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For Sale: 1981 Chevrolet Corvette in Mokena, Illinois


Vehicle Description

1981 Corvette
Modified Show Car
"In 1981, there was only one powerplant available, a 350�cu�in (5.7�L) engine that, like the L-48 base engine the previous year, produced 190�hp (142�kW), but was now designated the L81. The motor was certified in all states and available with manual or automatic transmissions. Chrome air cleaner lids and cast magnesium valve covers dressed up all engines. The stainless steel exhaust manifolds and computer control system introduced on the 305�cu�in (5.0�L) California engines the previous year were now standard, as was an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan. This, the last C3 available with a manual transmission, so equipped, had a published 0-60�mph in 8.1�seconds. This model year was the first to use a fiberglass rear leaf spring, now a Corvette trademark."
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For sale by the long time owner is this outstanding modified Corvette. There really is not a lot to say about this one, it is a multiple national show winner that was built for the strip but also to be driven on the street. The car has been featured in a few magazines, a regional car guys newspaper (the Ledfoot News) and also a few TV news shows. It started life as a standard Chevy Corvette that the owner purchased used 20 years ago. Over the following years it was transformed into the awesome street machine you see here. The original engine is long gone and has been replaced with a custom built Chevy 355 small block built by Joe Rhyne competition racing engines out of Indiana. The paint (redone in 2015) is a custom tri-color Candy Apple Red. What follows are some of the important details.
Vin # 1G1AY8762BS408652
Data Plate
Trim 752
Paint 75L
355 Chevy Engine
650 HP
Lunati Roller Cam
Lunati Solid Roller Lifters
Lunati Roller Rockers
Crane Tru Roller Timing Chain and Gears
Weiand Polished Aluminum 671 Blower@ 12% overdriven
Dyer Crank Hub
PFM Products Superchiller with MSD Activated Switch
High Volume Fuel Pump
Dual Holley 650CFM Double Pumper Carburetors
Mini High Torque Racing Starter
MSD Ignition System
MSD Billet Distributor
MSD 8mm Spark Plug Wires
Taylor Spark Plug Fireboots
7 Quart Oil Pan
Molens High Pressure Oil Pump
Hooker Super Comp Headers
1 5/8" Primary Tube
Flowmaster 40 Series 3 Chamber Mufflers
TCI Stage 2 Street/Strip T-350 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Transking Stage II 2500 Stall Converter
Line Lock
Dana 44 3.08 Ring & Piston Aluminum Rear End
Fiberglass Single Monoleaf Rear Suspension
P-22560R-15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires� Front
P-27560R-15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires� Rear
15" Weld Performance Series Polished Aluminum Racing Wheels
Custom Leather Seat Covers
JVC Kameleon Stereo

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-877240
  • Price:$59,900
  • Location:Mokena, Illinois
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:13507
  • Stock Number:8652
  • VIN:1G1AY8762BS408652