$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1980

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seat
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
K35 Cruise Control
LG4 305ci V8 Engine (California Specified)
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
UN3 AM-FM Radio, Stereo with Cassette
YF5 California Emissions
U81 Dual Rear Speakers

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   75,660 (Actual)
Engine:   305ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z87HAS421135
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 proud to offer this numbers matching 1980 Corvette in nice driver condition with low original mileage. This Corvette looks great and runs well. This is an original California Corvette with the California specific VIN and engine suffix code; it also has the factory high performance Gymkhana suspension. We purchased the car from a gentleman in Dayton, OH. He had owned the car for about 3 years and during that time he spent over $3,400 in maintenance and repairs on the car. There are receipts pictured below and included with the car that shows the work completed.

The previous owner said that he received this Corvette from his grandfather who had bought the car in the early 1980's. I drove the car back from Dayton to our dealership in Cincinnati, about an hour away, and the car drove and ran great with no issues on the trip. 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 in years to come as the market on the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, that state the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, list of numbers, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

 

model description
 


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.

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. Most of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z87HAS421135 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, H, correct for a California Corvette. 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 21,135th Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date F08 "F" corresponds to March, and "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 8, 1980.
Engine Code T0228 "T" means the engine was build in the Tonawanda plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 28, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZCA This means the motor was intended for a 305ci Corvette with an automatic transmission and California specifications, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 421135 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 421135, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 10410202 The engine block has the correct 10410202 casting number, which is correct for a California 1980 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date L 17 79 "L" is December, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "79" is the calendar year so the engine block was cast on December 17, 1979.
Distributor 1103368 The distributor is original and correct for a 1980 California Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103368 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 9E17 The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes May, and "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on May 17, 1979.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The intake manifold has the correct 14014432 casting number.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Red exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has nice gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in good condition with a nice finish and no major curb rash. The tires are almost brand new and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There is a receipt below for new BF Goodrich tires. There is some crazing in the paint and other small imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about ten feet away. As one expect from a California car and as one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette has NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

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


Interior

The red interior of the Corvette is in good original condition. The seats look just in person just as they do in the photos and do show some wear. The carpet is also in great original condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The console and dash are in great condition with no cracks or sun damage. The door panels are in terrific shape. The door pulls are solid and intact. The original radio still works and most importantly the original dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. Even the cassette player still works as one can see in the video. This Corvette has never been smoked in, there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the good condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time. It drives nice and feels good on the road and at highway speeds especially with the high performance Gymkhana suspension, as stated above it recently completed a short road trip with no issues. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The car comes with receipts that total over $3,400 over that last 3 years. Some of the work completed includes:

All new brake calipers
All new brake rotors
Brake pads
New rubber brake lines
Parking brake shoes and hardware
Universal joints
BF Goodrich tires
Spark plugs
Ignition Wires
Distributor Cap and Rotor
V-Belts
Air Filter
Fuel Filter

Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos; even the original smog pump is still in place. The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, power windows, and all of the gauges with the obvious exception of the clock. The car could use some tuning to smooth out the idle and the horn does not work.. The power door locks click, but do not move the locks. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no effort or binding in the mechanism. 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. The a/c system is complete and there is belt on the compressor, but it does not blow cold. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds.

The car runs and drives just as great as it looks.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in wonderful driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with low mileage examples like this car. The originality, the great condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. 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 thirteen minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/wR77ygWcSmQ .
 

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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