Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda licensed and
registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of
focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM
classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs
if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about
your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is
a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a
collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.
I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it
is special or rare and because we like it.
Contact a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is
proud to offer this
1980 Corvette in good driver condition and with only 75,245 original
miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an
The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues.
It is also "numbers matching" with the last 6 digits of the car's
VIN, 407704, stamped on the engine pad and pictured below indicating
that this is the original engine that was installed new in the car
at the factory. The last six digits of the VIN are also stamped on
the main case of the transmission meaning the transmission is also
This Corvette is absolutely loaded with
great options such as high performance Gymkhana Suspension,
factory CB radio, N90 aluminum wheels, V54 roof panel
carrier, and and glass
T-Tops. 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. The low original mileage is
verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear
Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the
photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information below to get a true sense of
how nice and clean this Corvette really is.
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.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the
correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but
all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This
means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the
correct order. For example, all of the dates for the
individual engine components and the engine casting date should
obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the
parts had to be produced before they could be assembled.
Most of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "87" is the body
style, 2-door sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, 8,
correct for an L48 car. The sixth digit, "A," indicates the
model year, 1980. The "S" is the plant where the car was
produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence
number so this is the 30,704th Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date
"H" corresponds to
May, and "27" is the
twenty-seventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body
build date is May 27, 1980.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "05" is the fifth month of year and the
"16" is the
sixteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
May 16, 1980. This is correct as it precedes the build
date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for an L48 Corvette with an
automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
430704, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 10410207 casting number,
which is correct for a 1980 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date
D 18 0
April, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and the
"0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine
block was cast on April 18, 1980, which is correct as it
predates the assembly date.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold has
a14014432 casting number,
which was used on Corvettes in 1980.
The distributor is original and correct for a Corvette with
an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping.
Distributor Date Code
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E"
denotes May, and "5" is the fifth day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on May 5, 1980. This
is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
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, "0," means it was built for the 1980 model
year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb.
The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet
division of GM. The last digit, "4," means it was intended
for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code
The "114" is the
114th day of the year and the last "0" is the last
digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made on
April 23, 1980.
The alternator has a 1101037 stamping, this number is not
listed in the books, but this number has appeared on some C3
Corvettes and it is dated correctly.
Alternator Date Code
D 10 0
The "D" is the fourth month of the year. The "10" is the
tenth day of the month. The "0" is the last digit of the
calendar year meaning the alternator was made on April 10,
The alternator has the correct 1998217 stamping for 1980
Corvette with and automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C"
denotes March, and "13" is the thirteenth day of the month
meaning the starter was made on March 13, 1980. This is
correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Date Code
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 430704, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission meaning this transmission
is original to this car.
The "J" is May and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original,
made in May of 1980. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
The "X" is February and "Z" is 1980 so this window is
original, made in February of 1980. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
The "N" is January and "Z" is 1980 so this window is
original, made in January of 1980. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Silver Blue over Dark Blue exterior is in decent driver condition. As one can
see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, nice shine, and
smooth finish. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in
beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb
rash. The Goodyear Eagle GTII tires have about 80% tread let and are correctly sized 255/60R15.
scratches, touch-ups, checking, and other
blemishes around car
that are visible in the photos and some others that were too tiny
to show up. If possible we would suggest any perspective buyer
look at the car in person if possible to get the best idea of
what the paint actually looks like. 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" area 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
Window Date Codes
note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette is
date coded and original as each piece predates the car's
body build date of May 27, 1980 (H27). Original glass is
a good indication that this car has had no major
accident history and never sustained significant damage.
Blue interior in this Corvette is in good
condition. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks
or sun fading. The door panels are in great shape. The door
pulls are solid and intact. The carpet is in great condition
with no major stains. This includes the rear carpet, which
is often neglected. There is some wear in the driver's foot
well, but it is is not very noticeable and as one can see in
the photos it is mostly covered up by the floor mat. The seats
are in decent condition, but appear to have dyed, which is
apparent in certain spots where a different color comes
through and visible in the photos. They are not overly worn
in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. This
Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks
and no aroma of cigarettes.
This Corvette seems to be in
good mechanical condition. The
car starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs well. It
drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds.
In the video below 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 strange noises and the car
performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do
not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of
power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is
beautifully clean, detailed, and correct with the ignition
shielding and smog pump still in place.
The radio works
as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, horn, and power windows. All of the gauges work
with the obvious
exception of the clock. The vacuum system for the
headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly
with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch.
Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the
video below. There are a few items on the car that do not work
such as the power locks, a/c, and blower for the a/c. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure
it is to drive this car, especially with Gymkhana suspension the T-tops out on a
Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in
good driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely
important in Corvette pricing and as any buyer can see
this Corvette is very correct. The the nice condition and
the great extent to which the numbers match make this
car especially important and hard to duplicate. This
Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the
road. There is a key for the ignition and no key for the
doors. We can provide a door key for the new owner for
an additional $100. 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.
ten minute video of the car including running, starting, walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway
majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped
across the country or even across the world to their new
owners. Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping
process and glad to help our customers with it. We are more
than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere
in world. For our domestic customers in the United States we
can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added
expense for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us
for a shipping quote.
We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer
you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are
warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging
from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any
licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As
with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to
purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with
on warranty expressed or implied. Please contact us if you are
interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.