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
beautiful 1982 Collector Edition Corvette in excellent
condition with only 40,420 original miles. The car
looks great, runs well, and drives awesome. 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. The low mileage is also verified by not
only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title,
pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please
peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other
information below to get a true sense of nice 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 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 6,011th
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 "C" is the third week of
the month meaning this car was built during the third week
of February 1982.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number.
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.
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, 108888, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning
this transmission is original to this car.
The alternator has a 1101037 stamping, this number is not
listed in the books, but this number has appeared on
numerous late C3 Corvettes we have owned and it is dated
Alternator Date Code
The "2" is the
second month of the year, the "10" is the
tenth day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the
calendar year meaning this alternator is dated February 10,
The starter has the correct 1998241 stamping for a 1982
Starter Date Code
The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A"
denotes January, and "4" is the fourth day of the month
meaning the starter was made on January 4, 1982.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Beige exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos
the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth 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. Both doors open
and shut nicely. The
original Collector Edition wheels are in good condition with a
nice finish. The tires have about 80& trade left. There are no major
scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been
excluded from the photos. There are some very small blemishes
that were 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. There is one small blemish on the decal on the right
door, but it is hardly noticeable and there is a specific photo
of the area below. The previous
owner just installed new lift struts for the rear hatch, which
keep the heavy glass up with no problem. The rear hatch opens
and shuts easily, which is a common problem on the Collector
Editions; the fit of the glass is typical for what we have
observed on this model. This Corvette has
absolutely NO RUST ISSUES.
As one can see in the photos of the underside, this Corvette is
very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid around the
"key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no
evidence of corrosion on the "A" pillars, which are the most
common areas for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many
photos of the underside to show how nice it looks.
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 a
little bit of age, but no rips or split seams. Please note that these
appear to be the
original seats not some cheap aftermarket covers or
The carpet is also in great condition with no major 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 with no rips or splits, and the door pulls are in
tact. The dash has been capped and has no splits,
sun fading, or cracks. 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 good 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
vibrations and the car performs quite well. The
transmission shifts well throughout the power band. 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 correct
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.
All of the
work as do
all the exterior lights, wipers, power
windows, power seat in
all 6 directions, and blower for the
heater and a/c on all speeds. The a/c works and blows
cold, one can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and
engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works
correctly with no binding in the mechanism. 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. The power
locks, which are a very common issue on C3 Corvettes do
not work as well as the horn, and power mirrors. The
shifter works and the car goes into gear fine, but it
does have some play. Not enough can be said as to how much of a
pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the
Gymkhana suspension and
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.
Overall, this 1982 Corvette Collector
Edition is in
excellent driver condition. Low mileage examples of the
Collector Edition 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.
excellent condition, the desirable model, the originality, and
the low miles. 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. While this is
not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold Corvette, it is in
nice driver condition and has some room for improvement by the
future owner. 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 ten minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
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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.