$8,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1981

rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D35 Sport Mirrors
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
K35 Cruise Control
L81 350ci Engine
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio


 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   62,475
Engine:   350ci V8
VIN:   1G1AY8765BS430273
about our 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 1957 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 glad to offer this 1981 Corvette that is a good driver and priced to sell.  This car has been driven just under 62,500 miles since new.  The car is totally solid and rust free.  It looks nice and is a blast to drive.  The basic story with this Corvette is that is came from a local gentleman who was in the process of doing a full restoration on the car.  He restored the interior and replaced almost everything inside the car.  He also just this year had a freshly rebuilt Chevrolet V8 installed in the car by a local mechanic.  As things go sometimes he ran out of funds before the car was completed and contacted me to purchase the Corvette.  We have completed no additional restoration work to the car so these is still room for improvement all around.  However, the previous owner has spent much more on the car than even our asking price so this is an excellent opportunity for someone to get a great bargain on all of the expensive and difficult work that has already been done.  One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than your purchase price with minimal work and effort.  The low mileage is supported by the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "actual."  Please peruse all of the photos and information below to get a true sense of this Corvette.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  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.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The black exterior is in presentable driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has decent gloss and smooth finish.  There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  The 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 photosThe wheels 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. 

 

Interior

 

The black interior is in very good condition.  As 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 excessive wear.  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, or holes.  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 tears.  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 whatsoever.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition.  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 completed.  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.  This 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 Condition

 

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.

 

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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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