For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


Please call Tyler directly at 513-349-7163 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1981 Corvette in absolutely spectacular condition with the highly desirable 4-speed manual transmission and only 21,635 original miles. This Corvette a premium example and truly an investment grade classic, it is one of the nicest and best 1981 Corvettes are the market right now. It is "turn key" and ready to be driven and enjoyed immediately. The car looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The 2-Tone Silver (33) over Dark Blue (38) paint with Dark Blue Leather (29I) interior is a beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, the factory build sheet, and original window sticker, which are all pictured in this ad.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the carburetor, distributor, alternator, and even all glass including the T-Tops are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 105995, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

A copy of the AutoCheck vehicle history report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage as original. Included with car is a wealth of original documentation including the original window sticker, owner's manual, 1981 GM maintenance schedule booklet, warranty booklet showing the original owners name and the original selling dealer, 1981 Chevrolet Power Protection Plus booklet, glass T-Top notice, both sets of original GM keys, and an original factory 1981 Corvette brochure. Also included is the original factory build sheet, that would have been on the car as it rolled down the assembly line in Bowling Green, KY in 1981, which is exceptionally rare to find with a late C3 Corvette.

This Corvette is absolutely loaded with great and highly desirable options such as N90 aluminum wheels, CC1 glass T-Tops, power locks, power seat, and power mirrors. All of these sought-after options are verified as original to the car by the windows sticker and factory build sheet.

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; this is especially true for very low mileage and premium examples like this car. The 4-speed manual transmission is very rare in a Corvettes from 1981 and adds a great deal of value to the car. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

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 2-Tone Silver and Dark Blue exterior is in fantastic 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 original N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The raised white letter tires have about 95% tread left and are sized 255/60R15. This is the correct size as per the RPO code QXH one the window sticker and build sheet. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are a couple spots on the rear bumper and around the car that were too faint to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeably from about five feet away. This Corvette has absolutely no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is exceptionally 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 evidence of 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 all of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows, windshield, the rear window, and EVEN BOTH GLASS T-TOPS are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of fourth week of August, 1981 (08D). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Dark Blue Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The seats look just as good in person as they do in the photos; there is just one small spot of wear in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to the be the original seats and leather skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is also original and in excellent 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, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are great shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. Unlike many other Corvettes from this era, the door panels fit well and tight to the doors. 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. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Please note that both T-Top bags are also included with the car.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well over time and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage.


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Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1675505
  • Price: $25,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:2-Tone Silver/Dark Blue
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue (292)
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:21635
  • Stock Number:901076
  • VIN:1G1AY8769B5105995
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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