#'s Match, FANTASTIC CONDITION, Loaded, Frost Beige/Cinnabar, PRICED TO SELL!!

Price: US $12,900.00 Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 93125
  • VIN: 1G1AY8769BS406431
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 350ci
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Cruise control, Power locks, Power windows, Power seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1981 Chevrolet Corvette

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513-708-1468 9213 Blue Ash Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242 sevenhillsmotorcars.com 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
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  • Body Style
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Specs Engine Size 350ci Transmission Automatic Bodystyle coupe Exterior Color Frost Beige (59) Interior Color Cinnabar (67) Mileage 93,125 VIN 1G1AY8769BS406431 Stock # 406431 Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1981 Corvette in spectacular condition. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Frost Beige (59) over Cinnabar interior (67) is a beautiful color combination that looks great on the car. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. In our experience the 1980 and 1981 model years draw a good premium over other late C3 Corvettes. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

A copy of the AutoCheck report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it shows no accident history and verifies the low mileage as original.

This Corvette is loaded with great and highly desirable options such as high performance Gymkhana Suspension, N90 aluminum wheels, and the glass T-Tops. The car is also completely numbers matching with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine block and the main case of the transmission indicating the engine and transmission are the original units installed in the car new at the factory. Even items like the carburetor, intake, distributor, alternator, and even the starter are all correct and original with the appropriate part numbers.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.


The Frost Beige exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Cooper Cobra tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very tiny blemishes that were too small to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeably from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.


The Cinnabar interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look as good in person as they do in the photos with no rips or split seams. They are not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in "like new" condition with no holes or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in great shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. I have personally put about 10 miles on the car and during that time it was totally reliable and a pleasure to drive. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. Even the smog pump is still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, power seat in all 6 directions, and even the power locks. All of the gauges work. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. The radio works and the antenna goes up and down manually. The power windows both work, but the left window clicks at the top going up. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with Gymkhana Suspension and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Also, for any 1981 Corvette you may look at, be sure to verify that the "check engine" light is working correctly. The light should go on when the key is turned on as a confirmation that the light is working, then quickly go off when the car is started. A great number of these 1981 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video the "check engine" light on this car operates just as it should, going on with the car as a check and then going off when the engine is started.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1981 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is extremely correct. The originality, the beautiful original color combination, the excellent overall condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. There are photos in this ad of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission casting date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

exterior color code
55Frost Beige
interior color code
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1YY87Corvette Sport Coupe
A31Power Windows
AU3Power Door Locks
A42Power Drivers Seat
CC1Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)
C49Rear Window Defogger
C60Air Conditioning
D35Sport Mirrors
FE7Gymkhana Suspension
L48350ci V8 Engine
MX1Automatic Transmission
N37Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90Aluminum Wheels
QXH255/60R15 White Letter Tires
U58AM-FM Radio, Stereo
V54Rood Panel Carrier
VIN1G1AY8769BS406431The first digit, "1," indicates that the US is the country of origin. The "G" is the manufacturer, GM. The third digit, "1," is the make, Chevrolet. The fourth digit, "A," is the restraint system, manual belts. The fifth digit, "Y," is the series, Corvette. The "87," is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The eighth digit "6" is the engine, L81. The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "B" is the model year, 1981. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 6,431st Corvette made for 1981 in St. Louis, MO.
Body Build DateC16"C" corresponds to October and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 16, 1980.
Engine CodeV1014"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "14" is the fourteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 14, 1980. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix CodeZDDThis means the motor was intended for a 1981 L81 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp406431The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 406431, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number14010207The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number for a 1981 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Number14033058The aluminum intake manifold has a correct 14033058 casting number for a 1981 Corvette.
Distributor1103443The distributor is original and correct for an L81 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103443 stamping.
Distributor Date Code0J18The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September and "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 18, 1980. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor17081218This is correct part number for an automatic 1981 Corvette with an automatic transmission. The "170" means the carb was produced after 1976. The fourth digit, "8," means the carb was built in the 1980's. The fifth digit, "1," means it was built for the 1981 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "1," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "8," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code2810The firth three digits, "281," indicate the 281st day of the year. The last digit, "0," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1980. So this carburetor was stamped on October 7, 1980, which is correct as it predates the build date of the engine.
Transmission Casting Number8641319The main case of the transmission has a 8641319 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date9-80 1The "9" is the ninth month of the year, the "80" is year, and the "1" is the first day of the month so this transmission main case was cast on September 1, 1980, this is correct as it predates he assembly of the transmission.
Transmission VIN Stamping406431The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 406431, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Alternator1101075The alternator is correct and original for a 1981 Corvette with the HD battery and rear window defroster with 1101075 stamped on the housing.
Alternator Date Code8290The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "29" twenty-ninth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning the alternator was made on August 29, 1980.
Starter1998217The starter is correct and original for a 1981 Corvette with an automatic transmission with 1998217 stamped on the housing.
Starter Date Code0J2The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "2" is the second day of the month meaning the starter was made on September 2, 1980.
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