Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist. We are a
licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. 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 a representative directly:
Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this original 1980 Corvette
with the original numbers matching
350 L82 engine. This Corvette has been driven just over 92,400
original miles since new. This car is a great driver Corvette. The car is
in its original color combination of Dark Claret over Claret
leather, this is verified by the trim tag with is pictured below.
Also pictured on the trim tag is the code for the build date of the
car, I18. "I" corresponds to June sp this car rolled off the
assembly line in St. Louis on June 18, 1980. Stamped on the on
the engine pad is V0609ZBC. "V" means this block is from the
Flint, MI engine plant. "0609" is the build date of the
engine, June 9, 1980, which is correct as it predates the build date
of the car. "ZBC" is a suffix code that means that this block
was intended for an L82 with automatic transmission, such is this
car. The block casting date is "E 30 0." The "E"
corresponds to May, "30" is the thirtieth day of the month, and "0"
is the calendar year. So this block was cast on May 30, 1980,
which is correct as it predates both the build date of the car and
assembly date of the engine. Most importantly, the last six
digits of the VIN, 433226, are stamped on the engine pad meaning
this is the original "numbers matching" engine.
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 cars
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 examine each picture.
We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel
confident about bidding. If you have a question about the
Corvette, just give us a call.
The Corvette’s Dark Claret paint
is in excellent driver condition. The paint has a dazzling
There are no major
scratches, scrapes, or cracks in the paint that have been
excluded from the photos. There are some spots in the
paint that around the car were too small to show in in photos,
but nothing that is very noticeable from 5 feet away.
Often many Corvettes have rock
chips on the front end. This Corvette shows little front
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 the chips on the rear
window and the very light bubbling on the hood. Those
spots are much less noticeable in person or in natural light.
The original aluminum wheels are in great shape with no curb
The car looks just as good in person as it does in the
The Claret Leather interior of this
Corvette is in splendid condition. The seats in this
vehicle are in nice shape with no excessive wear and look in
person just as they do in the photos. I have specifically
included a photo of the area where the driver gets in and out
because this it is so prone to rips and splitting.
The carpet shows well with no rips or tears, this includes the
rear carpet which is often neglected.
All of the gauges work, with the obvious
exception of the clock. The dash and center console look
great and have no sun fading or cracks. The door panels
look fine and fit tightly to the door. Also, the wood
inserts are of very nice quality and made specially for this
has not been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray and no
odor what so ever.
This car is
in fine mechanical condition.
The car starts
right away, idles well, and runs well.
It is very fast with the extra
horsepower from the original L82 engine. The Corvette
drives very well. It is tight on the road and at highway
There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.
The 3 Speed
transmission shifts well. The brakes stop the car
powerfully and do not pull to one side or the other. The
headlight pop up without excessive effort or binding.
There are a coupe of items that are not functional and do not
affect the drivability of the car, these include the cruise
control, power locks, horn, and the a/c, which as a crack in one of
the lines. The exhaust has a very healthy tone from pair
of Flowmaster mufflers. This Corvette has no rust issues.
I have seen no evidence of corrosion on the frame near the rear
tire or on the "A" pillar near the windshield.
Overall, the condition of this 1980
Corvette is terrific. Numbers matching is extremely
important in Corvette pricing and
a must for any Corvette that can be taken seriously as a
investment or show car..
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
The Corvette always turns heads and is
admired by every car enthusiast.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.