1981 Chevrolet Sport Camaro Burgundy Maroon NO RESERVE V6 99% Unmolested Chevy
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Camaro
- SubModel: Sport
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Sport
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 100,000
- VIN: 1G1AP87A6BL167910
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 231 V6 A-Code
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Sport
Up for sale NO RESERVE here is a super-clean 1981 Camaro, 231 A-Code V6, Sport. This car is 99% original and it shows super-well for a car of its age. This car is absolutely rust-free and bondo-free and it is in incredibly super shape (look at the closeups of wheel wells). Runs good; currently titled and insured. It has a clean Texas title in my name. No accidents. Everything closes and aligns perfectly (no sagging doors, nothing). Look at these pics; it is almost unmolested. It even had the build sheet still lodged in the back seat (included with sale). Just yesterday, I had this car 85 mph on the highway. She's still super-smooth. Turn radius is outstanding on these Camaros.
I am the 3rd owner of this car. This car was purchased new in California where the owner maintained it perfectly (old records still available!). The story goes that the gentlemen who owned this car (his name is on the paperwork) stored this under a carport for many, many years and would use it occasionally. The gentlemen passed in his 90's and there the car sat, under a rotted blue tarp. His family didn't want to use, fix, or bother with the car and decided to sell it when the 2nd owner (an Arizona man that sold it to me) saw it under the carport. One side of the paint was eaten up by the sun. He bought it and took it to Phoenix, Arizona. He repainted the car. He also added new tires and used it a while. And there it sat (hadn't really run when I got it). As it so happens, the second owner sold it to me when he decided to get rid of it (I don't think he owned it but for a couple years). I trailered it back home to El Paso and decided to fix it up for my son's high school car (I know). It needed some work, which I performed:
• Rebuilt transmission (it used to leak a quart an hour); all perfect and fixed up now!
• New distributor coil, module, cap, wires, rotor, spark plugs
• New alternator
• New battery
• Rebuild radiator (uncapped and resoldered)
• New correct-numbers carburetor
• New freeze plugs (old ones leaked)
• New water pump (previous Arizona owner)
• New turn signal switch harness (that was a job and a half for me)
• New window sweeps (see pic)
• New door rubber
• New dome lens
• New (refurb) headliner moldings
• Repaired horn
• New center console cover and cubby
• New dash cover
• New wipers
• Rebuilt passenger window elevator and crank (didn't seal nor roll up before)
• I had the rear spoiler added (originally didn't come with it—see the build sheet for proof)
• New trunk seal
• Refurb cowl venting/grate
• Great tires
• Repainted grill and lower grill (lower grill is aftermarket because original was too brittle and broken)
The car has disc brakes up front and drums in the back. The interior IS THE ORIGINAL INTERIOR and it still is in useable shape. You cannot find a car of this vintage that is as unmolested as this car is now. It truly is remarkable that this car retains the original console, seats, headliner. The darn computer is still in back of the center console, which is why this year of Camaro didn't have a forward cubby. Back to the seats and interior: usually, they're all beat up and missing. This car has the original upholstery (with rips in driver's seat). Some stitching has started to unsew because the sun has eaten away at the thread, but it is all unbelievably there, even the original piping at the side seams. No broken seats. Both sides adjust as they should and have the original seat belts. As is the case with a 36-year old car, there are some things that need attention:
• Will need a new muffler and exhaust (small hole)
• A/C doesn't work. The compressor is there and so are all the essentials. This was my next project (to get this going).
• I think it's missing a smog pump. If I remember correctly, cars of this vintage had smog pumps. This is why the "C/E" light comes on intermittently. Runs OK without it and it passed my state's inspection.
• The starter is beginning to be hit and miss, BUT I will include a brand-new starter with sale. I was going to install it, but will include it with the sale of this car.
• Needs a good wax job. It will shine right up, but it doesn't look bad right now.
• Leaks motor oil (it's 36 y/o) and we just fill her up with motor oil. I think it's the oil pan gasket. NO leaks from rear end or from tranny (better not, the tranny is rebuilt).
• That's it.
The car has great tires (the ORIGNAL 14" size tires that match the driver door seal). Yes, those are the ORIGINAL rims, not reproductions. My son uses it to school and back, about a 15 mile trip both ways. Starts up, but you gotta give it gas and pump it in the mornings. It even still has that damn annoying ignition buzzer when you put the key in it, which my son absolutely hates but I refuse to disconnect to keep the authenticity of this car intact. The radio is not original. It has a modern unit with AUX input so he could hear his tunes. This is probably the one thing I regret doing to this car. It had the original radio and I took it out (in my defense, it didn't work). BUT, the job is professionally done by me and the kiddo. New speakers, front and back. The front speaker is not the MONO speaker, but a dual STEREO setup that bolts in the stock locations. That was a PITA to install, but we did it.
This car is a real time-capsule. Here's why I want to sell: my son is going to college next year and, while this car is reliable, it needs more attention than a new car would. So, I would feel better if I sold it to someone who will love this car like we have. It's a great car. I SUPPOSE someone could drop a small block engine and dress it up for a nice out-of-the-box street cruiser. I thought of that, but damn if I didn't opt against it due to the car's all-around originality. Better left as is, in my opinion. So, the money we get from this car will go towards something more reliable. He doesn't want to sell it and he's asking me to store it for, like, ten years until he can restore it. I'm against the idea. I have enough cars in my yard.
Good luck bidding. Pickup and shipment will be the responsibility of the buyer. Sold as-is. $250 deposit pay-pal (non-refundable); rest in cash or cashier's check please. Contact me and we can negotiate.