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 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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars
is extremely proud to offer this low mileage 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
in beautiful condition. This is a correct numbers matching car
with the last 6 digits of the VIN, 103182, appearing on the engine
block. The trim pad numbers, 33 and 38 are also correct for a
Silver/Dark Blue two tone car. 1981 was the only year
Corvettes were produced at 2 different plants, St. Louis and the
brand new Bowling Green plant, where Corvettes are still made today.
This car came from the more advanced Bowling Green. It can be
verified that this car came from Bowling Green by the 11th digit in
the VIN, a "5," and by the fact that all two tone Corvettes in 1981
were built at that plant. That also means that this car came
with a high quality, more modern, multi-stage clear coat paintjob
from the factory. Most Corvettes built in 1981 and every
Corvette built until then and in St. Louis came with a lower quality
single stage lacquer paint. This particular car was built in
August of 1981. This is verified by the "B 08" stamped on trim
pad and the original sticker still present on the drivers door
showing the VIN and a production date of "8/81."
As a side note, this Corvette is not
a dealer auction vehicle. I hand pick each car after careful
inspection. The cars I purchase come from owners who
expect their car 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 your
purchase. If you have a question about the
please feel free to send an email or give me a call.
The two tone
exterior paint is in excellent condition. The paint has a great
finish and a high gloss. There are no major paint defects.
There are some small blemishes from age, but there is nothing that
is noticeable from 5ft away. This Corvette came equipped with
aluminum wheels, which are in excellent
condition with a bright finish and absolutely no curb rash.
The tires have virtually no wear. The bumpers are not faded or
wavy at all, a common problem on 1980 to 1982 Corvettes. The
low front end of this car is not chipped and damaged from rock
chips. Even the front spoiler, a very fragile and venerable
area on these cars is in good condition and pictured.
This car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
The Dark Blue Leather interior of the corvette is in superb
condition. The leather seats are in awesome condition with
no splits, tears, or holes. The seats are
through in the typical places, such as where the driver gets in
and out of the car. The carpet is in nice condition with
no stains and looks to be original, not a cheap aftermarket
replacement. This includes the rear carpet with is often
neglected. There is a small tear in the carpet on drivers
side, which is visible in the photos. The original jack,
stickers, and cargo tray are all present in the rear storage
compartment. The car has never been smoked in, there is no
ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever. Corvette
interiors of this vintage are not known to wear well, and this
car's interior in such great condition is a testament to the
loving care this car has received throughout the years.
The corvette is
in great mechanical condition, there are no issues at all with the
performance or drivability of this Corvette. The car starts
right away, drives exceptionally, and brakes perfectly straight and
powerfully. It is tight and has been flawlessly reliable since
I have owned it. The 3 speed automatic transmission shifts
smoothly throughout the power band. The headlights go up and down perfectly with
both the headlight switch and vacuum override switch, all of the
lights and gauges work, the horn works, the power locks work, even the a/c blows
cold. All of the
lights on this car work as they should such as the interior
light delay when the key is removed. Even very detailed items
work as they should such as the courtesy light behind the rear
license plate, which many owners do not even know exists because
they so commonly never work.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
The only issues I
am aware of with the car are the power antenna and cruise control,
which are two of the most common issues for this vintage Corvette.
The car needs to service or work that I am aware of. There are
no rust issues with this car.
Also, for any 1981 Corvette you may look
at, be sure to check the "check engine" light. The light
should go on when the key is turned on then quickly go off when
the car is started as a confirmation that the light is working.
That majority of these cars have had the bulb removed to mask
other problems. The "check engine" light on this car
operates just as it should, going on with the car as a check and
then going off when started.
Overall the vehicle is in outstanding
both the exterior
and interior as well as mechanically.
The vehicle is numbers matching, which is
a must for any Corvette that can be taken seriously as a
investment or show car. Corvettes
from 1980 to 1982 are highly desirable and have continued to
appreciate in value over the 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. If you have any
questions about the car or would like to schedule and
appointment to see it in person please do not hesitate to email
or call. Thank you for looking and have a nice day.