$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1981

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
AU3 Power Door Locks
A42 Power Driver Seat
A51 Bucket Seat
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
D35 Sport Mirrors
K35 Cruise Control
L81 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
UM6 AM-FM Radio, Stereo with Cassette
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
V54 Roof Panel Carrier

exterior color code
13 Silver Metallic
interior color code
152 Silver Gray Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   49,155 (Actual)
Engine:   350ci L81 V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1G1AY8769BS409250
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 beautiful numbers matching 1981 Corvette in excellent original condition and with only 49,155 original miles. This Corvette looks nice, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Silver Metallic over Silver Gray Leather is a very rare and beautiful color combination that 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. We have owned hundreds of 1981 Corvette and this is only the second one in these colors. 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 vehicle history report and 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.

The vehicle history report for this Corvette is totally clean. There is copy of the Autocheck report on this car pictured below. The report shows no accident history and verifies the very low original mileage.

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 1G1AY8769BS409250 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 9,250th Corvette made for 1981 in St. Louis, MO.
Body Build Date D05 "D" corresponds to November, and the "05" is the fifth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is November 5, 1980.
Engine Code V1023 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "10" is the tenth month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on October 23, 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 409250 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 409250, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 14010207 The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number, which is correct for a 1981 Corvette.
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 0J16 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 16, 1980. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Starter 1998217 The starter is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1998217 stamping.
Starter Date Code 0K20 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October, and "20" is the twentieth day of the month meaning the starter was made on October 20, 1980.
Transmission Casting Number 8641319 The main case of the transmission has the correct 8641319 casting number for a 1981 Corvette with a TH350 transmission.
Transmission Casting Date 13 10-80 The "13" would be the thirteenth day of the month. The "10" would be the tenth month of the year and the "80" would be 1980 so the main case of the transmission was cast on October 13, 1980.
Transmission VIN Stamp 409250 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 409250, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Windshield YZ "Y" is October and "Z" is 1980 so the windshield is original, made in October of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window AZ "A" is September and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in September of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window YZ "Y" is October and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in October of 1980. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

autocheck




condition

 
 

Exterior

The Silver Metallic exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a nice gloss and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it the paint does some age as one can see in the photos. The car basically looks in person as it does in the photos, but we would recommend any perspective buyer to view the car in person if possible to get the best idea of what it looks like. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all the window glass on this Corvette is original as each piece predates the car's body build date of November 5, 1980 (D05). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


Interior

The Silver Leather interior in this Corvette is in lovely original condition. The seats look just in person as the do in the photos. The driver's seat is not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. There is a split seam on the passenger seat, which is visible in the photos. Please note that these are the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is in excellent condition with no holes or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in nice shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. The dash looks awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio gets good reception and most importantly the original dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used, it still has the nubs 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 great condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

The T-Tops storage bags are also included with the car.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. 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. Even the ignition shielding and original catalytic converter are still in place.

The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, power windows, power seat in all 6 directions, and even the power locks and power antenna work, which are very common problems on C3 Corvettes. All of the gauges work. The blower works on all speeds. 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. The a/c does not blow cold, but the a/c system is complete and there is a belt on the compressor so the a/c system my just need some Freon. The horn and the check engine light do not work. 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 1981 Corvette is in nice 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 and rare original color combination, the excellent original overall condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. There are no additional parts or items that go with the car that are not included in the photos. 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 ten 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/lOBB65gOpY4 .
 

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.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 

 



 




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