Price
$15,900
Engine Size
V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
57,215
Vin
1Z878AS428999
Stock
900851

4-Speed Manual Transmission, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Red/Red, VERY CLEAN

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Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1980 Corvette in excellent condition with a 4-Speed manual transmission and only 57,215 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The 4-Speed manual transmission is exceptionally rare in a late C3 Corvette. The manual transmission examples are highly desirable and draw a good premium over a standard 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission. The Red over Red Leather interior is an iconic and beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. Red/Red has historically been one of the most sought-after color combinations for a vintage Corvette.

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. In our experience the 1980 and 1981 model years draw a good premium over other late C3 Corvettes; this is especially true for very low mileage and manual transmission examples like this car. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original 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.

Exterior

The Red exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally wheels are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The General raised white letter tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small touch ups, very tiny blemishes, and hairline cracks that were too small to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There is some evidence of repair on the front end. This Corvette has absolutely no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, this car is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Interior

The Red Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look as good in person as they do in the photos with no rips or split seams. They are not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains, holes, or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in nice shape overall. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car. 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 and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad 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. The shifter is tight, does not grind, or pop out of gear. The clutch feels good. 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, even the original ignition shielding and catalytic converter are still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, and indicators. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The power locks click, but not fully operate and the blower does not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed manual transmission and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. The 4-Speed manual transmission, the low original mileage, and the excellent overall condition 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. 4-Speed examples like this car always draw a premium over the automatic transmission cars. This car does not have a door key, but one can be provided for and additional $250. 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.

rpo code
description

1YY87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Door Locks

C49
Rear Window Defogger

C60
Air Conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K35
Cruise Control

L48
350ci V8 Engine

MM4
4-Speed Manual Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

QGB
225/70R15 White Letter Tires

Engine

Engine Size
V8

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
57,215

Interior

Interior Color
Medium Red
rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K35 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
QGB 225/70R15 White Letter Tires

 

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