$13,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1980

rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH P255/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
U75 Power Antenna

 

 
exterior color code
10 White
interior color code
122 Oyster Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   69,125
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z878AS431144
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 I specialize in 1963 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. 
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 low mileage and completely numbers matching 1980 Corvette in spectacular condition.  This car looks and drives awesome, needs nothing, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.  This car has a very rare and neat original color combination of White over Oyster Leather.  The 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.

The previous owner was meticulous about the care of his vehicles and it shows in the condition of this car.  He kept very detailed records showing he had over $17,000 into the car at the time of sale.  He purchased this Corvette at the Kruise Auburn car show in 2008 for just under $13,900.  There are numerous service records and receipts that accompany the car as well as other original documents, pictured below, from when the car was purchased new.  Mr. Paul Courtney of Fairfield, OH (just outside of Cincinnati, OH) purchased this car brand new from Chris Volz Motors in Milan, IN on June 14, 1980.  In fact, the original key ring from that dealership is still with the car.

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.  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.

 

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 1Z878AS431144 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 31,144th Corvette made in 1980.
Body Build Date H30 "H" corresponds to May, and the 30 is the thirtieth day of the month meaning this Corvette's build date is May 30, 1980.
Engine Code V0513 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "05" is the fifth month of year and the "13" is the thirteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on May 13, 1980. 
Suffix Code ZAK This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 431144 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 431144, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 10410207 The engine block has the correct 10410207 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date E 7 0 "E" is May, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "0" is 1980 so the engine block was cast on May 7, 1980.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct with 1103353 stamped on the housing,
Distributor Date Code 0E5 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes May, and "5" is the fifth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on May 5, 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The intake manifold is correct with a 14014432 casting number.
Carburetor Main Body 17080204 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 0780 The first three digits, "078" indicate the 78th day of the year.  The last digit, "0" is the year it was produced, 1980.  So the carburetor  was stamped around March 18, 1980.
Starter 1998217 This has the correct stamping, 1998217, for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code 0E12 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes May, and "12" is the twelfth day of the month meaning the starter was made on May 12, 1980. 
Windshield JZ "J" is May and "Z" is 1980 so this window was made in May of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window JZ "J" is May and "Z" is 1980 so this window was made in May of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window LZ "L" is March and "Z" is 1980 so this window was made in March of 1980.  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 was made in March of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The white exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  Often many 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 the photos.  This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and absolutely no curb rash.  The tires look almost brand new.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some small blemishes, touch ups, and bad spots when you right up on the car that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from 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 all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original to the car as each piece predates the build date of May 30, 1980.  Original glass is a good indication that the car has not been in a major accident and never sustained significant damage. 

 

 

Interior

 

The Oyster interior of the Corvette looks utterly brilliant.  It is in near concourse quality condition.  The seats look almost brand new with no rips, 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 with is often neglected.  The console is in great condition and fits correctly.  The door panels are in great shape and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door.  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.  Please note that detail items, such as the pulls for the rear compartment doors, have not been pulled off on this car.  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, especially cars with a very light colored interior such as this Corvette, and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life

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

Mechanical

This car is in awesome mechanical condition, it has no issues and is an exceptional driver.  Even the a/c, cruise control, and power antenna all work; some of the most common issues on this vintage Corvette.  The car drives terrifically.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  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; it is quite cold blooded like many older carbureted cars, but smoothes out in less than 5 minutes of driving  This Corvette has plenty of power, it is very fast, and the catalytic converter has been removed so the exhaust has a very healthy tone.  The horn works as do the headlights, headlight override vacuum switch, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), all interior and exterior lights, power windows, and wipers. 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.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall this Corvette is in magnificent condition.  It is truly one of the nicest 1980 Corvettes we have encounter recently and we have it priced to sell.  The previous owner had an appraisal done on the car, pictured below, which showed a value of $14,500 - $17,500.  Numbers matching and originality are extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as you can see this car very original and correct.  In addition, this car is also optioned with a very rare and desirable color combination.  The value of the late C3 body style cars has gone up dramatically in the past few years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  Someone could drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price. 

 

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

 

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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