Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda 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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely
numbers matching 1982 Collector Edition Corvette in absolutely
condition with only 15,615 original miles. It is difficult to convey
in words and photos have truly great this car really is. This car is by far one of the nicest Collector Edition
Corvettes on the market and truly an investment grade C3. The car
looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. Everything on the car works including
the a/c, check engine light & computer system, power locks, power
mirrors, 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 Survivor or Bloomington Gold
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.
This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and
every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper
part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the
numbers on hundreds of Corvettes and there are very few that
are so correct and orginal. Even very detailed parts like
the starter, alternator, and even the date codes on the
glass T-tops are correct. The last six digits of the VIN are
stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the
engine is original to the car. The transmission is also
original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the
main case and pictured below.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 7,134th
Corvette made for the 1982 model year.
Body Build Date
"C" means this is for the 1982 model year. The "02" is the
second month of the year, and the "D" is the
fourth week of
the month meaning this car was built during the fourth week
of February 1982.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "02" is the second month of year and the
"11" is the
eleventh day of the month meaning the engine was
assembled on February 11, 1982.
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
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
107134, are stamped on the engine pad
meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
B 10 2
"B" is February, the "10" is the tenth day of the month, and
"2" indicates the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
1982, which is correct as it predates the assembly
date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The aluminum intake manifold is correct for the Cross Fire
Fuel Injection with a 14031372 casting number.
The distributor is correct with 1103479 stamped on the
Distributor Date Code
2 A 8
The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A"
denotes January, and "8" is the eighth day of the month
meaning the distributor was made on January 8, 1982.
This is correct as it predates the build dates of the
Front Fuel Injector
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
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
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 107134, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
The alternator has the correct 1101075 number for a 1982
Alternator Date Code
The "1" is the first month of the year, the "21" is the
twenty-first day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the
calendar year meaning this alternator is dated January 21,
The starter has the correct 1998241 number for a 1982
Starter Date Code
The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B"
denotes February, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month
meaning the starter was made on February 16, 1982.
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so the windshield is
original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it
predates the build date of the car.
"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.
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original,
made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"X" is February and "V" is 1982 so this window is original,
made in February of 1982. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this
T-Top is original,
made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"Y" is October and "X" is 1981 so this T-Top is original, made
in October of 1981. This is correct as it predates the build
date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Beige exterior is in gorgeous driver condition. As one can see in the photos
the finish has 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 are literally brand new with less than
miles on them and they are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major
scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been
excluded from the photos. As one would be expected with any paintjob
that is 35 years old there may be some very 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,
they are not peeling or delaminating. 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 of the fourth week in February 1982 (02D). Original glass is a good
indication that this car has had no accident history
and never sustained damage.
The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the
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 are 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 is
original. The door panels themselves are in good condition,
fit well to the doors, and the door pulls are in tact. 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 gauge faces are
clean and crisp and the gauge lenses are crystal clear. The
jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly
behind the passenger seat and pictured below. 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.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition.
The car starts right away every time, runs well, and
idles 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,
vibrations, and the car performs quite well. The brakes are responsive and
do not pull to one side or the other. 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
original smog pump, emissions system, and catalytic
converter are all still working and in place.
The horn works as do
all the exterior lights, all gauges, wipers, power
windows, power mirrors in all directions, power seat in
all 6 directions, blower for the
heater and a/c on all speeds, rear defogger, the power antenna works
(which is a common problem on C3's), the power door
locks (which is a another common problem on C3's), 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 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. Please note
that it particularly rare and important that the power
antenna on this Corvette is original and in good working
order because this car came with a CB radio. Corvettes
with the CB radio option came with a special power
antenna that is no longer available and it is almost
impossible to find one that still works. 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.
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, 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. Numbers matching and originality is
extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this
car is very original and correct. 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
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.
For a twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
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.