$10,950

 general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

 1980

 

RPO Code

Description

1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A51 Bucket Seats
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D1A Speedometer Driven Gear (3987919)
E5Z Delete Speedometer Adaptor (For Export)
E6E Speedometer Sleeve (345215)
E9Z Delete Speedometer Key (For Export)
FE7 Gymkhana Heavy Duty Suspension
HE3 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio
K30 Cruise Control
K73 Delcotron 70 amp
L48 350ci Engine
MV4 Turbo Hydramatic 3 Speed Auto Transmission
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA5 Federal Emission System
QGR P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
STL St. Louis, MO Production Plant
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
UN3 AM-FM Stereo Radio with Cassette
UP8 Radio, Stereo Installation Provisions
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
VK3 Front License Plate Mounting
W84 Addition Fuel for Delivery
Z49 Canadian Equipment

 

Original Color Codes
Exterior Color Code
83 Red
Interior Color Code
722  Red Leather
Make:  Chevrolet
Model:  Corvette
Transmission:  Automatic
Mileage:  62.082
Engine:  350 L48
VIN:  1Z878AS407191
about our dealership
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 information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact our representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468


 

 

 

vehicle description

 
 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this Red/Red 1980 Chevrolet Corvette.  We have had the great opportunity to acquire this low mileage Corvette in excellent condition.  The Corvette has just over 62,000 original miles, or 99,900 original kilometers.  This particular car has an interesting history.  What makes this car extra rare is the fact is was originally produced for export to Canada.  I contacted GM Canada and their Vintage Vehicle Services department in reference to this car.  I received back from them a packet containing details about this car's origin and history that will be included with the sale.  This car was finished on November 21, 1979 in St. Louis.  It was then exported to Canada and sold new at Aiken Motors Ltd. in Simcoe, Ontario.  The letter from GM Canada shows that this car left the factory new with red paint and red leather interior.  This is confirmed by the trim pad on car showing 83 for red paint and 722 for red leather interior.  Red/Red is by far the most desirable color combination and the fact that this car is documented as an original red/red car is especially important.  Another notable and desirable option is the FE7 Gymkhana Suspension.  Only 5,020 Corvettes were imported to Canada in 1980, of those only 1,543 came with Gymkhana Suspension.  Making this car particularly rare, out of the 5,020 export cars, only 593 came with red paint and an even smaller amount with red paint and interior.

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.  I hand pick each car after careful inspection.  The cars I sell come from owners who expect their Corvette to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  Please take the time to examine each picture I have provided.  I photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about bidding.  If you have a question about the Corvette, please feel free to give me a call.

With the current economic crisis some may be apprehensive about the purchase of a classic car at this time.  However, now is the best time to buy based on historical events.  October 19, 1987 is referred to as "Black Monday" when the stock market crashed and fell 22.6% in one day.  Following that event, the collector car market skyrocketed as people lost confidence in other financial instruments and assets such as stocks.  Investors see vintage cars as a very safe investment that will continue to appreciate despite other financial markets and influences.  If history is any indication, then collector cars and other tangible collectibles will be some of the best investments in the next few years to come. 
 

condition

 
  Exterior

The Corvette’s paint is in great condition.  The paint's finish has a superb gloss.  Unlike many vintage Corvettes that are repainted to a more desirable color, this car actually came from the factory in Red as indicated by the paint code, 83, found on the trim pad.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other defects not pictured.  The rubber bumpers are not faded or shrunken and they fit very well.  Poorly fitting bumpers are a great sign of bad body work and/or accident history.  There are some very small blemishes around the car that were too small to show up in photos, but nothing that can really be seen from five feet away.  The lower part of the front end has some very small rock chips and some others that have been touched up.  I have specifically taken pictures of this area.  The tires show very little wear and the beauty rings have no curb rash.

Interior

The interior on this Corvette is in excellent original condition.  The seats in this vehicle show no excessive wear and look in person just as they do in the photos.  There is one small split on the driver's seat where the driver gets in and out.  I have included a photo of the area to show how unnoticeable the split is.  Also, please note that the seats are original and not cheap aftermarket replacements that are so common on this vintage Corvette.  The  carpet shows well with no rips or tears and appears to be original.  The console is excellent condition.  The dash pad is not cracked, faded, or sun damaged.  All of the gauges work with the exception of the clock.  This car has not been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray and no odor what so ever.

Mechanical

This car is in fine mechanical condition.  The Corvette drives very well.  It starts easily, idles well, and runs with no issues.   The brakes are powerful and stop the car straight.  The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.  The car emits no smoke.  The headlights go up and down as they should with both the headlight switch, and the headlight override vacuum switch  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The smog equipment is still in place.  The tick of a small exhaust leak cannot really be heard idle or cruising, but can be heard upon acceleration.  Everything on this car works with the exception of the cruise control, a/c, and clock, which are all very common issues.

Overall

 The vehicle is in very good condition overall.  It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners.  This time of year in this economic situation is about the best time ever to buy a car like this.  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.  This condition and history of this Corvette, as well as its rare options make it especially important. 

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

 

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