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 a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this 1980 L82 Corvette that
is an excellent driver and priced to sell. The car is totally
solid and rust free. It runs awesome and is a blast to drive.
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
with minimal work and effort. This car is verified as an
original L82 by the VIN, 1Z876AS435417. The fifth digit, "6,"
means that this car was ordered new from the factory with the L82
Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of this
This Corvette is finished in the very desirable color combination of
Black over Oyster Leather. This is the original and correct
color scheme as indicated on the trim tag pictured below.
While this car is not completely numbers matching, it does have a
Chevrolet V8. The casting number on the block is 3970010,
which was a very widely used block for Chevrolet. It was also
used in Corvettes from 1969 to 1979. I invite and encourage
you to look at the Corvette in person.
As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.
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.
The black exterior
paint is in presentable driver condition. The paint has a
high gloss. However, the paintjob is not of best quality,
which is evident in the photos. There are no major spots
or imperfections in the paint that have been intentionally
excluded from the photos. I have done my best to
accurately and objectively photograph the car and show the
flaws, but some are too small or cannot be picked up by the
camera. One should really view the car in person to get
the best and most accurate idea of what the car really looks
For the most part however, the car looks in person as it does in
The tires are in great
shape with about 90% of tread left.
This Corvette is equipped with aluminum wheels, which still
retain a very nice finish. There are no
rust issues with this car.
The frame is solid
with no rust in front of the rear tire around the "key hole" and
there no rust visible on the "A" pillar around the windshield.
Window Date Codes
Driver's: LZ -
"L" denotes March
and "Z" denotes 1980 meaning this piece of glass was made in
March of 1980.
Passenger: XZ -
February and "Z" denotes 1980 meaning this piece of glass was
made in February of 1980.
Rear: NZ -
January and "Z" denotes 1980 meaning this piece of glass was
made in January of 1980.
Please note that
the side glass on this Corvette is date coded and original to
the car as it predates the build date of July 9, 1980, verified
by the code of the trim tag "J09."
is a good indication that the car has not been in a major
accident and never sustained significant damage.
The interior of this
Corvette is in excellent condition. The seats look literally brand
new with no signs of wear. The carpet is also in like new
condition with no stains, tears, or holes.
The rear carpet also looks great, which is often neglected.
The dash and
console are in nice shape with no cracks, sun damage, or fading.
The door panels are in good condition and fit well to the door.
The rear cargo cover operates properly and has no
rips or tears. The jack
and jack handle are still present and correctly stowed in the storage
compartment. T-Tops bags are also present and included with the
original pedal pads are not excessively worn and, as one can see from
the pictures, show normal wear for a car with this mileage.
All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock.
This was not a smokers car and there is no aroma of smoke whatsoever.
seems to be in good mechanical condition.
The car starts right away every time, idles well, runs great.
There are no issues that affect the drivability of the car.
The car drives great; it
is smooth on the road and at highway speeds. There is no
smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are
responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The
transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.
Also, the engine compartment is nicely detailed as one can see
in the photos. The
previous owner stated that he purchased this engine completely
rebuilt at a local event, but we do not have any receipts or
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
they do make some noise),
lights, and power windows.
The vacuum for the headlights works as both lights pop up with
the headlight switch or override switch as they should.
This car originally had a/c, but the compressor is longer
present. The car does have some fluid leaks. The
power door locks, a very common issue on C3 Corvettes, do no
work, and the cruise control is not engaging. This car is
a pleasure and very much to drive, especially with the t-tops
out on a nice day.
Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in good
driver condition. This car is a great value and we have
priced it to sell. This car turns heads and gets ton of
attentions wherever it goes. The previous owner stated
that he thought the mileage to be original, but he was forced to
mark the title as "Non-Actual" by the State of Indiana due to
the engine swap. The value of the C3 body style cars has
gone up dramatically in the past few years. They are all
solid investments for a collector. One could enjoy this
vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your
purchase price with minimal effort.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
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.