In 1982, if you showed up in a new Corvette, you were well and
truly The Man, and even today they engender a great deal of respect
among the general public and with collectors. Representing the end
of C3 production, this '82 Corvette is an extremely nice driver,
making it a fantastic find if you're looking for Corvette fun on a
Code 24 Silver Blue metallic paint emphasizes the graceful curves of the C3 cars better than almost any other color, and with a recent paint job, it takes on a very sleek, clean look. The fresh paint is complimented by subtle pinstripes that work with the Corvette's styling and emphasize the dramatically curved fenders. As a clean, unmolested car, all the panel gaps are factory correct and it fits together quite well overall. There are a few signs of use overall, but a weekend spent buffing and waxing this car will pay big dividends at show time.
Light gray leather is the only way to travel in your icy blue Corvette, and the interior of this one is almost entirely original. It looks as though the sun has prematurely aged some of the interior pieces, but overall it's still functional and appealing. The power seats offer a comfortable look that's more sophisticated than you'd expect from a C3, and in 1982, all Corvettes came one way: loaded. This car includes things like A/C, power windows, power locks, power steering, and even power mirrors with a cool little joystick in the center console. This one also offers a tilt/telescoping steering column, power seats, and more recently, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo that fits neatly in the original radio's location. And in 1982, the hatch finally became operable, so access to the rear cargo area is a snap!
The engine is an L83 350 cubic inch V8, which was the only engine available. Originally intended for the all-new C4, delays resulted in it being the go-to powerplant for the last year of C3 production. Power was up over the 1981 models, and it remains one of the better choices in late C3 performance. It's reliable, smooth, and runs just like it should. The engine bay is tidy and shows signs of regular maintenance, and the distinctive cross-fire fuel injection twin air cleaner assembly makes the 1982 cars easy to spot. It's backed by a first-year 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission (there was no manual transmission option in 1982) and the original rear end, making this a fantastic highway cruiser. The chassis is as tidy as you'd expect, with only surface scale on the heavy parts, and even the stock exhaust system is in good order. Aluminum wheels were a popular option and this car wears 255/60/15 blackwall radials.
This is a solid Corvette that offers a ton of potential and a shockingly affordable price. Whatever you decide to do with it, this is a no-excuses car that delivers on the Corvette promise. Call today!