$12,250

 general specifications

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Year:

 1980

RPO Code

Description

1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
AU3 Power Door Locks
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH P255/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio, stereo with 8-Track
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
 

 

Original Color Codes
Exterior Color Code
19 Black
Interior Color Code
122  Oyster Leather

 

Make:  Chevrolet
Model:  Corvette
Transmission:  Automatic
Mileage:  51.790
Engine:  350 L48
VIN:  1Z878AS429689
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  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.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

513.708.1468

sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com
 

vehicle description

 
 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1980 Chevrolet Corvette for auction.  We have had the great opportunity to acquire this low mileage Corvette in excellent condition.  The Corvette has just over 51,700 original miles.  The Corvette is one of the most desirable color combinations, black on oyster leather.  The car is its original color combination, which can be verified by the trim numbers that are pictured.  This is a correct numbers matching car with the last 6 digits of the VIN, 429689, appearing on the engine block.  Also pictured on the trim pad is the car's build date, "H16."  "H" denotes May and "16" is the 16th day of the month meaning this car was completed on May 16, 1980.  This is confirmed by the sticker on the driver's door (pictured) showing the build date as "05/08."  The engine pad also shows the engine assembly date, "0506," which coresponds to May 6, 1980.  This is correct as it predates the car's build date.  The suffix code on the engine pad is "ZAK," which is correct for an L48 with an automatic transmission.

The previous owner was an avid Corvette enthusiast who took great care of his vehicles, which shows in the condition of this car.  He was only the second owner of this car and had owned the car since 1988.  He purchased the car from the Chevrolet dealership in New Carlisle, IN.

The 1980 Corvette was lighter than the previous year and featured new bumper caps, cleaner lines, and integrated spoilers.  The body style was highly modernized in 1980 by these changes.  The vehicle also become much more aerodynamic with these changes, with a drag coefficient .503 in 1979 to .443.  1980 was the last year for the much more desirable fully mechanical fuel and ignition systems.  1981 went to the "computer command control" system, which is much more prone to issues.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  I hand pick each car after careful inspection.  The cars I sell come from owners who expect their Corvette to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  Please take the time to examine each picture I have provided.  I photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about bidding.  If you have a question about the Corvette, please feel free to give me a call.

With the current economic crisis some may be apprehensive about the purchase of a classic car at this time.  However, now is the best time to buy based on historical events.  October 19, 1987 is referred to as "Black Monday" when the stock market crashed and fell 22.6% in one day.  Following that event, the collector car market skyrocketed as people lost confidence in other financial instruments and assets such as stocks.  Investors see vintage cars as a very safe investment that will continue to appreciate despite other financial markets and influences.  If history is any indication, then collector cars and other tangible collectibles will be some of the best investments in the next few years to come. 
 

condition

 
  Exterior

The Corvette’s paint is in nice condition.  The paint has a dazzling gloss.  The paint is not swirl marked like most black cars.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other defects not pictured.  Often many Corvettes have rock chips on the front end.  This Corvette shows little front end wear.  The body panel fit, including the rubber bumpers, is very good.  Poorly fitting bumpers are a great sign of bad body work and/or accident history.  Photos of the low front end and front spoiler area included to show the excellent condition there as that area is so fragile and prone to damage and wear.  I intentionally included photos that highlight the worst spots on the car, specially of the very light checking on the hood.  Those spots are much less noticeable in person or in natural light.  The tires are the original style Goodyear Eagle GT's that would have come on the car new.  This is especially rare since these tires are no longer produced.  Along with these tires comes the expected bumpy ride.  

Window Date Codes

Windshield: GZ  The "G" denotes April and "Z" 1980 so the windshield was made in April of 1980,

Driver: LZ   The "L" denotes March and "Z" 1980 so the driver's side window was made in March of 1980.

Passenger: XZ  The "X" denotes February and "Z" 1980 so the passenger's side window was made in February of 1980.

Rear Window: XZ  The "X" denotes February and "Z" 1980 so the rear window was made in February of 1980.

All of the glass on this car is original and correct as all pieces predate the car's body build date of May 16,1980.   Original glass is another great indication that this car has no accident history.  The car looks even better in person than it does in the photos.

Interior

The interior on this Corvette is in fantastic condition.  The leather seats show no wear and look literally brand new.  The seat is not worn through in the typical places, such as where the driver gets in and out of the car.  The carpet is in excellent condition and appears to be original, not a cheap aftermarket replacement.  This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  Detail items, such as the rear cargo cover and the pulls for the battery and storage compartments that are so fragile and usually broken, are not on this car.  There are no rips, stains, or holes in the carpet.  The car has never been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever.  Other things like the fit of the carpet against the center console shows that this car has diligently cared for and not been molested.  The original radio with factory 8-track is still in the car and fully functional, including the power antenna.

Mechanical

This car is in exceptional mechanical condition.  Absolutely everything on this car works with the exception of the clock.  This includes the air conditioning, gauges, horn, power antenna, and even the cruise control.  The headlights go up and down as they should with both the headlight switch, and the headlight override vacuum switch.  This car runs and idles well.  The car is very tight on the road and highways and also brakes strongly and perfectly straight.  This car has been faultlessly reliable since I have owned it, which was also reiterated by the previous owner.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  Driving this car is a great experience and delight.  The car starts quickly and does not smoke.  There are no rust issues with this car what so ever.  The birdcage and frame are both totally solid.

Overall

Overall the Corvette is in outstanding condition.  The vehicle is numbers matching, which is a must for any Corvette that can be taken seriously as a investment or show car.  That combined with the rarity and desirability of color combination and the low miles makes this car very collectible. The prices of Corvettes from 1980 to 1982 has increased drastically over the past several years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  You can drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  The Corvette always turns heads and is admired by every car enthusiast.  Thank you for looking and have a nice day.

 

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