$15,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1982

rpo code description
1YY07 Corvette Collector Edition Hatchback
AG9 Six Way Power Seat, L/H Bucket
AU3 Power Door Locks
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
K35 Cruise Control
L83 5.7 Liter (350ci) CFI V8
MX0 Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
QGR White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15
U75 Power Antenna
UM5 AM-FM, with Cassette and CB Radio
U81 Dual Rear Speakers

 
exterior color code
59 Silver Beige Metallic
interior color code
591 Silver Beige Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Collector Edition
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   60,195 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci L83 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1G1AY0782C5101291
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.  We 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 very proud to offer this numbers matching 1982 Collector Edition Corvette in spectacular and exceptionally original condition with only 60,195 original miles. This car is by far one of the nicest original Collector Edition Corvettes on the market and truly an investment grade C3. The car looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. Virtually everything on the car works including the a/c, check engine light & computer system, power locks, and power antenna. The 1982 Collector Edition has been steadily increasing in value for the past few years and is an excellent investment. There is copy of the Autocheck report on this car pictured below. The report shows no accident history and verifies the low mileage. This Corvette would be an excellent candidate for a NCRS Survivor or Bowtie award. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of clean, correct, and nice this Corvette really is.

We purchased this Corvette from a gentleman in northern Kentucky who had a number of Corvettes in his collection. He said he sold this car to finance the purchase of a C7 Corvette. It was a beautiful day when we purchased the car so I decided to drive it home instead of trailering it. I have personally put about 70 miles on this Collector Edition and during that time it was a pleasure to drive with no issues at all and was completely reliable.

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 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.

 

model description

 


This is an authentic and original Collector Edition Corvette verified by the special trim codes and special VIN code, both pictured below. A "0" in the sixth digit of the VIN is exclusive to Collector Editions.

The 1982 was not only the final year of the third generation Corvette, it was truly the end of an era. It was the last of the "Mako Shark" body style first introduced in 1968, which has become the most famous and recognizable Corvette design to date. First available in the 1981 Corvettes, a new weight saving and performance enhancing fiberglass leaf spring became standard on the rear suspension in all 1982 Corvettes. This model year marked the end of the most prolific era for Corvette and history will always hold a special place for the 1982 Corvette.

To honor the special in history that GM knew the 1982 Corvette would hold Chevrolet decided to release a special "Collector Edition." It differed from the normal Corvette in many ways. In addition to the higher level of standard features, the Collector Edition had a lifting frameless glass hatchback with remote release, special silver-beige paint, graduated hood and side body decals, commemorative aluminum wheels styled similarly to the 1967 "bolt on" optional wheels, accent pin striping, multi-tone silver-beige leather seats and door trim, leather wrapped steering wheel and horn cap, cloisonné exterior and interior emblems, and luxury carpeting were all exclusive to the Collector Edition and not available on the standard model. The 1982 Corvette Collector Edition was the first Corvette to have a base price over $20,000.00.

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

 

item number description*
VIN 1G1AY0782C5101291 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 six and seventh digit "07" is the body style, hatchback coupe, which indicates that this is an true Collector Edition. The eighth digit "0" is the engine, L83. The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "C" is the model year, 1982. The "5" is the plant where the car was produced, Bowling Green. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 1,291st Corvette made for the 1982 model year.
Body Build Date C 11A "C" means this is for the 1982 model year. The "11" is the eleventh month of the year, and the "A" is the first week of the month. This is most likely an error made at the factory, the car was most likely made during the first week of December of 1981. The build sequence, 101291, places the car's build date in December of 1981 and the original sticker on the drivers door shows a "12/81" build date.
Engine Code V1202 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on December 2, 1981. 
Suffix Code ZBA This means the motor was intended for an L83 with an automatic transmission and standard emissions, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 101291 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 101291, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below.  
Engine Block Casting Number 14010207 The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14031372 The aluminum intake manifold is correct for the Cross Fire Fuel Injection with a 14031372 casting number.
Distributor 1103479 The distributor is correct with 1103479 stamped on the housing.
Distributor Date Code 1J8 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "8" is the eighth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 8, 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Front Fuel Injector 17082053 The front throttle body fuel injector is correct for a Rochester 400 used on the front of the Cross Fire system with a 17082053 stamping.
Rear Fuel Injector 17082052 The rear throttle body fuel injector is correct for a Rochester 400 used on the rear of the Cross Fire system with a 17082052 stamping.
Transmission VIN Stamp 101291 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 101291, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Alternator 1101075 The alternator has the correct 1101075 number for a 1982 Corvette.
Alternator Date Code O151 The "O" is the tenth month of the year, the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, and the "1" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this alternator is dated October 15, 1981.
Starter 1998241 The starter has the correct 1998241 number for a 1982 Corvette.
Starter Date Code 1K20 The "1" 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, 1981.
Windshield YX "Y" is October and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in October of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver Window TX "T" is August and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in August of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window YX "Y" is October and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in October of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear  Window CX "C" is November and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in November of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Left T-Top AX "A" is September and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in September of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Right T-Top AX "A" is September and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in September of 1981.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

autocheck





condition

 
 

Exterior

The Silver Beige exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth glass-like finish. 1982 was the first year for full production out of the new factory in Bowing Green, KY. This means that this Corvette was one of the first to receive a true multistage base coat clear coat paintjob, which is why it has held up so well over the years. We have seen no paint lines, overspray or other signs of paintwork at all. Often many Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. The underside of the front end, which is a very fragile and venerable area of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by the photos. Both doors open and shut nicely and fit well, as do the hood and headlights which exhibit good body panel fit. Both bumpers have not shrunken, are not wavy, and also fit well to the car. The original Collector Edition wheels are in great condition with no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been intentioally excluded from the photos. As one would expect with any paintjob that is 37 years old there may be some small blemishes and age to the paint that is too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. The decals on all the 1982 Collector Editions are prone to fading and cracking. The decals on this Collector Edition are in good shape overall, they are not peeling or delaminating, but as one can see in the photos there is some crackling on just the hood decal. The paint does have some of the typical haziness/lines under the clear coat surface that we have often seen on other Collector Editions with original paint. The previous owner just installed new lift struts for the rear hatch, which keep the heavy glass up with no problem. Also, the rear hatch opens and operates well and much better than most of the other Collector Editions we have owned. This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this Corvette is very clean underneath. We have included specific photos of the areas on the frame most prone to rust to show how clean it is. Even some of the original chalk markings and paper tags on the coil springs are still on the car.

Window Date Codes

Please ALL of the glass on this car is original, windshield, the side glass, rear window, and even both T-Tops on this car are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date. Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.

 

Interior

The Silver Beige Leather interior of the Corvette is in excellent condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams, tears, or excessive wear. Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The carpet on the door panels is in good shape and not faded. All of the carpet in the car also appears to be original. The door panels themselves are in good condition, fit well to the doors, and the door pulls are in tact. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the gauge lenses are crystal clear. The dash and center console look good with no splits, sun fading, or cracks. The CB original radio works well and sounds clear, and gets good reception. The jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat and pictured below with the original decals on the compartment lid. This Collector Edition has never been smoked in, there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes at all. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.

This Collector Edition has a newer steering wheel in great shape. The original steering wheels for the 1982 Corvette are prone to wrinkling with the leather. The original steering wheel for this Collector Edition is still with the car and included in the sale, it is also pictured below.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. As stated above I have put about 70 miles on this Collector Edition with no issues at all. The car starts right away every time and runs well. The car drives terrifically; it is feels good on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph and then braking to stoplight. Please note that there are no strange noises and the car performs very well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving that car. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and original as one can see in the photos. The car has not been modified or molested and such items as the ignition shielding, emissions system, and catalytic converter are all still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, all gauges, wipers, power windows, power seat in all 6 directions, power antenna works (which is a common problem on C3's), the power door locks (which is a another common problem on C3's), and even the "check engine" light works. The a/c works and blows cold, one can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video.  Please note very detailed items that most buyers do not even know to look for are functional on this Corvette such as the interior delay light timer and the small light by the spare tire still work. The blower for the heater and a/c works only on high. The car does idle high when cold. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no binding. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be observed 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 1982 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 1982 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video below 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 started.

The car runs and drivers as well as it looks.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1982 Corvette Collector Edition is in amazing condition. Low mileage examples of Collector Edition Corvettes are rare to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. The collector and anniversary edition Corvettes have always been even more collectible and desirable than their normal counterparts, which has definitely proven true for the 1982 Collector Edition. In our experience the 1982 Collector Edition in particular has been on the rise and has caught up to the iconic Pace Car Editions. The last model year of any body style Corvette always holds a premium.

The excellent condition, the desirable model, the originality, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years, especially for premium examples like this car. 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 nine minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/lxHn67_G6oI .

 

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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