$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1980

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
AU3 Power Door Locks
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D35 Sport Mirrors
J50 Power Brakes
K30 Cruise Control
L82 350ci High Performance Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N90 Aluminum Wheels
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
UP6 AM-FM Radio, Stereo with CB
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
V54 Roof Panel Carrier

  
exterior color code
76 Dark Claret Metallic
interior color code
59C Doeskin Cloth

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette L82
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   19,642 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci L82 #'s Match
VIN:   1Z876AS439260
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 we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  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, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we 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 gorgeous numbers matching 1980 L82 Corvette in stunning condition with only 19,642 original miles, this is truly an investment grade C3 Corvette. The car looks great, runs well, everything works including the A/C and factory alarm, and it is an awesome driver. It is also absolutely loaded with almost every option available for a 1980 Corvette including stereo radio with CB, the high performance L82 engine option, and V54 roof panel carrier, which is totally complete and functional with all the original brackets to store the T-tops on the read decklid of the car. The car is finished in the highly attractive color combination of Dark Claret Metallic(76) over Doeskin (59C). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, pictured below. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value while it continues to appreciate. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual" as well as accompanying service records and documention. There is a copy of an previous title showing the car had 9,976 actual miles in May of 1989, a title transfer on August 23, 2007 showing the car had 17,884 miles, and a service receipt from June 30, 2008 showing the car had 18,480 miles. Please peruse all of the photos, numbers, and video below to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and correct this Corvette really is.

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 car 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 1Z876AS439260 The 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, 6, correct for an L81 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 39,260th Corvette made for 1980..
Body Build Date K12 "K" corresponds to August, and the 12 is the twelfth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is Aucust 12, 1980.
Engine Code V0804 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "04" is the fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 4, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZBC This means the motor was intended for a L82 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 439260 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 439260, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 14010207 The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date G 1 0 "G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "0" is 1980 so the engine block was cast on July 1, 1980.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103435 The distributor is original and correct for a 1980 L82 with a 1103435 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 0G3 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G" denotes July, and "6" is the third day of the month meaning the distributor was made on July 3, 1980.  This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body 17080228 The "170" means the carb was produced after 1976. The fourth digit, "8," means the carb was built in the 1980's. 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, "2," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "8," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 0520 The firth three digits, "052," indicate the 52nd day of the year. The last digit, "0," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1980.  So this carburetor was stamped on February 21, 1980.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The aluminum intake manifold has a 14014432 casting number, which is correct for a 1980 L82 Corvette
Starter 1998217 The starter is correct for an automatic Corvette with a 1998217 stamping.
Starter Date Code 0G15 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G" denotes July, and "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on July 15, 1980.
Driver's Window JZ "J" is May and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in May of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window YA "Y" is October and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in October of 1979. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window LZ "L" is March and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in March of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's T-Top LZ "L" is March and "Z" is 1980 so this T-Top is original, made in March of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger T-Top JZ "J" is May and "Z" is 1980 so this T-Top is original, made in May of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Dark Claret Metallic exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The car exhibits good body panel fit overall for a C3 Corvette. The very low front end of these late C3 Corvettes is very susceptible to damage. This Corvette still has the original factory rubber air dams in good condition, which is a nice sign of the care the previous owners have taken when driving the car. The factory N90 aluminum wheels are in great shape with a nice finish and no curb rash. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There still is a small nick or touch up here or there as one can see in the photos. Some imperfections are too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is very noticeable from five or ten feet away. The tires have about 90% tread left. As one can see in the photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield. The underside of the car is exceptionally clean, even for 19,642 miles.

Window Date Codes

Please note that the side glass, rear window, and even both T-Tops on this car are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of August 12, 1980 (K12). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

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

 

Interior

The Doeskin interior of the Corvette looks truly superb. The seats are in excellent original condition with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. They are not worn through in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these are the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket replacement. The seats with cloth inserts are quite rare to see in a 1980 Corvette and they are not reproduced or available in the aftermarket so it is great to see them in such great shape. The carpet is very good original condition with no major stains, tears, or holes. The dash and center console look fantastic with no splits, no sun fading, and no cracks. The door panels are in good condition and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The car has never been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever. The jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat, pictured below showing the original stickers on the compartment lid, even the jack itself still has the original sticker on it. The original stereo radio works well and correctly goes into the CB mode. The power antenna goes up and down with the radio properly. All of the gauge faces are are sharp with a clean finish the the gauge lenses are crisp and clear. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this all original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life. Even very detailed items that are almost always broken or shabby are not on this car; details such as the finger pulls for the rear storage compartment and the fit of the center gauge cluster with the shifter console and down to the parking brake console.

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


Mechanical

This car seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles all right. The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds. There are no strange noises or vibrations. The transmission shifts well. The car was recently serviced with a complete a/c tune-up and refurbished radiator. The previous owners were very particular about the originality of the car. The a/c system was serviced and refilled with the correct and much more expensive R12 refrigerant to keep the car and fittings in the engine compartment original. The radiator was recored instead of just replaced to keep the tanks correct. When the a/c compressor needed replacement the original unit was kept with the car, it is pictured below in a box. Also pictured in the box and included with the car are the original ignition wires, receiver dryer, and even some of the original belts. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast.

Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and original as one can see in the photos, even the original smog pump is still in place. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, cruise control, wipers, power windows, power locks, and blower for the heater and a/c on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock, however a new quartz movement for the clock is included with the car. This Corvette has a very rare original CB only power antenna, it is extremely uncommon to see these in working order. Even the factory alarm works properly. Out of the dozens of 1980 Corvettes that we have owned, this is literally the first one with a fully functional correctly working factory alarm. As one can observe in the video, the alarm is armed when the drivers door is locked. It is then set off when the T-top is removed as there is a switch in the pin mechanism. The same result with alarm going off would occur if one of the doors had been opened or the hood. The alarm is then disarmed when driver door lock is moved to the unlock position. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no binding. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be observed in the video below. As with many original low mileage cars it would probably benefit form a general tune up to smooth out the idle. The emission system on this Corvette is original, unmolested, and complete with the smog pump and catalytic converter still in place. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in fantastic original condition. Numbers matching and originality is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. This is a very late 1980 Corvette made in the last month of production meaning this is one of the last L82 Corvettes every made. In our experience the 1980-81 model years draw a small premium over the other late C3 Corvettes. These are the most refined and modern driving of all the third generation Corvettes, as well as the last years to feature carburation. The 1982 Corvettes came with the "Cross Fire Fuel Injection" system, which has a well deserved very bad reputation and is considered to be unsuccessful and unreliable.

 

The extremely well cared for original condition, the very low miles, attractive color combination, documentation, the many highly desirable options, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and nearly impossible to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years, especially for premium examples like this car. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, underside, and function check please visit:
http://youtu.be/PIxg7OXD8uc .
 

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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