Price: - Item location: United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 58,334
  • VIN: 1G1AY876XBS426753
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, Power windows, Power seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Other
  • Options: Cassette player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door

Stop wasting your time with C3 Corvette projects and tired cars with needs! This 1981 Corvette coupe is ready to go today and features a strong 350, cold A/C, and a great color combination, all for less than you'd expect. Fast fun is still affordable!Given what was going on in fashion at the dawn of the '80s, this code 84 Charcoal Gray Metallic Corvette looks pretty timeless and always will. The dark gray paint gives it a dignified look, not all brazen like bright red and not frumpy like brown, it gives the swoopy 'Vette a high-tech look that's still very much in style today. The dramatic curves and sweeps of the Coke-bottle shape are undiminished by the metallic gray paint, and it's a good thing this car has such good panel alignment, because there's no place for shoddy workmanship to hide on a dark car. Both the nose and tail are in great condition with minimal signs of use, thanks to a repaint in the not-too-distant past. Other details are just as nice, including the chin spoiler which hasn't been abused by steep driveway aprons and replacement emblems on the nose and tail. The glass, including the fastback hatch that also adds storage capacity, is in fine condition and with lift-off T-tops, the Corvette lineup still offered open-air motoring and a full-throttle V8 soundtrack to match.The code 152 Silver interior provides a cool Corvette look that will still look awesome in another 30 years. Thanks to careful ownership, the leather seats are in good condition with no major rips, splits, or tears, and only minor stretching on the driver's lower cushion. Yes, there's a lot of silver in there, but somehow the Corvette pulls it off, combining the gray leather steering wheel with black spokes and a matching dash that foregoes the fake wood for a more basic look. The instruments are still vividly marked behind clear lenses and yes, the 58,334 miles are authentic. A later AM/FM/cassette stereo is the only notable alteration from stock, and we're pleased to see that the original A/C system is still working as intended. Power windows, seats, and locks, cruise control, a tilt/telescope steering column, and rear defrost make this a well-equipped 'Vette that's easy to live with.The original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8 still lives under the hood. There were no optional engines in 1981, but thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor, this one makes plenty of power to be entertaining on the road. A chrome air cleaner with reproduction decal, finned valve covers, and a very clean look overall mean that this Corvette has been loved all its life and it runs superbly. These are obviously easy to modify, but this one even retains its original smog pump system, meaning that it has never been raced or abused. A custom exhaust system has been installed that eliminates the catalytic converter, replacing the restrictive original setup and giving it a fantastic exhaust note. It's quite clean underneath with no other modifications aside from the exhaust system, and it shows the results of clean living someplace away from the rigors of winter weather. Newer 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials have been fitted to the stock aluminum wheels, which are in fantastic shape.Never before has Corvette fun been this affordable, and this one is beautifully sorted and ready to rock. At this price, you can afford to skip the projects and just get to the fun of driving. Call today!