Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda
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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely
numbers matching 1980 Corvette in spectacular condition
with just under 44,900 original miles. This car looks and
drives awesome, needs nothing, and is ready to be driven and
enjoyed. This car is finished in the most desirable color
combinations for a Corvette, Red/Red. Fortunately, this is the
original color combination for the car, verified by the trim tag,
The very low mileage is supported by not only the condition of the
car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the
mileage as "actual." This Corvette is an exceptional driver
and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip. Please
peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of
how clean and correct this Corvette really is.
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.
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
15,207th Corvette made in 1980.
Body Build Date
"D" corresponds to January, and the 24 is the twenty-fourth
day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is
January 24, 1980.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "01" is the first month of year and the "14" is the
fourteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled
on January 14, 1980.
This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an
automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
415207, are stamped on the engine pad
meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 10410207 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
A 10 0
"A" is January, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0"
is 1980 so the engine block was cast on January 10, 1980.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
The distributor is original and correct with 1103353 stamped
on the housing,
Distributor Date Code
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "L"
denotes November, and "18" is the eighteenth day of the
month meaning the distributor was made on November 18, 1979.
This is correct as it predates the build dates of the
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold has a 14014433 casting number.
Carburetor Main Body
The carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1980 350ci L48
Corvette. 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, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet
division of GM. The last digit, "4," means it was
intended for use in an automatic car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code
The first three digits, "003" indicate the third day of the
year. The last digit, "0" is the year it was produced,
1980. So the carburetor was stamped on January
"C" is November and "A" is 1979 so this window was made in
November of 1979. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"A" is September and "J" is 1978 so this window was made in
September of 1978. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window was made in
December of 1979. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos
the finish has dazzling gloss and
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 great condition as evidenced by
This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in
condition with a
brilliant finish and absolutely no curb rash.
There are no major
imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.
There are some small blemishes, touch ups, and checking that
were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really
noticeable from five or ten feet away.
The frame shows no rust and is totally solid as is everything
else on the car.
The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
Please note that
the side glass on this Corvette is date coded and most likely
original to the car as each piece predates the build date of
January 24, 1980.
is a good indication that the car has not been in a major
accident and never sustained significant damage.
The red interior of the Corvette is also
in fantastic condition. The
seats show virtually no wear. They look in person just as
they do in the photos, with no slits, 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 like new condition as well with no stains, rips, or holes.
This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected.
The console is in great condition and fits well.
The door panels are in great shape with no splits or tears.
The dash is not cracked or sun faded at all.
This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks or
aroma whatsoever. 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.
Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the
excellent condition of this interior
is a testament
to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This car is in awesome mechanical
condition and is an exceptional driver. It
is tight on the road and at highway speeds; the car drivers
terrifically. The transmission shifts smoothly. The
brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
The car starts right away every time and runs well. This
Corvette has plenty of power and it is very fast. There is
no smoke when starting or driving the car.
The horn works as
do the headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, gauges, all
interior and exterior lights, power windows, and wipers.
The only items I am aware of on the car
that do not work are the a/c, which most likely needs to be
recharged, and obviously the clock.
Not enough can be
said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car,
especially with t-tops out on a beautiful day.
This Corvette is in magnificent condition.
The vehicle is numbers matching, which is
a must for any Corvette that can be taken seriously as a
investment or show car.
The extra desirable color combination and
very low mileage make this particular car especially
Corvettes from 1980 to 1982
are becoming highly desirable and have continued to appreciate
in value over recent years. They are solid investments and
will provide you with years of enjoyment. One could drive
and enjoy this car for a few years and then sell it for more
than the purchase price.
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.