1981 Corvette Only 22,063 Miles, Many Options, Rare Colors, Excellent Survivor
Price: - Item location: Nixa, Missouri, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 2-Door T-Top
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 22,063
- VIN: 1G1AY876XBS408382
- Color: Charcoal Metallic
- Engine size: L-81 5.7L 350 C.I. V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Electric Rear Window Defogger, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Silver Leather
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Glass T-Tops, Aluminum Wheels, AM/FM Radio, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 2-Door T-Top1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-TOP SPORT COUPE
EXCELLENT ORIGINAL SURVIVOR CAR WELL PRESERVED AND WELL KEPT
ONLY 22,063 MILES SHOWING ON THE ODOMETER AND MOST ALL ORIGINAL COMPONENTS
ORIGINAL EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH CATALYTIC CONVERTER, ORIGINAL SMOG EQUIPMENT
ONE OF THE NICEST 1981 EXAMPLES OUT THERE FOR SALE THAT IS UNTOUCHED FOR THE MOST PART
MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE THE CONDITION NOT ONLY ON THE PAINT BUT INTERIOR AND UNDERCARRIAGE
MANY ORIGINAL INSPECTION MARKINGS VISIBLE, NEVER ANY UNDERCOATING, DRY STORED
This 1981 Corvette is one of the nicest original examples I have seen. The overall car has been well cared for and well preservedfor all of these years. This was the last year to see a carburetor on a corvette, making it one of the last desirable models. Even thoughthis corvette was built in St.Louis, the quality of the paint and assembly was much better than the previous years as this was the onlyyear that the corvette was built simultaneously in both the St.Louis Plant and the new Bowling Green, Kentucky Assembly Plant. Thelast Corvette built at St.Louis was completed on August 1st, 1981.This Corvette is finished in unique factory colors of Charcoal Metallic Exterior and Silver Leather Interior. Nice contrast as seldom everseen. The paint on this car does shine real well and shows little to no wear for the age. In fact there are very few nicks at all and youreally have to look to even notice any of them. The only real flaw on the paint is the front nose on the bumper. It is not cracked, buthas some paint that has been touched up as it has bumped something over the years as most of these models due from the long front end.The doors, hood, t-tops are all aligned nice. No gaps or obvious repairs of any kind. Nice true survivor. The weatherstrips around the doorappear to be original and are still soft. No real wear. The original paint on the door jambs is still excellent with all decals and labels intactlike they should be. The glass is real nice with no scratches and the original date coded glass t-tops have no flaws and are as good as new!I have not seen a better set of original tops with no discoloring or tint discoloration. All weatherstrips around the t-tops is excellent as well.The front and rear bumpers on this car are excellent with no cracks. Even the paint really does not show any fading or shades different thanthe car. This is unusual as most of these original paint cars the front and rear bumpers will be a shade off or totally faded due to exposureof the elements. It just goes to show you how well this car was kept and always inside.
The interior of this corvette is very nice. Seats, carpet, and door panels all appear to be original and in nice shape. There is no cracks on theleather seats and the steering wheel along with the dash assembly is nice. The instruments have no signs of fading and all of the needles looknice, fresh, and crisp. The carpet is all original along with the floor mats as well. These items too are excellent for the age. Nothing needs replacing. All instruments work including the clock. Only non-original item is the aftermarket Kenwood AM/FM cassette stereo radio. A power antenna has also been added but the item is an exact replacement and looks just like the original would have. All speakers do work. The rear storage compartment is nice and not all cracked up, and does still have the original jack, lug wrench, along with the t-top storage bags which are usually missing in these cars.
The engine compartment is virtually untouched for the most part. All labels and markings are mostly there. Nothing painted or touched up. The original power brake booster still has that nice original gold cadium finish like it is suppose to. The air cleaner assembly, alternator, smog pump,all look nice. It also appears that the original spark plug wires are still intact. The original carburetor is still on the car. Shielding over the distributor, etc. Just untouched and original survivor condition that does not need any touch ups or restoring.
The chassis does still look nice and original. No overspray where someone has tried to paint it. Original finish on the frame and no pittingor real surface rust. Exhaust system looks nice with no holes. Original catalytic converter still underneath the car! Spare tire compartmentand original spare tire still underneath and looks nice. All suspension still looks well preserved. Only surface rust on raw steel parts suchas axle shafts and drive shafts. The rear third member went to an all aluminum in 1980 and was carried over in the 1981 model as well. Thistoo is in excellent condition. This is one of those cars you are not afraid to hoist up and drive upon a lift and look underneath to show anyone.
This Corvette was the 8,382nd one built in St. Louis in 1981.
In fact this actual Corvette was built on Thursday October 30th, 1980
There was a total of 40,606 Corvettes built in 1981
Only 3,485 were painted charcoal metallic in 1981 from the St. Louis Plant
This Actual Corvette Listed New For $16,829.52
Also This Corvette Was Sold New Right Here Locally In Springfield, Missouri At Reliable Chevrolet, At Which They Are Still In Business Today.
Options and Features On This Corvette Include:
L-81 5.7L 350 C.I. V8 Engine (4-BBL)MX1 Automatic TransmissionAU3 Power Door LocksCC1 Removable Glass Roof PanelsC49 Electric Rear Window DefoggerK35 Automatic Speed Control W/Resume SpeedN90 Aluminum WheelsQGR White Lettered Tires P225/70R15 (Tires are in excellent condition BF/GoodRich Radial T/AsU58 AM/FM Radio (Dual Rear Speakers Have Been Added But Exactly Like Originals)NA5 Standard Emissions SystemPaint Code 84L Corvette Charcoal MetallicInterior Code 152 Silver Gray Leather
Other features on this corvette include air conditioning, power 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, tilt/telescopic steering wheel,limited slip rear axle, anti-theft alarm system, computer command control system, independent front and rear suspension, 24-gallonfuel tank, dual remote sport mirrors, convenience group with time-delay dome and courtesy lights, headlight warning buzzer, underhoodlight, low fuel warning light, color-keyed floor mats, intermittent windshield wipers and lighted right-hand visor vanity mirror, dual frontspeakers, Body-colored front bumper cover with integral air dam, cornering lights, functional black-accented front fender louvers, Body-colored rear bumper cover with integral spoiler, removable roof panels, Telescoping left-hand sunshade for shielding from side glare,Large rear storage compartment with concealment shade, inside hood release, High Energy Ignition System, Exhaust Valve Rotators,Front Stabilizer Bar, Hydraulic Valve Lifters, Tinted Glass On All Windows, Frame structure with corrosion-resistant coating, Hide-A-Waywindshield wipers with integral washers in wiper arms, Power-operated retractable headlamps with halogen hi-beam inner units, Corrosionresistant steel-reinforced fiberglass body with partial steel underbody, Acoustical insulation package, Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror.
That Was All Standard Equipment For the 1981 Model Year.
Other features to the 1981 include the Fiberglass-Reinforced Monoleaf Rear Spring. Lightweight magnesium valve rocker covers inblack with bright ribbed surface, chrome plated air cleaner cover, Stainless-steel, free-flow exhaust manifolds weigh less, reduceback pressure, Auxiliary electric fan cuts in only when supplemental engine cooling is needed. This allows use of a smaller engine-driven fan with fewer, low pitched blades for reduced fan drag and quieter operation. Improved anti-theft alarm system with starterinterrupt feature to disable starting circuit if forced entry is made, even if ignition switch is bypassed. System is armed by using manualor power door lock control on driver's door while door is open; door key locks disarm system, (key is not required for arming)Quartz-Crystal-Movement ClockAll standard but new for the 1981 model year.
Other facts for the 1981 Model Corvette:
First Year For The 17 Digit VIN Number So A CarFax History Report Can Be Ran On This Corvette.For improved fuel economy, 1981 Corvettes with automatic transmissions had torque converter clutches for second and third gears.Chevrolet's "computer command control" became standard equipment and the system automatically adjusted timing and air-fuel mixture.There were no engine options for the 1981 model year, however the engine compartments were dressed like the prior optional year L-82 engines.Last year to see a carburetor on a Corvette.A detail change to the 1981 Corvette interior was the color-keying of the headlamp and windshield wiper switch bezels to the interior color.In 1980, they were black regardless of interior color.As like in 1980, the 81 model saw weight reduction in several ways. The engineers trimmed weight by using lower density roof panels, reducingthe thickness of the hood and outer doors, and using aluminum for the differential housing and crossmember. The aluminum intake manifoldbecame standard.
The previous owner of this corvette knew just about everything you would need or want to know about this history of the vehicle. He is availableto talk with if desired. I do have some paperwork with this car including a copy of the original invoice, window sticker, partial original build sheetas shown in the photos, original sales brochure, owners manual, alot of original registration papers dating back to late 90's, odometer statement,Clean CarFax Vehicle History Report, (1981 was the first year you can do this as they have a 17 digit VIN Number), Assembly Manual, and some other information pertaining to the 1981 model year.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END LISTING EARLY AS THE CORVETTE IS FOR SALE LOCALLY!
Any questions can call (417)-773-0318 or (417)-425-9629
The corvette is located in Nixa Missouri and can be viewed at most anytime.
We welcome inspections on this vehicle done at our facility.
We are close to the Springfield, Missouri area and airport and pickup can be arranged if need be.
Only 30 Miles From Branson Missouri and the area attractions.
200 Miles From The St, Louis Area.
We have 100% Positive Feedback On Ebay And Have Many References Available Upon Request.
We Specialize In The Nice Low Mileage Examples Like This One.
Shipping Is Not Included But We Do Have Many Sources We Have Used And Will Be Glad To Share Them With You.
No Deposit Is Required Within 24 to 48 Hours Like Most Listings, However We Would Like The Car To Be Paid ForIn Full Within (3) To (5) Business Days Unless Some Prior Arrangement Has Been Made. We Will Glady WorkWith You If More Time Is Needed In A Reasonable Time Amount. No PayPal Please.
Payment must either be by; cash in hands, bank wire transfer, or a verifiable cashier's check. Please notethat if payment is made by a check the funds must clear our bank account before any release of title andor vehicle. No exceptions!
We have a clear Missouri title in hands with no liens.
Money Back Guarantee on this vehicle as well. This meaning if purchasing this vehicle sight unseen, wewill write up a contract and once the vehicle is paid for will arrange shipping to you the buyer. Once thebuyer has a chance to inspect the vehicle upon arrival on the transport truck, he or she can send it backto us for a full refund minus any freight charges that we may incur. It is the purchaser's responsibility forthe transport charges to them and sent back to us if not fully satisfied with the purchase. We strive ongiving accurate descriptions to the best of our knowledge and want the customers to be happy.Again as I mentioned before we do have references that have done this before and I will be glad to shareany of them with you.
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Any questions can call (417)-773-0318 or (417)-425-9629