dressing the engine and factory exhaust manifolds, power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light, computer control system, as well as an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan and rides on performance raised white letter Futura GLS Super Sport GT Raised White Letter tires on factory aluminum wheels.

The 1981 Corvette had a published 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds and was the fastest American made car in 1981.


The grey leather bucket seat interior is great with its matching carpeting, dash, side panels, and console and really compliments off the exterior graphite paint. It features an adjustable driver's seat, a center instrument panel full of factory gauges, power windows with console-mounted controls, AM/FM stereo radio with dual front speakers and fixed mast antenna, air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower, 7000-RPM tach, Quartz analog clock, illuminated visor mirror for passenger, tinted glass for all windows, electric rear window defogger, removable glass roof panels, and a power door lock system.


The Claret Red exterior paint looks great with the cast aluminum wheels, a rear factory spoiler, power remote outside mirrors, and the final legacy of the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette, the first US production car to feature T-tops.


C3 Corvettes are becoming very popular now with the movement to go retro back in the Corvette collector hobby. If you wanted a C3 Corvette you need to come see and drive this 1981 Corvette at Skyway Classics.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.


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Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1675171
  • Price: $18,997
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Odometer:94412
  • Stock Number:1593-FL
  • VIN:1G1AY876XB5415686
Listed By:
Skyway Classics
Palmetto, FL 34221

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