You know what it means to have a survivor Corvette. So with original two-tone on the outside, a loaded interior, all wrapped in a time capsule low-mileage package – we know you're excited about this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette.
The high level of preservation on this one is likely because of its significant history. This was the inaugural year of the famous Bowling Green factory, and the only way you could get a two-tone was out of the new Kentucky facility. And because the factory-correct beige and dark bronze is a rare treat, you'll be happy to tell everyone that this is the original application. And the reason why it looks so good today is you have a coupe that has averaged only 1,020 miles annually, and it shows all signs of a well-kept life. So yes, it's a standout factory original from the first year of the place still making new Corvettes today! More than just history, you'll love this paint for its sophistication. The two-tone is separated by a triple-tone stripe that highlights some of the best curves of the C3's body. It even is used to showcase the power bulge in the hood. And while these years were extra sleek for their chrome-free appearance, there was still room for brightwork. It just now highlights the optional alloy wheels.
Inside is a well preserved and loaded presentation. The camel-colored leather seats look fantastic, and because this is a later C3, they fold to give you excellent access to the rear storage. This is a true driver's machine with the leather wrapped steering wheel that gives you an excellent view of the large speedo and tach. Plus, to your side is full array of auxiliary gauges, including working clock. But more than just a great sports car, this is a comfortable classic with power windows, power locks, electric rear defogger, and cruise control. Even the GM/Delco AM/FM stereo with 8-track is still working, so yes, this is a very unspoiled machine! We always love the view from the glass T-tops, and those who love taking them out will also be happy to know this has provisions for factory air conditioning.
The L81 350 cubic-inch V8 is an iconic motor. It retains its original presentation, right down to the valve covers. And real fans will love pointing out the "Keep you GM car all GM" decal on the air topper. As you look at the undercarriage photos, the tidy presentation of a place few people see prove how well this Corvette has been respected all its life. But a car like this is more than just an artifact. The V8 inhales deeply through the Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority from the dual exhaust. And with the fully independent suspension, power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel disc brakes come together to create one of the best grand touring classic around.
A car this significant also needs the right paperwork, and so the sale comes with the original window sticker, owner's manual packet, and warranty card. This is your chance at a great survivor at a great price. Don't miss out, call today!