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Corvette Description

EXTERIOR The very straight exterior body presents mostly original paint for which compliments abound as she turns heads everywhere we take her! Of course all of the body panels show their original bonding strips and no repairs or cracks are evident. The headlights pop up and down well, all of the exterior brake lights and turn signals work as do the wipers. The cruise control also still works great as does the horn. The doors open and close well. All of the original glass remains in place and isn't scratched up (not striated.) The original spare tire remains in place (which may have never been on the ground) and even the spare tire courtesy light remains functional! Of course the spare tire tub looks great because no one has ever put a jack underneath it! New mufflers have been installed on the car, otherwise the exhaust system is still in great shape and sounds wonderful. INTERIOR The interior is all original (except the new reproduction carpet kit we installed) and looks like the low miles car it is. The seats, door panels, carpet, dash and headliners show no rips, tears or holes. (Minus some creases/ couple of wear marks on the driver’s side seat cushion.) The power windows and power door locks still work like new (when we replaced the armrests, the lock knobs don’t line up as perfectly anymore.) The steering column is tight and both the steering wheel as well the brake pedal show very little to no noticeable wear. Even the key warning buzzer still works! Even the gauges still look like new and all of the original silver striping around the bezel and shift plate has held up amazingly well as you can see in the pictures (a tasteful burlwood kit was installed and can be easily removed if it’s not to your taste.) All of the gauges work including the clock (the gas gauge reads over full until the tank is about half full.) The car had an aftermarket high end custom stereo (with auxiliary ports for smart phone/ HD card) installed when we purchased the car (that did not require any modification/ cutting of the gauge bezel.) The stereo sounds great, the power antenna still works like new and the original 8-track stereo is included. The original jack and handle remain where they were installed at the factory: underneath the rear compartment tray. The only "defects" of note: the driver side sun visor sometimes likes to travel down; the passenger side visor needs the vanity mirror's light bulbs replaced but the delicate plastic door remains intact and functional and we have a new small plastic cover plate for the heater controls yet to be installed. MECHANICALS This is one of the most original motor compartments we have ever seen/ had on a 1980. The numbers matching 350 Cubic Inch Motor has plenty of get up and go. Starting in about 1972, Chevrolet horsepower specs were re-calculated from "gross horsepower" to "net horsepower." Previously horsepower was measured on a blueprinted engine without the accessories: i.e. alternator, A/C, P/S. Combined with de-tuning from the factory to meet emission's standards compliance, these Corvettes get an undeserved bad horsepower rap. Regardless, the drive-train is spirited and will put you back in your seat.) The car has received a complete tune up including all new wires, plugs, cap, rotor, belts, hoses, filters, valve cover gaskets and complete fluids. The carburetor has also received a high end rebuild. Otherwise, the motor compartment is largely so untouched that even the original air cleaner baffles (that almost always need to be changed) are intact and have never been replaced (and don't need to be.) The car also brakes great with four rebuilt brake calipers including new pads: now again stopping the car with ease. Even the A/C has been charged and blows cold! (the heater works too.) The car received a four wheel alignment and it tracks straight down the road.
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Corvette Features

Body Type : Coupe
Exterior Color : Silver
Interior Color : Oyster
Mileage: 34000
Engine : 350
Transmission : Auto
VIN# : 1Z878AS438183
Asking price : $17,900
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For Sale By : Private Party


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