$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1981

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
AU3 Power Door Locks
A51 Bucket Seat
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K73 70 Amp Alternator
L81 350ci V8 Engine
MM4 Automatic Transmission
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
VK3 Front License Plate Mount

exterior color code
13 Silver Metallic
interior color code
752 Medium Red Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   48,240 (Actual)
Engine:   350ci L81 V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1G1AY8765BS404787
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:
Matt: 513.708.1468 







vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1981 Corvette in spectacular condition and with only 48,240 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The previous owners of the car lives here in Ohio, but purchased the car about four years ago in Florida. It was a nice time of year and the car seemed so reliable that they decided to just drive the car back instead of having it trailered. So they completed the nearly 1,000 miles road trip from Florida to Ohio in the car. They said the during the trip the car was flawlessly reliable and and absolute pleasure to drive. They said that the Corvette has continued to be a dependable and great car throughout their ownership. The previous owner also supplied an AutoCheck report for the car, which is totally clean and shows no accident history at all.

The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. The Silver Metallic over Medium Red is one of the most striking and desirable color combinations and looks great on the car. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

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. Most of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 1G1AY8765BS404787 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 "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 4,787th Corvette made for 1981 in St. Louis.
Body Build Date C06 "C" corresponds to October, and "06" is the sixth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is October 6, 1980.
Engine Code V0925 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "09" is the ninth month of year and the "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on September 25, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZDD This means the motor was intended for an L81 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 404787 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 404787, 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, which is correct for a 1981 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date I 8 0 "I" is September, "8" is the eighth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on September 8, 1980, which is correct as it predates the assembly date.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14033058 The intake manifold has the correct 14007376 casting number.
Distributor 1103443 The distributor is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103443 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 0 J 4 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "4" is the fourth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 4, 1980. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1101075 The 70 Amp alternator is original and correct for a Corvette with a rear window defogger with a 1101075 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 8 29 0 The "8" is the eighth month of the year. The "29" is the twenty-ninth day of the month. The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning the alternator was made on August 29, 1980.
Carburetor 17081218 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, "1," 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 2690 The firth three digits, "269," indicate the 269th day of the year. The last digit, "0," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1980. So this carburetor was stamped on September 25, 1980.
Starter 1998217 The Starter is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1998217 stamping.
Starter Date Code 0 J 24 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the starter was made on September 24, 1980.
Transmission Casting Number 8641319 The main case of the transmission has the correct 8641319 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date 18 8-80 The "18" would be the eighteenth day of the month. The "8" would be the eighth month of the year and the "80" would be 1980 so the main case of the transmission was cast on August 18, 1980.
Transmission VIN Stamp 404787 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 404787, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Silver Metallic exterior is in fantastic driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both door open and shut nicely as do the hood and headlights. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires have about 90% tread let and are correctly sized 255/60R15. The previous owner just installed brand new acrylic T-Tops from Thompson Tops that look great. There one blemish on the driver's door at the bottom and specific photo of the are below; it is down low and not very noticeable at all as one can see in the photo. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Interior

The Medium Red interior in this Corvette is in spectacular condition. The seats look just virtually brand new with no rips, split seams, or and signs of wear. They are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in like-new condition with no stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in wonderful shape 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 console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The jack and jack handle are still with the car and stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spar is still with the car also has never been used, it still has the nubs and mold marking on it. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. As stated above the previous owner drove the car from Florida back to Ohio with no problems. He also included with car receipts totally over $2,000 for maintenance including a brand new battery last month and service to the brake system and air conditioning, which still blows cold. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idle smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct and complete as one can see in the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, wipers, power windows, and all of the gauges with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower works on all speeds. The a/c system was just serviced and converted the modern r134a Freon. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. 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.

Also, for any 1981 Corvette you may look at, be sure to verify that the "check engine" light is working correctly. The light should go on when the key is turned on as a confirmation that the light is working, then quickly go off when the car is started. A great number of these 1981 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video 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 the engine is started.

The car runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1981 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially with low mileage examples like this car, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is extremely correct. The originality, the beautiful original color combination, the spectacular paint and overall condition, 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 considerably 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.

 

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

 

vehicle video

 


For a thirteen 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/iehmM7zYIM8 .
 

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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