$11,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1981

rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
AU3 Power Door Locks
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
DG7 Electric Power Sport Mirrors
J50 Power Brakes
K35 Cruise Control
MM4 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
N90 Aluminum Wheels
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
V75 Power Antenna


exterior color codes
50 Beige
interior color code
29I Dark Blue Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   56,215
Engine:   350ci L81 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1G1AY8765B5103029
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:
Dan: 513.256.5543 








vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this attractive numbers matching 1981 Corvette in terrific driver condition that is priced to sell. It is loaded with highly desirable options such as N90 aluminum wheels, glass T-Tops, air conditioning (that is working and blows cold), power sport mirrors , power seat, power antenna, and the extremely rare color combination. This Corvette in factory Beige (50) over Dark Blue Leather (29I) is literally the only example of its kind that we have seen or ever heard of. It is also the original color scheme as indicated by the codes on the trim tag pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of clean, correct, and original this Corvette really is. 

This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is an excellent driver. We purchased this Corvette from a gentleman on the east side of Cincinnati. The car was so nice, drove so well, and felt to reliable that we decided to drive it back to our shop, located about 45 minutes away. On the way back the car as a pleasure to drive and exhibited no issues out on the road and highway. This 1981 Corvette is totally solid with no rust issues and straight lines. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come.

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 car 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 1G1AY8765B5103029 The first digit, "1," indicates that the US is the country of origin. The "G" is the manufacturer, GM. The third digit, "1," is the make, Chevrolet. The fourth digit, "A," is the restraint system, manual belts. The fifth digit, "Y," is the series, Corvette. The "87," is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The eighth digit "6" is the engine, L81.  The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "B" is the model year, 1981. The "B" is the plant where the car was produced, Bowling Green, KY. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 3,029th Corvette made for 1981 in Bowling Green.
Body Build Date B08 A "B" is the model year, 1981. The "08" is the eighth month of the year and the "A" is the first week of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is the first week of August, 1981.
Engine Code V0720 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "20" is the twentieth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 20, 1981.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZDD This means the motor was intended for a non-California 1981 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 103029 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 103029, 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 for a 1981 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date F 24 1 "F" is June, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and "1" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on June 24, 1981.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Casting Date 29 6 81 The "29" would be the twenty-ninth day of the month. The "6" would be the sixth day of the month and the "81" would be 1981 so the main case of the transmission was cast on June 29, 1981.
Distributor 1103443 The distributor is original and correct for a 1981 Corvette with a 1103443 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 1 F 30 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "30" is the thirtieth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on June 30, 1981. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Starter 1998217 The starter is original and correct for a 1981 Corvette with a 1998217 stamping.
Starter Date Code 1 F 15 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on June 15, 1981.
Carburetor Main Body 17081228 The "170" means the carb was produced after 1976. The fourth digit, "8," means the carb was built in the 1980's. The fifth digit, "1," means it was built for the 1981 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "2," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "8," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1781 The firth three digits, "178," indicate the 178th day of the year. The last digit, "1," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1981.  So this carburetor was stamped on June 27, 1981.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14033058 The intake manifold has a correct 458250 casting number.
Windshield IX The "I" denotes June and the "X" is 1981 so this windshield was made in June of 1981.
Passenger Window UX The "U" denotes July and the "X" is 1981 so this window was made in July of 1981.
Rear Window UX The "U" denotes July and the "X" is 1981 so this window was made in July of 1981.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Beige exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has an good gloss, nice shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and the car exhibits good body panel fit overall. The wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires are newer with approximately 90% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. All the glass is nicely tinted and really looks terrific with the beige exterior. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small rock chips that are visible in the photos and other small blemishes around the car that were too faint to be picked up by the camera, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside the frame is totally solid with no rust issues in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most common areas for rust on this era Corvette.

This Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The Dark Blue leather interior of the Corvette is in good driver condition. The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no excessive wear, but do have a few small splits in the common spots. The carpet is in decent original condition with no major stains, but there are a couple rips on the driver's side, which are visible in the photos. The rear carpet, which is often neglected, is in great original shape. The original door panels are excellent shape with no splits or tears and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and center console look awesome with no splits, sun fading, or cracks. The original jack and jack handle are still with the car and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat. This car has no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. The stereo has been upgraded to a modern Kenwood unit with direct mp3 hook up with 4 new speakers and it sounds awesome. The black original style T-Top bags are pictured below and included with the car. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the nice condition of this original interior is a testament to the care this car has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. The way this car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. It is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to a stop, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. This Corvette starts right away every time and runs great. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The brakes do not pull to one side of the other. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. The exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and no catalytic converter gives this car a throaty tone at idle and cruising speeds. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works as do all the interior and exterior lights, all gauges, wipers, blower for the heater and a/c on all speeds, power windows, power seat in all directions, and even the power antenna works. The headlights go up and down with no binding and work from both the headlight switch on the dash and the override switch. The a/c is working and blows cold air. The only things not currently working that we are aware of is the power door locks, although they do work manually, and the check engine light. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in terrific driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with unique cars like this, and as one can see this car is very correct. The originality, the rare and desirable color combination, 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 drastically 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. While we completely believe that this car has original mileage of 56,215 the title is marked as "Nonactual," most likely due to a typo on a previous document years ago. The previous owner also thought the mileage was actual. Items like the original interior simply do not hold up over time and literally could not look this good after 156,000 miles. The Autocheck report on the car shows consistent and correct mileage readings until 9-30-2003 when an emissions inspections station mistakenly marked the car as having 153,000 miles, which is physically impossible since this year Corvette only has a 5 digit odometer. Since that date the mileage has been deemed incorrect. This 1981 Corvette is in great driver condition. We have this car priced very well. It is hard to find a 1980-81 Corvette that looks this good, drives this well, and is this correct for anything near our asking price. In our experience the 1980-81 model years draw a small premium over the other late C3 Corvettes. These are the most refined and modern driving of all the third generation Corvettes, as well as the last years to feature carburation.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a twelve 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/fBgvF3wsLT0 .
 

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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