is in presentable driver condition. As one can see in the
the finish has decent gloss and
There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally
excluded from the photos.
paintjob does have some age and blemishes, which is evident in
the photos. I have done my best to accurately and
objectively photograph the car and show the flaws, but some are
too small or cannot be picked up by the camera. One should
really view the car in person to get the best and most accurate
idea of what the car really looks like. For the most part
however, the car looks in person as it does in the photos.
are in great condition with a nice finish and no major curb
rash. The tires are almost brand new with about 95% tread left.
There are no rust
issues with this car.
The frame is solid
with no rust in front of the rear tire around the "key hole" and
there no rust visible on the "A" pillar around the windshield.
The black interior is in very good condition.
stated above, most of the major interior components have been
replaced so much of the interior is brand new. The seats
look literally brand new with no rips, splits seams, or signs of
They are not worn
in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is in
nice shape with no rips, tears,
This includes the rear carpet,
which is often neglected.
The door panels
look like they have been replaced and are in great shape; unlike
many Corvettes of this age, they also fit well and tight to the
door. The dash is brand new with no cracks, fading, or sun
damage. The rear cargo cover operates properly and has no slits or
The steering wheel has not been replaced and does show its age.
The original pedal pads are
not excessively worn and, as one can see from the photos, show
normal wear for a car with this mileage.
This car has not been smoked in and there is aroma of cigarettes
This Corvette seems to be in good
The car starts right away every time, idles well, runs well.
The car drives nicely and
it feels good
on the road. There is no smoke when starting or
driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull
to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well
throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is
nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. The
previous owner told me that he just installed this newly rebuilt
engine, unfortunately I do not have a receipt from the work
We have only driven the car about 5 miles on the
road so I'm sure there are still some mechanical bugs and loosed
ends to tie up, but the car is usable in its current state and
drives surpassingly well.
Corvette has plenty of power, much more then what came from the
factory, and it is very fast. It also sounds like the car
has a mild cam.
There is a bit of play in the steering.
The horn works as
do the headlights, fan for the heater and a/c, all gauges (even
the clock works), and wipers.
The vacuum for the headlights works as both lights pop up with
the headlight switch.
The driver's side power window works fine, but the passenger
side will get stuck in about 3 inches from the top and needs
helps to get up and down. The only items I am aware of on the car that do not work are the
cruise control, interior lights, and horn, which are all very common
problems on this era Corvette. There is also some belt
noise audible at higher rpm. There may be other troubles
with the car that I have possibly overlooked so I would suggest
that the buyer inspect the car in person if possible. It
is still a pleasure to drive this Corvette, especially
with the t-tops out on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1981 Corvette is in good
driver condition. This car is a great value with A TON of
potential and we have
priced it to sell. The car turns heads and gets ton
of attentions wherever it goes. The value of the C3 body
style cars has gone up dramatically in the past few years.
They are all solid investments for a collector. One could
drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for
more than the purchase price with minimal effort.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.