$9,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1980

rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
L48 350ci Engine
MM4 4 Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGB P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
U81 Dual Rear Speakers

 

 
exterior color code
19 Black
interior color code
722 Red Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   95,060
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z878AS410203
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 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
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely numbers matching 1980 Corvette in awesome driver condition.  This car has the extremely rare and highly desirable optional 4-Speed manual transmission.  It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Black over Red Leather.  This is the original and correct color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below.  Black/Red is one of the hottest color schemes for a Corvette right now and this combination is particularly attractive.  The mileage is indicated as "Actual" on the clear Ohio title, pictured below.  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of how clean and correct this Corvette really is.

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.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars 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.

 

numbers

 
 

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.  All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly. 

 

item number description*
VIN 1Z878AS410203 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 10,203rd Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date C12 "C" corresponds to December, and the 12 is the twelfth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is December 12, 1979
Engine Code V1127 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 27, 1979.
Suffix Code ZAM This means the motor was intended for an L48 with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 410203 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 410203, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 14010207 The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number for a 1980 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date K 19 9 "K" is November, "19" is the nineteenth day of the month, and "9" is 1979 so the engine block was cast on November 19, 1979.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103287 The distributor is original and correct for and L48 and 4-Speed transmission with 1103287 stamped on the housing,
Distributor Date Code 9J21 The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 21, 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The intake manifold is correct for an  L48 with a 14014432 casting number.
Carburetor Main Body 17080207 The carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1980 manual L48 Corvette.  The first thress digits, "170," indicate teh carb was made after 1976.  The fourth digit, "8," means the carb was built for 1980's production.  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, "7," means it was intended for use in manual transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 3239 The first three digits, "323" indicate the 323rd day of the year.  The last digit, "9" is the year it was produced, 1979.  So the carburetor  was stamped on November 19, 1979.
Bell Housing 464697 The bell housing has is correct with a 464697 casting number.
Transmission Main Case 1304 065 903 The main case of the transmission has the correct 1304 065 903 casting number for a 1980 Corvette.

 *All information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black exterior is in great driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine.  Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end, a very fragile part of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by the photos.  This Corvette is equipped with aluminum wheels, which still retain a very nice finish.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some small spots and blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away.  The tires appear to have about 80% tread left.  The glass t-tops operate properly and are structurally sound, but the right top has a visible crack and both tops have trim in the corner.  The crack is barely noticeable from the outside as once can see in the photos, but is visible from the inside looking up. 

The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

 

Interior

 

The Red Leather interior of the Corvette is also in fantastic condition.  The seats look brilliant and literally brand new with no rips, tears, or split seams.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet is in good condition with no holes or stains.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock.  The cargo cover is not ripped or torn and operates properly.  The jack and jack handle are still present and correctly stowed in the storage compartment.  This car has no aroma of cigarette smoke whatsoever.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
 

Mechanical

This car is in good mechanical condition.  It is a wonderful driver that is feels great on the road and at highway speeds.  There are no issues that immediately affect the drivability of the car.  The brakes are responsive.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  This Corvette starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well.  As with most older carbureted vehicles, this car is cold blooded.  The engine compartment is beautifully detailed as one can see in the photos.  The clutch feels good.  The transmission does make some noise, most noticeably in second and third gear.  The shifter works okay and is totally functional, but it seems like it could use some overall adjustment and also contacts the front edge of the center console.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The horn works as do the headlights, fan for the heater and a/c, wipers (although the switch is very touchy), all interior and exterior lights, and power windows.  The parking brake is weak.  The only item I am aware of on the car that does not work is the a/c.  The compressor is free and not locked up so the system most likely needs to be recharged.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed transmission and the t-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall this Corvette is in magnificent condition.  The 4-speed transmission makes this car particularly rare and highly desirable.  Numbers matching and originality are extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as you can see this car very original and correct.  In addition, this car is also optioned with a very rare and desirable color combination.  The value of the late C3 body style cars has gone up dramatically in the past few years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  Someone could drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price. 

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

 
The vast 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.
 
 



 

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