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
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
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
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.
The interior on
this Corvette is in fantastic condition.
The leather seats
show no wear and look literally
brand new. The seat is
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.
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
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.