The Frost Beige exterior paint is in excellent driver condition.
The paint has an extremely nice gloss and a smooth finish.
Often Corvettes of this vintage will have chipped up front ends or
wrinkly rear spoilers, this car does not. Also, the underside
of the front end is very fragile and prone to damage. I
included photos of this area to show the care with which this car
has been driven over the years. There are no major paint
defects that have been excluded from the photos.
There are also some very small blemishes in the paint around
the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but
nothing that is really noticeable from ten feet away.
This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in
condition with a great
finish and no curb rash.
There are no rust
issues with this car.
There is no rust on the frame in front of the rear tire around the
"key hole" and no rust visible on the "A" pillar or around the
The interior of this
Corvette is in nice condition. The seats look very good for
the mileage and show very little wear. The driver’s seat is
not worn through in the typical places, such as where the driver’s
belt-line may wear the seat bolsters. There is a small spot on
the passenger seat. I have specifically included a photo
showing the flaw.
The carpet is in good condition with no rips, holes, or stains.
This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.
The console and dash look just as nice in person as they do in the
photos with no cracks or sun fading. This car has not been
smoked in, there is no aroma or burn marks anywhere. The t-top
bags are also included with the car.
This car is in fine mechanical condition. It starts easily,
runs well, and idles well.
The car emits
no smoke. 1981 was the last year for the carbureted Corvettes.
Most people prefer a carbureted Corvette over the complicated fuel
injected models. The carburetors provide simple, reliable
operation. This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.
The 3 Speed transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.
The car is very tight
on the road and highway and also brakes strongly and perfectly
straight. The headlights go up and down as they should with
both the headlight switch, and the headlight override vacuum switch.
All of the gauges work as they should. There are some items on
the car that do not work: the cruise, "check engine light," power
locks, and a/c. These are minor issues that most dealers
would not disclose and that do not affect the drivability of the
Overall the Corvette is in fantastic condition.
There are very few Frost Beige C3s on the market and this
time of year in this economic situation is about the best time ever
to buy a car like this.
The vehicle is numbers matching, which is a must for any Corvette
that can be taken seriously as a investment or show car.
One could easily buy this car now, drive and enjoy it for several
years, and then sell it for more than the purchase price.
This body style has increased in price rapidly over the past few
years. They are now over 25 years old and will continue to
increase in time.
always turns heads and is admired by every car enthusiast.
Thank you for looking
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